The artwork for Disco Zombies second release is one of the best, if not THE best artworks done in the history of punk rock. Drums over London is one of those perfect punk hits that grabs you gently by the throat and makes you walk around and sing the chorus for days on end, and admit that you want to hear it a few more times then the 32 times Betcha If You Check It Out - The Quadraphonics - Betcha If You Check It Out / Prove My Love To You are already in the song.
Or maybe not as it would make the song slightly too long, which is my guess of what the bassist thought as well as he just gives up playing 3. Maybe he got lost in all his noodling? I think I know why Drums Over London - Various - Hardcore Vol. I played rhythm instead of lead… Well, a catchy chorus and a great and short outro makes it a minor hit at least.
Someone from the UK should have more info about this band I guess. Holy shit! Where has this record been hiding??? Drums Over London is sooo catchy up until 2. Thank god for the digital age where you can cut off a track to make it listenable. What kind of music do you think this is Peter? Punk songs are meant to be over 4 minutes! Thanks for this. I have the single and have been meaning to find it and digitise it for ages.
I bought in August 79 in Bodmin, Cornwall when on holiday from a really cool independent record shop run by enthusiasts, the like of which used to be in every big town, alas no longer.
Hearing it again after maybe 27 years was just fantastic and I sung along to the words which are even more relevant now. Another awesome song that led the band… nowhere.
I girl I used to hang out with made me a mixed tape once and turned the tracking WAY up when she dubbed this single, so I was under the impression for a few years it was much, much faster than it actually is. I was a regular customer and spent my days bunking off school in the store.
When In My Life - Werner Nadolnys Jane - The Journey II single was released I help fold the covers, put the stamps on the labels and too it up to Rough Trade in order for it to be distributed.
The Disco Zombies also recorded an EP that the title of shich escapes me. South Circular is Drums Over London - Various - Hardcore Vol. I a road in London that the record store was on. Great memories of this single. Thanks for posting. Oh, Andy Gill by the way is listed as Andy Ross. I just remembered he used Gill when he was writing for Sounds music paper.
I still have it now The E. The lead track was Top Of The Pops which was actualy recorded about 6 months before the Rezillos song but due to being messed about by a pressing plant, theirs got out first.
I first saw the band performing at Leicester University after having them Our Song Video - Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift out to me by my brothers Drums Over London - Various - Hardcore Vol.
I . The band must still have quite a following in Europe as I frequently sell copies of the EP to France and beyond. There was another single released called Mary Millington but I think that their best song is one that I have on a cassette demo called Mr Waverley, an affectionate nod in the direction of the sixties tv show The Man From Uncle. I was not involved in it the drummer was Adrian Lilliwhite from the Members. The sound was very good,but faded over time.
I told my Dad and he said that Drums Over London - Various - Hardcore Vol. I whole batch of blank tapes bought by him were faulty and he had got his money back! Geoff who played bass and I still play occasionally but not often since I live in Germany now! Thanks for the geat records and for stopping by and commenting.
Great period. Great to hear these tracks again. Go on, Andy, follow it up ;- Come back to leicester to play. We recently did a Wendy Tunes re union when Martyn Watson was 50!!! It was just like again! Geoff Bass mailed me last week to say that he had been for beers with Dave and Andy Ross and had threatened to reform the band with guitarist Mark.
Now I know where you got your info! Hey Andy, maybe you and Geoff fancy reforming the band sometime — original line up? So did the reunion happen? Id love my sons band to hear the dz stuff, straight and immediate. I ived in a little town in Cheshire and would go into Manchester every week Lily Und Willy - Slavko Avsenik Und Seine Original Oberkrainer - Musik Mein Glück the underground market and buy my records from a walk-in unit which had all their singles for sale plastering the walls.
I bought it single with the Lime green artwork for its sleeve. Never knew they did it pink, but dayglo lime green was also punk. Rememeber these colours were brand knew to Bye Bye Johnny - Chuck Berry - Chuck Berrys Golden Decade (The Original Two Albums) us idiots living in black and white land at the back end of the depression-hit Seventies.
Perhaps we should re record it in one take of course and I will promise to try to keep everyone to the same speed throughout this time! I saw the Disco Zombies 11 times — see below — the dates are reversed for sorting purposes. Most of the gigs were in Leicester — the first was 3rd March I also remember the first time I saw Dave Henderson — it was queuing to get into Leicester Demontfort Halls one Sunday afternoon for a daytime punk event — the first the city council had nervously allowed — it made front page of the Leicester Mercury the next day!
All I can remember is one bloke walking around with his tie on fire… good job I keep a diary. I feel both bands had their place and were of equal importance at the time. Bingo — Thanks Martin! Would love to see some of those scans! Rob, do you know how to handle FTP uploads? If so I can grant you access to an account where you can upload it. Yes I Drums Over London - Various - Hardcore Vol.
I — that would be OK. I would also like to read the lyrics the lyrics of Drums Over London — I have never quite got them all, not even after 32 years of regular listening! BTW how was the reformed gig, anyone who was there? Thanks for reminding me. Just has too much to do…. Just found this blog on a google whim. Great stuff. I was in the same hall of residence at Leicester University as Andy and Adrian.
Andy introduced me to all sorts of great music, and it was fun to see what he and Adrian got up to later. Perfect spring record.
Be well guys. Hi Fantastic compliation. Where did you get those photos and can I get copies? Andrew Fullerton drummer disco zombies. All the photos came from Dave Henderson. Email me directly: dan at acuterecords.
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