Spys – The Young Ones 7″

spys.jpgThe only good cover version I’ve heard of The Young Ones was done by The Secret. Why did the Spys embarasse themself to release such a shamefull version when the flip Heavy Scene is one mastodont powerpop hit? From the opening with the fliping coin till this song ends on 3:20(ouch!) this give me constant goose bumps.


The Spys released a second 7inch called Daddy Was A Dj that I haven’t heard. But if it’s up there with Heavy Scene then give me a hint.


Country: UK
Year: 1979
Label: Virgin
Format: 7″
The Young Ones
Heavy Scene.mp3

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19,170 Responses to Spys – The Young Ones 7″

  1. steve says:

    “Daddy Was A DJ” was a different band – this was the only release by these Spys.

    Most people who have an opinion on this will probably tell you that The Spys were actually XTC, but no: it was The Young Ones, who did “Rock’n’Roll Radio”.

  2. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Thanks for the info Steve. If someone told me this was XTC in disguise I wouldn’t believe them even though they’re produced by John Leckie. Hard to do a remake on Partridge or Mouldings very characteristic voices.

  3. murdermissle says:

    ohh come on now, I thought Menace did a killer version of the Young Ones….

  4. Bakla says:

    thanks for posting this, I loved the song Heavy Scene so much I had to seek out a copy for myself

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