What can we say about Speedball that hasn’t been said before?
One of the few Mod bands that haven’t had the ‘DETOUR’ treatment…
Finally we are proud to announce a full length CD release from Southend’s finest MOD band…. Starting off life as “Idiot”, but after a false start the band re-grouped from a four piece down to a three piece and started playing all the local haunts. Then after a few choice gigs, London beckoned! The band realised they had found their audience and built up a loyal
following of up and coming parka clad fans from the newly formed Mod phenomenon that was sweeping the country… From 1979 to 1981 the band played their hearts out to packed venues.
In this period, the band released one cult status single on local ‘No Pap’ Label which has now become quite a collectable single. Sadly the band imploded in 1981, Rob the main song writer ended up emigrating to downunder, Dave the drummer sadly died a few years ago from Cancer and Guy has been playing with Pink Floyd for the last 22 years.
This brilliant and over due release features both sides of the single, unreleased studio tracks and choice live tracks.
Featuring the following tracks....
No Survivors / Don’t You know Love By Now / 60’s Girl / Is Somebody There? / Billy Gets What Billy Wants / Please Don’t Stare / Boys and Girls / Billy Gets What Billy Wants (Live) / First Time (Live) / Test Tube Baby (Live) / Running Blind (Live) / Look What I Did Today (Live) / Don’t You Know That (Live) / Round and Around (Live)
Comes with an eight page booklet with rare photos and sleeve notes by their ex manager Roger Allen.
A release not to be missed!