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Tuesday, 29 April 2008

DEMO DAY









What I know about both these bands could be written on the back of a postage stamp, but here goes. The year 1987, the place London. THE LOVELESS included a former guitarist from Lords Of The New Church (Al) a bassist from Diatribe (Tim) and a drummer who used to be in The Gunslingers(Neil), more about them in a later post. The three tracks on this demo are A+ Punk’n’Roll, similar to The Vibrators and Chelsea, catchy choruses and hooks guaranteed to get you singing along, don’t think record companies were impressed, because as far as I know, no records were released. ROMEO STREET GANG on the other hand released one 12” on Jungle records Heavy House / Money Talks, the three tracks on this tape sound similar to Big Audio Dynamite and Lightning Strike, a slab of “heavy bass and drums shattered by guitar and keyboards” so says the press blurgh that came with the tape, which doesn’t say much else except “The gang aint just four musicians!! We’re coming from all directions.” So there yer go, the postage stamp is full up just room to say click here! For The Loveless and click here! for Romeo Street Gang.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

That letter is a strangely endearing reminder of how most people used to communicate in pre internet days.

Love the 'pp.' and 'Encs.'

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

I know anon, how times have changed, dunno if it's for the best or the worst, we just have to adapt I suppose.

Harry said...

Romeo Street Gang had at least two legendary LU7 PX faces in the lineup, Daryl Forster and Nick Hawkins

The lonk between them and BAD is interesting as Nick played with BAD II, I have it on good authority that Daryl did as well at some point

Sadly, Nick is no longer with us, he is greatly missed by many (he was an intelligent, articulate character who left his mark on me)

Harry said...

just revisited RSG, sounds different to the demo I had, mine was more Clash orientated

This sounds like it has a Chiefs Of Relief feel to it, again another splendid band from way back when ....

Don't suppose anyone could up something, all my vinyl sadly no more ....

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Alright Harry, are you no longer a bastard, or are you a different Harry, whatever, thanks for the info, wasn't aware of the Luton or BAD II connection. I have moved Chiefs Of Relief to the front of my vinyl to convert pile and have just started the process, as I type, so .........

Harry (the bastard) said...

Nuzz, couldn't be arsed to fo the Google thing so only showed myself as Harry

If you get the Chiefs of Relief stuff sorted I'd be more than a happy man, I'd be a bloody happy man!

Sorry to contradict you though but the LU7 refers to Leighton Buzzard, a place that could so easily be razed and nobody but the Barron Knights and Kajagoogoo would mind

I'm off to listen to the Basement 5 (there's a very tenuous link there pop pickers!)