The Perfectors – YT502951D 7″


Remember when Peter did all those “You’ve searched all day for the perfect punk/ power pop song, and here it is” series a few months ago? Well, here’s another one of those! YT502951D is one of the greatest punk songs ever written! The bass riff is razor sharp, tight as a fleas anus, fast & super catchy, the drummer makes no mistake what so ever, insanely steady and not a single hit too much or too little, the guitar got a perfect tone and great attack, the solo is really short and simple and the singer should have gone way further! And then the song has every single ingredients you need to make a massive hit! It’s catchy, fast, short and has a message everyone can relate to! We’re all just numbers, right? To me it’s a total mystery why this one didn’t become a hit, but from what I’ve read about the band and this record, the semi-major label Active are the ones to blame.
Tiny radios may seem a little bit too soft compared to the a-side, but it’s actually a really great track as well if you just give it a chance.

1000 copies pressed, but very seldom turns up in picture sleeve, instead it seems like most copies came in a promo/ company sleeve. This however indicates that the company did their fair share of promotion, but maybe the label sent out so many promos that there were no records left for the shops… What the fuck do I know? Comped on Bored Teenagers vol 3 together with two demo tracks and Every One A Classic!!! vol 2 as well as reissued on 1977 records, who also released a 4-track EP of previously unreleased songs.

And Chano, if you don’t like this one, I have no idea of what you’ll like;)

Country: UK
Year: 1980
Label: Active
Format: 7″
Tiny radios.mp3

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4 Responses to The Perfectors – YT502951D 7″

  1. Ian says:

    Catchy as and got my toes tapping… Big likes! I detect some flares worn by band members… Maybe some plaid too!

    • Martin says:

      Glad you liked it Ian, and I’m sure you’re right about the flairs & plaids as they did their time in the pub rock/ r n’b scene before they released this monster.

  2. Chano says:

    Holy shyte, the A side is freakin’ awesome!! Fast, tight and catchy beyond belief. It could almost be a proto-HC number, if it weren’t for the mellow vocals and clean production. The B side is a bit too polished and posh for my terrible tastes, but i guess it’s still a decent job for the Powerpop genre. Thanks for sharing; this is completely new to me. :-)

    • Martin says:

      Glad you liked it Chano, but a bit surprised it was new to you concidering it’s been comped numerous times. It is insanely catchy though, no doubts!

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