From Bristol, UK. For some reason these guys sounds very irish to me. Maybe cause of their incredible talent for melodys. Queen And Country is as good as it gets if you like punkypowerpop with a smart arrangement and a hook that will be stuck in your head forever:Uncle Sam Needs You! He wants your eyes to see him through. Brilliant track.
Visions Of Fate is good but a quiet ordinary melodic punk tune. These tracks are from the Bristol compilation “Avon Calling” released in 1979 and then re-issued by Japans 1977 Records.
Label: 1977 Records
Queen And Country.mp3
Visions Of Fate.mp3
Never heard this before, pretty good. On first impressions I’d say the B-side’s the pick – thanks Peter.
I’ll go on James’ line and pick the B-side as well.
During the first 20 secs of the song I thought that it was Attentat, but JÃ¶nsson couldn’t sing in English but it was quite similar ( or maybe not….?)
Can’t you put out some of the more “mainstream” power-pop-classics that I can’t find anywhere Like Rock’n Roll girl & All over the world (Paul Collins’ Beat) and Records “R’n’R love letter”.
If that’s not to pathetique?
The 7â€ these 2 tracks are drawn from was released by the Japanese label 1977 Records a few years back..
The songs originally appeared on the 1980 V/A LP â€œBristol Recorder: Second Editionâ€. The quartet first appeared on 2 compilations for the Bristol based Heartbeat label with â€œAnthemâ€ on the â€˜Avon Callingâ€™ LP and â€œBlue Moviesâ€ on the â€˜4 Alternativesâ€™ 7â€/EP in 1979/80.. Not to be confused with the Coventry based outfit who issued a single on Zama, this lot released just one further 7â€ â€œTogetherâ€/â€Un-Togetherâ€ on their own(?) Recreational imprint in 1981 (more in the pop-dub/reggae style). Thereâ€™s also an early demo (â€œYou Have Been Warnedâ€) on the recent 2CD collection of Heartbeat Records bands/releasesâ€¦
Cheers, Mark Lame
The X-Certs single on Zama wasn’t released, so the Bristol band have the name all to themselves in the shops.