THE HOAX

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.

Mike Joyce also drumemd for Victim, The Smiths, Buzzcocks and Public Image Ltd.

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

The Hoax - Only The Blind Can See In The Dark The Hoax - So What The Hoax - Quiet In The Sixpennys The Hoax - Blind Panic 7" E.P.  
Only The Blind Can See In The Dark
(7", 1979)
So What
(12", 1980)
Quiet In The Sixpennys (12", 1981) Blind Panic 7" E.P.
(7", 1981)
 

Extraneous Releases

The Hoax - ....And So It Went 1979-1981        
....And So It Went 1979-1981 (CD, 2007)        

Various Artists

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

Links

BORED TEENAGERS

MIKE JOYCE OFFICIAL SITE

THE HOAX MYSPACE PAGE

 

 

You can add stuff and make comments/corrections by emailing me at:

jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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