Thursday, 20 May 2010

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett

(Cor Baby That's) Really Free!/Beware Of The Flowers ('Cos I'm Sure They're Gonna Get You Yeah!) (Polydor 2058951) 1977

Aylesbury's finest, released November 77. This one should go on the Punkertainment Blog too... picked up some airplay and a chart placing at the time. Comedy punk at its finest by two hippies from the home counties.

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The Jags

Back Of My Hand/Double Vision (Island WIP6501) 1979

Classic PowerPop from this Bournemouth quartet, this made an impact on radio and the charts but the group didn't last more than a couple of years and never managed to build on its success.

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Krypton Tunes

Limited Vision/(All In) Jail (Lightning GIL546) 1978

Second single by Welsh group Krypton Tunes, released on the Lightning label in June 1978. Quite hard to find nowadays, as is their debut single Behind Your Smile, released at the tail end of 1977.

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Lock It Up/Jeepster (The Label TLR004) 1977

Great third single by Eater, released October 1977 in both 7" and 12" formats.

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China Street

Rock Against Racism (RAR)/Dubbage (EMI EMI2864) 1978

Released on the EMI label (who were busy associating with RAR via the Tom Robinson Band) in October 1978. Sleeve design by Hot Pink Heart/Red Wedge Graphics.

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China Street

You’re A Ruin/(I Wanna Be) Your M.P. (Criminal Records CRM1) 1978

Lancaster, February 1978. Strange sleeve design, home made layout but professionally printed, and issued on the band's own label.

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When The Tanks Roll Over Poland Again/Watch Her Now (Island WP6439) 1978

Released June 1978, apparently (according to Mario P) featuring Johnny Thunders on guest guitar. Island Records didn't invest too heavily in punk, other than the Pub Rock/Proto Punk fringes with Eddie & The Hot Rods, Ultravox! and later Killing Joke.

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Gloria Mundi

Fight Back!/Do It (RCA PB5068) 1978

February 1978 release from a group loosely associated with Ultravox! and bearing some musical similarities.

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The Cannibals

Nadine/You Can’t/Sweet Little 16 (Hit Records F-UK2) 1978

Follow up to their cover version of the Standells' garage classic Good Guys Don't Wear White, this was released in December 1978.

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The Realists

I've Got A Heart/Living In The City (Stiff One Off OFF4) 1978

Another Stiff Records one-off release, June 78. Others on the Stiff one-off roster included the debut singles by The Members and The Subs, great New Wave singles all.

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