Predator – Punk Man/Paperboy Song 7″

In Hans Backlund’s first comment here, he asked for a post of this 7″, so here it comes. Maybe not as distorted as he thought it was, but it still got a cheap and great sound over all. The guitar solos are actually adding someting to the songs, which is very rare in my book. In this case they are mainly adding a big and gritty fuzz, but with such an intensiveness it’s chocking. Then we got the sound from the hi-hat which is amazing as well. And then there are the lyrics! I which I could add something clever about the brightness of “punk man”, but everytime I try I get stunned by the wittyness and the deeper meaning of the poetry delivered by the vocalist.

As a side note I got this record from frequent commentor Laszlo, who had 2 copies for sale at the same time, this copy in EX with original insert, and one copy in VG + with a xerox copied insert, and I won this copy, which ended $30 cheaper than the shabbier copy. Sometimes ebay is so weird.

This gem never came in a sleeve, but the labels were used for the infamous “Bust! – A compilation of original early worldwide punk rock”. According to the band, Bust! was not the record label though, but just a name they used to fill out the empty space on the label.

Country: UK
Year: 1978
Label: Criminal
Format: 7″
Punk man.mp3
Paperboy song.mp3

First upload fucked up. Now the 2 songs are here in it’s whole glory.

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27 Responses to Predator – Punk Man/Paperboy Song 7″

  1. Holly says:

    Were these meant to be 20 second clips? If so, cool. If not….

  2. Martin says:

    Definitely not meant to be 20 seconds clips, will take a look at it as soon as I get home today to see what went wrong.

  3. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Nice to see some comments coming in pretty fast at least :).

  4. Nice choice here! This is a total tough guy record. I’ve loved it for years, especially “Punk Man”, and it’s cool to see it posted here. This is the kind of record that begs to be cranked up as loud as my fragile middle-aged ears will allow, especially during them gee-tar solos. I have actually gotten a few new postings up on my site lately which is big momentum for me! Cheers.

  5. Ivan says:

    Is WordPress caching content? I am having the same issue.

  6. Ivan says:

    According to

    01-predator-punk-man..> 07-Feb-2012 11:40 1.0M
    02-predator-paperboy..> 07-Feb-2012 11:40 909K

    File sizes are on the small side.

  7. Stephen (AI) says:

    First 20 seconds sound great. Would love to hear more!

  8. Holly says:

    Still short here, but really appreciate your efforts!!

  9. Erich says:

    Definitely among the best 23 seconds songs!

  10. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Both songs in it’s whole are up. Amazing record Martin!

  11. Taiga says:

    Been wanting this single for a very very long time. These will satisfy me for now. Thanks for the upload!

  12. Stephen (AI) says:

    Awesome. The extended versions don’t disappoint.
    The guitar sound is great throughout and the drums sound like they were recorded in the fucking loo.
    Both songs kick ass, but I have to give it to “Paperboy Song.” The guitar is more nuts and it clocks in at 1:52!

  13. Holly says:

    Thank you very much! A really great single.

  14. Monger says:

    It is a killer single..anyone got a spare for sale or

  15. alleywaykid says:

    Solo sounds like Slaughter and the Dogs!

  16. mdgarmager says:

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for this 7″! KBDR always delivers!

  17. ian says:

    great post – paperboy has it all over punk man though – guitar is scuzzier, solo nastier & a neat & tidy timeframe…great stuff. It reminds me a bit of ebenzer & bludgeons ‘how i like this weather’ in a way – & that can only be a great thing! any other predator releases?

  18. Michael says:

    Reminds me of the Bleach Boys – Chloroform single. good

  19. Sam says:

    Just Quick Shout Out to all you Punk Rock Lovers!!! The Duel are Supporting Vic Godard and the Subway Sect On the 10th of march 2012 at the 229 Club. Tickets can be found at!! Hope to See you all there.

  20. sean burns says:

    this song kills it. i wish they hadnt faded out towards the end but its still rad

    • boozer says:

      I have version a friend recorded off a uk radio show which does not fade so early but has the dj talking over it so there is a longer version out there

  21. MarkZero says:

    Punk Man lyrics are on the insert, but what about Paperboy Song? Anybody got the lyrics to it?

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