Hit Music Only – A Heavenly Pop Hits Compilation

Hit Music Only - A Heavenly Pop Hits Compilation The idea for this, our first release, came in the year 2000, when I received some MP3 files from a guy in the Philippines who called himself The Fantasy Lights. I played them to Marie, and we both thought that these were to good not to be released, so we decided to start our own label, with the goal to release these fine tunes on a 7″ piece of plastic. But making vinyl singles isn’t free, so we had to get some money first, and to get that, we planned a compilation CD with some great artists and bands from all over the world. First we asked some friends of ours, and they agreed to participate. Then we e-mailed some of our favourite bands too, and to our surprise, many of them wanted to send us a song!

But it took some time to get all the 21 songs for the CD, so it wasn’t until May 2002 that ”Hit music only” came to us from the pressing plant in Lund. We made 500 copies of the CD, with about 150 going away to the bands that participated. The remaining 350 copies were sold from our website and through various mailorders, and two years later, it was sold out. Actually, we have managed to find some spare copies, so if you want your own copy of this CD, drop us a line at orders@snowdayrecords.

Tracklist:
01. ”Blueprint” – The Fantasy Lights (The reason we started HPH…)
02. ”Tell me” – Dennis Driscoll (An unreleased song from Dennis)
03. ”Miss me” – Fragile (Unreleased song from this great British band)
04. ”Pointless art” – Lucy Electric (Electro-pop from Sweden, previously released on a fanzine freebie)
05. ”Sex is boring” -ballboy (Unreleased when ”HMO” came out, but now it’s available on the ”Club Anthems 2001” CD. Buy that one!)
06. ”The sharks” – The School Uniforms (Great song from a Love Letter Band member. Previously released on the album ”Some oxbow” on URU Music.)
07. ”Jessica Pancakes” – The Parcels (This band is no more, which is sad. We were supposed to get a new song from them, but then the producer disappeared with all the tapes. This song was taken from the ”Have a go with the Parcels” on Brentwood Estates label.)
08. ”Rubinoos t-shirt” – Hormones In Abundance (The first song officially released by Patrik. We later released the first 7″ single with his songs too. Nowadays he makes music in Swedish, calling himself Ring Snuten!)
09. ”Weekend travel” – Winter Vacation (Unreleased song from David. Great one, too!)
10. ”Please mister postman” – Dorotea (The first official release by Dorotea. Mikael, the singer, is now making music under the name The Honeydrips.)
11. ”Give to you” – Remington Super 60 (The only Norwegian band on the compilation. This song was previously released as the b-side to the band’s 7″ single ”Lost Kid” on Myke Droner.)
12. ”Every week” – The Happy Birthdays (The first appearance by this Stockholm band. Later released a CDR on Popkonst Recordings.)
13. ”That shining smile” – Ant (Unreleased song from the former Hefner drummer. This song was later re-released on the compilation ”Sad to see it’s morning”, collecting all of Ant’s singles and compilation tracks.)
14. ”Only one life” – The Future (Fantastic New Musik-ish song from this Stockholm duo.)
15. ”He will break your heart again” – Nixon (Unreleased song, later appeared on the compilation CDR ”Crazy, sexy,cool” on Popkonst Recordings.)
16. ”Waiting gift” – Sodastream (An early recording, previously released on a compilation CD that came out in the band’s hometown.)
17. ”Just one more thing” – Dear Nora (Great acoustic song, previously released on the 6-track 7″ EP ”Dreaming out loud” on Magic Marker Records.)
18. ”Black letter boxing” – Eisenhower (The first song released by this Halmstad-based one-man band. A compilation of his best songs is coming out shortly on Snow Day Records. Check it out!)
19. ”Pretentious girl” – Free Loan Investments (Previously released on the free 7″ single released by the Socialism label. That single is now a collector’s item.)
20. ”T.r.o.u.b.l.e.” – Avocado Baby (Great song by Milky Wimpshake-Pete’s other band. This song was available on a split single with Tullycraft, released on Guitar Mania.)
21. ”September” – Handsome Train (New song by Handsome Train, from Halmstad. Originally we had a recording slated for this CD with only John and Mårten playing, but then Sara and Linnea joined the band just before we were sending the CD to the pressing plant, so they recorded this new version in a hurry. It turned out great, though! Sadly, this band is no more…)

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