Friday, 17 February 2017
THE VIBRATORS - News Mania!
2017 sounds like it's gonna be a buzzin' year for 'Punk Rock royalty' The Vibrators, with a 4CD Box set soon to be released by Cherry Red Records, which compiles all their recordings for Epic Records between 1976-78 and BBC sessions. Disc's 1 and 2 are the classic albums Pure Mania and V2, both have bonus B-side single tracks. Disc 3 comprises three BBC John Peel show sessions and the four songs they performed on the Old Grey Whistle Test TV show. Disc 4 Is the full nineteen raw mixing desk recording from The Marquee, London in the punk rock summer of 1977. Forty years later and The Vibrators are about to release their 29th album; Past, Present And Into The Future, through PledgeMusic, the album will feature all original members; Knox, Pat Collier, Gary Tibbs, Jon Ellis and Eddie, plus Pete and Darrell from the current line-up. After a listen to the two stomping and slow burning tracks; Just Another Day and Loose Change (which are available for pledgers to download) and you know the rest of the album is gonna be worth more than just a listen. Details about the Box set can be found here at Cherry Red Records, and to sign up for the PledgeMusic Campaign click here. In uncertain and unstable times, it's good to have something solid to hold on to and The Vibrators are rock solid!