Thursday, November 01, 2012
the Lurkers: (1978) Fullham Fallout (Beggars Banquet)
The Lurkers were a late 1970s English punk rock group from Uxbridge, West London, notable for being the first group ever on Beggars Banquet Records. The Lurkers formed late in 1976 and played their first gig at Uxbridge Technical College in the December supporting Screaming Lord Sutch to an audience of 10! The original line-up consisted of Pete Stride on Guitar, Pete "Manic Esso" Haynes on drums, Howard Wall on vocals and Nigel Moore on Bass. Despite not being the principal vocalist, Stride was the band’s main songwriter. The band were one of the pioneering punk bands that played live in the first few months of the now-legendary Roxy Club in London. Nigel was swiftly replaced by Arturo Bassick. They supported The Jam in February 1977, Eater in March, and Slaughter & The Dogs in April.
tRaCkS:- ain't got a clue / i don't need to tell her / total war / hey you / shadow / then i kicked her / go go go / jenny / time of year / self destruct / it's quiet here / gerald / i'm on heat / be my prisoner / shadow (single version) / love story / freak show / mass media believer / ooh! ooh! i love you / pills / we are the chaos bros / be my prisoner (streets LP version) / total war (demo) / the i kissed het (demo) / i love the dark (LP demo) / freak show (LP demo).