The Necessaries – You Can Borrow My Car 7″

necessaries_cover.jpgA two side killer 7inch that you can pick up cheap. Both tracks are driving melodic punk rock of the finest sort! And a connection to Vibrators first 7inch We Wibrate with Chris Spedding: “When Chris Spedding moved to America at the end of 1978 he had a year’s contract to play with Robert Gordon. While in New York he began sitting in on rehearsals with a local band The Necessaries.”. AND to the Modern Lovers: “Ernie Brooks on bass. Brooks once in the Modern Lovers, but left when Jonathan Richman’s eccentricities became too demanding. “..his ideas of what the music should be changed so fast that it was impossible to keep up. At one point he decided that electricity was the work of the devil – that’s why he insisted on switching to acoustic guitars.” said Brooks.”. Read all about it here: The Necessaries Biograpy.


Country: USA
Year: 1979
Label: Spy
Format: 7″
You Can Borrow My Car.mp3
Runaway Child(Minors Beware).mp3

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19,170 Responses to The Necessaries – You Can Borrow My Car 7″

  1. malfeitor says:

    Didn’t know about the Modern Lovers connection, that’s a good quote from Ernie.

  2. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    ha ha yeah :). Jonathan Ritchman and Brian Wilson in the same band would be a nice combination. Ops forgott Syd Barret(may he rest in peace) too.

  3. Rich says:

    What an absolute belter! John Cale production I believe and the group also went on to feature Arthur Russell (maybe his name’s listed on this one too?), the man whose odd disco productions from the 80s, downtown NYC, came back big time for the Rough Trade/ Other Music crowd.

    This record’s about £20 these days though, innit? Still not cheap

  4. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    You can find it for like $9.00 at eBay. Pretty cheap I think.

  5. Rich says:

    I’ll keep an eye out!

  6. Charles says:

    actually this record came out before Chris Spedding joined the group. The lineup is Ed Tomney (gtr/voc), Ernie Brooks (bass), the late Jesse Chamberlain (drums) and Randy Gunn on the other
    guitar. Gunn left early in the Necessaries story
    to pursue an unsuccessful solo career. He was
    replaced by Spedding, who didn’t last long, and then
    Spedding was replaced by Arthur Russell, who stayed with the band until they fell apart about 1981. The combo featuring Russell made an album which was released in two slightly different versions with different covers, under the titles
    “Event Horizon” and “Big Sky”. Although the Necessaries were an NYC band, neither album was released in the USA, they were only available as UK imports, and the album, without any promotion from the label or much interest from the band, made very little splash. Interestingly, with the recent revival of interest in Arthur Russell, few of the Russell biographies even mention his stint with the Necessaries!

    see also
    and the comment I posted there.

  7. omopr says:

    at least. this is 79 and great. bands like blink 1xyzz made 3 albums just around this song,
    earnd a lot of money but didn´t understand nothing (or the clever way..).
    the capitalistic smile, humor me…..


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