Paul Westerberg of The Replacements turns 50 today!
The Replacements, clockwise from bottom left:
Paul Westerberg, Chris Mars, Bob Stinson and Tommy Stinson.
Wikipedia: The Replacements
A fansite: twintone.com/mats
Video: The Replacements - I'll Be You - live 1989 - youtube
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Paul Westerberg of The Replacements turns 50 today!
On this date in 1982, Husker Du released their debut studio album, Everything Falls Apart. No singles were released from the album. The Minneapolis, Minnesota band initially gained attention as a hardcore punk band but their music slowed down with time. They disbanded in 1987. The Minneapolis scene also produced The Replacements and The Suburbs, among others.
Wikipedia: Husker Du
Blogload: Husker Du - Everything Falls Apart - punknotprofit.blogspot.com
Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers) of The Police turns 68 today.
The Police, left to right:
Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers
Wikipedia: The Police
Official Website: thepolice.com
Video: The Police - Bring On The Night - live - 1980 - youtube
Blogload: The Police - Live At Zellerbach - 1979 - vivalesbootlegs.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, The Belle Stars released their sixth single, "Sign Of The Times". It was backed by "Madness". The A side appeared on their self-titled debut album. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #3 spot on the U.K. singles chart. 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 - Sign Of The Times - on Top Of The Pops - 1983 - youtube
Blogload: The Belle Stars - debut album - rho-xs.blogspot.com
Robert Quine of Richard Hell and The Voidoids would have turned 67 today. He died of a heroin overdose on June 5, 2004.
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" and "Love Comes In Spurts" - live - 1977 - youtube
Blogload: Richard Hell and The Voidoids - Blank Generation - idontcareaboutsleep.blogspot.com
Patti Smith turns 63 today!
Wikipedia: Patti Smith
Official Website: pattismith.net
Video: Patti Smith - "Horses" and "Hey Joe" - on Old Grey Whistle Test - 1976 - youtube
Blogload: Patti Smith - Land - a compilation - mussiqa.net
Jim Reid of The Jesus And Mary Chain turns 48 today!
The Jesus And Mary Chain, left to right:
Steve Monti, William Reid and Jim Reid.
Wikipedia: The Jesus And Mary Chain
Video: The Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey - 1985 - youtube
Blogload: The Jesus And Mary Chain - 21 Singles - a compilation - musicalmente.info
On this date in 1982, The Three O'Clock released their debut EP, Baroque Hoedown. It was a five song record that contained "With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend", "I Go Wild", "Marjorie Tells Me", "Sorry" and "As Real As Real". No singles were released from the EP. The band began life as The Salvation Army and released a record under that name but was forced to change their name by the real Salvation Army. The Los Angeles power pop band lasted until 1988. Their Salvation Army debut album was later re-released under the name Befour Three O'Clock and retitled Happen Happened.
Wikipedia: The Three O'Clock
Blogload: The Three O'Clock - Baroque Hoedown - and more - digivinyltal.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, The Unknowns released their debut EP, Dream Sequence. It was a six song release, The Los Angeles power pop band released one album and an EP before first disbanding in 1982. They re-formed in 1990, performed, released a new album and have continued on since then without founder Bruce Joyner.
Blogload: The Unknowns - Dream Sequence - drfaustroll.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, Department S released their debut single, "Is Vic There?". It was backed by "Solid Gold Easy Action" in the U.K. The single was released in 1981 in the U.S. with a different B side, "Put All The Crosses In The Right Boxes". The single reached the #22 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London new wave band, during its short lived career released three singles and no albums until a 2003 compilation, Sub-Stance, was released. The department was closed in 1981. They released new material in 2007 without, of course, lead singer Vaughan Toulouse who died in 1991 of complications from AIDS.
Wikipedia: Department S
Video: Department S - Is Vic There? - on Top Of The Pops - 1981 - youtube
Blogload: Department S - Is Vic There? - a compilation - commercialzone.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, Scritti Politti released their second EP, Work In Progress. It was a four song offering of recordings from Peel Sessions. The tracks were "Messthetics", "Hegemony", "Scritlocks Door" and "OPEC-Immac". The Leeds, England post-punk band was founded by Welsh-born Green Gartside. He was its only permanent member. The band continues on. The Leeds, England post-punk band was founded by Welsh-born Green Gartside. He was its only permanent member. The band continues on.
Wikipedia: Scritti Politti
Blogload: Scritti Politti - Work In Progress - and more - anniesanimal.blogspot.com
On this date in 1977, The Dils released their second single. They called it 198 Seconds Of The Dils. The A side was "Class War". The B side was "Mr. Big". The Carlsbad, California punk band was led by brothers Tony and Chip Kinman and a number of different drummers. They were extremely influential on the Los Angeles punk scene. While neither song appeared on an album by their breakup in 1980, the songs have appeared on a couple of Dils compilations since then. Brothers Chip and Tony Kinman went on to form cowpunk band Rank & File.
Wikipedia: The Dils
Blogload: The Dils - 198 Seconds Of The Dils - 7 inch (both tracks) - kbdrecords.com
On this date in 1977, The Last released their debut single, "She Don't Know Why I'm Here". It was backed by "Bombing Of London". Both tracks appeared on their debut album, L.A. Explosion!, though they were re-worked. The Los Angeles power pop is still performing and recording.
Wikipedia: The Last
Blogload: The Last - L.A. Explosion! - powerpopoverdose.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, Fad Gadget released their eighth single, "For Whom The Bells Toll". It was backed by "Love Parasite". Both tracks appeared on their third album, Under The Flag, though the A side was a re-mixed version of the song. The London, England avant-garde band was actually Frank Tovey and an ever-changing group of musicians. Fad Gadget broke up in 1984. Frank Tovey passed away April 3, 2002.
Wikipedia: Fad Gadget
Official Website: fadgadget.co.uk
Video: Fad Gadget - For Whom The Bells Toll - live - 1982 - youtube
Blogload: Fad Gadget - Under The Flag - and more - lunchmeataphobia.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Rhoda and The Special A.K.A. released a single, The Specials' first single after the split of the band (when Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples left to form Fun Boy Three). The A side was "The Boiler". The B side was an instrumental version called "Theme From The Boiler". Rhoda was Rhoda Dakar, ex-member of The Bodysnatchers. This was not the first release under the name Special A.K.A. The band that was to become The Specials released their first record, "Gangsters" (a split 45 with The Selecter), under the name The Special A.K.A. back in 1979 as well as a few other releases under that name. Neither side of "The Boiler" single appeared on an album. The single reached the #35 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The ska band formed in Coventry, England. The Specials re-formed recently and did some touring. Jerry Dammers did not join them.
Wikipedia: The Specials
Official Website: thespecials.com
Blogload: The Specials - Stero-Typical - A's, B's & Rarities - marcoonthebass.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, Crass released their second album, Stations Of The Crass. It was a double album consisting of three studio sides and one live side. No singles were released from the album. The album reached the #1 spot on the U.K. indie albums chart. The Essex, England punk band released five albums and several EP's and singles before disbanding in 1984.
Unofficial Website: southern.com/southern/label/CRC
Blogload: Crass - Stations Of The Crass - ferryconnor.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, The Pork Dukes released their second album, Pink Pork. It contained the singles, "Bend & Flush" and "Telephone Masturbator". The London punk band's lyrical content made Sex Pistols look tame in comparison. They disbanded in 1979 after two albums and several singles. The drummer, Bonk, went on to join The Rezillos (as Rocky Rhythm). They re-formed in 2002
Wikipedia: The Pork Dukes
Official Website: porkdukes.com
Not Pink Pork but...
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On this date in 1982, The Cleaners From Venus offered their third long play release, Midnight Cleaners. As was their normal routine, this was a cassette-only release. There were no singles released from the cassette. The Colchester, England post punk/pop band has not released any new material since 1993 but guitarist/vocalist Martin Newell is still active.
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Youth (born Martin Glover) of Killing Joke turns 49 today!
Killing Joke, left to right:
Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Geordie Walker and Youth Glover.
Wikipedia: Killing Joke
Official Website: killingjoke.com
Video: Killing Jokes - Follow The Leaders - live - 1981 - youtube
Blogload: Killing Joke - The Peel Sessions - 1979-1981 - mondo-de-muebles.blogspot.com
On this date in 1978, The Records released their debut single, "Starry Eyes". It was backed by "Paint Her Face". The A side appeared on their debut album, Shades In Bed, though it was re-recorded for the album. The B side was a non-LP track. When the album was re-released on CD, both single sides were added as bonuses. The single reached the #56 spot on the U.S. singles chart. The London power pop band broke up in 1982. 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
Video: The Records - Starry Eyes - live - 1979 - youtube
Blogload: The Records - Shades In Bed - cdlandia2.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, The Boomtown Rats released their fourth album, Mondo Bongo. It contained the singles, "Banana Republic" (#3 U.K), "Up All Night" and "The Elephant's Graveyard" (#26 U.K.). "Banana Republic" was a different version than the single version. The album reached the #6 spot on the U.K. albums chart. The Dublin, Ireland punk/new wave band disbanded in 1986 after six albums.
Wikipedia: The Boomtown Rats
Official Website: boomtownrats.co.uk
Blogload: The Boomtown Rats - Mondo Bongo - digitalneedle.blogspot.com
Not a whole lot to report in the history of punk/post punk/new wave history today so....
Have a Merry Punk Rock Christmas!
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Robin Campbell of UB40 turns 55 today!
Official Website: ub40.co.uk
Video: UB40 - The Earth Dies Screaming - live - 1981 - youtube
Blogload: UB40 - Labour Of Love - The Best Of - onestopalbums.blogspot.com
Shane MacGowan of The Nipple Erectors/Nips and The Pogues turns 52 today.
Wikipedia: Nipple Erectors
A Fansite: pages.cs.wisc.edu/~mroman
Video: The Nips - Infatuation - live - 1979 - youtube
Blogload: The Nips - Only The End Of The Beginning - live - asfm.blogspot.com
Wikipedia: The Pogues
Official Website: pogues.com
Video: The Pogues - Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (1989) - youtube
Blogload: The Very Best Of The Pogues - needscreated.blogspot.com
On this date in 1978, Public Image Ltd made their live debut. It was at the Rainbow Theatre in London.
Public Image Limited (1978): Jim Walker, Keith Levine,
Jah Wobble and John Lydon
Wikipedia: Public Image Ltd
A Fansite: fodderstompf.com
Blogload: Public Image Ltd - Live at the Rainbow Theatre - 12/25/78 - and more - weathercade.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, The Stranglers released their twenty- second single, "European Female". It was backed by "Savage Breast". The A side appeared on their seventh studio album, Feline, where it was fully titled "The European Female (In Celebration Of). The B side was a non-LP track which was added as a bonus track to the album when it was re-released on CD. The single reached the #9 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 - European Female - on The Tube - 1983 - youtube
Blogload: The Stranglers - Feline - recessed-filter.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, The Blackouts released their second single (and third record). The A side was "Exchange Of Goods". It was backed by "Industry". The Seattle, Washington punk/pop band released three singles and this EP before disbanding. The members of this band had formerly been in Seattle punk band, The Telepaths. Bill Rieflin and Paul Barker later joined Ministry.
Wikipedia: The Blackouts
Blogload: The Blackouts - History In Reverse - a compilation - musistenz.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, Subterranean Records released an EP of San Francisco punk bands. It contained four tracks, one each by Spikes, Lewd, Society Dog and Undead. The release was called S.F. Underground 2.
Blogload: S.F. Underground 2 - compilation - 7inchpunk.com
On this date in 1978, Jilted John released his only album, True Love Stories. It contained the singles, "Jilted John" (#4 U.K.), "The Birthday Kiss" and "True Love". Jilted John's real name was Graham Fellows. The Manchester, England actor, comedian and sometimes musician also performed later under the name Graham Fellows.
Wikipedia: Graham Fellows
Blogload: Jilted John - True Love Stories - commercialzone.blogspot.com
On this date in 2002, Joe Strummer died suddenly in his home at Broomfield in Somerset, the victim of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect.
Wikipedia: Joe Strummer
Official Website: strummerville.com
"Strummerville is a registered charity that aims to create new opportunities for aspiring musicians.
Set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death, the charity seeks to reflect Joe's unique contribution to the music world by offering support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them."
Video: The Clash - What's My Name and Garageland - live - 1977 - youtube
Blogloads: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros discography - yovengodelhoyo.blogspot.com
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FYI: "The Clash: Live At Shea Stadium" is a live album by The Clash. The album is a recording of the band's second night opening for The Who at Shea Stadium, October 13, 1982, at a concert produced by Kosmo Vinyl.
I was at the show on the first night. I remember being dressed in camouflage so the Who fans knew which band I was there to see. I also remember Roger Daltry throwing a frisbee off the stage and it went over my head and somebody behind me caught it. David Johansen Band opened up early when the stadium was pretty empty. I was sitting in the nose-bleed seats. Then they opened the gates on the field and everyone, including me, was hopping over seats and scaling the walls to get onto the field. I ended up about 40 feet from the stage. Booze and joints were being passed around the crowd for the whole show. Ah, the good old days.
On this date in 1982, Wall Of Voodoo released their second single, "Ring Of Fire". It was backed by a live track called "The Morricone Themes" which was a medley of songs. The A side had originally appeared on their 1980 self-titled debut EP but this single was a re-mixed version. The Los Angeles post-punk/new wave band disbanded in 1988.
Wikipedia: Wall Of Voodoo
Official Website: wallofvoodoo.net
Video: Wall Of Voodoo - Ring Of Fire - on TV - 1982 - youtube
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On this date in 1981, Pope Paul Pot released their debut EP, Adventures In Plastic T.V. Land. The four track EP included "Plastic T.V. Land On Acid", "Acid T.V. Land On Plastic", "This Is Your Leader" and "K-K-K Carolina On My Mind". The San Francisco, California area avant garde "band" had no other official releases.
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On this date in 1981, New Order released their third single, "Everything's Gone Green". It was backed by "Mesh" and "Cries And Whispers". None of the tracks appeared on a regular album but all three appeared on their five song EP, 1981-1982. The A side had also previously appeared as the B side of their previous single, "Procession". The Manchester, England post-punk/new wave band rose from the ashes of Joy Division, changing their name to New Order after the suicide of singer Ian Curtis. The band continues on despite the departure of Gillian Gilbert in 2005 and Peter Hook in 2007.
Wikipedia: New Order
Official Website: neworder.cc
Video: New Order - Everything's Gone Green - live - 1981 - youtube
Blogload: New Order - 1981-1982 - napusisemajmune.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, D-Day released their second single, "Right To Know". It was backed by "Your History Complete". Neither track appeared on an album. The Austin, Texas new wave band released two singles and an album before disbanding in 1983.
Blogload: D-Day - Right To Know - 7 inch (both sides) - vinylgoldmine.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, The Blackouts released their debut EP, Men In Motion. The 12 inch, four track EP contained "Dead Man's Curve", "Probabilities", "Being Be" and "Five Is 5". None of the tracks were released as singles. The Seattle, Washington punk/pop band released three singles and this EP before disbanding. The members of this band had formerly been in Seattle punk band, The Telepaths. Bill Rieflin and Paul Barker later joined Ministry.
Wikipedia: The Blackouts
Blogload: The Blackouts - History In Reverse - a compilation - musistenz.blogspot.com
Here's some fun for your ears this Christmas.
The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks with the Music of David Seville
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
Jingle Bells - The Singing Dogs
The Twelve Gifts of Christmas - Allan Sherman
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - Gayla Peevey
Nuttin' for Christmas - Stan Freberg
A Christmas Carol - Tom Lehrer
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy
I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas - Yogi Yorgesson
Twelve Days of Christmas - Bob & Doug McKenzie
Green Chri$tma$ - Stan Freberg
I'm a Christmas Tree - Wild Man Fischer (Duet with Dr. Demento)
I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus - Kip Addotta
Santa Claus and His Old Lady - Cheech & Chong
Christmas at Ground Zero - Weird Al Yankovic
Christmas Dragnet - Stan Freberg & Daws Butler
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FROM THE GARAGE is a blog full of early 80s Rodney Bingheimer shows originally broadcast on KROQ-FM Los Angeles back in the day.
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Here's a little gift for all of you.
A big shout out to Bob Anonymous for sharing this little piece of history.
1981 - The Original Post Punk Progressive Pop Party from the old Hofstra Uninversity radio statio WVHC 88.7FM (Now using call letters WRHU)
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1981 - The Wave Breaker show from WNYU 89.1FM New York University.
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And here's something for you Bob Anonymous...
1983 - Long Island's own WLIR 92.7FM
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MORE THAN A WITNESS serves as archival website that intends to document the rich history of punk rock & hardcore bootleg, demo, and otherwise unavailable material. The goal of this blog is to preserve historic recordings.
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On this date in 1980, Les Disques Du Crepuscule released cassette compilation of various tracks from new wave/post punk and avant garde artists. Among those featured were The Durutti Column, John Foxx, A Certain Ratio and Richard Jobson. The cassette release was called From Brussels With Love.
Blogload: From Brussels With Love - compilation - simplygoodmusic.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, Delta 5 released their debut single, "Mind Your Own Business". It was backed by "Now That You're Gone". Neither track appeared on their debut album, See The Whirl, but the A side did make it onto the album at a later time. The B side did not. Although the Leeds, England post-punk band started out as a three-piece, all-girl band, numerous lineup changes included the addition of male band members. A later lineup included Jackie Callis, sister of Jo Callis (of The Rezillos and The Human League). The disbanded in 1981 after five singles and one album. Due to the changes in lineup and the weak album sales, the band called it quits by the time 1981 ended with five singles and one album to their credit.
Wikipedia: Delta 5
Blogload: Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business - 7 inch (both sides) - ragpath.blogspot.com
On this date in 1977, The Ramones released their sixth single, "Rockaway Beach". In the U.K., it was backed by "Teenage Lobotomy" and "Beat On The Brat". In the U.S., it was backed by "Babysitter". There was even a third version using "Locket Love" as the B side. The A side, "Teenage Lobotomy" and "Locket Love" were on their third album, Rocket To Russia. "Beat On The Brat" was on their self-titled debut album. "Babysitter" was a non-LP track that was added to their second album, Leave Home, as a bonus track on a CD re-release. The single reached the #66 spot on the U.S. singles chart. The Queens, NY punk legends disbanded in 1996.
Wikipedia: The Ramones
Official Website: officialramones.com
Video: The Ramones - Rockaway Beach - live - 1977 - youtube
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On this date in 1977, The Rezillos released their second single, "(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures". It was backed by "Flying Saucer Attack". Both appeared on their debut album, Can't Stand The Rezillos. The Edinburgh, Scotland punk/new wave band disbanded in 1978. Eugene Reynolds and Faye Fife re-formed under the name The Revillos (due to contractual obligations, they could not use the name "Rezillos"). Jo Callis and Simon Templar formed Shake. Not long afterwards, Jo Callis would join The Human League. The Rezillos have re-formed since.
Wikipedia: The Rezillos
Official Website: rezillos.com
Video: The Rezillos - (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures - on Old Grey Whistle Test - 1978 - youtube
Blogload: The Rezillos - Can't Stand The Rezillos - The (Almost) Complete Rezillos - and more -commercialzone.blogspot.com
On this date in 1977, Ian Dury & The Blockheads released their second single, "Sweet Gene Vincent". It was backed by "You're More Than Fair". The A side appeared on their debut album, New Boots And Panties!!. The B side was a non-LP track which was added as a bonus track on a subsequent CD re-release. It had been originally written and performed in Dury's previous band, Kilburn & The Highroads. The London punk/post-punk band disbanded in 1981. After a solo career, Dury worked again with The Blockheads before his death on March 27, 2000.
Wikipedia: Ian Dury
Official Website: theblockheads.com
Video: Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Sweet Gene Vincent - live - 1979 - youtube
Blogload: Ian Dury and The Blockheads - New Boots And Panties!! - celiosom.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Alternative Tentacles released a double album compilation of northern California and Nevada punk bands. Among those featured were Dead Kennedys, 7 Seconds, Crucifix, Code Of Honor, Flipper and MDC. The album was called Not So Quiet On The Western Front.
Blogload: Not So Quiet On The Western Front - compilation - punknotprofit.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Rhythm Of Life released their debut single, "Soon". It was backed by "Summertime". The Edinburgh, Scotland post punk band was formed by ex-Josef K frontman Paul Haig. After two singles, Paul Haig started recording as a solo artist which he continues to do today.
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On this date in 1982, The Bangles released their debut self-titled EP. The five song offering had "The Real World", "I'm In Line", "Want You", "Mary Street" and "How Is The Air Up There?". None of the tracks wound up on their 1984 debut album, All Over The Place. "The Real World" was re-mixed and was released as a single in 1983 but did not chart. The Los Angeles new wave band disbanded in 1988.
Wikipedia: The Bangles
Official Website: thebangles.com
Blogload: The Bangles EP - and more - digivinyltal.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, Basement 5 released their second single, "Last White Christmas". It was backed by "Traffic Dub". The A side appeared on their debut album, 1965-1980. The B side did not. The London punk reggae band lasted until 1980, packing it in after one album, one EP and two singles. The band had once included Don Letts, legendary film director and DJ, but he left the band prior to this recording.
Wikipedia: Basement 5
Blogload: Basement 5 - 1965-1980 - toneandwave.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, The Vibrators released their eighth single, "Disco In Mosco". It was backed by "Take A Chance". Neither track appeared on an album. The London punk bank is still active with original lead singer, Knox, back with the band and drummer, Eddie, who has been a constant.
Wikipedia: The Vibrators
Official Website: thevibrators.com
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