Thursday, August 23, 2007

NEWTOWN NEUROTICS: 45 Revolutions Per Minute (Re-up)

There are a lot of people who were into the band but had trouble getting hold of the records, with the help of this site we hope to be able to point a lot of you in the right direction and answer any questions you may have about the band or their songs.
Formed in 1979 by Steve Drewett, they began like so many others to attempt to get their clumsy fingers around three chords and ape the Ramones who were their heroes.
Sporting Joey Ramone length hair Steve would sneer at cries of "Bloody Hippie" from the audience but after a couple of numbers nobody cared they just went into pogo frenzy. The early stuff from the band like "Hypocrite" and "When The Oil Runs out" singles were both great melodic punk songs on the type found in the early eighties but both were written prior to the election of the Thatcher monster. The horror of this event changed what was the non-political writing style of Steve's lyrics into the other extreme, and so in June 1982 "Kick Out The Tories" was released on CNT records. This was a double "A" side shared with Mindless Violence as it was quite obvious that the political nature of "Tories" would prevent it some what from being Radio One's Tony Blackburn's single of the week!

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Marion Cobretti said...

Hey there it´s Marion from

Just to let you know that my band is releasing a new LP album on true force records from Madrid this june and we also have new songs uploaded on

And new vids done , we need some advertisement , so if you like us you count with your help.

Thank you and our regards,


( heres a video i m sure you ll like it)