Blitzkrieg Bop - Let's Go [1st Version]

Blitzkrieg Bop - Let's Go [1st Version]

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK 7" 1977 (Mortonsound - MTN-3172/3)

A Let's Go 3:28
B1 9 Till 5 2:57
B2 Bugger Off 1:15

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Nicky Knoxx - drums
Telly Sett - guitar
Mick Sick - bass
Gloria - rhythm guitar
Blank Frank - vocals

Recorded at The New Barn, Norton
Produced by Alan Cornforth
Engineered by Alan Cornforth and John Hodgson
Thanks to Mike Charlton for added backing vocals

Reviews & Opinions

ALAN LEWIS, SOUNDS, JULY 1977: The flipside features a song called ‘Bugger Off’ which, at just over one minute long, has to be the ultimate in minimalism. It’s also one of the funniest things to come out of the new wave so far - intentionally or not, who cares. Otherwise Blank Frank, Mick Sick and friends seem a little uncomfortable in their new punk guise, sounding suspiciously psychedelic at times. Full marks for enterprise though: they paid £275 to have this recorded and pressed (500 copies) at a small Newcastle studio. Pretty awful, actually but fun.

TONY PARSONS, NME, JULY 1977: “If you’re going to San Francisco be sure to wear some floweeeers in your hair” sneers Blank Frank of these Geordie New Wave luminaries over dark Velvets noize. “You’ll meet a lot of weird ‘uns there…” Sinister Hate-Hashbury soundtrack, probably the best song written about the subject. “If you’d gone to San Francisco you’d have seen those hippies on the floor, I GOT OUT of San Francisco before the buggers called The Law”. I wanna see this mob live because nobody - well almost nobody - has heard of them and they’re good enough for six-figure recording contracts at the current rate of inflation.

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Article from Record Collector Magazine

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