The complete works of one of the oddest groups on the British scene of the 80s – the bass-heavy, bottom-leading Stump – a combo with a really unique sort of sound! At the root of their groove was a Captain
Beefheart or Pere Ubu-inspired drive to put subject all instruments to the rhythm – but the execution was often much cleaner, leaner, and somewhat more arty than Beefheart ever was – a sound that was one of the bright lights of the post-post-punk years, and one of the few more experimental modes cracking the mainstream at the time. The group's music was often mixed with a good dose of humor too – thanks to frontman Mick Lynch, whose lyrics were certainly some of the maddest of the Irish-influenced years of British 80s pop – and even when Stump made a move to a big label, Chrysalis, for their last LP, they still kept all these best elements firmly in place. 3CD set features their complete recordings – Quirk Out, Mud On A Colon, and A Fierce Pancake – plus a full disc of bonus material after the Pancake album, and notes on the band's history by its most famous member, Kev Hopper. 36 tracks in all – including "Tupperware Stripper", "Our Fathers", "Buffalo", "Orgasm Way", "Bit Part Actor", "Big End", "Living It Down", "In The Green", "Heartache", "Alcohol", "Charlton Heston", "Chaos", "Seven Sisters", "Rats", "The Queen & The Pope", "The Lipstick Maker", and "Safe Sex".
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)