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UK DIY Punk Ancient Greeks I am an Island NE punk collection sale John Peel

UK DIY Punk Ancient Greeks I am an Island NE punk collection sale John Peel
UK DIY Punk Ancient Greeks I am an Island NE punk collection sale John Peel

UK DIY Punk Ancient Greeks I am an Island NE punk collection sale John Peel
From an archive record collection of North East England Punk scene. I will be listing others rare 45's all mainly in phenomenal shape. The cats out of the bag. The rarest and undocumented NE punk 45 by a mile. Formed in Newcastle upon Tynes West End in late 1976, a first wave raw punk trio with some real daft tales and scrapes, one of the very first bands to form and gig in the north albeit very young themselves they continued to write, play and gig continuously through to 1981 when they finally recorded something that got pressed up. As a four piece with an addition of a second vocalist they became. Playing numerous local venues and being compared to PIL though they had evolved their own distinct style independently while citing similar influences. Moving on yet again and still vehemently original and angular in sound the lads dropped the'new singer' and went back to a three piece augmented at times by friends from local punk band The Noise Toys. They recorded these 2 tracks at Lynx Studios in Newcastle renaming themselves ANCIENT GREEKS and paid for a 500 pressing via the studio. DIY releases who did not specify otherwise but had pressing via Lynx used their SLAM! Records n tapes label unless the bands requested otherwise hence the jumps in cat no's and limited number of records they had pressed appearing on that imprint.

1 copy found its way onto the juke box at The Newcastle Arms, the band and mates local much to the annoyance of the older clientele as it was on repeat while the lads were in. Another found it's way to John Peel who played the disc 3 times that the band know of. Around 25 were distributed / given to the band and friends by the member who paid for them. I don't want to spoil the story coming up in a book shortly but I understand the same lad in a depressed state left a legacy. The band also recorded a number of demo's of outstanding quality which no doubt will see the light.

The Pistols visited the North East a number of times in early 1976. The local scenes - this was way before they played Manchester for the first time and this NE scenes history is currently being fully documented in a forthcoming book called Gob On The Tyne. Search for northeastpunk The NE punk explosion was just that.

Over 400 bands formed in the NE following The Sex Pistols ignition and over 60 NE bands released DIY singles on their own imprints or via a handful of local studio labels. (Rigid / Impulse, Guardian, Slam) many rarer on the ground than the established prized and valuable 45's. Thanks for looking, more listings to follow. The item "UK DIY Punk Ancient Greeks I am an Island NE punk collection sale John Peel" is in sale since Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

This item is in the category "Music\Records". The seller is "mich6greg" and is located in Blyth, Northumberland. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Antigua and barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Philippines.

  • Artist: Ancient Greeks
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Style: Punk/New Wave
  • Record Grading: Near Mint (NM or M-)
  • Speed: 45rpm
  • Title: I am an Island
  • Record Label: SLAM
  • Release Year: 1981
  • Language: English
  • Edition: First Pressing
  • Genre: Rock
  • Sleeve Grading: Near Mint (NM or M-)
  • Special Attributes: Shaped


UK DIY Punk Ancient Greeks I am an Island NE punk collection sale John Peel