VariousStrum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987

Label:Captured Tracks – CT-302
Series:Excavations – EX NO. 001
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Style:Indie Rock, Jangle Pop


A1The ReverbsTrusted Woods3:26
A2Start (13)Where I Want To Be3:14
A3Cyclones (9)I'm In Heaven2:08
A4The Windbreakers*All That Stuff3:16
A5PrimitonsAll My Friends2:16
A6BangtailsPatron Of The Arts3:09
A7The Love InLate As Usual3:48
B1Sex Clark FiveShe Collides With Me2:19
B2Three Hits5 O'Clock2:36
B3Crippled Pilgrims*Black And White (Alternate Version)3:58
B4VandykesBreakin My Heart3:23
B5Salem 66Seven Steps Down3:20
B6The OutnumberedI Feel So Sorry Now2:46
B7The DarrowsIs It You3:40
C1Riff DoctorsSay Goodbye3:50
C2The Ferrets (2)She Was Unkind3:17
C328th DayPages Turn (Alternate Version)4:17
C4Great PlainsWhen Do You Say Hello?2:10
C5Downy MildewPurple Parlor3:21
C6The Strand (6)You And Me3:06
C7The White Sisters (3)Misery, Me, & You2:59
D1Absolute GreyRemorse3:09
D2One Plus TwoPromise3:07
D3The Springfields (2)Sunflower3:54
D4Holiday (8)Change4:27
D5Pop ArtThe Meeting3:13
D6Reactions*Tomorrow's Time Today2:48
D7A New PersonalityEssential Things5:22



Includes an 80+ page booklet and 2 printed eurosleeves inside an oversized, widespine jacket

"Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983 - 1987 is the first volume of Captured Tracks' new venture into compilations – Excavations. Spread across two LPs, Strum & Thrum includes an 80+ page booklet with an extensive oral history of the ‘80s indie scene, an introduction by Captured Tracks label head Mike Sniper, and tons of archival images and ephemera."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 817949017255
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped): 199421E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped): 199421E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C stamped): 199421E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D stamped): 199421E4/B

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 (2×LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Orange)Captured TracksCT-302US2020
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Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 (2×CD, Compilation)Captured TracksCT-302US2020
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Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 (28×File, AIFF, Compilation, 24-bit 44.1 kHz)Captured Tracksnone2020


  • supesec's avatar
    Love this compilation, it’s unusual because I have barely heard any of the songs on it and yet there’s many great songs on it by obscure bands I’ve never heard of - which is just such a great surprise.
    • jcebarrett's avatar
      Is the vinyl repress that we're all now receiving the same as the 2020 release or should there be a new Discogs entry?
      • inkmathematics's avatar
        One of the best compilations I own...excellent in every way.
        • findog3103's avatar
          Amazing compilation. Linear notes and photos are phenomenal. Highly recommended.
          • jcebarrett's avatar
            Captured Tracks taking pre-orders for vinyl repress. $35 and expected for release in February.
            • WaywardRecords's avatar
              This is such an amazing release. This is easily the best compilation of 2020.
              • Billman's avatar
                Can anyone provide a year of release or year of recording for these tracks? They're so deep and obscure that I'm finding almost nothing on them when I'm searching. (And I bought a download which unfortunately did not come with the booklet that may have provided this information.)



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