!Action Pact! - People E.P.
Original Release Date
UK 7" 1983 (Fall Out - FALL 010)
A People 2:44
B1 Times Must Change 1:50
B2 Sixties Flix 1:55
Chart PlacingsIndie Hit: 13, 8 wks
George Cheex - vocals
Wild Planet - guitar
Grimly Fiendish - drums
Dr. Phibes - bass
Produced by Phil Langham at Alaska Studios, London
Reviews & Opinions
PUNKY GIBBON: Another terrific, catchy, belligerent mid-speed ranting ball of phlegm, better produced than the first two singles but with no loss in charm. Hilarious B-Sides as well, especially 'Sixties Flix', a long overdue riposte to revered trendy swinging 60s ('Up The Junction/Serves no function/L-Shaped Room/Full of gloom').
JEFF BALE, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL: Tedious metal-punk with annoying double-tracked female vocals. To put it another way, mundane muzak for punk people. I'll take Girlschool any day, and that's not saying a helluva lot.
KILTY McGUIRE, PUNK LIVES #4, 1983: It's strange, somehow when you have a female vocalist the guitarist works with rather than against - in a male-singer situation it's like a battle ground of who is stronger. George, Action Pact chanteuse, comes into her own on 'Times Must Change', when she relaxes enough to not need to 'rant' like on the A-Side. Another single I'll play and play without realising how much I need it. Beki Bondage must cringe each time hears one of these type singles, both we and she know how much she could be doing if she only tried. C'est la mort de la hysterique.
The main song was re-recorded for Mercury Theatre - On The Air!