V/A: The Romford Stompers/Mary And Ken 7″


I know I know it sounds exactly like the Pistols has entered the grooves for a few seconds. But then! Yeah then we’re up for some catchy killer UK punk. Soooo catchy it hurts. If you won’t be humming to Dead Girls for a couple of hours after spinning you got no sense for how a great melody is made. You need a chord or three and a good idea to wrap around them and you’re there. Sounds easy but harder to execute. If Romford Stompers did anything else then this I don’t know. Please tell me that’s so. The flip with Mary And Ken ain’t something for the punk purist. Here we’re offered a silly and annoying synth song. I like it. And this is what makes old comps and splits more enjoyable then many new records: the mix! Punks and Synths unite and fight against the system!

Country: UK
Year: 1981
Label: Rott
Format: 7″
Dead Girls.mp3
Ken Happy.mp3

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19,170 Responses to V/A: The Romford Stompers/Mary And Ken 7″

  1. dewey decimal says:

    Dead Girls is almost cool, but not quite. Thanks for another record I’ve never heard (wish I’d still never heard that Ken garbage).

  2. Jay Thurston says:

    The B side sounds like a lost Adam and the Ants track. I actually like it a lot. The A side…well, you already knew I would love it!

  3. Ian says:

    I like the a-side all right, but my favorite part is the sleeve.

  4. martyn says:

    Great song the A side, B side interesting…
    what about THE FREEZE IN COLOUR EP…

  5. Brian C. says:

    I could understand and pity someone for not enjoying Mary and Ken. But not liking Dead Girls? C’mon, that’s awesome! What’s wrong with people?

  6. Brian C. says:

    How about something from the early DIY group The Warm?

  7. Mike Danger says:

    Love dead girls so much.


    Noticed they dont mention the B side at all, they just say two songs. hahaha

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