The album reached number 7 in the Indie charts in April 1983. The band released two singles form the album, "NEW BARBARIANS" and "LIMO LIFE" with the UK SUBS classic "WARHEAD" on the B-side). Other tracks on the album included the New York Dolls' "HUMAN BEING", Iggy Pop's "I WANNA BE YOUR DOG", plus Vibrators' covers "SEX KICK" and "DRAGNET". Various tours and gigs followed, all in England. In 1985 the band recorded its second album "NO PEDIGREE" at Electrorhythm Studios in north London for Flicknife Records.
Tracks on this album were "WANNA WORLD", "THE WORD", plus covers of such songs as John Lennon's "COLD TURKEY", Marc Bolan's "CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION", and Bobby Boris Pickett's "MONSTER MASH". While the first album had been a full-on punk rock guitar album, this was more of a studio album and even featured the RHUBARB TARTS (REBECCA AND MELISSA) doing lead vocals on "COLD TURKEY", and the sax playing of ANTHONY THISTLETHWAITE (WATERBOYS). The band's final appearance was in 1986 at the 100 CLUB where they started out with MATT BELGRANO (punk model) on drums (no good!), MAX SPLODGE tried to help out but collapsed after a few songs! WATTIE from the EXPLOITED took over the drumstool and the band encored with "TROOPS OF TOMORROW" and "WARHEAD". The crowd went wild and it looked like the band was just beginning, but MATTHEW had already left to join PSYCHIC TV, and ALVIN was off to join IGGY POP. Twelve years later, in April 1998, the original band reformed to make its third album "WIPEOUT BEACH" for RAW POWER UK RECORDS. Recorded and produced by DAVE GOODMAN (he did the early SEX PISTOL demos) at his Mandala Studios in south London, the album featured all new material with the exception of two covers, the title track "Wipeout Beach", and "Hey Joe".
The band did a record launch gig at Camden's DUBLIN CASTLE in November 1998. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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