I will write some lines on the rather obscure bands which appears on the future “The Sound Of Leamington Spa“-list in the near future, but meanwhile it's time to have some words on bands which still makes it on the list yet for various reasons. The main reason is simple, we haven't update the list since 2007. During the last two years “new“ bandnames appears on the scene which have to be include on the list soon. Also, I found a list of bandnames which i put together back in the early 90's. I haven't heard any songs from most of the bands, but reviews from the past makes me very curious about them. If anyone out there has any infos about the following bands, please get in touch !
i once read about them in an fanzine whose name i totally forgot about. Band was around the early 90's and recorded at least one demotape. It's said that they mixed early Aztec Camera with “Luck“-period Style Council. I can't believe and would be a happy man if someone could pass over more infos about them.
Another Aztec Camera-styled band which seems was around the late 80's. No further infos.
Highly praised by the UK Fanzine scene of the late 80's, i have to say honest that i never heard any songs by them.
It's said that they once had a flexidisc called “You Just Poured Soup On My Pyjama Top“ released in the late 80's. A fake ? I really wonder why i never saw this record although i've been looking for it since nearly 20 years.
I KNOW A GONDOLA PANDA
Once released a fine 10“ back in the late 80's. Songs like the Haywains on acid makes this one a pearl. Band appears on myspace, but haven't signed in since a year.
Oh, how i would love to hear their recordings. Feat. Tommy Scott of Space-fame who fronted also great bands as The Australians or The Substitutes. Around in the mid 80's.
Great name, but never heard any of their songs.
THE GLASS HAMMERS
Sheffield-based four-piece. I once read that they mixed Haircut 100 with the soul of Dexy's Midnight Runners. A good thing !
A BAND CALLED JEFF
Early 90's outfit which once released an ep called “Hope“ on the Horizon label. Never saw it in the shops.
GO BUGGY BABIES
Female six piece from London, released one record on Ugly Records the late 80's. It's said that they mixed up early Everything But The Girl with The Specials.
FIVE GO OFF TO PLAY GUITAR
Short-lived Manchester based five piece feat. then named Johnny Dangerously (now I AM KLOOT) and Penny Priest (remember Manchester North Of England compilation). There was once a single release by them called “Black and Blue“. No idea about it's label.
Once had a tape-release on Timebox Records. Not much more is known about them.
Jörg Winzer found the band's (as it seems) sole 7“ release a while ago. Five piece from Kent whose songs will let you think on such fine bands as The Waltones or Summerhill. Thanks to Jörg for the photo !
I once saw them live at Covent Garden back in 1992. Three piece whose songs were not a millions miles away from East Village. Great !
Liverpool-based. No further infos apart from an review which describes the band's song's somewhere between Orange Juice and The Monkees.
Oxford based. Once too jangly for the Melody Maker.
No Idea. It's said that their played songs between the Style Council and The Milltown Brothers.
THE FAMILY WAY
Short-lived band fronted by Graig Gannon (Aztec Camera, The Smiths). I never heard any of their songs. Around in the early 90's.
More obscure stuff to follow soon !