Celebrating 30 Years of Detour Records 1990-2020
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"The best band I've ever seen were from Portsmouth. They had so much raw talent it hurt. When they stood together on stage, motionless in a cyclone of trebly noise, they emitted the kind of aura I imagine The Beatles had in the early 60s. They were young, handsome, aloof - the most exquisite-looking '80s garage band you could ever dream up. The girls adored them, the boys wanted to be them. The Pompey football hooligans 'adopted' them and the local authorities eventually banned them from performing (due to the fact that nearly all their gigs ended in a full-scale riot). In fact, Emptifish - as they were called - electrified Portsmouth for two years with the most thrilling racket cooked up since the Kingsmen knocked out 'Louie Louie' in some dingy 50-dollar studio. Like I said, the best band I've ever seen."
Pat Gilbert in Record Collector 1996
(author of Passion Is A Fashion: The Real Story of The Clash and Shut It! The Inside Story of the Sweeney)
The album contains 13 songs: both 7" singles, a tune from their live at Basins film, previously unreleased recordings and something very special that we were able to track down.
It's the South Coast of England, 1983-1987, and garage trash has just met punk rock, via 50s Surf, Elvis, Hamburg era Beatles, The Cramps and The Milkshakes.
One band, their stylish fans and their football team's infamous 6.57 crew define the devil may care of an extraordinary time ... and in the process get banned out of existence.
It's a tale of shows at The Klub Foot/The Clarendon Hotel, Reading's Paradise Club and Portsmouth's Basins Dance Hall. Read about mad nights where wrecking, sharks (and the national press), suits, shades and immaculate hair were the norm. Find out why they were debated in the Houses of Parliament and about riots and trouble with a capital 'T'. Read all about it in the accompanying 16 page booklet .... you won't believe what you are reading, but it all happened!
This is the vinyl album that was never released .... so make sure you get your mits on a copy because with the interest we have in this it will sell out.
2 Manta Ray
3 Ain’t Home
5 395 BBK
6 I Want That Girl
7 I'm Gonna Change The World
8 6.57 – You Know You Want it
9 Real Gone
10 Jail Babe
11 Feel Inside
12 I Feel So Good
13 The Girl With The Beautiful Hair