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Sunday, 10 January 2010

DESIGNER - Mickey Boy (7" Vinyl-Rip)

Scant information on the worldwideweb about this bunch of Brighton, England Rock’n’Roll Reprobates, I could find fuck all to be exact, so here’s to this post putting an end to that. I first came across Designer after reading a piece in Melody Maker sometime in 1997 (See above scan) and they sounded like they might be worth checking out; they talked the talk, could they walk the walk? only one way to find out, send off a stamp for a free copy of their debut single, Fuck me what a single; it’s a great slice of New wave of New Wave Brit-Pop Post Punk. Mickey Boy sounds like The Heartbreakers having a fight with Wire and Magazine and winning. On the B-Side Cheap Meat and Tiger Feet; Wire and Magazine win. Great stuff, for those who like S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men but hey don’t just take my word for it, check it out here! It’s gonna be one of those try it and see, and delete if you don’t see posts. Either way, welcome to the web Designer. One last thing, I did get in touch with the band about possibly promoting a gig for them, and was informed that the band were wheelchair bound so would need disabled access to the venue. Fortunately the venue was a Youth Club and had complete access for the disabled, so it wouldn’t be a problem. I told the band this and never heard from them again, was this a wind up on the bands part or or cynicism on mine? Who knows, but if anyone does have any more info on Designer please leave a comment. Enjoy and/or Destroy!


Longy said...

Sounds very interesting Nuzz. Gonna grab it now and lisyen tomorrow seeinga as my eyes are hanging here. Cheers mate.

Paul Final Curtain said...

Nice One mate

nekrodad said...

thanks alot amigo

allyramone said...

this is amazing !!!
2 wonderful lost gems !!
thank you

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up on this brilliant 7". Just found & snagged a copy on ebay :)