This is the sound of Sugar Town: Twelve Tasty Treats from Bury St Edmunds, Rock City. Limited LP with sleeve featuring an iconic painting by local artist Kate Jackson, plus insert and download code. They say you should dance like no-one's watching. In Bury St Edmunds no-one was watching, so we danced. Spurred on by bloody-minded DIY forebears who took a whole heap of nothing and spun it into gold - Tony Wilson in Manchester, Liverpool's Zoo Records, Alan McGee with Creation - Bury's music scene grew from a shrug at the World's indifference to a fully-fledged movement as band after band tumbled forth from the rural wilderness, borne aloft on a wave of new-found civic pride Bury St Edmunds is hardly unique: head to Gloucester or Cambridge or Canterbury and you'll find the exact same landmarks and chain stores and disinterested self-serving councillors, in a slightly different order and with slightly different wigs. We don't know why this happened. Perhaps it was our industry: The town's biggest employers are the Greene King brewery and the Silver Spoon sugar beet factory. On any given day, the children of Bury St Edmunds are treated to lungfuls of gaseous by-product from the production of beer and sugar; we effectively grow up inhaling J?ger bombs. Maybe the stars aligned and the planets vibrated in exactly the right order to make everyone collectively outgrow boredom and frustration and realise that sometimes, to get people off their arses you have to burn the bastard sofa. All we know for sure is: Right now, THIS IS HAPPENING Side One. A1.Voter Kernel - Unnatural Gathering Of Animals A2.Horse Party - What I'd Do - 3'43" A3.The Few - Bury'd Alive - 2'39" A4.The Machismo's - Rise Again - 2'54" A5.Rats As Big As Dogs - Same Difference - 2'01" A6 - Scare The Normals - Tomorrow - 6'16" Side Two B1.Pale Fires - Sky Dance - 4'47" B2.The Vitamins - The Present (Stairway) - 3'03" B3.Tryal Of Witches - Sweating Rum - 3'35" B4.Cathedrals And Cars - Posterity Measure - 3'52" B5.Fortunato - Utopia - 3'33" B6.Eleanor Lou - Ring The Change - 2'32"