London Zoo – S/T 7″

London Zoo who’s members where in Blunt Instruments who released a great underrated single. If you favor punk rock with melodies then this is your thing. Receiving End is THE killer track. Incredible catchy guitar riffing going on. Another guy with excellent taste has posted this one too. Yeah of course I’m talking about James/Worthless Trash: London Zoo the b-side isn’t too far behind in catchiness but the chorus is just not that interesting.

Hey, even Andy Partridge(XTC) gave this a good review as found in Mario Pancieras fantastic 45 Revolutions book(get it if you haven’t already): “Great cover, muscular sound, flexes well, well displaced record, can’t put my finger on it. Elusive, jumpy, twisting, left the turntable smoking a little, smells good.” Andy Partridge, Smash Hits, Sep 20/Oct 3.

Country: UK
Year: 1979
Label: Zoom
Format: 7″
Receiving End.mp3
London Zoo.mp3

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18 Responses to London Zoo – S/T 7″

  1. Wow, great! Reminds me of the mighty Bureaucrats! KILLER!!!!

  2. Jay Thurston says:

    I rather like this one…thanks.

  3. jeffen says:

    I keep wondering if we’ll tap the supply of late 70’s obscurities (“Peak obscurica”?) but so far the supply of great-yet-unheard songs seems bottomless.


  4. hey man! how r things? i see the music still flowing quite well thru here. yeah i’m gonna get around to downloading all the new post sometime n check it out.. just got a slow ass wifi signal right now.. hey by the way, i’m on Criminal IQ Records now. the EP should be out sometime next month.. it`s in the final stages of production.. just gotta wait a bit more. but yeah if i sent you a copy, would you post it up and review it man? that’d be awesome dude. plus if theres a cool record store around where you live, maybe i could send a few copies and you could drop some off for me? i mean like i could just send them straight there.. i just figured you would know the place/guy real good. anyways, email me and let me know what you think of all that.
    thx dude!

    -Mat DaFuc

  5. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Hey Jeffen, so far there´s much stuff left. Things posted here is just a small portion of what´s out there.

    Punk N Rock: congrats to the deal. would love to get a copy and i think there´s some store that might sell it here.

  6. Steve says:

    This and their stuff as Blunt Instrument is excellent. I wish these guys had recorded an LP!

  7. Jay Thurston says:

    I think it is time to post a new record…what do you say??? I am not getting any younger…

  8. Hairy Palm says:

    this is quite fantastic.

  9. Charlie M says:

    I can see why Partridge dug this – really great.
    As you’re not averse to suggestions for postings Peter….How about some AD 1984? I have the “Russians…” 7″ but always wondered what the other(s?) sound like.
    And I’ve always been a huge fan of the 1st Transistors 7″ (“Riot Squad”) but had never even heard of their 2nd (Mother’s Pride) until a year or two ago. Worth a post?

  10. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Here’s a record I posted though ;). Sorry don’t have the AD 1984 or Transistors 7″‘s. Didn’t Always Searching for Music post something AD 1984?

  11. Charlie M says:

    U r sorta right – ASFM also posted a request for info on AD1984’s Time Through Everybody’s Eyes / ? (Grand Prix GP-012, 1983) and 1984 / Mushroom Music (Grand Prix GP-014, 1983) – they’re as desperate as me…..

    Not been able to find any reference to any one having heard the 2nd Trannies 7″. Never even seen one either. Weird – both were pressed by the band on Open Circuit and the 1st was EVERWHERE (pie shops, DIY centres, aquariums…….) in the early-mid 80s. 2nd is more elusive than….something that’s fairly elusive.

  12. JG says:

    Incredible! Thanks!

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  14. Adamski says:

    What a great little single! Really catchy, like a cross between The Jam & The Clash. Downloaded this from you ages ago, but just got round to actually listening to it.

  15. tom says:

    Great to hear this again. As a student I booked London Zee several times for college gigs and went to several of their gigs around London. They were a fantastic live band with tons of energy.

  16. tom says:

    Sorry – that should have been London Zoo :)

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