68 track 3CD box set celebrating Leeds' independent scene of the 1980s.
Featuring Soft Cell, Sisters Of Mercy, Gang Of Four, The Wedding Present, Scritti Politti, The Mission, and many more.
Including The Mekons, CUD, Delta 5, The Pale Saints, Girls At Our Best, Age Of Chance, The Bridewell Taxis who all stamped their mark on the indie charts and were regulars/favourites on John Peel's radio show.
Like many Northern cities, Leeds enjoyed an explosion of music triggered by the big bang of punk rock in 1977. Indie labels sprung up to cater for a new wave of bands, who carved their own identity as the 80s dawned. 'Where Were You' is the first comprehensive anthology of Leeds' independent music from that period, through to the end of the 1980s. From punk to goth, indie pop to industrial dancefloor, out-and-out pop to underground psychedelia, the four hours' worth of recordings here are a celebration of the musical diversity emanating from the city's studios and clubs.
Co-compiled by Beno t Farvak (Salvation) with invaluable help and support from Richard Rouska (Rouska Records), 'Where Were You' also boasts numerous obscurities which make their debut on CD - including many tracks taken from records now worth a small fortune on the collector's scene. Featuring extensive sleevenotes written by Andy Peterson, this is a fitting tribute to the legacy from one of the UK's finest northern musical cities.