Formed: Battersea, London, UK
Power-pop band like The Jags i.e. like Elvis Costello but not nearly as good. As usual, they had pre-punk history, having formed in November 1975 as Gambler. As a gauge of their influences, here are some of the songs they played live: 'Slow Down', 'I Think We’re Alone Now’ ‘Halfway To Paradise’. Meh.
Their sole single, The Fashion Plague was a minor hit (reaching Number 7 in the punk/new wave charts), but various issues - including their label declining a follow-up - forced the band's premature split in Autumn 1979.
The CD contains both sides of the single, both sides of a second unreleased single, and various demos and studio tracks.
Colin Swan - vocals, bass guitar
Geno Buckmaster - vocals, guitars
John Clarkson - keyboards
Gary Hurley - drums
Singles / Albums
|The Fashion Plague
|The Legendary Lost Exits Album (CD, 2007)|
This Is Mod Vol. 2 Italy LP 2001 (Get Back): The Fashion Plague / Cheam
BORED TEENAGERS - Good stuff, as usualThe Exits - Discography