Formed: Manchester, England, UK
FROM RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE, February 2008:Singer Ian Chambers, guitarist Andy Farley (aka Jeremy Albert Fox) and bassist Steve Mardy formed an un-named band in Manchester in 1978, playing their first gig at the Highland Laddie pub in Ashton-Under-Lyne. They became The Hoax with the addition of drummer Mike Joyce in 1979, recording the four-track EP Only The Blind Can See In The Dark in September of that year. By the time the EP was released on Hologramme in December, Chambers had already left the band and, with Farley seamlessly taking over the high-pitched vocals, they persevered into the 80s with three more EPs (all with pressings of just 2,000) and tracks on compilations.
Singles / Albums
|Only The Blind Can See In The Dark
|Quiet In The Sixpennys (12", 1981)||Blind Panic 7" E.P.
|....And So It Went 1979-1981 (CD, 2007)|
Ten From The Madhouse UK LP 1981 (No Peer): Now We Are Heroes
Unzipping The Abstract UK LP (NMC Records): World War III
Killed By 7 Inch #7 Germany 7" 2000 (Redrum): We All Hate Myself