Nicky Beat & The Beatniks – I Can Hear Voices 7″ E.P.

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Superb and uncomped punk/ powerpop obscurity from a bunch of attractive beatniks from Middlesbrough of North Yorkshire. The band shared members with Protex, Blitzkrieg Bop, No Way and a buch of others, but their lone release stand on it\’s own merits. The title track I can hear voices last longer than your average intercourse, moves slow and might be a bit too much to take for some people with less superior taste than me, so if you’re one of them, flip the record over for more action. Both Starstruck and Split second love are great efforts with melodic bass, great melodies and catchy choruses. The singer is maybe not the greatest singer of all time, but I like his somewhat fey performance. And remember, it ain’t so easy living on 19.50 a week.

Released on Rigid records, the same label as the insanely rare (but unfortunely not as great as it’s price) the Rebels – Suicide/ The leader of the rebellion 7″ and the original r’n’b’ mods from the 60’s who became a sort of popular again new wave band in the late 70’s; Junco Partners )who’s mid 60’s output is better than their later stuff in my opinion). Interesting band story in general, and somewhat simular to Downliners Sect.

I know you’re all wondering why I didn’t scan the poster insert with it’s nice close ups of the pimpled boys, and the reason is unfortunately that I don’t have it. I used to have a scan of it, but I have no idea of where it is anymore. Sorry about that, but have yourself a merry little christmas anyway, you fucking wankers!

Update, latest news, read all about it etc! I found the scan so now it’s there for you to enjoy. 

Country: UK
Year: 1978
Label: Rigid
Format: 7″
Songs:
Split second love.mp3
Starstruck.mp3
I can hear voices.mp3

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5 Responses to Nicky Beat & The Beatniks – I Can Hear Voices 7″ E.P.

  1. James Trash says:

    No shared members with Protex. Maybe you meant to say Amazing Space Frogs? Anyway, nice post and great record. Merry Xmas!

    • Martin says:

      Yeah, they had nothing to do with Protex. No idea of where I got that from… I’m pretty sure I didn’t mix up Protex & Amazing space frogs though, they don’t really sound that much alike. Or wait, protex took their name from a condom & ASF sang about sex! That must be it!

  2. Stephen (AI) says:

    Links don’t work!

  3. Stephen (AI) says:

    Thanks! I love these charming, limp one-offs and am star-struck by “Starstruck.”

    Cool Yule (Jul) everybody.

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