Thursday, August 23, 2007

THE VIBRATORS: The Best of The Vibrators (First Edition)

The Vibrators are a long-lived British punk rock band, formed in 1976. Originally, they were comprised of Ian "Knox" Carnochan (born Ian M Carnochan, 4 April 1945, Cricklewood, North West London), bassist; Pat Collier (born October 1951); guitarist John Ellis (born 1 June 1952, London) and a drummer known as "Eddie" (born John Edwards, 1 April 1951). They first came to public notice at the 100 Club when they backed Chris Spedding in 1976. On Spedding's recommendation, his record company, RAK, signed them. They released their first single, "We Vibrate", produced by Mickie Most, and also backed Spedding on his single "Pogo Dancing". The next year they supported Iggy Pop on his British tour. They signed to Epic Records and released their follow-up single "Baby Baby".
Despite numerous line-up changes, The Vibrators are still touring to this date, as a three-piece: Carnochan & "Eddie" being the only original members. They have also been largely supported by bands from local areas, including The Front. During the 1980s, John Ellis recorded and toured frequently with Peter Hammill, and subsequently The Stranglers, eventually joining the latter full-time during the 1990s. The Northern Irish punk / rock band, Stiff Little Fingers, took their name from a Vibrators song. Their discography is notable for adding a vast haul of live albums, outtakes round-ups, and best-ofs. One of the more recent is Live Near The Seedy Mill Golf Course, released in the UK by Invisible Hands Music in 2003.

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Anonymous said...

Nice blog and a good comp... but I think the songs are not the original recordings from their albums. Does anybody know if they re-recorded these songs for this compilation?

Bobby said...

thanks for sharing

ALTCERF said...

Great post! Thank you!