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The Nips - Gabrielle


On this date in 1979, The Nips released their third single, "Gabrielle". The B side was "Vengeance". They had been called The Nipple Erectors originally but radio wouldn't touch the name so they shortened it. The London punk band released four singles before disbanding in 1980. They were led by Shane McGowan (later, of The Pogues) though he was known as Shane O'Hooligan at the time. They have played some reunion gigs recently.

Wikipedia: Nipple Erectors

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Blogload: The Nips - Bops, Babes, Booze & Bovver - a compilation - contains both sides of the "Gabrielle" 7-inch -


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