The name Andy Fairley may not be as well-known as those of his contemporaries The Pop Group, Rip Rig And Panic etc, but talk to those in the know down in Bristol and they’ll tell you that Fairley was just as talented as any of them. Indeed, the late Fairley can count Geoff Barrow among his fans. Fishfood Vs. The Birth Of Sharon collates the compilation pieces Fairley made with Fishfood and the previously-unreleased joints he cut with The Birth Of Sharon. All laid down at the start of the ‘80s, the heavy sounds here collide the rubbery energy of Bristolian post-punk with dub, noise and goth rock ala The Birthday Party.