Formed: Oakham, near Leicester, East Midlands, England, UK

This snippet of information comes from Chris Freer, on whose label the first single was released:

"(I Can't) Put My Finger On You was released in Spring 1980 and got airplay on Radio One's Roundtable and subsequent Kid Jensen shows. I can't remember how many we had pressed - maybe 500 - but I seem to recall it sold so well we had to have a re-press. It now changes hands for up to £100 between people who think The Amber Squad were a mod band. They weren't. The reason this misconception occurred is because Paul's artwork for the record label featured a scooter. The S+T guys were the mods. The Amber Squad were just four country lads who played pop songs in pubs. Illusion shattered!"

Thanks, Chris

Read all about Chris and S&T Records here



Singles & Albums

The Amber Squad - (I Can't) Put My Finger On You (I Can't) Put My Finger On You (7", 1980)

The Amber Squad - Can We Go Dancing? Can We Go Dancing? (7", 1981)

Extraneous Releases

The Amber Squad - Arewehavinganotheroneinhereorwhat!?! Arewehavinganother-oneinhereorwhat!?! (CD, 2006)

Various Artists

Where The Hell Is...Leicester UK LP 1981 (The S+T Label): Six Of Me

Raw And Rare British Punk Volume 3 UK LP 1997 (Raw Sounds): Put My Finger On You / Tell You A Lie

This Is Mod Volume 1 - The Rarities 1979-81 UK CD 1995 (Anagram): Can We Go Dancing / You Should See What I Do To You In My Dreams

This Is Mod Volume 5 - Modulations 1979-1983 UK CD 1997 (Anagram): I Can't Put My Finger On You / Tell You A Lie

100% British Mod UK 2xCD 1998 (Captain Mod): Can We Go Dancing

Harmony In My Head: UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-81 UK 3xCD Box Set 2018 (Cherry Red): (I Can't) Put My Finger On You



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