C-86 Bands

  • The Wedding Present
  • This Poison!
  • The Raw Herbs
  • The Siddeleys
  • Wolfhounds
  • The Flatmates
  • The Popguns
  • The Soup Dragons
  • Men of Westenesse
  • The Corn Dollies
  • The Wilderness Children
  • The Bodines
  • Mighty Mighty
  • McCarthy
  • Shop Assistants
  • The Darling Buds
  • The Primitives
  • Bogshed
  • Age of Chance
  • A Witness
  • Close Lobsters
  • The James Dean Driving Experience
  • Jesse Garon and The Desperadoes
  • The Chesterfields
  • The Servants
  • The Mighty Lemon Drops
  • Big Flame
  • The Groove farm
  • The Mayfields
  • Mackenzies
  • Primal Scream
  • Half Man, Half Biscuit
  • The Rosehips
  • Stump
  • We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It
  • Pop Will Eat Itself
  • Yeah Yeah Noh
  • The Shrubs
  • Laugh
  • Riot of Colour
  • Pigbros
  • The Railway Children
  • The Passmore Sisters
  • The Brilliant Corners
  • Last Party
  • North of Cornwallis
  • Cud
  • Reserve
  • Bob
  • Benny Prophane
  • The Man From Delmonte
  • The Hepburns
  • The Pooh Sticks
  • Hey Paulette
  • The Sensible Jerseys
  • Mousefolk
  • The Spinning Wheels
  • The Would-Be's
  • The Parachute Men
  • Razorcuts
  • The Clouds
  • Biff Bang Pow!
  • The Pastels
  • Hurrah!
  • The Hit Parade
  • Miaow
  • BMX Bandits
  • How Many Beans Make Five
  • The Glory Box
  • The Apple Moths
  • The Calloways
  • The MacGuffins
  • Even As We Speak
  • The Bridal Shop
  • The Decemberists
  • Metro Trinity
  • The Lovelies
  • The Anyways
  • The Charlottes
  • The Ups And Downs
  • Yeah Jazz
  • The Driscolls
  • Pale Saints
  • The June Brides
  • The Bachelor Pad
  • The Submarines
  • Dislocation Dance
  • Dubious brothers
  • The Morrisons
  • The Dentists
  • The Desert Wolves
  • The Claim
  • The Hangman's Beautiful Daughters
  • The Ogdens
  • The Candy Darlings
  • The Mighty Lemon Drops
  • The Bollweevils
  • Emil
  • The Wildhouse
  • The McTells
Author Comments: 

C-86 was a free cassette tape released by the NME in 1986 to showcase new bands. The term C-86 has come to describe the shambling, guitar pop scene of the mid-80s to early 90s in the UK. It's also my favourite genre. This list is a work in progress.