The Prefects – S/T 7″

I would´ve hated Going through… in my younger years and any other day. Today I find myself captivated by the monotone kind of boring song. Guess I´m just in the right mood for it. Accompanies life pretty well: up, work, home, bed. Repeat. But ok what REALLY makes this record stands out is the ASTONISHING Things in general. Would easily fitted quiet well into the Raw catalog. Proto hardcore with assorted sloppiness, a guitar sound to die for and an amazing singer.

Country: UK
Year: 1978
Label: Rough Trade
Format: 7″
Going Through The Motion.mp3
Things In General.mp3

This entry was posted in 1978. Bookmark the permalink.

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

  1. Dan says:

    May be worth mentioning that these and several other awesome songs were released on the criminally neglected CD The Prefects are Amateur Wankers:

    Seriously, I don’t know why this doesn’t get more attention. There’s a few songs even shorter and faster than Things in General, and a few even longer and more artier than Going Through the Motions.

    Download “Faults” at that above link for starters.

    • The Flakes // Drummer says:

      Listening to the previews in iTunes right now. Holy shit. Yeah WHY didn´t it get more attention? Need it.

      • Dan says:

        One theory…Pitchfork didn’t review it, for what it’s worth.

        And maybe we didn’t market it great. I thought it would appeal to both “class of 77” punks and art-rocking post-punks. Maybe each group thought it was just about the other. Maybe they just didn’t see it. I swear that it’s just about as good a representation of the growth of a band from primal early UK punk to post-punk artiness as comps like Joy Division’s Substance or Wire’s On Returning.

      • Ian says:

        Two words: C. D.

  2. Smitty says:

    Heard of but never heard it before. Love it. Reminds me of borderline rock punk going post like Swell Maps, Subway Sect, non-pop Soft Boys, etc. Thanks.

  3. sir hake says:

    is a funtastic record,cheap punk original no commercial great lovly wonderfull real amazing 70s punk monster no future in 2010,this is real.sir hake

  4. DÄSZ D. says:

    Love the Bassline

  5. Jon Sav says:

    Glad to see this fantastic 45 getting some attention. As well as the fantastic comp that Dan talks about, “Amateur Wankers”, Caroline True released a ltd ed cd, 500 copies, of the Prefects live at the Festival Suite, Birmingham in 1978. They are the great lost UK punk band.

  6. Hipfit says:

    Thank you! This rules!!

Leave a Reply to DÄSZ D. Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.