Friday, December 29, 2006

!Action Pact!: Mercury Theatre & Survival of the Fattest (2005)

One of the more abrasive early-'80s British punk-pop groups, thanks in large part to the siren shrieks of lead vocalist George Cheex (actually a female), !Action Pact! released only two albums before being cast to the winds during the decline of outrageous punk bands during the mid-'80s. The group was originally formed as the Bad Samaritans, which, when re-formed in 1981, included vocalist Cheex, bassist Kim Igoe (a male), guitarist Wild Planet and drummer Joe Fungus. After renaming themselves, the quartet appeared on a split-single released by Fresh Records. Radio One DJ John Peel began playing the tracks, and invited !Action Pact! to record a session at the BBC studios, after which the group released their debut album, Mercury Theatre: On the Air!, on Fall Out Records. The following year's Survival of the Fattest was the band's last, though the American industrial label Cleopatra released a collection in the late '90s. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide

1 (Drowning Out The) Big Jets (2:01)
2 Fools Fractions (1:44)
3 Things That Need (1:44)
4 Cowslick Blues (3:13)
5 Double Standards (2:10)
6 Losers (2:10)
7 London Bouncers (Bully Boy Version) (4:20)
8 People (3:16)
9 Currant Bun (3:09)
10 Mindless Aggression (2:19)
11 Blue Blood (2:29)
12 Protest Is Alive (2:15)
13 Mercury Theatre (On the Air Again) (3:48)
14 Open Your Eyes (3:57)
15 Optimism (3:31)
16 Keep It Tickin' Over (2:06)
17 Have Fun (3:56)
18 Up on the Heath (3:44)
19 Johnny Fontaine (4:55)
20 Yet Another Dole Queue Song (2:40)
21 Cocktail Credibility (3:29)
22 Who's to Blame (3:46)
23 Human Beings (4:15)
24 Voice in the Wilderness (5:56)
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Anonymous said...

greetings from greece
thanks for action pact.
Is one of my favourite bands

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La Jirafa de Harina said...

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La Jirafa de Harina said...

Is it possible to reupload this?