(We’re on a roll now… It has been just one year since volume 9 hit the streets and WE’RE BACK with Volume 10 already!
After much searching and detective work we bring you a splattering of more undiscovered gems plus a few old hard to find favourites.
First up we bring you THE FEATURES who were another old Roxy Club Punk band from Orpington in Kent. Both tracks have been taken direct of the master acetate that the band had cut in 1978 and pressed up 500 copies on their own Progress label. The next band THE INNOCENT BYSTANDERS is a real coup for us as its features TWO unreleased tracks from this obscure London based band. This is the same band that released "Where Is Johnny" on a split single with the "Debutantes" on the ‘ROK’ label in 1979. I can’t stress to you how good these tracks are…. Full OF ATTITUDE with sneering vocals and the story behind this band is awesome! Tracks 5 & 6 are brought to you by VAIN AIMS who are a VERY obscure Welsh band who only ever did one gig and split but in their very short existence they managed to record and released a single to die for and is SO hard to track down as only 500 were pressed. What stands out for me on these two tracks are the vocals and the catchiness of the songs….. I can’t believe this record is not on every body’s wants list, I put that down to the fact hardly anyone knows about this release! We finish off side two with a North London based band called FENZYX who were mainly made up of ex members of Demon Preacher and released a sole 7" on the collectable ‘Ellie Jay’ in a pressing size of just 500 copies again in 1981.
Side two kicks off with the RAREST UK Punk Rock single ever pressed. YES, the GREAT BRITISH HEROES (aka GBH), both tracks have been taken from their withdrawn Lightning Records release. When this single surfaced a few years ago, ALL the collectors around the world went into total meltdown and were shocked that it was actually pressed, NOT even the band were aware! We now move onto another old favourite of ours as we were the first ones to crack the mystery of Birmingham’s ANTI-SOCIAL. Most collectors would of heard these tracks by now but we wanted to share the story behind this band. The penultimate band THE PEROID hail from the outskirts of Manchester and were mates of The Buzzcocks. This band started off life in 1976 and did go through a few line up changes but did get their act together enough to enter into a studio. Sadly over the years, the master tape had got lost and these tracks have been salvaged from an old cassette found at the back of a draw. Now onto the band that closes this volume for us are UNDERDOG who were from Harlow in Essex. Not strictly a Punk band as they were on the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene but we thought it was a cross over single. PLUS both sides of the single are a FULL ON ATTACK of NOISE and in the true punk spirit they formed their own label and self financed a run just 500 copies – another tough record to find! So there you go… I hope you enjoy another album filled with rarities and great tracks!
As per usual, the release comes with an A5 Booklet that we had to run to 20 pages this time than the usual 16 as there was just too many great stories and we didn’t want to leave anything out! The booklet includes informative sleeve notes by the bands themselves which includes many rare photos, memorabilia etc. <<< ONLY 600 COPIES PRESSED>>>)