Wow here it is..... The eagerly awaited next instalment of this highly collectable and cult series. We pride ourselves as the Pebbles series of the Punk Rock scene... In this latest volume we have done something a little different as we have compiled rare tracks from ENGLAND and SCOTLAND.
So let the battle commence…. First up we have THREE UNRELEASED tracks from London’s Small Wonder Punk trio THE ZEROS. This was supposed to be the bands follow up to “Hungry / Radio Fun” but for reasons unknown it was shelved and stayed unreleased until NOW! When our off-shoot ‘Only Fit For The Bin’ label released “Lost Boys” last year, it should of had all the bands recorded output as these tracks were thought to have been lost forever but as fate would have it, the tapes were found AND BELIEVE ME, these THREE tracks are absolute PUNK ROCK killers and blow away their debut single! The next five tracks are by one of St. Albans earliest punk bands, TANYA HYDE & THE TORMENTORS. Forming in 1977 they played all the punk haunts except for the Roxy. Their style was unique and was fronted by Tanya Hyde (she went on to release a solo single in 1979 but this wasn’t Punk). These tracks featured here have NEVER been released before and came from the bands original demo tape that they recorded back in ’77. The last of the English bands ends with Luton’s underdogs ACME ATTRACTIONS who released one great single back in 1980. Here you have the A&B Sides from that rare single and a totally unreleased track by them … TURN IT UP!
Now for the Scottish contingent, first up is a totally unknown band from Edinburgh called BAD WEEKS. Formed in 1979, this band delivers five full-on and in-yer-face PUNK ROCK. I bet you a few hours later you’ll be still humming these tracks! Moving on we have RED LETTERS, yet another obscure band hailing from Newton Grange in Midlothian. This band released a very rare single back in 1979 that featured three great tracks. On this volume you are treated to all three tracks from that rare release and a TOTALLY UNRELEASED track from that same session. Just try tracking down an original copy of that single! The next three tracks are by one of Scotland’s longest running Punk outfits, yes, we bring you FIRE EXIT. These tracks featured here have NEVER been heard before as they were the bands very earliest recordings and were NEVER released until now! They even pre date the band’s debut single! Gerry hasn’t heard these tracks since the day he recorded them as they were on an old reel to reel that he unearthed last year. Side 2 closes with SEDITION 81 who hailed from Glasgow and has gone down in Scottish punk folklore as they released a VERY VERY limited single in 1981 and is one of the hardest singles to find. They rarely come up for sale on the market. So here it is both sides in all its glory! Teen Punk Rock!
Once again it comes with its usual 20 PAGE BOOKLET that is crammed full with all the liner notes from the band’s themselves and features rare and unseen photos.
This CD version features 9 BONUS tracks to the vinyl version.
The Zeros - Chingford
The Zeros - Easy Way Out
The Zeros - Nice Girls
Tanya Hyde & the Tormentors - Till It Stings
Tanya Hyde & the Tormentors - Just Like Your Mother
Tanya Hyde & the Tormentors - Facepack
Tanya Hyde & the Tormentors - No Fun At The Fair
Tanya Hyde & the Tormentors - Sic Sic Sic
Acme Attractions - Anyway
Acme Attractions - Never Again
Acme Attractions - Turn It Up
Bad Weeks - Afghanistan
Bad Weeks - Boredom Town
Bad Weeks - City Life
Bad Weeks - Don’t Trust
Bad Weeks - Programmed Practice
Red Letters - Sacred Voices
Red Letters - Shot In The Dark
Red Letters - Science Has The Answer
Red Letters - Princess of the Nightshift
Fire Exit - Timewall
Fire Exit - Talking 'Bout Myself
Fire Exit - As Long As We're Alive
Sedition 81 - Royal Command
Sedition 81 - Prat Music