On this date in 2004, Robert Quine of Richard Hell and The Voidoids died of a heroin overdose.
The Voidoids, left to right: Ivan Julian, Robert Quine,
Richard Hell and Marc Bell (later known as Marky Ramone)
Wikipedia: Richard Hell and The Voidoids
Video: Richard Hell and The Voidoids - Blank Generation (1977) - youtube
Blogload: Richard Hell and The Voidoids - Blank Generation - rockgoster.blogspot.com
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On this date in 2004, Robert Quine of Richard Hell and The Voidoids died of a heroin overdose.
On this date in 1982, Gene Loves Jezebel released their debut record, an EP called Shaving My Neck. Aside from the title track, it included "Sun And Insanity", "Machismo" and "Glad To Be Alive". None of the tracks appeared on their debut album, Promise, though all were added to the album when it was re-released on CD. The Porthcawl, Wales post punk/goth band is still together but as two separate bands. Twin brothers Jay and Michael Ashton are feuding and own rights to the band's name in different countries so...the band lives on...times two.
Wikipedia: Gene Loves Jezebel
Official Website (Jay Ashton's): genelovesjezebel.co.uk
Blogload: Gene Loves Jezebel - Shaving My Neck EP - killyourpetpuppy.co.uk
On this date in 1982, Yello released their seventh single, "Pinball Cha Cha". It was backed by "Smile On You". The A side appeared on their second album, Claro Que Si. The B side appeared on their third album, You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess. The Zurich, Switzerland new wave band consisted of Dieter Meier, Carlos Peron and Boris Blank. The band is still together but without Carlos Peron.
Official Website: yello.ch
Video: Yello - Pinball Cha Cha - youtube
Blogload: Yello - Claro Que Si - endofmusic2.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, Total Chaos released their debut single, "There Are No Russians In Afghanistan". It was backed by "Primitive Feelings" and "Revolution Part 10". The Gateshead, England punk band released two 7 inch records and one mini-album by 1983. There has been no output since. They are not to be confused with the Los Angeles hardcore punk band of the same name.
Blogload: Total Chaos - There Are No Russians In Afghanistan - 7 inch (all three tracks) - and more - untalk.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, Joe Jackson released his fifteenth single, "Real Men". It was backed by "Chinatown". Both tracks appeared on his fifth album, Night And Day. The Staffordshire, England punk/new wave musician still records.
Wikipedia: Joe Jackson
Official Website: joejackson.com
Video: Joe Jackson - Real Men - youtube
Blogload: Joe Jackson - Night And Day - mussiqa.net
On this date in 1982, Peter Godwin released his third single, "Images Of Heaven". The B side was "Spoken Images". The A side appeared on his first EP, Dance Emotions, a six song debut. The B side was left off. In the U.S., the single was released as a 12 inch with different additional songs. The A side was coupled with "Torch Song For The Heroine" and two different versions of "Emotional Disguise" (one with vocals, one without). All three of these songs (only the vocal version of "Emotional Disguise") were included on Dance Emotions in some shape or form (the EP consisted of, for the most part, extended or re-mixed versions of his songs). The German born new wave singer has not released much since 1983.
Wikipedia: Peter Godwin
Video: Peter Godwin - Images Of Heaven - youtube
Blogload: Peter Godwin - Images Of Heaven - 7 inch (both sides) - musiconvinyl.blogspot.com
In May of 1982, The Sound released their third single, "Hot House". It was backed by a live track called "New Dark Age". Neither track appeared on an album, though the studio version of the B side did appear on their second album, From The Lion's Mouth. When re-released on CD, the A side was added as a bonus to that album. The London post-punk band had originally been called The Outsiders. They disbanded in 1988 after releasing six albums and several singles and EP's. Lead singer and songwriter Adrian Borland committed suicide in 1999.
Wikipedia: The Sound
Blogload: The Sound - From The Lion's Mouth - nrrules.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Chrome released their fifth album, Blood On The Moon. There were no singles released from the album. Chrome was a San Francisco post punk band consisting of Helios Creed and Damon Edge. They split in 1983 but Damon kept the band's name and continued to record with other musicians under that name until his death in 1995. After that, Helios reclaimed the name and has recorded under Chrome ever since.
Unofficial Website: staticwhitesound.com/chrome
Blogload: Chrome - Blood On The Moon - frisiansotherfavorites.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, Jayne County released their first album under their new name, Rock 'N' Roll Resurrection. It was a live recording. The New York City punk band had begun life as The Electric Chairs and later Wayne County and The Electric Chairs when Wayne's notoriety became even bigger than the band. The Georgian born transvestite would become Jayne County in 1980. There has always been debate as to whether his natural equipment was surgically altered.
Wikipedia: Jayne County
Official Website: jaynecounty.com
Not Rock 'N' Roll Resurrection but...
Blogload: Wayne County and the Electric Chairs - Rock 'N' Roll Cleopatra - a compilation - pirate-industry.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, Kirsty MacColl released her debut solo single, "They Don't Know". It was backed by "Motor On". Neither track appeared on her debut album, Desperate Character. The A side was later covered by Tracey Ullman with greater chart success (#2 U.K., #8 U.S.). She had previously been recorded as a member of London punk/powerpop band, the Drug Addix, where she was known as Mandy Doubt. Later, she became a member of The Pogues. The former Stiff Records recording artist from Croydon, England recorded on and off after 1983. She died in a boating accident on December 18, 2000.
Wikipedia: Kirsty MacColl
Official Website: kirstymaccoll.com
Blogload: Various Artists - Stiff Records Box Set - volume 2 contains "They Don't Know" by Kirsty MacColl - sadsongsfordirtylovers.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, The Records released their third single, "Teenarama". The B side was "Held Up High". The A side appeared on their debut album, Shades In Bed. The B side was a non-LP track. In the U.S., the album was titled The Records. The London power pop band broke up in 1982 after three albums. Singer John Wicks tried to recapture the magic under the name John Wicks and The Records and they have released a few albums.
Wikipedia: The Records
Official Website: therecords.com
Blogload: The Records - debut album - digivinyltal.blogspot.com
On this date in 1977, Cock Sparrer released their debut single, "Runnin' Riot". It was backed by "Sister Suzie". Neither song appeared on an album. As a matter of fact, the band, in its original incarnation, only released two singles before breaking up in 1978. They re-formed in 1982 after some of their songs found their way into Oi! compilations and started recording and playing again. The London punk/Oi! band has been on and off since. Despite the fact that they had not released an album prior to their original breakup, they did have a self-titled album planned that included both tracks on their debut single. It wasn't released until years later.
Wikipedia: Cock Sparrer
Blogload: Cock Sparrer - England Belongs to Me - a compilation - punkdownloads.blogspot.com
On this date in 1977, Ultravox! released their second single, "Young Savage". It was backed by a live version of "Slip Away". The studio version of the B side appeared on their self-titled debut album but neither single side appeared on a regular studio album until the A side was added as a bonus track to their second album, Ha! Ha! Ha! and the B side was added as a bonus track to their debut, Ultravox!, when they were re-released on CD. At this time, the band was called Ultravox! They dropped the exclamation point and just called themselves Ultravox after their second album. The London post punk/new wave band lasted until 1987. They re-formed in 1992 and released two albums before shutting it down again in 1996.
Unofficial Website: ultravox.org.uk
Blogload: Ultravox - Ha! Ha! Ha! - afluor.blogspot.com
On this date in 1976, The 101'ers released their one and only single (while still a band). The A side was "Keys To Your Heart". The B side was "Five Star Rock 'N' Roll Patrol". The group did not release an album while together but a posthumous album called Elgin Avenue Breakdown was released in 1981. It included the A side but not the B side. That would be added when the album was re-released on CD. Their lead singer was Woody Mellor. Ring a bell? How about Joe Strummer? Yes, Woody Mellor was the name that The Clash frontman went by while in The 101'ers. This debut single would be re-released in 1981 as would a second single from the archives, "Sweet Revenge".
Wikipedia: The 101ers
Blogload: The 101'ers - Elgin Avenue Breakdown Revisited - gente-jodida.blogspot.com
Karl Bartos of Kraftwerk turns 57 today.
Kraftwerk, left to right:
Wolfgang Flur, Karl Bartos, Florian Schneider and Ralf Hutter.
Official Website: kraftwerk.com
Video: Kraftwerk - The Robots - on TV - 1980 - youtube
Blogload: Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - glowingraw.blogspot.com
Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy turns 49 today. He was an original (pre-recorded) member of Duran Duran before embarking on a solo career.
Wikipedia: Stephen Duffy
Official Website: thelilactime.com
Video: Stephen Duffy - Kiss Me (1985) - youtube
Blogload: Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy - Kiss Me - 1982 Dub Version - miserabilism.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, Sonic Youth released their debut self-titled EP. It contained five tracks, "The Burning Spear", "I Dreamed I Dream", "She Is Not Alone", "I Don't Want To Push It" and "The Good And The Bad". None of the tracks were released as singles and none of them were recaptured on their first album. The New York no wave/punk/experimental band is still going strong.
Wikipedia: Sonic Youth
Official Website: sonicyouth.com
Blogload: Sonic Youth - debut EP - expanded - abc-afterglow.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, Colin Newman released his second solo album, Provisionally Entitled The Singing Fish. There were twelve songs, all called "Fish" and sequentially numbered. None of the "Fish" were released as singles. The guitarist and vocalist for punk/post punk band Wire did not slow down when the band was put on hiatus. He released a series of solo albums before rejoining the band when it became active again. Colin Newman's solo work was more experimental than Wire's sound.
Wikipedia: Colin Newman
Blogload: Colin Newman - Provisionally Entitled The Singing Fish - expanded - nrrules.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, The Rockats released their debut album, Rockats Live At The Ritz. As the name implies, it was a live album recorded at The Ritz in New York City. The New York City rockabilly band is still recording and performing.
Official Website: therockats.com
Blogload: Rockats Live At The Ritz - fleamarketblues.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, Crawling Chaos released their debut single, "Sex Machine". It was backed by a live track called "Berlin". Neither track appeared on an album but both were added as bonuses when their second album, The Gas Chair, was re-released on CD. The Northumberland, England post punk band recorded for Factory Records early on. They disbanded in 1984 and have re-formed from time to time since.
Official Website: crawlingchaos.co.uk
Blogload: Crawling Chaos - Sex Machine - 7 inch (both sides) - rbkwh.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, Sham 69 released their fourth album, The Game. It contained the singles, "Tell The Children" and "Unite And Win". Neither the album, nor the singles, matched their earlier success and none of these charted. The Hersham, England punk band disbanded in 1980 but re-formed in the late 80's and has been on and off ever since.
Wikipedia: Sham 69
Official Website: sham69.com
Blogload: Sham 69 - The Game - punkrocker-4ever.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, Siouxsie and the Banshees released their seventh single, "Christine". It was backed by "Eve White, Eve Black". The A side appeared on their third album, Kaleidoscope. The B side did not. When the album was re-released on CD, a demo version of "Eve White, Eve Black" was added. The single reached the #24 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk/post-punk/goth band disbanded in 1996.
Wikipedia: Siouxsie and The Banshees
A Fansite: vamp.org/Siouxsie
Video: Siouxsie and The Banshees - Christine - live - 1981 - youtube
Blogload: Siouxsie and The Banshees - Kaleidoscope - historyofthe80s.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, B-Movie released their first EP, Take Three. It contained the tracks, "The Soldier Stood Alone", "Drowning Man" and "Soundtrack". None of the tracks appeared on their debut album, Forever Running. The Mansfield, U.K. new wave band disbanded in 1985. They have reunited for performances the last few years.
Official Website: b-movie.co.uk
Blogload: B-Movie - Remembrance Days - The Dead Good Years - a compilation which includes all three tracks from the Take Three EP - systemsofromance.blogspot.com
(check the comments for the link)
On this date in 1980, Elvis Costello released his fourteenth single, "New Amsterdam". It was backed in the U.K. by "Dr. Luther's Assistant" and backed in the U.S. by "Wednesday Week". There was also a 4 song EP that added "Just A Memory" and "Ghost Train" to the U.K. version. The A side was the only song initially on an album. It appeared on his fourth album, Get Happy!! All the other songs except "Wednesday Week" were added as bonus tracks to Get Happy!! when it was re-released on CD. "Wednesday Week" was added as a bonus to his third album, Armed Forces. The single reached the #36 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk/new wave singer is still active.
Wikipedia: Elvis Costello
Official Website: elviscostello.com
Video: Elvis Costello - New Amsterdam - youtube
Blogload: Elvis Costello - Get Happy!! - stupidd.blogspot.com
On this date in 1977, The Police released their first single, "Fall Out". It was backed with "Nothing Achieving". The single did not chart and never appeared on any of their studio albums. At this time, the band had Henry Padovani on guitar. Andy Summers would replace him later in the year and they would soon take off. The London new wave band disbanded in 1984. They have been touring together again in recent years.
Wikipedia: The Police
Official Website: thepolice.com
Blogload: The Police - Fall Out - 7 inch (both sides) - downunderground.blogspot.com
Nicky "Topper" Headon of The Clash turns 54 today!
The Clash, left to right:
Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Nicky "Topper" Headon and Paul Simonon
From an old P5 post: Dec, 27, 2007
Wikipedia: Topper Headon - "Waking Up is the only solo album by Topper Headon, best known as the drummer of The Clash. The album, released in 1986, was unnoticed and now is mostly forgotten."
More from Wikipedia:
"Headon is commonly recognized as one of the best punk rock drummers of the late 1970s and early '80s. He was kicked out of The Clash due to his growing heroin addiction. Topper was unable to give up drugs and left the band on May 10, 1982, at the beginning of the Combat Rock tour. Original drummer Terry Chimes played drums for the tour."
This album has a great swingin' horn section.
Blogload: TOPPER HEADON - "Waking up" (1986) - elantrodechapox.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, The Lurkers released their eighth single, "This Dirty Town". It was backed by "Wolf At The Door". Both songs appeared on their third album, This Dirty Town. The London punk band first called it a day in 1979. They have re-formed off and on since.
Wikipedia: The Lurkers
Official Website: thelurkers.co.uk
Blogload: The Lurkers - The Punk Singles Collection - includes both sides of the "This Dirty Town" 7 inch - ustedville.blogspot.com
David Palmer of ABC turns 48 today!
ABC, left to right: Stephen Singleton, Mark White, Martin Fry,
David Palmer and Mark Lickley
Official Website: abcmartinfry.com
Video: ABC - Poison - on Top Of The Pops - 1982 - youtube
Blogload: Absolutely ABC - The Best Of - the-eternal-dance.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Ultravox released their eleventh single, "All Stood Still". It was backed by "Alles Klar". The 12 inch version had an additional track, "Keep Talking". The A side appeared on their fourth album, Vienna, though the versions were different. The other two tracks did not though "Alles Klar" was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The single reached the #8 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London post punk/new wave band lasted until 1987. They re-formed in 1992 and released two albums before shutting it down again in 1996.
Unofficial Website: ultravox.org.uk
Video: Ultravox - All Stood Still - on Top Of The Pops - 1981 - youtube
Blogload: Ultravox - Vienna - babakazoo.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Bill Nelson released his fourth single, "Youth Of Nation On Fire". It was backed by "Be My Dynamo". It was also released as an EP with the added tracks, "Rooms With Brittle Views" and "All My Wives Were Iron". The feature song appeared on his second solo album, Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam. The remaining tracks did not, though they were all added as bonus tracks when the album was reissued on CD. The Wakefield, England post punk/new wave musician, formerly in Be Bop Deluxe, is still recording.
Wikipedia: Bill Nelson
Official Website: billnelson.com
Blogload: Bill Nelson - Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam - rho-xs.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Echo and The Bunnymen released their second album, Heaven Up Here. The album produced one single, "A Promise" (U.K. #49). The album, itself, reached the #10 spot on the U.K. albums chart. The Liverpool, England post punk band disbanded in 1992 but re-formed in 1996 and has been active in the studio and on the stage since then.
Wikipedia: Echo and The Bunnymen
Official Website: www.bunnymen.com
Blogload: Echo and The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here - abc-afterglow.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, UB40 released their second album, Present Arms. It contained the singles, "One In Ten" (U.K. #7) and "Don't Let It Pass You By/Don't Slow Down" (a double A side which peaked at #16 on the U.K. singles chart). The album reached the #2 spot in the U.K. The Birmingham, England reggae band continues to record and perform.
Official Website: ub40.co.uk
Blogload: UB40 - Present Arms - historyofthe80s.blogspot.com
Mel Gaynor of Simple Minds turns 50 today!
Simple Minds, circa 1984, left to right: Michael MacNeil,
Derek Forbes, Jim Kerr, Mel Gaynor and Charlie Burchill
Wikipedia: Simple Minds
Official Website: simpleminds.com
Video: Simple Minds - Glittering Prize - on Top Of The Pops - 1982 - youtube
Blogload: The Best Of Simple Minds - paolorama-lovepop.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, The Birthday Party released their self-titled debut album. Nick Cave and the boys had been known as The Boys Next Door on earlier releases. As a matter of fact, original releases of this album were credited to The Boys Next Door. The album contained the singles, "Mr. Clarinet" and "The Friend Catcher". The album was expanded when re-released on CD and named Hee Haw which included the entire debut album plus tracks from the EP, Hee Haw (released under The Boys Next Door). The Melbourne, Australia post-punk band, as The Birthday Party, called it quits in 1983 and frontman Nick Cave formed The Bad Seeds.
Wikipedia: The Birthday Party
Official Website: thebirthdayparty.com.au
Blogload: The Birthday Party - Hee Haw - flaclossless.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, The Stranglers released their eleventh single, "Who Wants The World?". It was backed by an instrumental called "The Meninblack (Waiting For 'Em)". Neither song appeared on a studio album (the B side was a different version than "The Meninblack" that appeared on the album, The Raven. The single made it to the #39 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Surrey, England punk/post punk band is still performing and recording, though without original lead singer, Hugh Cornwell, who left in 1990.
Wikipedia: The Stranglers
Official Website: stranglers.net
Video: The Stranglers - Who Wants The World? - live - 1981 - youtube
Blogload: The Stranglers - The Collection - 1977-1982 - ya-cant-go-home.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, Dead Kennedys released their second single, "Holiday In Cambodia". The B side was "Police Truck". The A side appeared on their debut album, Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables , though it was a different cut than the single version. The B side did not. When the album was re-released on CD in 1999, both sides of the single, as they appeared on the single, were included as bonus tracks. The album is still the largest selling punk album in California history. The San Francisco hardcore punk band disbanded in 1986 after four albums, an EP and several singles. They re-formed in 2001 without frontman Jello Biafra.
Wikipedia: Dead Kennedys
Official Website: deadkennedys.com
Video: Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia - live - date unknown - youtube
Blogload: Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables - gnomomusic.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, The Tourists released their self-titled debut album. It contained the singles, "Blind Among The Flowers" and "The Loneliest Man In The World". In fact, "Blind Among The Flowers", their debut single, was also released on this same day. It was backed by "He Who Laughs Last Laughs Longest". Both sides were on the debut album. The single reached the #52 spot on the U.K. singles chart and the album peaked at the #72 spot on the U.K. album chart. The London new wave band disbanded in 1980 after three albums. Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox would be starting a new band soon. They called it Eurythmics.
Wikipedia: The Tourists
Video: The Tourists - Blind Among The Flowers - on Old Grey Whistle Test - 1979 - youtube
Not their debut album but...
Blogload: The Tourists - Greatest Hits - jukebox-jp.blogspot.com
Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals turns 46 today.
Fine Young Cannibals, left to right:
Andy Cox, Roland Gift and David Steele.
Wikipedia: Fine Young Cannibals
Video: Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing (1989) - youtube
Blogload: Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw & The Cooked - deicida69.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, The Shakin' Pyramids released their second album, Celts And Cobras. It included the single, "Pharoah's Chant". The Glasgow, Scotland rockabilly band just released two albums of original recordings before disbanding in 1982.
Blogload: The Shakin' Pyramids - The Complete Pyramids - cdsearcherblog.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, The Belle Stars released their fourth 7-inch record, "Iko Iko". It was backed by "The Reason". The single reached the #35 spot in the U.K. but did not chart in the U.S. until 1989 when it was included on the Rain Man soundtrack. Then, it reached the #14 spot on the U.S. singles chart. Both songs were included on their 1983 self-titled debut album. The London all-girl new wave band formed when The Bodysnatchers disbanded. Sarah Jane Owen, Stella Barker, Penny Leyton and Miranda Joyce were The Bodysnatchers who formed the new band. The Belle Stars disbanded in 1986 after one album. They have occasionally reunited to perform.
Wikipedia: The Belle Stars
A Fansite: thebellestars.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Video: The Belle Stars - Iko Iko - youtube
Blogload: The Belle Stars - debut album - rho-xs.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, A Flock Of Seagulls released their fourth single, "Space Age Love Song". It was backed by "Windows". The A side appeared on their self-titled debut album. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #34 spot on the U.K. singles chart and the #30 spot on the U.S. singles chart. The Liverpool, England new wave band disbanded in 1986. Since 1995, they have performed occasionally.
Wikipedia: A Flock Of Seagulls
A Fansite: afosfanclub.com
Video: A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song - on TV - 1983 - youtube
Blogload: A Flock Of Seagulls - debut album - musikforthemasses.blogspot.com
Blogload: A Flock Of Seagulls - B-Sides - rissan.blogspot.com
Steve Strange (born Steve Harrington) of Visage turns 50 today.
Visage, left to right: Midge Ure, Rusty Egan,
Steve Strange, Dave Formula and Billy Currie.
Video: Visage - Fade To Grey (1980) - youtube
Blogload: Visage - Fade To Grey - The Best Of - noisejunkie.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Angelic Upstarts released their tenth single, "I Understand". It was backed by "Never Come Back". The A side appeared on their third album, 2,000,000 Voices, though it was a reworked version. The B side was a non-LP track that was added to the album when it was re-released on CD as was the single version of "I Understand". Founded in 1977, the South Shields, England Oi! band is still together.
Wikipedia: Angelic Upstarts
Blogload: Angelic Upstarts - 2,000,000 Voices - plan-9fromouterspace.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Eurythmics released their debut single, "Never Gonna Cry Again". The B side was "Le Sinistre". The A side appeared on their debut album, In The Garden. The B side did not but was added as a bonus track when it was re-released on CD. The single reached the #63 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London new wave band was formed by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart when their previous band, The Tourists, disbanded. Eurythmics disbanded in 1990 but re-formed in 1999 and have had some limited recordings and performances.
Official Website: eurythmics.com
Video: Eurythmics - Never Gonna Cry Again - youtube
Blogload: Eurythmics - In The Garden - taringa.net
On this date in 1981, Bow Wow Wow released their fourth single, "Chihuahua". It was backed by "Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!". Both tracks appeared on their debut album, See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy! The London new wave band formed when Leigh Gorman, Matthew Ashman and Dave Barbarossa were steered away from Adam and The Ants. Add Annabella Lwin and you have Bow Wow Wow. They were managed by ex-Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren. They disbanded in 1983.
Wikipedia: Bow Wow Wow
Official Website: bowwowwow.org
Video: Bow Wow Wow - Chihuahua - youtube
Blogload: Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy! - and more - frisiansotherfavorites.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, The Flying Lizards released their seventh single, "Lovers & Other Strangers". The B side was "Wind". The A side appeared on their second album, Fourth Wall. The B side was did not. The London experimental post punk band disbanded in 1984 with three albums, two EP's and several singles to their credit.
Wikipedia: The Flying Lizards
A Fansite: markallencam.com/theflyinglizards.html
Video: The Flying Lizards - Lovers & Other Strangers - youtube
Blogload: The Flying Lizards - Fourth Wall - boardsofelectronica.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Girls At Our Best! released their third single, "Go For Gold". It was backed by "I'm Beautiful Now". The B side appeared on their debut album, Pleasure, but the A side was not included until the album was re-released on CD. The single reached the #4 spot on the U.K. indie singles chart. The Leeds, England four-piece post punk band disbanded in 1981 with one album...and, despite their name, only one female (Judy Evans). The other members of the band were male.
Wikipedia: Girls At Our Best!
A Fansite: girlsatourbest.com
Blogload: Girls At Our Best! - Pleasure - takethepills.blogspot.com
Wendy O. Williams of The Plasmatics would have turned 60 today. She took her own life on April 6, 1998.
The Plasmatics, the three longest tenured members in an often changing lineup: Richie Stotts, Wendy O Williams and Wes Beech.
Official Website: plasmatics.com
Video: Plasmatics - Pig Is A Pig - on The Tomorrow Show - 1981 - youtube
Blogload: Plasmatics - New Hope For The Wretched - saludylibertad-tavares.blogspot.com