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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

NUCLEAR SOCKETTS - Overload (5 Track Sampler)


In the late 70’s early 80’s most towns in recession hit Britain had ‘em….Bands….Punk Rawk Bands, practising in bedrooms, parents garages, Youth Clubs and church halls. Many released self-financed tapes or singles it was a time of independence, before everything became up for sale. The Nuclear Socketts were one such band. They came from the flatlands of Norfolk, England; Kings Lynn to be exact, a non descript town where nothing much happened, this is documented on the bands second single Shadow On The Map, a Cure meets The Clash number. Nuclear Socketts were no 3 chord thrash Oi, Oi or anarcho punk band, check out the beat and groove to their first single Pretenders Zeal and the poppy political rant that is Where It Ends, or the catchy Potential Killers. The band were championed by John Peel and played at one of his roadshows at Lowestoft in March 1981 he can be heard introducing the band before they launch into the spikey and shouty Rules and Regulations.
By 1982, after several line up changes RCA/Phonogram records showed an interest in signing the band up, but after that nothing……….until 2007 when Overground records released Overload, a 20 track CD which includes their two singles from 1981 and the aforementioned live @ Lowestoft gig from which these 5 tracks are taken. If you like The Ruts, Stiff Little Fingers and The Buzzcocks, or Subhumans/Citizen Fish then I reckon this is for you. If you like what you hear here then take a visit to Overground Records and buy the CD if money aint too tight.

2 comments:

nekrodad said...

HEY NUZZ, HERE ARE 2 DAVE KUSWORTH CD'S I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU.

You can grab the 'All The Heartbreak Stories' album here:

https://rcpt.yousendit.com/820933874/8916a00ece6ae1a08ee2837c6e42e40c

And the 'Brink' album here:

http://rcpt.yousendit.com/820945802/aada910b60129d8398bcb058ec140a08

Longy said...

Cheers for the heads up on this one Nuzz. Whats the sound quality like on the live stuff like mate?