Detour Records are extremely proud to present to you one of the most long awaited and highly anticipated releases to ever grace the label.
Formed in late 1978 by the Burke brothers and friend Martin Wilson, The Directions have gone down in Mod folklore, and now we present to you their entire recorded output on one disc — 22 tracks in total.
The band hailed from the ‘Goldhawk Road’ area in Shepherd’s Bush, London, an area synonymous with 60’s Mod legends The Who. Taking their name from one of their early songs, the band hit the London gig circuit, starting at The Trafalgar and moving on to the famous Greyhound in Fulham.
In 1980 the band released their one and only single, the infamous ‘Three Bands Tonite’ on their managers ‘Tortch’ label. 2000 copies of this single were pressed, but 800 got destroyed in a flood in their managers office, making this one of the most collectable releases of the Mod
Revival era, they also had two tracks featured on the ‘Beat Generation & The Angry Young Men’ compilation album.
The band called it a day in the early 80’s, with some members going on to become ‘Big Sound
Authority’, but their name has lived on in the hearts and minds of Mods everywhere, and now we give you everything you’ve ever dreamed of. 22 tracks, featuring the great single tracks, the compilation appearances and 18 TOTALLY unreleased studio tracks, this is a truly ESSENTIAL release, get it now!