The Crack – S/T 7″

This is a re-post from June the 25th 2006. Added new scans and high quality rips.

From HC to some old powerpop/mod/punk by the obscure The Crack. Making The Effort is a fantastic punk stomper that I don’t think been comped yet? The b-side Easy Street sound very much like Flying Again by The Members in the beginning. It’s a great song but just a tiny tiny bit too long. Found some info about Steve Larkman who’s responsible for the writing of both the songs:”Records with the band The Crack featuring the tracks Easy Street and Making The Effort which were played on Radio 1. The band split amidst a legal battle with the record label…“.

Country: UK
Year: 1980
Label: JSO
Format: 7″
Making The Effort.mp3
Easy Street.mp3

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19,170 Responses to The Crack – S/T 7″

  1. James says:

    Cool! never heard this before and never expected it to be this good, thanks Peter.

  2. Laika says:

    GREAT stuff! Making The NiteOwl rules!!!

  3. dylan says:

    mmmmmmm…poppy!… it makes my ass want to dance…

  4. Gus says:

    I was the bass player of the band. If you are interested in where are they now go to and leave a message on the forum

  5. Josh says:

    HEY ALL. u guys soud like u got if fro m mwhite boy nit nigger.

  6. Josh says:

    fuck the base it takes to manylive

  7. Josh says:

    i dont see 2 close frindsi never anymore because of it,

  8. Mat Gard says:

    What City in the UK did this band originate from? Any idea?

  9. Is this a different Crack than the one who put out an LP in 1989? They’re also british and are still together. Their stuff has been reissued on Captain-Oi! and they were quite good.

  10. fil cooling says:

    great A side, Not the same band as the “lumped with the oi! crowd” Crack,,that was Steve Jones,Shane Woolridge..
    B side is a bit meh..

  11. mudcrow says:

    The Crack were from Hull.
    Band members were Bernie Laverick (guitar,vocals), Gus Wilson (bass), Paul Hewson (drums), Steve Larkman (guitar,vocals)

    info from The modpoppunk archives
    (The “oi” band The Crack were from London)

    • pope sherburn says:

      The Oi!-tinged version of The Crack were from CHELTENHAM not London, ya thick bastard!

      Needless to the say the posted 7″ is by The Crack from HULL, but wanted to correct the drivel of this bumpkin.

  12. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Let us all agree on that this a different The Crack then the later one that got signed to RCA. So let´s talk about THIS The Crack that´s been posted here.

  13. sir hake says:

    i hear this record by my old friend punky76 great punky

  14. Polly says:

    I’ve never heard such a load of bollox in all my life from posters claiming this band as their own. They weren’t from Gloucester or Cheltenham – they were from Hull.

    I can give you the addresses of at least two of the members.

    • The Flakes // Drummer says:

      They where from Hull. We know that:”mudcrow says:
      January 13, 2009 at 11:15 am
      The Crack were from Hull.”

  15. mark mobley says:

    makes for good reading though. so there were two crack bands. wouldnt surprise me if theres more

  16. Tony says:

    Does anybody remember JSO records first signing, I think they were from Hull too The Odds

  17. chris says:

    I was wondering if anyone could help. My dad passed away 31st december last year. And I’m trying to find out the name of his old band.

    His name is wayne keith taylor, lived in hessle and went to sydney smith shool.


  18. Igor says:

    I think you’re talkin about two different bands, the one I know was born in Cheltenham in 1981 and won Battle Of The Bands in 1982.
    They made 3 singles Going Out and Don’t You Ever Let Me Down in 1982 and All Or Nothin’ in 1983 before split up. Steve Jones reformed tbe band in 1986 with another line up and made an LP in 1989 In Search Of The Crack.
    They’re still playing with a different drummer.

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