Here’s the first release out of the three 7 inches the nice lads (who also gave us the smasher Drums over London) managed to release before they disappeared into thin air. Too bad as they sure had everything it took to make it into the bigger league. GoodÂ musicianship, clever arrangements and not to forget highly memorable and catchy songs.
Maybe the band would have been more known if they had managed to release this EP before The Rezillios released their song Top of the pops, but who knows. What is known is that it took way too long for the label to release this gem, thanks to problems with the pressing plant. Makes me wonder what kind of people who works at pressing plants, as my experience from releasing records is that they always manage to delay records each and every time, and always with a dumb excuse. Let me know if you wanna hear their last 7″ as well.
Top of the pops.mp3
Time Will Tell.mp3
Punk A Go Go.mp3
Great,the last single had Mary Millington,true?if i remember well it was anice song…thanks a lot!
I’d love to hear the other 7″.
yeah me too! This is nice stuff…& Drums over London was also great. Can they keep it up for the third? We stay tuned…
Yes, please post the 3rd record. This is incredible!!!
let hear the last 7inch please mate.
OK, the 3rd 7″ will be posted here later on, but a word of warning about it. The drummer had by then left the band, so they used a drum machine instead…
Great! Drummers are overrated anyway.
That one certainly was..
andrew fullerton (ex Disco Zombies drummer!)
by the way we had the same comversation every time for every new song
me “yes good song, what kind of drumming did you have in mind?”
Andy Ross “I thought a kind of ug chugga ug chugga….” arms waving to show how drums are played.
Great description! That’s the way I play drums as well, just vawing my arms and the drums sounds ug chugga ug chugga.
I used to have a vinyl copy of this EP- “Punk A Go Go” is my favorite track. What a great band. I am glad they veered more into DIY type of sounds- “Drums Over London” (which I first heard on this here blog) is my favorite. I used to also have a copy of their last single, the “Here Come The Butts/Mary Millington” 7″. That one is the weirdest of their records, but it kind of grows on you after a few listens. Martin- thanks for warning the unsuspecting people of the drum machine on it. If I remember right, Mary Millington was some porn star or something in the U.K. at the time.
…and here’s a short story about Mary Millington:
I have a spare copy of this one for sale here; http://www.tradera.com/DISCO-ZOMBIES-INVISIBLE-EP-7-KBD-PUNK-1979-UK-LYSSNA-auktion_92317082 + 2 more records that might be interesting. Shameless self promotion…
Hi Folks, I was owner of the label that put this out. Just for information, the delay between recording this and putting it out was because the small company that I had chosen to do the mastering and pressing had some financial problems and we had to resort to threats of naming and shaming in a problem column that Sounds Mag used to run to get the first pressing done.
Once out it did sell very well and I agree with others that if it had have come out before the Rezillos tune things could have turned out quite differently
Oh Well !
Funny thing is my dad was the guitarist on the first ep, Johnny “guitar” Hawkins. If you guys have any questions I could pass them on to him.