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Fabienne Delsol

Between You And Me - 2022 Reissue

    Over three years in the making, Between You And Me is full of swinging 60’s Ye Ye pop charm including a few French language songs and the single ‘I’m Gonna Catch Me A Rat’. It’s the usual mix of cover and new songs written by George Miller, Peder Bernhardt and fellow Damaged Goods artist Pete Molinari (who also guests on one track) 

    Fabienne Delsol

    On My Mind - 2022 Reissue

      Put together in studio down-time and ably backed by Toe Rag's stable of musicians, On My Mind features Fabienne's customary mixture of both English and French lyrics sung with plenty of coquettish charm. The album marks something of a departure from the jaunty beat-pop and ye-ye of her previous albums however, there's a definite autumnal feel to several of the tracks, putting you in mind of what the much mooted Francoise Hardy/Nick Drake collaboration might have yielded. 

      Fabienne Delsol

      Four - 2022 Reissue

        Four has a more nuanced and mature sound, rooted in Mellotron-drenched psych whilst retaining some snappy French pop and ‘60s garage styles. The original songs are masterfully crafted for Fabienne’s distinct delivery, and both feature a strong ‘60s groove. Carefully chosen covers are lovingly interpreted – take Lyme and Cybelle’s ‘Follow Me’, a heavy-handed garage-folk jaunt, or the stunning take on the Human Beinz’ second album opener ‘Face’. A lifelong devotee of “the Quo”, Fabienne tackles a Spare Parts album track, whilst Francoise Hardy’s smouldering French classic ‘J’ai Fait Du Lui Un Reve’ is ethereally reimagined. 

        Fabienne Delsol

        No Time For Sorrows - 2022 Reissue

          Fabienne moved to London in 1996, almost immediately joining the Bristols, a then studio project consisting of Liam Watson and Ed Deegan, two producer-engineers at Toerag Studios. After two albums, a few singles and several tours of Europe, the Bristols came to an end. Eager to carry on singing, Fabienne went solo. With the help of Liam Watson producing, Fabienne recorded her first album No Time For Sorrows concentrating on a more elaborate but similar style she had previously experienced with the Bristols. 

          Various Artists

          Are They Hostile? Croydon Punk, New Wave & Indie Bands 1977-1985

            An 18 track compilation featuring the best of Croydon's punk and post punk scene! Are They Hostile? Is a new documentary film about the Punk, New Wave and Indie scene in Croydon in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. It takes its name from the first single by Croydon band Bad Actors. To coincide with the film’s release Damaged Goods Records are releasing a compilation vinyl LP and CD featuring bands from in the film including Johnny Moped, The Marines, The Daleks, Case, Fanatics and also bands such as The Straps who played Croydon many times usually at The Star Pub in West Croydon. The CD version also features a specially recorded introduction by the legendary ex-Croydon Greyhound DJ Peter Fox. It’s been argued that Croydon was the birthplace of Punk in the UK, largely due to The Damned and Johnny Moped.

            But there was a group of other, less well-known bands who were part of that scene, or who came just after, but who didn’t achieve the same success or recognition. The film and album attempt to set the record straight by shining a light on bands such as Bad Actors, Case, The Daleks, The Heroes and Fanatics. the music still fizzes with the energy and enthusiasm of youth and the punk ethos of just doing it. And the participants, if a bit older and slightly less slim than forty years ago, come alive in the current interviews as if connected to the mains.

            As the saying goes, “old punks don’t die”, but they do remember. The documentary film takes us through the history of these bands, the people in them, the places they played and, through current interviews with “a bunch of old punks”, what they did next, and how formative and important being in a band was for them growing up. The film is the brainchild of Bad Actor Griff Griffiths and Mark Williams and will premier at the David Lean Cinema in Croydon on 2nd September with a Q & A afterwards by Griff and Mark, and an aftershow party nearby with special celebrity guests TBC. Griff explains: “It’s also a film about being young, being passionate, being part of something.”

            TRACK LISTING

            1 - Bad Actors - Are The Hostile?
            2 - Johnny Moped - Groovy Ruby (Live At The Roxy)
            3 - The Marines - Step This Way
            4 - Slime - Controversial
            5 - Case - Smiling My Life Away
            6 - The Daleks - Tiny Town
            7 - Fanatics - Total Confusion
            8 - The Straps - New Age
            9 - The Heroes - Tarzan
            10 - Bad Actors - One Of Us
            11 - Johnny Moped - Incendiary Device (Live At The Roxy)
            12 -The Marines - Pleasure Business
            13 - Slime - Loony
            14 - Case - I Don't Wanna Kill The Whales
            15 - The Daleks - Rejected
            16 - Fanatics - When The Sun Goes Down
            17 - The Straps - Brixton
            18 - The Heroes - Russia

            The William Loveday Intention

            Paralysed By The Mountains

              Brand new studio album by The William Loveday Intention as part of their “career in a year”! “The cover pic is from a visit I made with my son and friends to the artist Giovanni Segantini's hut in the High Alps sometime around 2016. Segantini (1858-1899), was an illiterate and stateless artist famous for his paintings made in the Engadin. The title track is about living your life through someone else's YouTube channel: a blow by blow account of how their life in the frozen north is more, picturesque, sensitive, fun, enlightened and artistic than yours could ever be.

              'Stood Upon a Chair' is about the villain Jessie James, but without the romance part that is usually added to such tales. 'You Gotta Move', a Mississippi Fred McDowell cover, is one of the best recordings we've ever made. Here I’m accompanied by my wife Julie and my friend Dave Tattersall who plays electric slide guitar. A true gem which should make someone, somewhere, rich and famous. (Or at least make Mick Jagger blush with shame.) Topping it all off we hit a couple of old Headcoats numbers with added verses that reveal the hidden depth behind those impeccable pop songs.”

              TRACK LISTING

              1/Paralysed By The Mountains
              2/Becoming Unbecoming Me
              3/Stood Upon A Chair
              4/Too Many Things That Mean Too Much To Me
              5/You Gotta Move
              6/Joe Strummer's Grave
              7/I'm Unkind
              8/Gun In My Father's Hand
              9/The Day I Beat My Father Up
              10/Joe Strummer's Grave (Reprise)

              Johnny Moped

              The Search For Xerxes - 2022 Reissue

                Johnny Moped's “lost album” from 1990, finally gets a reissue! I like this album, Johnny hates it. But why? I think it’s more “Johnny Moped” than any other album out there. What other album has entirely penned JM songs/ditties like ‘Soldiers’ and ‘Moped Crash’ plus ad-libs and all the other little interludes in between the tracks that are pure “Moped”. Johnny thinks it sounds like a “disco” album, which it does in places, but, hey-ho, it was 1989 and it was the age of Stock, Aitken and Waterman. At the time there had been no Moped band since 1985-ish and certainly Slimy hadn’t been in the band since the early ‘80s.

                Also, there was only one album out there, Cycledelic so there was a lot of songs destined for a follow up album that never happened and it looked like we were going to be a one album band. So, with so much unreleased material and a chronic lack of “mopedisum” I decided to embark on a little project…This album came out in 1990 on Deltic records but the deal was that I had to produce a finished master tape that could go straight to the cutting room and be pressed, so I borrowed a 4-track Teac and a Roland sampler and Roland drum machine and got to work. Some of the tracks sound like they were recorded in someone’s bedroom, that’s because they were, but Captain recorded some great stuff on his 8-track where I had recorded Johnny “live” and handed over a tape for him to work with (‘I’m a Spasm’, ‘Soldiers’, ‘Cut across Shorty’).

                Also, he provided some decent backing vocals on other tracks (‘Corpse Boogie’, ‘Hiawatha’). The album came out in 1990 and to promote it we put the band back together... in a different format. The Johnny Moped Big Band did a series of gigs where we started with two guitarists, bass drums and Johnny for three songs and then swapped to different musicians during ‘Wild Breed’ for another three songs. Then we’d bring the whole lot together for the rest of the set. The photos on the back cover are taken from the “live at the Cartoon” video. Notice Johnny’s original Moped jacket had long gone missing, and he was wearing a grey tasselly “thing” I made for him.

                He didn’t like it at all, so I donated my own studded leather jacket and he’s worn it ever since. The front cover is studio shots taken of Johnny for the album that were never used at the time (how did we end of with such a bad drawing of him instead on the original album?!) So… this has been lovingly re-mastered by Jez Larder after Captain managed to retrieve most of the material from the very old DAT tapes. Some of the “interludes” were missing, and I’ve had to get them off the vinyl (see if you can spot ‘em!). Enjoy!

                Dave Berk - May 2022

                The Courettes

                Here Are The Courettes - Reissue

                  Remastered reissue of debut LP with new sleeve artwork! The Courettes´ debut album from 2015. Recorded in only two days by Kim Kix from the iconic PowerSolo in a small, cramped studio in Denmark. Unpolished tunes - fresh, raw and alive tunes - and the garage is shaking! Minimal overdubs, no editing, no auto tune, no bullshit. Punk straight out of the garage and a lot of riot grrrl charisma. Mixed by Kim Kix and Nikolaj Heyman. The album features eight original songs all in Mono. Now it’s reissued with a new sleeve, and new mastering making it sound better and louder than ever!

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1 - I've Been Walking
                  2 - Go! Go! Go!
                  3 - Money Blind
                  4 - The Boy I Love
                  5 - Push It Too Hard
                  6 - I Wanna Be Your Yoko Ono
                  7 - Shiver!
                  8 - We Are Gonna Die

                  The Snivelling Shits

                  I Can't Come - 2022 Reissue

                    The third ever release on Damaged Goods was the original vinyl version of this album. (FNARRLP3) ‘Terminal Stupid’, their one and only single was one of my favourite singles from 1977 and in 1988 I searched out lead singer Giovanni Dadomo and together we put together this album. It features both sides of their that 7” plus another track they released on the Beggars Banquet compilation ‘Streets’ (Beggars first release), although they had to change their name (to Arthur Comix) as Beggars were worried about the word ‘shits’ on the cover of their album! Anyway we found another six or so tracks, mastered it with Dave Goodman and put it out, at the time Gio had also unearthed one of the three tracks that he cowrote and recorded with The Damned, ‘There ‘Aint No Sanity Clause’ is included on the LP & CD. This is a review of the original album from the Trouser Press website....

                    “The hazard of anyone-can-do-it musical movements is what might get dragged in. Fortunately, the jokey Snivelling Shits - two London rock critics (singer Giovanni Dadomo and guitarist Dave Fudger) and such musician friends as Steve Nicol of the Hot Rods and bassist Steve Lillywhite - were sharply skilled at smuttily satirising the sounds of '77. As anthologised in this archival colored-vinyl document, the band's brief recording career (eight whole tracks, including the viciously irreverent "isgodaman?," originally released on a Beggars Banquet compilation LP under the name Arthur Comics?) included incisive swipes at the Sex Pistols, John Cooper Clarke ("I Wanna Be Your Biro") and the Velvet Underground.” That's history for you!

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1/Crossroads
                    2/I Can’t Come
                    3/Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
                    4/I Wanna Be Your Biro
                    5/Bring Me The Head Of Yukio Mishima
                    6/Only 13
                    7/Terminal Stupid
                    8/Isgodaman?
                    9/There ‘Aint No Sanity Clause
                    10/Terminal Stupid (demo)
                    11/I Can’t Come (demo)
                    12/Isgodaman? (demo)

                    Thee Headcoatees

                    Sisters Of Suave - 2022 Reissue

                      BLACK VINYL REISSUE OF THEIR CLASSIC ALBUM!

                      Four feisty girls from the Medway towns, Kyra Rubella, Holly Golightly, Ludella Black and Bongo Debbie started life as mates of Thee Headcoats doing a few songs on stage and then came the great idea to do a proper album, 'Girlsville' was recorded and a great new band was born. Whenever Thee Headcoats played Thee Headcoatees also did a set, at one time it seemed like they were more popular that the boys, more albums followed and we did a few singles plus a compilation of all their singles on one nice album. They called it a day in 1999 and are now all doing various musical projects. 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1/Davey Crockett
                      2/Ca Plaine Pour Moi
                      3/Santa Claus
                      4/I Gotta Move
                      5/Ballad Of The Insolent Pup
                      6/Johnny Jack
                      7/Swallow My Pride
                      8/Spineless Little Shit
                      9/Headcoat Girl
                      10/My Boyfriend's Learning Karate
                      11/I'm Happy
                      12/Evil Thing
                      13/Strychnine
                      14/Come Into My Mouth
                      15/Young Blood
                      16/Jackie Chan Does Kung Fu

                      The Milkshakes

                      Milk Box

                        A boxed set of 4 CDs featuring four classic albums by The Milkshakes. The four albums in the set are - Talking 'Bout Milkshakes/

                        After School Session/Thee Knights Of Trashe/The Milkshakes Revenge!. THE MILKSHAKES were mainly Mickey Hampshire (Git/Vox); Billy Childish (Git/Vox); Bruce Brand (Drums); Russ Wilkins (Bass). When punk rock group the Pop Rivets broke up in 1980, Billy Childish joined forces with Mickey Hampshire, a Pop Rivets roadie who had been performing in a group called Mickey and the Milkshakes with his cohort Banana Bertie. The two began writing songs together and the group released their first LP, Talking ’bout Milkshakes! in 1981. With Childish and Hampshire sharing guitar and vocal duties, Bruce Brand on drums, and Bertie on bass (later replaced by Russ Wilkins then John Agnew), the Milkshakes’ sound was a primitive blend of British beat groups, like the early Kinks at their toughest, and hard-rocking American guitar instrumentalists like Link Wray. This sound came to be known as the “Medway sound” and the core members have been playing a variation on it throughout their whole careers. The Milkshakes were a very prolific group, recording nine records in their four years together, and the band was very much a blend of Childish’s primitive songwriting and Hampshire’s more melodic leanings. The group also masterminded and backed a Medway girl group, the Delmonas.When Mickey left The Milkshakes in 1984 Childish, Brand and Agnew went on to form Thee Mighty Caesars. Mickey and Bruce now play in The Masonics along with Ludella Black from The Del Monas, and Russ lives in Scotland and fronts the Wildebeests as well as being Lord Rochester.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. She'll Be Mine
                        2. Pretty Baby
                        3. For She
                        4. I Want'cha For My Little Girl
                        5. Ruhrgebeat
                        6. After Midnight
                        7. Bull's Nose
                        8. Shed Country
                        9. Don't Love Another
                        10. Tell Me Where's That Girl
                        11. Can'tcha See
                        12.Love You Through The Whole Night
                        13. Nothing You Can Say Or Do
                        14. I Say You Lie
                        15. Shimmy Shake
                        16. I Can Tell
                        17. Tell Me Child
                        18. Goodbye Girl
                        19. More Honey
                        20. Soldiers Of Love
                        21. El Salvador
                        22. Let's Stomp
                        23. Hide And Scatter
                        24. Jaguar
                        25. That Girl Of Mine
                        26. You Can Only Lose
                        27. Little Minnie
                        28. Cadillac
                        29. I'll Use Evil
                        30. What You've Got
                        31. Girl, It No Good
                        32. I'm Out Of Control
                        33. I Dreamt Last Night (That I Lay Dead)
                        34. Bill's Beat (Instrumental)
                        35. Old Time Shimmy
                        36. Can't Seem To Love That Girl
                        37. Club M.I.C. (Instrumental)
                        38. Despite The Danger
                        39. You're Asking Too Much
                        40. Cassandra
                        41. Green Hornet
                        42. Let Me Love You
                        43. I Want You
                        44. If I Saw You
                        45. Graveyard Words
                        46. Boys
                        47. Little Girl Be Good
                        48. Pipeline
                        49. She Tells Me She Loves Me
                        50. Little Girl (Mumble The Eg)
                        51. Every Girl I Meet
                        52. The One I Get
                        53. Baby What's Wrong

                        The Courettes

                        Back In Mono (B-Sides & Outtakes)

                          10” Mini LP featuring outtakes and re-recorded B-sides from the 'Back In Mono' sessions!!! Back in Mono, The Courettes´ third album, was critically acclaimed worldwide and made it onto numerous best -of -the-year lists in 2021. If, like us, you can’t get enough of Back in Mono, here's some good news! Back in Mono - B-sides & Outtakes is coming out at the end of May, just in time for the band's UK tour! Bringing some more “spit ´n´ snarl garage-meets-Phil Spector pop” (Mojo) in three brand new unreleased tracks.

                          Look forward to hearing the three new smash tunes 'Daydream', 'Tough Like That' and 'Talking About My Baby', all wrapped in a new mix by Wall of Sound aficionado Seiki Sato (Japan) and produced by the hit wizards Søren Christensen & C.T. Levine. Also included are the three non-album B-sides from the band's most recent singles. These B-sides have been newly spruced up with extra instrumentation.

                          Making up the eight tracks is the inclusion of a Courettes rarity - 'So What' was previously only available on a split single with The Jackets released on Chaputa Records back in January.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Daydream
                          2. Tough Like That
                          3. Talking About My Baby
                          4. Last Dance With You
                          5. Only Happy When You're Gone
                          6. Killer Eyes
                          7. The Boy I Love
                          8. So What

                          The William Loveday Intention

                          The Baptiser

                            Brand new studio album by The William Loveday Intention! As part of an incredibly productive year by one of the world's most productive and cherished artists, Billy Childish releases a new LP by The William Loveday Intention as part of his attempt at “a career in a year”. “The Baptiser is titled after John The Baptiser, Christ's teacher who proclaimed that you don't need to make blood sacrifices in the temple of Jerusalem to have communion with God – it's direct one to one in the desert, wearing a camel hair shirt and eating the fruits of the honey locust tree. The LP has many spiritual highs and blaming lows. It should move and sound like the contents of a thinking mind.” 

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1/The Baptiser
                            2/A Library To You And The Self
                            3/A Painted Pantomime Dame
                            4/Mister Smith
                            5/Poems Of Anxiety And Uncertainty
                            6/I'm Good Enough
                            7/Knockin' Of Heaven's Door
                            8/A Framed T-Shirt Remnant
                            9/Poems Of Anxiety And Uncertainty (Blues)
                            10/The Baptiser (Reprise)

                            The William Loveday Intention

                            I'm Good Enough

                              Brand new double 7” by The William Loveday Intention! As part of an incredibly productive year by one of the world's most productive and cherished artists, Billy Childish releases a new EP by The William Loveday Intention as part of his attempt at “a career in a year”. “Four tracks that address the game of being a human being.” 'I'm Good Enough' is a fresh look at Thee Headcoats' classic. 'Failure not Success' speaks for itself - and embodies the quest for un-muddied art. 'Becoming Unbecoming Me' is the story of a Jewish girl in Austria who changed her identity and married a Nazi to escape the death camps. 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' is our version of Bob Dylan's version of 'Too Much Monkey Business' by Chuck Berry.”

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A – I'm Good Enough
                              B – Failure Not Success
                              C – Becoming Unbecoming Me
                              D – Subterranean Homesick Blues (Alt Version)

                              Snivelling Shits

                              Shits Alive!

                                Brand new live album put together by original founding member Pete Makowski and us at Damaged Goods to celebrate the reunion gigs by The Snivelling Shits in late 2018 and 2019. The original Snivelling Shits album ‘I Can’t Come’ was released on Damaged Goods back in 1989 with original frontman Giovanni Dadamo supplying the tapes and helping with the artwork. We started to get to know the other two original Shits, Pete Makowski and Dave Fudger in the 2010’s and Pete was very keen to “get the old band back together” as they say…so they commandeered Tom Crossley on vocals, he was in Giovanni’s second band, Famous Monsters after the original Shits imploded so he was a perfect replacement, another good friend of Pete’s was James Sherry (of Done Lying Down / Toast / Desperate Measures) who took over the drums, and firstly Richard Leeds from Du Bellows and later Moyni from Tom’s current band The Phobics on bass duties.

                                After a few rehearsals they did a low-key warm up gig billed as Arthur Comix, then their first proper gig at the Damaged Goods 30th anniversary gigs at The Lexington on the 15th December 2018 supporting Johnny Moped, swiftly followed by another gig at The Pelton Arms in Greenwich on the 16th February 2019. Both gigs were recorded by Lee McFadden and sounded great, so Pete suggested making a live album up to “celebrate” the events. The Shits went onto play a gloriously unhinged and chaotic set in front of a huge crowd at the Opera House at the Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool in August 2019.

                                That was the last gig as soon after the pandemic hit and very sadly and tragically, Pete Makowski died in late 2021. we’re really proud to have this coming out, albeit a lot later than planned due to the vinyl shortages. It’s a fitting tribute to Pete (who oversaw the artwork and tapes) and the band’s amazing comeback gigs. It also includes two demos from the original line-up that appeared as a very limited 7" for sale at the Rebellion Festival show in 2019, which sold out and is already a sought-after collector’s item! Pete would only let us release it if it was on brown vinyl…so that’s what it is! When the shits hit the fans, one could say. Dedicated to Pete Makowski 1956-2021 and very much missed by us all.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1/Terminal Stupid
                                2/Only 13
                                3/Crossroads
                                4/Bring Me The Head Of Yokio Mishima 5/isgodaman?
                                6/I Wanna Be Your Biro
                                7/Bring Me The Head Of Yokio Mishima (Demo)
                                8/Et Mo, Et Moi, Et Moi (Demo)

                                Deep Wound

                                Deep Wound - 2022 Reissue

                                  REPRESSED AT LAST - Legendary US hardcore band from 1982-83 featuring J Mascis. J Mascis lived in Amherst. There was one punk at his high school and it wasn't Uma Thurman, it was Charlie. They were fortunate to have Ken Reed's great store, Main Street Records, in nearby Northampton. And they could get almost any American or UK punk stuff they needed from the racks or by special order. One day in early '82, J met a Dee Dee Ramone lookalike at the Oi! singles bin. This was bassist Scott Helland. Scott posted a flier soon after looking for musicians into Anti-Pasti, Discharge and the like. J called to audition and had his dad drive him and his drums over to guitarist Lou Barlow's place in Westfield.

                                  They had a singer already, but J got them to replace him with Charlie, and Deep Wound was there. They made a cassette, got a few gigs in Boston with the X-Claim bands (SSD, FU's, Jerry's Kids, etc.) and became the Western Mass band most likely to open for Hardcore visitors. They cut an EP, had tracks on Gerard Colsoy's Bands That Would Be God comp and even did a late-period session with Gerard singing that has disappeared into nada. And every day they vowed to play faster. And they did, eventually developing a blur that could verge on experimental noise. Finally they burned as fast as they could, and realizing that was the case, they stopped. It was 1984.

                                  The rest of the story is well known: Dinosaur, the Outpatients, Sebadoh, Gobblehoof, etc. Most of what Deep Wound recorded is on this disk, and it still sounds pretty choice the hundredth time through (believe me, I know). Like many of their suburban kith, there are huge swathes of Xeroxed style and content, but these patches are obliterated by an underlying fascination with the reckless potential of absolute speed, and an intellectual overlay (albeit in a nascent state) that would blossom more fully in the bands that would follow. But y'know, Hardcore was a really fucking good scene. And Deep Wound were a really fucking good Hardcore band. Living in this society has left a DEEP WOUND. Get used to it

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1 - I Saw It
                                  2 - Sisters
                                  3 - In My Room
                                  4 - Don't Need
                                  5 - Lou's Anxiety Song
                                  6 - Video Prick
                                  7 - Sick Of Fun
                                  8 - Deep Wound
                                  9 - Dead Babies
                                  10 - You're False
                                  11 - Time To Stand
                                  12 - Pressure
                                  13 - Training Ground
                                  14 - Deep Wound
                                  15 - You're False
                                  16 - Your Head In In Your Crouch
                                  17 - Psyched To Die
                                  18 - Sister
                                  19 - Patriots
                                  20 - Never Let You In
                                  21 - Adult
                                  22 - Don't Need
                                  23 - Video Prick
                                  24 - Let's Go To The Mall

                                  Steve E. Nix And The Famous Lizards

                                  Motorcade EP

                                    Steve E. Nix and The Famous Lizards are a new four-piece group led by guitarist/singer Steve E. Nix (from legendary Seattle punk band The Briefs). Accompanying him as The Famous Lizards are bassist Kicks (also from The Briefs), guitarist Emi Pop and drummer Miles Freeborn. The Motorcade EP is the band’s debut release. Available on a limited edition black vinyl 7”, it features four killer pop-punk tracks, just what you’d expect from the prolific pen of Steve E. Nix. “I’m a punk rocker who loves guitars and interesting songs. I really like The Godfathers” says Steve. Steve has been putting out quality underground music since 2000 when The Briefs released their first single ‘Poor And Weird’. After four albums, a slew of singles and relentless touring, The Briefs took a well-earned hiatus. Never one to stay still for long Steve almost immediately formed and fronted The Cute Lepers. With Briefs’ bassist Kicks on board and a rotating cast of drummers, guitarists and back-up singers The Cute Lepers continued to tour across the US and Europe and released three albums, all on Damaged Goods Records, along with a bunch of 7” singles. In 2014 The Briefs started touring again and also began work on an album, Platinum Rats, which was eventually released by Damaged Goods Records in 2019.

                                    Cyanide Pills

                                    The Kids Can't Be Trusted With Rock 'n' Roll

                                      Brand new 7” from Leeds' finest! A taster from their next full-length LP due out later in the year Ever been interrogated by the punk rock police? Are you manufactured by a company? Is your band real or plastic? Have you ever paid a thousand quid for a poster? Can the kids be trusted with rock n roll? Answers on side A.

                                      The Courettes

                                      Misfits & Freaks

                                        A-side from the recent album “Back In Mono”! B-side a new track, exclusive to this 7”! The A-side 'Misfits & Freaks' is a standout track from the The Courettes' third album, Back In Mono. It comes backed with an exclusive new song 'Killer Eyes'. Cheer up, cheer up! It's the end of the world! “We wrote 'Misfits & Freaks' after a bittersweet concert in France in 2020, on our last tour in the pre-pandemic world. We played on the very evening France went in its first lockdown - our show at 9 pm, lockdown at midnight. Back then, nobody actually knew what was a lockdown, what was a pandemic and what the hell we were getting into, so people that day really partied as if there was no tomorrow. The audience and us, we were really having a party at the end of the world! That's how we felt that day: at the end of the world as we once knew it. And I guess we were right on that. It's also an ode to all the misfits & freaks, a call to our punk rock community. We were worried about the possible consequences of the pandemics, with venues being closed and the economic choking of independent and experimental artists. The fear of a boring new world without places to breathe and drift away from the established mainstream cultural diet, a boring new world without the community feeling that only a rock show can create. A call against the normalisation of Netflix and isolation, a hope that us misfits and freaks would survive. And now, two years later, we can say that we did. Cheer up!”

                                        Senior Service Feat. Rachel Lowrie

                                        A Little More Time With

                                          The Senior Service returns with a brand new 10” for 2022. A year or so ago, The Senior Service decided that it wanted to add a little more to its well-honed instrumental sound. On one slightly drunken night out, they approached local songwriter and chanteuse Rachel Lowrie and asked if she’d like to perform guest vocals on some specially written new material. By this time, Rachel had supplied impressive ‘pipework’ on quite a few Medway records so the band was confident that she’d be able to deliver – the band was right. Following a lengthy hiatus in activity due to lockdown restrictions, The Senior Service was finally able to get together to record the new songs, so they piled into Ranscombe Studios to crack on. It soon became apparent that they’d lost none of the chemistry that had made them such a powerful musical collective and the instrumental backing tracks were laid down with relative ease.

                                          It was when Rachel arrived and sprinkled vocal sugar over the tracks that they really began to shine! Intuitively, she understood the approach needed and delivered a made-to-measure performance for each song. this collection includes four original tracks penned by the band plus two rollicking covers of lesser-known instrumentals; John Schroeder’s take on ‘Lovin’ You Girl’ – a slinky slice of lounge grooviness, given a slightly chunkier sound, informed by the band’s musical aesthetic, and ‘Mysterious Land’ – The Chris Lamb Orchestra’s little heard filmic masterpiece; a track seemingly tailor-made for the band to get its musical chops around. So, we invite you to spend ‘A Little More Time with The Senior Service’

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1/Everyone's Stranger Than Me
                                          2/Seasons Of My Mind
                                          3/Lovin' You Girl
                                          4/Just A Little Time
                                          5/If You're Not There
                                          6/Mysterious Land

                                          Various Artists

                                          A Damaged Christmas Gift For You

                                            At long last! Finally on vinyl! Can Fifteen Great Christmas Songs be collected together on one lovely 12-inch vinyl disc featuring bands and artists from the Damaged Goods archives? …you betcha bottom dollar they can! Each song has been recorded with the Christmas spirit in full flow and we’d guess the odd mince pie was consumed along the way as well. The full-on Christmas feeling that is flowing through these wonderful tracks is a joy to behold and we implore you to not just read these sleeve notes but to go crimble-crumble-crazy and actually buy this record and treasure it, not only this year but for many years to come.

                                            We are very proud to have put this album together as Christmas is our favourite time of the year. We love the feeling at special Christmas gigs - the over-inflated people and prices of things and the way everyone just has to go out and drink as much as they possibly can in the name of the good old lord Jesus. We did this for you, and only for you because we really, really care and want to share the joy that only Damaged Goods Records can bring you at this special time of the year. So enjoy some great music from the likes of Will Billy Childish, Miss Holly Golightly, Helen Love, Goldblade & Poly Styrene, The Courettes and so many more and remember, this LP is not just for Christmas it’s for LIFE! Ian Damaged

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1/Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire – Christmas 1979 2/The Courettes – Christmas (I Can Hardly Wait)
                                            3/Holly Golightly – Christmas Tree On Fire
                                            4/Helen Love – Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight)
                                            5/Cuckooland – Silver Bells
                                            6/Wat Tyler – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
                                            7/Thee Headcoatees – Santa Claus
                                            8/Severe – Stop The Cavalry
                                            9/Goldblade Feat. Poly Styrene – City Of Christmas Ghosts
                                            10/Holly Golightly And The Greenhornes – Little Stars
                                            11/Cute Lepers – The Cute Lepers Christmas Song
                                            12/TV Smith – Xmas Bloody Xmas 13

                                            The Courettes

                                            Back In Mono

                                              Brand new studio album from your favourite Brazilian/Danish garage rock duo! The Courettes are back… “Back In Mono”!!! The Courettes proudly present their third album, Back In Mono. It's a milestone in their career so far. You can look forward to some “spit ´n´snarl garage rumble-meets-Phil Spector pop” showcasing the band in top form - great songwriting skills, Spector-esque arrangements, with broader nuances, influences and production qualities added to their garage rock recipe.

                                              Fourteen Wagnerian teen-trash-tragedy masterpieces - it's as if The Ronettes and The Ramones were invited to a wild party in Gold Star Studios’ echo chamber. Fuzz guitars, loud drums, trashy pianos, jingle bells, tambourines and three-minute dance floor garage killers where a Wall of Sound blasts the songs out of the speakers! Produced and recorded by Søren Christensen at Starr Sound Recording Studios in Denmark and mixed by top producer/wall of sound aficionado Seiki Sato in Japan.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1 – Want You! Like A Cigarette
                                              2 – I Can Hardly Wait
                                              3 – Hey Boy
                                              4 – Night Time (The Boy Of Mine)
                                              5 – R.I.N.G.O.
                                              6 – Until You're Mine
                                              7 – Trash Can Honey
                                              8 – Hop The Twig
                                              9 – Misfits & Freaks
                                              10 – My One And Only Baby
                                              11 – Too Late To Say I'm Sorry
                                              12 – Edge Of My Nerves
                                              13 – Won't Let You Go
                                              14 – Cry Cry Cry

                                              Amyl And The Sniffers

                                              Big Attraction & Giddy Up

                                                Amyl and the Sniffers are a punk band possessed by the spirit of seventies Australian rock. Amy Taylor (vocals), Bryce Wilson (drums), Dec Martens (guitar) are former housemates who formed the band, wrote a handful of tunes and released their debut EP, Giddy Up, all in a span of twelve hours. Completing their line up with Gus Romer on bass, the band take their cues from a diverse bunch of legends including AC/DC, Cosmic Psychos, Dolly Parton and Die Antwoord, setting out to have as much fun as possible.

                                                Their 2nd EP, Big Attraction, was released in February 2017, kicking off a stellar year for these young punks. Growing buzz around their blistering live show made the band a hot tip at Bigsound in Brisbane, while the band was added to festival lineups including Meredith and CherryRock17. The band and were invited to join the Cosmic Psychos on their forthcoming November/December tour and capped off the year with a sellout NYE show at the legendary Tote in their home town of Melbourne.


                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Barry says: Amyl And The Sniffers have been a force to be reckoned with on the Australian punk scene (and indeed over here), and this early document of their first two EP's are an absolutely essential purchase. Every bit as incendiary and uncompromising as their LP's, an essential purchase.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1 I'm Not A Loser
                                                2 Blowjobs
                                                3 Mole (Sniff Sniff)
                                                4 Balaclava Lover Boogie
                                                5 Westgate
                                                6 70's Street Munchies
                                                7 Pleasure Forever
                                                8 Caltex Cowgirl
                                                9 Mandalay
                                                10 Stole My Pushbike

                                                The Shadracks

                                                From Human Like Forms

                                                  MEDWAY GARAGE UPSTARTS! 2nd LP! The Shadracks are a three-piece rock n’ roll group hailing from Medway, Kent. With timeless and expert precision the Shadracks play from 37.3 years in the past 33.7 years into the future. The actual origins of the group date back even further with their cultural appropriation of Babylonian 'Rhythm and Punk. A mere 3 years ago Huddie Shadrack and Elisa Abednego had a brief encounter in deserted parkland. Discovering sheared an interest in vacant park benches, herbaceous borders and beat music it became paramount that they form a group - and quickly. After the release of there self titled debut LP, a subsequent live BBC 6Music session for Marc Riley and a fast selling EP, Elle Meshack retired from The Shadracks to peruse a career as a Poly Styrene impersonator aboard a Tahitian cruise liner: SS Honolulu Baby.

                                                  Fortunately for the bass bereft Shadracks an advert placed in the window of a local stationers was answered by a certain Rhys ‘King Nebuchadnezzar’ Webb. A meeting issued and after proclaiming "Oh merciful Marduck, may the house that I have built endure forever” Their followed a two-hour induction ceremony (in which to learn all the new tracks for their forthcoming long player From Human Like Forms and Webb, for it was he, was sworn into The Shadracks fraternity. From Human Like Forms sees The Shadracks achieving giddy new heights in their song writing and performing abilities - pushing their ancient sound 3.7 years ahead of the current lunar time module. Councillor Duxbury. 2021

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1 – Don't Let Go
                                                  2 – No Time
                                                  3 – Barefoot On The Pavement
                                                  4 – Pray
                                                  5 – Count To Ten
                                                  6 – It's All Undoing
                                                  7 – You Are Adored
                                                  8 – Wet Cake
                                                  9 – From Human Like Forms
                                                  10 You Can't Lose
                                                  11 – Did You Like It Then
                                                  12 – Delicate Touch
                                                  13 – Not Yet Been Erased
                                                  14 – No Time (Slight Return) 

                                                  Wild Billy Childish & CTMF

                                                  Where The Wild Purple Iris Grows

                                                    New album from CTMF! On CD, digital and black vinyl LP! Billy Childish - Musician, poet, painter and writer shows no sign of slowing down. The last twelve months have seen him record a “career in a year” with The William Loveday Intention, battle off a debilitating COVID infection and revisit his punk roots with CTMF

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Barry says: The always prolific Childish returns for another storming LP of fuzzed-out punk and jilted rock and/or roll. Screaming guitars segue into jangling rhythmic sections, brilliantly epitomising the melodic duality of this hugely influential character.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1 – Where The Wild Purple Iris Grows
                                                    2 – Mystery Song
                                                    3 – Ballad Of Hollis Brown
                                                    4 – She Was Wearing Tangerine
                                                    5 – Pluma Dorada
                                                    6 – Come Into My Life
                                                    7 – Train Kept A Rollin'
                                                    8 – You Can't Capture Time (Slight Return)
                                                    9 – You Say That You Love Me
                                                    10 – Tunnel Of Love
                                                    11 – Mouldy Fig
                                                    12 – The Same Tree

                                                    The Courettes

                                                    We Are The Courettes - Reissue

                                                      Remastered reissue of the second LP with new sleeve artwork! The Courettes´ 2nd album was produced by PowerSolo’s Kim Kix with Nikolaj Heyman as engineer in 2018. This album goes deeper in its songwriting showing The Courettes´ love for '60s Girl Groups like The Ronettes and Shangri-Las. Fuzzy wild sounds are there, loud as hell drumming also, but some additional elements were added to their garage recipe: soul ballads and a handful of '60s girlie pop. Sonic quality is now stereo and overdubs like organ, piano and backing vocals were allowed – all performed by The Courettes themselves, of course! Including 'Boom! Dynamite!', 'Time is Ticking' and 'Voodoo Doll' (featuring horror movie legend Coffin Joe).

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1 - Hoodoo Hop
                                                      2 - Time Is Ticking
                                                      3 - Come Inside
                                                      4 - Nobody But You
                                                      5 - T-C-H-A-U
                                                      6 - Strawberry Boy
                                                      7 - Voodoo Doll
                                                      8 - All About You
                                                      9 - The Way You Walk
                                                      10 - The Teens Are Square
                                                      11 - Boom! Dynamite!
                                                      12 - Fool Fool Fool 

                                                      The Manges Ft Giuda

                                                      Tootsie Rolls C/w Tootsie Rolls (Part II)

                                                        Formed in La Spezia, a small seaside town located in northern Italy, the Manges started to play Ramones-style punk rock in 1993 and they are so dumb that they never stopped. Old school punk rockers, matching striped t-shirts, speed, melodies, fun. The lyrics are inspired by movies and novels; irony, crime, war, rock references.They've recorded 5 albums and their discography includes many other releases (anthologies, eps, live, splits with Queers, Apers, McRackins, Hard-Ons). In their 27-year career they have toured Europe, North America and Japan, sharing the stage with bands as Bad Religion, Anti-Flag, Descendents, Marky Ramone, Screeching Weasel, Queers, Riverdales, and Mr T Experience. They own the record label Striped Records and manage the Italian festival Punk Rock Raduno. MASSIMO FROM THE MANGES TALKS ABOUT WORKING WITH GIUDA...“We like Giuda. A lot.

                                                        Over the years we've met at shows, played together a bunch of times, and we believe the respect and admiration is mutual. We didn’t want our latest album to sound like all contemporary punk rock of our scene. We are a so-called “Ramonescore” band but we started more than 25 years ago so we think that definition is not enough to describe what we've done and what we’re still doing. We love what Giuda did with '70s glam rock… they took a kind of music that was more than 40 years old and made it fresh, catchy, relevant today, while still following a specific canon. They produce their own records so we thought they could totally improve a Manges one. They know punk rock pretty well too and that’s a fact. Just think about their astonishing previous band Taxi! We wanted to see what could happen by having Lorenzo and Danilo’s approach on our band’s music. The studio sessions in Rome were great, we have been very productive although the environment was pretty laid-back. One of our favorite songs for our new album is called 'Tootsie Rolls', and it kinda stands aside from the rest of the album, being a more pure rock tune. On this one, our producers could totally work on their favorite arrangements and structure, to the point that we ended up having two versions: one, the album song, and two, a remixed version featuring members of Giuda, called 'Tootsie Rolls - Part II'. What a treat!”

                                                        The Daleks

                                                        Exterminate: 40 Years Too Late!

                                                          The Daleks - “I started the group In the summer of 1977 after listening to Rattus Narviticus about 100 times on a church youth club holiday. Slimy Toad's brother, Nicky, who co wrote "I'm a cunt" with me, had it on tape cassette. I remember we used to turn it right up in the middle In the middle of Ugly...because Hugh Cornwall shouted "it's only the fucking rich that get to be good looking". And all the church leaders would have a right go at us. That was it. Had to start a band! Up until 1979 just I had a guitar although we had a drummer a singer and a bass player that were going to get their instruments it never happened. I had loads of the songs already written by the time the first other member with an instrument joined. Mark Adams (Bass), who later joined Case.

                                                          Then Woodie joined and things started to move quickly with Gaz joining (the original singer. Nicky Fitzgerald, Slimy Toads brother, bailed out when it started to become a real thing. Then Dean replaced Mark Adams.” - Eddie Turtle 2021. “I was at school south of London in Caterham in the late '70s and used to hang out in Goodness Records each afternoon spending all my paper round money there. I'd seen 'The Daleks' sprayed on a wall in the town and got chatting to Eddie one day, they were looking for a drummer - The general consensus locally was that he was a great songwriter. I think the band name came from the end of Remote Control by the Clash - 'gonna be a Dalek... I obey!' There was quite a few line-up changes before the record, it was me that suggested Gaz as a front man. He'd just been expelled from my school for dying his hair and looked the part... yellow creepers to boot! It was him that did the artwork for the record sleeve and got all our mates to get photo booth pictures done. We all made the pilgrimage to Broadcasting House at the BBC to take John Peel a copy. Gaz spoke to him from the phone on reception (while he was in the middle of a show).

                                                          I only heard one side of the conversation but it went something like 'It's Gaz from the Daleks from Croydon, we've brought you our record to play... it's fuckin' brilliant!'” - Woodie Taylor 2021 Strictly Rockers Following the demise of The Daleks in the early 80’s, Gaz the lead singer and front man of The Daleks, was quick to form a new band, Strictly Rockers, with two local Croydon reprobates Ian and Steve. Gaz and Ian wrote the songs and Steve provided the distinctive percussion. The 3-piece band was born, Gaz was again lead vocals but now sported a bass guitar. Running off the back of the punk rock era the band exploded with collection of up-beat anti establishment songs, the exception to the theme being the classic track 'I Miss You'. The trio played a variety of different venues in the Croydon area, with their favourite haunt being the “Star” in West Croydon where they played regularly. Probably their most memorable gig was with UK Subs, and the infamous Charley Harper.

                                                          Strictly Rockers' popularity was short lived, and within 18 months the trio had gone their separate ways. L.A.M.F. ViaVess “When Gaz and Roland left, I felt that we would have been successful if we'd stayed together, so, thought I'd call us Virgins of Success, shortened to V of S. Then I thought what about giving it a mysterious twist so ViaVess was how the initials sounded when you said V of S, so that became our "shortlived" name. It was a very short-lived band (3 or 4 months and I was then off following the Meteors full-time).” - Eddie Turtle 2021

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1/Rejected (Single)
                                                          2/Man Of The World
                                                          3/This Life
                                                          4/Daleks
                                                          5/Suicide
                                                          6/Rejected (1979 Demo)
                                                          7/Stand By Me (Strictly Rockers)
                                                          8/Tiny Town
                                                          9/One Small Mind
                                                          10/I Got You (Strictly Rockers)
                                                          11/You Wouldn't Know (ViaVess)
                                                          12/Transfixion (ViaVess)
                                                          13/(I'm Not In Love With The) Rude Girl (ViaVess)
                                                          14/I'm A Runt (Eddie Turtle)
                                                          15/Miss You (Strictly Rockers) 

                                                          The William Loveday Intention

                                                          The Bearded Lady Also Sells The Candy Floss

                                                            The fourth in a series of FOUR brand new studio albums by The William Loveday Intention! This Winter sees the release of four albums by The William Loveday Intention. They will be staggered, one a month beginning in October with People Think They Know Me But They Don’t Know Me. This is the fourth album in the series, entitled The Bearded Lady Also Sells The Candy Floss. For the uninitiated, The William Loveday Intention is the latest band put together by Billy Childish. The four album project includes guest appearances by James Taylor (The Prisoners, JTQ), Dave Tattersall (The Wave Pictures) and Huddie Hamper (The Shadracks) amongst others. 

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1 – To Sing The Blues You Gotta Be Blue
                                                            2 – When The Eagle Becomes A Hen
                                                            3 – Celebrating Weakness
                                                            4 – Hanging By A Tenuous Thread
                                                            5 – The Bearded Lady Also Sells The Candy Floss
                                                            6 – What Kind Of Friend Were You
                                                            7 – Oh Sister
                                                            8 – A Dull Blade
                                                            9 – The Department Of Discontinued Lines
                                                            10 – Thatcher's Children
                                                            11 – A Rusty Stain

                                                            Sensible Gray Cells

                                                            Get Back Into The World

                                                              Brand new studio album! Featuring Captain Sensible and Paul Gray from The Damned, with Johnny Moped drummer Marty Love! Who, what and why are The Sensible Gray Cells? Captain :- Paul Gray and myself being garage psych aficionados would prefer to hear more of this kind of music and this is our contribution to the cause. If I said that some of the songs were 'Damned rejects' that shouldn't be seen as an indication of inferior songwriting.. more that they're not wearing the right shirt. A Postcard From Britain came out in 2013. What have you been up to since then? Captain :- I've never been a prolific writer.. being a lazy so and so I think it's best to wait for inspiration to call.. which explains the 7 year gap..( how many albums could the Beatles have crammed in that period!) but in the meantime PG rejoined the Damned and we've gigged about a bit, which is always fun - CAN WE HAVE GIGS BACK AGAIN PLEASE!!!

                                                              A Postcard From Britain was a snapshot of modern life. Does the new album cover similar themes or have you taken a new direction? Captain :- It's sad that high streets around the world have been destroyed by online shopping but nobody's forcing people to do it.. but what can you do. These are very strange times were living though - I just count myself lucky to have been around to witness the 2nd half of the 20th century.. a fab time for music, culture, ideas.. and that without even mentioning Benny Hill and On The Buses. The new album coincides with all this virus malarkey.. which, unpleasant as it is will undoubtedly be used by the powers that be to tighten the screws on us little people on behalf of their billionaire paymasters. Blah blah, etc. There's a bit of that hidden away in the album

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1/Sell Her Spark
                                                              2/Get Back Into The World
                                                              3/Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn Ya
                                                              4/Black Spider Memo Man
                                                              5/Stupid Dictators
                                                              6/So Long
                                                              7/A Little Prick
                                                              8/DJ With Half A Brain
                                                              9/What’s The Point Of Andrew?
                                                              10/Fine Fairweather Friend
                                                              11/I Married A Monster
                                                              12/You And Me

                                                              The Sensible Gray Cells

                                                              Get Back Into The World / World Of Confusion

                                                                Who, what and why are The Sensible Gray Cells? Captain :- Paul Gray and myself being garage psych aficionados would prefer to hear more of this kind of music and this is our contribution to the cause. If I said that some of the songs were 'Damned rejects' that shouldn't be seen as an indication of inferior songwriting.. more that they're not wearing the right shirt. A Postcard From Britain came out in 2013. What have you been up to since then? Captain :- I've never been a prolific writer.. being a lazy so and so I think it's best to wait for inspiration to call.. which explains the 7 year gap..( how many albums could the Beatles have crammed in that period!) but in the meantime PG re-joined the Damned and we've gigged about a bit, which is always fun - CAN WE HAVE GIGS BACK AGAIN PLEASE!!!

                                                                A Postcard From Britain was a snapshot of modern life. Does the new album cover similar themes or have you taken a new direction? Captain :- It's sad that high streets around the world have been destroyed by online shopping but nobody's forcing people to do it.. but what can you do. These are very strange times were living though - I just count myself lucky to have been around to witness the 2nd half of the 20th century.. a fab time for music, culture, ideas.. and that without even mentioning Benny Hill and On The Buses. The new album coincides with all this virus malarkey.. which, unpleasant as it is will undoubtedly be used by the powers that be to tighten the screws on us little people on behalf of their billionaire paymasters. Blah blah, etc. There's a bit of that hidden away in the album.

                                                                The Lurkers

                                                                Fits You Like A Glove / When You Are Borderline

                                                                  Brand new 7” single from punk legends The Lurkers! A-side taken from the forthcoming album ‘Sex Crazy’. B-side exclusive to this release! We asked the band about the single… The first single from the album is ‘Fits you Like a Glove’, sounds like a proper old school Lurkers song to me, what made you go for that track? Pete: We wanted something that was immediately catchy and enjoyable with a bit of oomph and this song ticked all the boxes. it was actually just about the last track we finished and it was written and recorded in a matter of days, so although its a bit rough it does have a good freshness and energy about it.

                                                                  Nigel: Along with ‘Boys in the Corner’ it has a commercial feel, not something we specifically aim for so when one comes up it’s a bonus. There’s still a big audience for punk rock, why do you think the music has stood the test of time? Pete: At the most basic level I think it comes down to the energy, brevity and sheer catchiness of the best punk tunes. Nigel: Because it lacks pretention and as it did back in '77 and anyone can have a go. Also……It’s Good. Esso: It had a definite identity maybe – it was a movement that attracted people who didn’t feel part of the mainstream, and so once finding a home didn’t want to leave it, in fact remaining loyal to that thing that they felt saved them.

                                                                  When you formed the band back in the ‘70s did you expect you’d still be making records 40-odd years later? Pete: no not at all, I think I imagined I would be retired and living in a mansion by the age of 30. Nigel: No, I thought I’d be living on my country estate deciding whether to drive the Aston or the Bentley and throwing rocks at the neighbours. Esso: Not at all, twenty years old – 40 years was a different world.


                                                                  The Sensible Gray Cells

                                                                  So Long / What's The Point Of Andrew?

                                                                    7” Taster for forthcoming album! Limited to 600 copies (300 Gray/300 Red) Including exclusive B-side! Members of The Damned & Johnny Moped! The Sensible Gray Cells are... Captain Sensible - electric and acoustic guitars, lead and backing vocals, and interesting noises Paul Gray – bass and assorted string things. Martin Parrott - drums

                                                                    Who, what and why are The Sensible Gray Cells?
                                                                    Captain :- Paul Gray and myself being garage psych afficianados would prefer to hear more of this kind of music and this is our contribution to the cause. If I said that some of the songs were 'Damned rejects' that shouldn't be seen as an indication of inferior songwriting.. more that they're not wearing the right shirt. ‘So Long’ is the new single due out on Damaged Goods records. What’s the song about? Captain :- Ha ha.. it's a bit like the intro to '60s TV's The Prisoner where Patrick McGoohan storms down that corridor to rant and rave at his boss as he delivers his resignation request. Were not that formal in punk rock but if we were this is what it might sound like.

                                                                    Wild Billy Childish & The Chatham Singers

                                                                    Kings Of The Medway Delta

                                                                      The first Damaged Goods release of 2020 is a brand new album featuring Wild Billy and his regular cohorts Nurse Julie and Wolf Howard. It's the third album they've released as The Chatham Singers and features twelve tracks of gritty Chess Studio style blues with Billy on great vocal and lyrical form throughout. We asked Billy a few questions about the record... This album follows CTMF’s Last Punk Standing LP and is something of a left turn. What prompted the decision to make a blues album? I've been making blues recordings since the early 1980s. We've made a few Chatham Singers LPs over the years and I've been meaning to record another and just got round to it.

                                                                      I'm still making regular CTMF recordings at the same sessions it's just the fun of working with different sounds. I was listening to Slim Harpo ('Got Love If You Want It') in a cafe, Jim form Ranscombe Studios was having a coffee and I said “this is a great song, we should try to get that echo chamber going.” Next day he said he'd been messing with it and I said “right, let's record!” How does this differ from the previous two Chatham Singers albums? Less country, no poetry, more developed sound, otherwise the same. It features fantastic blues harp playing by guest player Jim Riley, tell us a bit about him. Jim plays with us on the other LPs as well, I just wanted to highlight that a bit on this LP. I've known Jim since '77 when he was in the local R&B group, Wipeout, and I was in the local punk outfit The Pop Rivets.

                                                                      We played together a few times and became pals back then. Jim now runs the local studio where we record with my drum kit from Thee Mighty Caesars. You’ve really captured that authentic gritty urban blues sound. Gearheads will want to know what guitars and amps you used? My same old Selmer Truevoice guitar 15 amp I've used since the Milkshakes, a 15 Selmer bass combo (15 quid from Rochester flea market. A '59 Jazzmaster guitar and an old Hagstrom bass that Thee Headcoats got on the cheap in Seattle. As the album is titled Kings of the Medway Delta, what do you think those other Kent-born musicians, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger would make of the album and how does it compare to their work? We got the sound of that Chess Studios echo chamber, so I guess they'd be pretty envious. I love the Rolling Stones when they were R&B fans, not so much after the rock set in. Your recent live shows have been very well-received. Any plans to play some specifically blues-based shows in 2020? Not at the moment, let's see. 

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1 – The Good Times Are Killing Me (Blues)
                                                                      2 – Got Love If You Want It
                                                                      3 – Main Line
                                                                      4 – When I Was A Cowboy (Out On The Western Plains)
                                                                      5 – All My Feelings Denied (Blues)
                                                                      6 – Ranscombe Farm Boogie
                                                                      7 - Wiley Coyote (Blues)
                                                                      8 – The Double Axe (Blues)
                                                                      9 – Why Did I Destroy Our Love
                                                                      10 – My Love For You
                                                                      11 – What's Wrong With Me
                                                                      12 – You Wonder Why I'm Hurting

                                                                      Johnny Moped

                                                                      In Trafalgar Square 1983

                                                                        Johnny Moped “Official Bootleg”In 1983 Johnny Moped were asked to play a rally in Trafalgar Square, Central London The rally was for the Campaign Against Seal Hunting and was held on Saturday afternoon, the 12th March 1983. This recording, taken from the Dave Berk archives has been lovingly restored from the original cassette and will be available as a limited LP & Download on Damaged Goods Records. It’s got a screen printed cover and a A4 sheet of photos and info from the day. Features Captain Sensible, Beki Bondage and also the original speeches from the speakers on the day. Speeches include Gabrielle Drake and Fiona Richmond. Johnny Moped “Official Bootleg”In 1983 Johnny Moped were asked to play a rally in Trafalgar Square, Central London The rally was for the Campaign Against Seal Hunting and was held on Saturday afternoon, the 12th March 1983. This recording, taken from the Dave Berk archives has been lovingly restored from the original cassette and will be available as a limited LP & Download on Damaged Goods Records. It’s got a screen printed cover and a A4 sheet of photos and info from the day. Features Captain Sensible, Beki Bondage and also the original speeches from the speakers on the day. Speeches include Gabrielle Drake and Fiona Richmond. 

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1 – VD Boiler
                                                                        2 – Hell Razor
                                                                        3 – No One
                                                                        4 – Make Trouble
                                                                        5 – Speech 1 (David Ennals MP/Fiona Richmond)
                                                                        6 – Save The Baby Seals
                                                                        7 – Foxhunters
                                                                        8 – Speech
                                                                        2 (Gabrielle Drake/Johnny/Captain)
                                                                        9 – Hard Lovin' Man

                                                                        Fabienne Delsol

                                                                        Four

                                                                          Fabienne Delsol’s new album Four is a culmination of a year or so’s activity at Toerag studios. The big change this time around is the co-production by Fabienne alongside Luke Oldfield, himself a long-time engineer and producer at Toerag. Though swathed in the same toil and tears of her previous three solo albums, Four has a more nuanced and mature sound, rooted in psych whilst retaining some snappy French pop and ‘60s garage styles of auld. There is also a mass of complimentary instruments, in particular the Mellotron is a welcome and worthy addition to many of the tracks. The contemporary and original songs 'I'll Never Be Lonely Again' and 'See How They Run' are masterfully crafted for Fabienne’s distinct delivery, and both feature a strong ‘60s groove in-keeping with her trademark sound, the latter being a contender for the highlight of this classy album.

                                                                          As is archetypal of a Fabienne Delsol LP, carefully chosen covers are lovingly interpreted via Fabienne’s delicate voice – take Lyme and Cybelle’s ‘Follow Me’, itself a wonderful heavy-handed garage-folk jaunt, or the stunning take on the Human Beinz’ second album opener ‘Face’, a spellbindingly solid piece - praise indeed to the assembled players on both. A lifelong devotee of “the Quo”, it’s no surprise then to hear Fabienne tackling a Spare Parts album track, only here ‘When I Awake’ is pared-back and sparkling, whilst Francoise Hardy’s smouldering French classic ‘J’ai Fait Du Lui Un Reve’ is reimagined with a sumptuous air of the ethereal, with stark emotion in that voice and slowly building up tonal layers as the track progresses - you’ll struggle to hear anything as haunting this year. 

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1 – See How They Run
                                                                          2 – Ladder
                                                                          3 – Door Knob
                                                                          4 – So Many Could Not
                                                                          5 – When I Awake
                                                                          6 – The Face
                                                                          7 – No Love To Give
                                                                          8 – J'ai Fait De Lui Un Reve
                                                                          9 – Follow Me
                                                                          10 – I'll Never Be Lonely Again
                                                                          11 – Hurtin' Kind

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Damaged Goods 1988-2018

                                                                            Seems like only yesterday but it's 30 years since the first Damaged Goods release! As part of the anniversary celebrations we’re releasing this compilation bringing together a selection of top tracks, deep cuts, lost gems and personal favourites. Punk, garage and indie are all well represented, with artists including Thee Headcoats, Holly Golightly, Johnny Moped, Manic Street Preachers, Cowbell, Pete Molinari, Fabienne Delsol, Thee Dagger Debs and many more!

                                                                            The past is a foreign country and there’s certainly been many changes in the musical climate since 1988. Formats have come and gone (and returned!). Online, digital and streaming music were all pure science fiction then. But good music is as they say timeless. With this in mind we bring you some of the best music Damaged Goods Records has released since its humble beginnings in Ian Damaged's front room. With 500 releases to date it was difficult to whittle this collection down onto two pieces of vinyl and two shiny compact discs but we’re happy with the result. As a handy best-of or taster for further investigation we hope you’ll enjoy this selection.  Place it on your turntable, crank up the volume and enjoy! 


                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            SIDE 1

                                                                            1/ Ain't No Rock 'n' Roll Rookie Johnny Moped
                                                                            2/ Every Bit Of Me Thee Headcoats
                                                                            3/ Shirts Off Armitage Shanks
                                                                            4/ Soundtrack To The Daily Grind Graham Day And The Gaolers
                                                                            5/ You're So Sorry The Budget Girls
                                                                            6/ When My Mind Is Not Live Fabienne Delsol
                                                                            7/ New Art Riot Manic Street Preachers
                                                                            8/ Hanging By A Thread Cowbell
                                                                            9/ Punk Rock Enough For Me CTMF

                                                                            SIDE 2

                                                                            1/ Walk A Mile Holly Golightly
                                                                            2/ I Came Out Of The Wilderness Pete Molinari
                                                                            3/ I Don't Like The Man That I Am Wild Billy Childish And The Singing Loins
                                                                            4/ Davey Crockett Thee Headcoatees
                                                                            5/ Archive From 1959 The Buff Medways
                                                                            6/ Love Pours Out Of My Heart Miss Ludella Black
                                                                            7/ Slingshot The Senior Service
                                                                            8/ The Harbour Master Cee Bee Beaumont
                                                                            9/ Sing Shed Sing Billy Childish And Sexton Ming

                                                                            SIDE 3

                                                                            1/ Conquer The World Cyanide Pills
                                                                            2/ Terminal Boredom The Cute Lepers
                                                                            3/ Number 10 Giuda
                                                                            4/ Father And Son Oizone
                                                                            5/ I Don't Want It Thee Spivs
                                                                            6/ Are You A Wally? The Spartan Dreggs
                                                                            7/ Never Gonna Push Me Around Mikabomb
                                                                            8/ My Favourite Place J Church
                                                                            9/ Bring Me The Head Of Yukio Mishima The Snivelling Shits
                                                                            10/ It Makes Me Belch Wat Tyler

                                                                            SIDE 4

                                                                            1/ We Love You Helen Love
                                                                            2/ Spice Girls (Who Do You Think You Are?) The Period Pains
                                                                            3/ Endless Song Cuckooland
                                                                            4/ David Cassidy Betty And The Werewolves
                                                                            5/ Jack The Ripper The Revillos
                                                                            6/ Ain't Worth The Time Thee Dagger Debs
                                                                            7/ All My Friends Are Zombies The Priscillas
                                                                            8/ It's So Hard To Be Happy The Shall I Say Quoit
                                                                            9/ Just Around The Bend Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs

                                                                            Holly Golightly

                                                                            Singles Round-Up

                                                                              Holly Golightly (real name) started her musical career as a founder member of all girl garage band Thee Headcoatees, a Billy Childish /
                                                                              Thee Headcoats splinter group in 1991. She spent four years as a Headcoatee before breaking away to release her debut record, The Good Things, in 1995. Where the Headcoatees sound was a blend of girl group sounds and three-chord garage-rock with all the original songs coming from the pen of Billy Childish, Holly's solo sound is more a blend of pre-rock electric blues, folk rock, and less frantic rock 'n' roll. Apart from the wide range of covers of such artists as Willie Dixon, Ike Turner, Lee Hazelwood, Wreckless Eric, and Bill Withers, Golightly also writes most of her own material.

                                                                              Holly Golightly is definitely the most interesting and diverse artist to come out of the Billy Childish school and is certainly one of the better singer/songwriters of the post-grunge era who gets better with every album. Since her debut in 1995, Golightly has been very prolific, releasing a string of classic long play records and loads of singles for a wide variety of labels as well as touring extensively in America, Australia & Europe. This double vinyl LP, (or single CD newly packaged in a digipack) compiles Holly's first twelve 7” singles, A & B-sides. It includes the bluesy 'No Big Thing' with its bar-room piano and harmonica backing, the dirty guitar-driven 'Til I Get, the shuffling brushed drums and double bass of 'Come The Day, the haunting vocal and bottleneck guitar of 'Stain' and finishes with a brilliant up-tempo cover of Pavement's 'Box Elder'.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Virtually Happy
                                                                              2. The Ride #1
                                                                              3. No Big Thing
                                                                              4. My Own Sake
                                                                              5. 'Til I Get
                                                                              6. Waiting Room
                                                                              7. I Can't Be Trusted
                                                                              8. Card Table
                                                                              9. No Hope Bar
                                                                              10. Believe Me #1
                                                                              11. Come The Day
                                                                              12. In You
                                                                              13. Believe Me #2
                                                                              14. Stain
                                                                              15. Won't Go Out
                                                                              16. Too Late Now
                                                                              17. Sand
                                                                              18. Lonesome Town
                                                                              19. Your Love Is Mine
                                                                              20. Laughing To Keep From Crying
                                                                              21. Listen
                                                                              22. Rain Down Rain
                                                                              23. You Shine
                                                                              24. Box Elder

                                                                              More Memphis, more Fuzz, more greasy foot-beating, party-greeting, soul-treating maximum RnB. And yes, more Cowbell. Jack Sandham (Guitar/Keys/Vox) and Wednesday Lyle (Drums/Vox) have straddled the Atlantic with the beat stampede of their songbook so far, but Haunted Heart sees them walk down the dark end of the street, drawing on Atlantic-era Ray Charles and Dusty, while still keeping on creeping on with the sweaty-hand shaky knee Garage rock ear-worms. From the Sun Studio, Cramps-like swagger of the title track, to the paranoid Coasters swing and Doors-keys of None Of Your Business, Jack’s urgent vocals yelp out from the first needle drop, stepping aside for Wednesday’s wink of the eye on the Holly Golighty/Black Lips femme-fatale fury of Downlow, which sounds like it’s been ripped straight from the beating heart of the Fillmore during the Summer Of Love.

                                                                              Produced by the band themselves at Soup studios in Limehouse, London, their early raw bare-bones sound has now been fully expanded with Jack’s sandpaper grit guitars and Wednesday’s freight train rhythms chased down with some glitchy synths and vintage organs (Doom train/Neon blue) as well as a drop of Delta gospel Blues on Nothing But Trouble (also incidentally the first Cowbell song ever to actually feature a Cowbell). Otis and Pickett-era horns breathe seductively into the swampy-stomp of What Am I Supposed To Do, while New Kind Of Love tiptoes onstage with its alluring smokey jazz piano as Wednesday brings a beautifully casual Peggy Lee type Fever to the microphone.But it’s with the curtain-closers on both sides of wax that 

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1: Haunted Heart
                                                                              2: None Of Your Business
                                                                              3: Downlow
                                                                              4: Doom Train
                                                                              5: Neon Blue
                                                                              6: Something's Gotta Give
                                                                              7: Nothing But Trouble
                                                                              8: What Am I Supposed To Do?
                                                                              9: New Kinda Love
                                                                              10: Stop Breaking Your Own Heart
                                                                              11: No Wrong

                                                                              The Killjoys

                                                                              Johnny Won’t Get To Heaven

                                                                                The Killjoys were one of the finest punk bands thrown up in the UK 1977 explosion. Energetic, frenetic and just a single piece of plastic to show for it. But what a record! Johnny Won't Get To Heaven is up there with the best in its class. Before Kevin Rowland discovered the joys of making menswear and years before he launched Dexys Midnight Runners he was the lead singer in this legendary punk band from the Midlands. Originally called Lucy & The Lovers and more jazz orientated, Kevin caught the first of a series of wind of changes and hitched a ride on punk with his girlfriend Heather on backing vocals and the gorgeous Gem on bass whom he exploited to the full even encouraging her wearing of sexually alluring clothing!!!!

                                                                                Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the debut long player from The Senior Service. A thrilling musical journey tinged with the filmic hues of bygone celluloid classics. Here you’ll find it all; excitement, action, romance, intrigue! Each song tells its own story – no words are necessary. As with all great instrumental music, it weaves its web of magic through the light and shade created from the brush of keys, plucking of strings and beating of skins, with the occasional splash of colour provided by brass, vibes and theremin (naturally) – this exquisite combination alone conjures up its narrative. A year or so back, Johnny purchased his first Hammond Organ. Being in love with the depth of sound and, yes, emotion, that flows, oozes and blasts from this monumental beast from an early age, it was time that Mr. B succumbed. There was a game plan – to form a band and attack the classics, tracks made famous by such giants of the Hammond as Georgie Fame and Booker T. It was a good plan and it was a plan that began to take shape. But then…

                                                                                …The band – four like-minded old friends sharing a love for the thematic majesty created by the likes of John Barry and Barry Gray – reconsidered and it was quickly decided upon to pen wholly original material, to follow in the colossal footprints of those sultans of the soundtrack. Colossal footprints undoubtedly, but the impassioned quartet of Johnny, Graham, Darryl and Wolf collectively lifted the hallowed mantle and strived to build their own set of purely instrumental tunes. What emerged was a collection of songs with an orchestral sensibility juxtaposed with an urgent garage rock crash bang wallop! It was completely unique but had a comforting familiarity that would take the listener back to the greatest scenes from some of their favourite movies. The fruit of these endeavours is now in your hand, packaged under the title of The Girl in the Glass Case – a title inspired by an original Wolf Howard poem. From the first unexpected crash of Snake Charmer that attacks you like the crack of a rattlesnake’s tail, to the final hushed piano coda of Bees, via the European flavoured intrigue of Into the Tunnel and exhilarating Mexican romance of Five Beans in the Wheel, you are completely immersed in the world of The Senior Service. So please indulge and enjoy. The Girl in the Glass Case awaits you.
                                                                                Roberto Rocket February 2016

                                                                                Thee Spivs are back with their third album in as many years and with ‘The Crowds and The Sounds’ they’ve honed their canny blend of trad punk, garage punk, post punk, new wave, classic English rock’n’roll and pub rock to create a magnificently varied album. Dare we say, these young men have matured, with Ben Edge proving his worth as an accomplished songwriter. Drawing from a more diverse array of influences, Thee Spivs have lapped up and reimagined sounds from bands such as The Television Personalities, The Ramones and early Wire. The new album is a natural progression from their critically acclaimed debut ‘Taped Up’ (which landed the band an early Mojo Rising feature and a Guardian New Band of the Day piece as well as praise in The Sunday Times and Artrocker) and last year’s ‘Black and White Memories’ (with reviews including Q, Uncut and BBC). ‘The Crowds and The Sounds’ is instantly more melodic and you can see additional influences from the very British qualities of The Kinks. The songs are slowed down and slightly longer in length, with a lot more thought and work in to each one than the furiously fast, punchy numbers from their early records.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Social Network
                                                                                2. Outside Myself
                                                                                3. The Crowds And The Sounds
                                                                                4. Straight Out Of Art School
                                                                                5. Weathered Men
                                                                                6. Mickey Pearce Waved Goodbye
                                                                                7. Heroin Pin Ups
                                                                                8. Lets Talk About The Weather
                                                                                9. Jigsaw Man
                                                                                10. Mozart’s Locked Away

                                                                                The Jimi Ben Band

                                                                                Royal Baboon / Monkeys In Da House

                                                                                Debut single from French 3-piece electronic garage band, The Jimi Ben Band. Based in Lille, France, they came to our attention having played with Thee Spivs. We strongly suggest you YouTube the video to experience the full majesty and psychedelic majesty of the band.

                                                                                Once upon a time, Jimi Ben found himself lost in the jungle. He had been wandering in South East Asia for years and could find no way out. One night he was cruising for dirt and love, he got struck by sexedelic visions emerging from the red lights of go-go bars. An inner baboon voice told him: “Jimi ! Bad is good for you. Why don’t you set up a Rock’N’Roll band ?”. That’s exactly what he did. Back in his hometown (Stockton, Northern France), he was taught by long time friend Ricky Love how to play power chords on a guitar and recorded a first LP demo on a 4 tracks tape recorder in his kitchen.In December 2009, Johnny Boom (drums) joined Ricky Love (bass, vocals) and Jimi Ben (vocals, guitars) for their first show and further DIY tape recordings (Monkeys In Da House EP – 2011). Mainly influenced by American Garage bands, 60’s British Beat groups, Surf Music, Punk Rock and New Wave, these slackers like it rather cheesy, danceable and fun. The Jimi Ben Band started as a lo-fi garage trio. Since then, they have performed about 40 shows in France and Belgium and developed a degenerate style based on energy, coconut vocals and great amounts of reverb. They have made it quite clear that they wanted nothing but having girls dancing at gigs.

                                                                                Thee Spivs

                                                                                Black And White Memories

                                                                                Thee Spivs are back with their second album in November, following their debut from 2010 the critically acclaimed ‘Taped Up’.

                                                                                ‘Black And White Memories’ was recorded in East London at Gizzard studios with Ed Deegan at the controls over the summer, it features 14 new tracks. This album shows how the band have progressed and matured over the last year, alongside storming garage & 77 Punk tracks like the lead single ‘TV Screen’ and ‘Flicking V’s’ there are even a couple of ballads! The band recently played the MOJO awards gigs at London’s 100 Club alongside the Jim Jones Revue and they are heading back over to Europe for another string of dates in late October. Thee Spivs are Ben Edge (Git/Vox) Dan May (bass) and Steve Coley (drums) Rock ‘N’ Roll hasn’t been this much fun for years, give it a try, you might like it!


                                                                                Cyanide Pills

                                                                                Cyanide Pills

                                                                                  After their first two 7” singles last year the Cyanide Pills are ready to launch their loud & snotty debut album… Exploding out of the speakers this 19 track album is bursting with some of the best Pop-punk tunes we’ve heard in years. Think of The Boys, The Briefs, Dickies and you’ll get it. The Cyanide Pills are from Leeds, UK and have been playing around for a few years, this is pure, very British punk rock with a great pop sensibility, they are heading out with the Cute Lepers in May and the will be doing a full tour later in the year.

                                                                                  This is from SugarBuzz Magazine… 'love the Cyanide Pill's tinny, spontaneous, cheap-sounding, production value, too. It sounds raw, and real...Americans tend to Pro-Tool the life outta everything, nowadays. They polish it 'til it becomes a product, loses all it's charm, and truthfulness. The 'Pills aren't merely eager young puppets, being master-minded by some grey haired old fart producer. I'm glad they ain't got nobody editing out all the raggedy, heart-felt bits! Man, the CYANIDE PILLS are fucking great! They're fun, boppy, now. Truly, the nazz. Bubblegum lyrics about politics and teenage alienation. They look terrific. You're sure to dig 'em. if you like real rock'n'roll. Seek them out, NOW'.

                                                                                  Nat Johnson & The Figureheads

                                                                                  Wonderful Emergency / Don't Worry Baby

                                                                                  Nat Johnson is the former singer, songwriter and guitarist of Monkey Swallows the Universe - a Sheffield based five piece band who released two critically acclaimed albums earlier in the decade, toured the UK with Richard Hawley, the Long Blondes and Camera Obscura, were profiled in The Sun and the Guardian, played a host of festivals and performed live sessions for the likes of XFM, 6music and Radio 4's Loose Ends. Since the band split in 2008 Nat has embarked on what has so far proved to be a very fruitful solo career with her single for Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation "Dirty Rotten Soul" which is on the album and made Single of the Week by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music. Now with her debut album all recorded Nat has assembled a new backing band The Figureheads (featuring MSTU co-founder Kevin Gori, Chris Loftus of Fury of the Headteachers and Neil Piper of Champion Kickboxer) for a series of gigs throughout the Summer and Autumn - all leading up to the release of debut album "Roman Radio" on the 19th of October preceded by the double 'A' side single "Wonderful Emergency" c/w "Don't Worry Baby".

                                                                                  The Headcoatees

                                                                                  Bozstik Haze

                                                                                    The Headcoatees were Holly Golightly, Ludella Black, Kyra Rubella & Bongo Debbie, they released seven studio albums, a singles compilation and a split live album with Thee Headcoats. Thee Headcoatees played live along with Thee Headcoats from 1990–1999 when they split followed a year later by Thee Headcoats. Holly Golightly has gone on to release 13 solo albums and too many singles to mention, plus notable guest appearances on records by Rocket From The Crypt, The White Stripes and Mikabomb. Ludella Black was a founder member of legendary Medway band the DelMonas and has also released two solo albums with another planned for 2008 and is currently out on tour with The Masonics. Kyra Rubella released one solo album and singles on quite a few labels in the 1990's, she also did a single with Armitage Shanks in 1996. Kyra is currently in The A-Lines along with Debbie and Julie from The Musicians Of The British Empire. Bongo Debbie is currently in various bands including The Buffets, The A-Lines, and Dutronc and before that was also in The Would Be Goods, Honey & The Hucksters, Baby Birkin and probably a lot more besides.

                                                                                    Thee Headcoats

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                                                                                      A re-issue of the very first Headcoats album that originally came out on Hangman Records in 1989. Features 12 tracks including "Young Blood" and "You're Looking Fine".


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