The Name formed in the late 70's from the ashes of two of Peterborough’s best loved Punk Rock combos - The Gobblinz and The Now. Switching to a more ‘Mod’ friendly sound and now with new singer Ben the band signed a 5 album, 2 single deal with Virgin’s ‘Dindisc’ label, but only released one single in 1980 - the spectacular ‘Forget Art Let’s Dance’. The guys gigged relentlessly starting off supporting ‘The Purple Hearts’, and when their live appeal became evident, being supported by ‘The Purple Hearts’ - they also headlined the famous ‘Marquee’ club and supported ‘The J Geils Band’ on their UK tour. The band’s smart dress and powerful Mod sound led to them being loved by the fans and hailed by the fanzines of the time as one of the most promising acts on the circuit.
Well, you all know the story by now - by the mid 80's the scene went into decline and no-one wanted to know about Mod bands so the group split leaving just one single.....
Until now! Yep - on this ‘ere release we’re giving you the full Monty - everything the band EVER recorded in a studio PLUS live tracks that show us why they were so popular as a gigging band.
We get their first ever demo tracks, a previously unreleased and uncensored version of the ‘Forget Art...’ single (replace ‘Forget’ with a spicy four-letter word...), demo tracks recorded at Richard Branson’s famous ‘Manor’ studios, their second single that only ever got to ‘test-pressing’ stage and live tracks from Huddersfield and Middlesbrough (check out the fight that breaks out mid-song at the Middlesbrough gig - and the DJ’s reaction when the band go off the stage!!!)
This is raw, honest and powerful music - real Soul inspired, Punk fuelled Mod that can only have been written, recorded and released in the heady days of 1979 - 1980.