Scared to Get Happy is a 5-CD Box Set to be released by Cherry Red Records in June 2013. Inspired by Nuggets, it is a 5-CD box set devoted to the 1980s Indie guitar pop revolution which swept across the British Isles.
From the post-punk scene and Postcard Records through the explosion of bands celebrated by the NME on their famous C86 cassette through to perhaps the ultimate distillation of the scene, Sarah Records, Scared To Get Happy celebrates a golden era.
Many of the featured artists later enjoyed hit singles - The Wonder Stuff, Lloyd Cole, The Soup Dragons, Prefab Sprout, Everything But The Girl, Inspiral Carpets, The Darling Buds, etc. Others shone brightly but briefly, issuing just a clutch of Indie 45s before disappearing.
On Saturday 22/06/2013 at 229 in Great Portland Street, Central London the box set will be launched with exclusive live performances from 10 of the band's featured.
Confirmed artists so far are:
THE POOH STICKS
THE JUNE BRIDES
14 ICED BEARS
with some very special acts to be announced shortly.