Varicose Veins – Incredible E.P. 7″

varicoseveins.jpgGeographical Problem appeared on Bloodstains Across the UK Vol. 2 and is sadly the only great track on here. Not much known about the band: “A very rare and early Punk release from 1978. The band hailed from Arlesey in Bedfordshire and released this one and only 3 track EP.“. Do the pogo!



Country: UK
Year: 1978
Label: Warped
Format: 7″
Geographical Problem.mp3
Just Because

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19,170 Responses to Varicose Veins – Incredible E.P. 7″

  1. Rich says:

    Loving these old UK punk 7″s you’re throwing at us! I certainly don’t mind hearing a bad b-side from time to time either.

    • Tony Partington says:

      13 years since the last post so I’m probably shouting into the void, but I interviewed Varicose Veins for The Biggleswade Chronicle (!). I have a copy of the e.p. with our photographer’s snap stuck on the cover. It may have been the only press coverage they got!

  2. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    I understand that you want to hear all the tracks. But we have to make a decision if it’s worth posting regarding the bandwith.

    If you’re like me some of the post will wake up the hunter inside of you and you start searching for the other tracks. A fun hobby indeed.

  3. steve says:

    From Stevenage area. 250 copies. Sometime after the single was released (gigs & mail-order only)briefly played as The Veins with a changed line-up featuring a couple of future members of Fields Of The Nephilim. When the Veins split, band members Phil Parfitt and Alison Pate formed Orange Disaster, who would later become Architects Of Disaster and Perfect Disaster.

  4. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Thanks for the info Steve!

  5. David says:

    My dad was the guitarist for this band. his name is Wayne. i would love to hear any of the material because he hasnt got any to listen to. by the way the band came from Arlesey which is where i live and my dad said he got into the band because he knew how to tune a guitar (i think). seeing as i’m starting a band now i thought it would be interesting to check my dads old stuff

  6. David says:

    oh my god i just realised that you can listen to one of the songs! “what about us in the sticks” my dad still talks about that lyric!! brilliant

  7. LustForDeath says:

    Hey! David,
    Have you or your dad saw that page about his band?

  8. LustForDeath says:

    Ah,there was already a link to that page in the text! My bad!

  9. David says:

    yeah i checked out that one too, thanks. he hasn’t seen it yet but when he comes round next i’m going to play him geographical problem for sure!

  10. Stan Stump says:

    Hi Wayne,
    I was the drummer for the Band, teii ywer Dad hello frm me, I have MP3’s of the record if he wants them

  11. David says:

    yeah that would be great, thanks. msn is the only way i can think of sending mp3’s like that. my msn is

  12. allcik says:

    hahha,this ep is fucking great,i have this on vinyl

  13. Harriet says:

    my auntie alison has only just told me about this band she was in! im in baldock!..need to know where i can listen to the tracks!x

    • Stan Stump says:

      Hi Harriet,

      Leave an email here (take out a new one for this only as its public) and I will send MP3’s of the Incredible EP and some tracks we cut in a Studio.

      Say Hi to Alison from me.


  14. johnnytee says:

    i have a copy of the incredible ep. got it in ’78; there was an ad in either sounds or nme and i sent off my £1.25 and had the record posted to me. it must have been delayed cos it had a scrap of paper with ‘ john, this is rare, and although the recording is rough, the songs are great.
    the veins
    p.s. sorry for the delay.’

    i may put it on ebay next year. if i do, i’ll leave a message on here in case anyone wants to bid on it.

  15. Candy says:

    The B-side Hiroshima is infinitely better, with home made synthesiser sounds. I know someone who saw this band perform live!

  16. I was in the the band says:

    A good laugh stan stump fell through his drum kit at the roxy he was out of it

  17. ronaldo biggs says:

    the clash fucking hippies ,elvis castello fucking pop’ god save the pistols the real thing kings road and all that

  18. ronaldo biggs says:

    i coshed the driver and i will cosh you that ep is shit u gotta gotta fight for our love by ceryl cole is better

  19. ronaldo biggs says:

    if people are daft enough to follow hitler they will buy any thing do your self a favour and listen to the doors break on through to the other side bye bye

  20. Wayne says:

    Wayne was so good looking and gifted all the other members of the band were cunts and were really into slade and gary glitter

  21. ClashSUK says:

    This not so good – oh well, back to the stamp collecting.

  22. Rave on says:

    R.i.p. Phiiip parfit a legend in his own mind.

  23. I have wanked on my copy dressed as hitler

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