Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Unwanted: Withdrawal 7" (1979) - UK

Lee Wood (owner of Raw Records) on The Unwanted "Totally untogether. I should have passed on them...I've already said that The Killjoys was our best seller. The worst. That is difficult. The Unwanted (Raw 6 'Withdrawal') certainly was very limited."
Like our old friend Mr Fiend in Demon Preacher the Unwanted had a future goth luminary and Batcave owner in the shape of singer Ollie Wisdom. Classic 77 band. Some great moments for instance their cover of These Boots Are Made For Walking on the b side of Secret Police (1978 Raw) if only for the fact that it sounds like Wire. Track on Live at The Roxy - Freedom. Other great tracks Bleak Outlook and 1984. Two members later ended up in the Psychedelic Furs. Unconfirmed reports now have Ollie as an ageing dance DJ ! Sad ! Underneath is from the back of the Unwanted's Secret Past album.
THE UNWANTED WERE FIRST FORMED IN MID MARCH 1977 from a meeting between Ollie a clothes shop proprieter in the Kings Road and Mark Curzon a student at a private educational establishment. Mark knew of Ollie's guitarist requirement due to a notice pinned to the back of his vile leopard skin t shirt
After signing to Raw Records the band was as follows OLLIE WISDOM (19) Schooled in Hereford dropped from college in Hereford after serving 3 months of his sentence. Served in an office as a shipping clerk / dogsbody then left due to terminal boredom . Next year on social and selling clothes in Kings road likes girls Debussy and speed
DAVE POSTMAN(20) Likes lager and sleeping on the job. Plays cheapo fender bass copy and lent his 2nd cheapo fender to Sid Vicious. Was in Flowers of Romance with Sid.
ROBBIE(17)Little known about this enigmatic character apart from the fact that the manager stole him from PEROXIDE ROMANCE. Likes; vile clothes and his vile drum kit
All their best moments captured on retrospective - Secret Past. Good live tape of them about at The Vortex doing songs like Fuck The Jubilee. Research: http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/unwanted.htm

[songs]
1. withdrawal
2. bleak outlook
3. 1984
** Label: Raw
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Anonymous said...

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