The Lurkers - This Dirty Town

The Lurkers - This Dirty Town

Original Release Date

1990

Release Information

UK LP 1990 (Clay - CLAY 104)

A1 This Dirty Town 2:38
A2 Drag You Out 2:23
A3 Frankenstein Again 3:41
A4 Heroin It's All Over 2:42
A5 One Man's Meat 3:14
B1 Wolf At The Door 3:48
B2 Shut Out The Light 3:10
B3 Let's Dance Now 5:07
B4 Midnight Hour 3:27
B5 By The Heart 3:29

A1,B1: Previously unreleased version of This Dirty Town 7", 1982
A2, A4: Drag You Out 7", 1982
A3, A5: Previously unreleased version Frankenstein Again 7", 1983
B4: B-Side of Let's Dance Now (No Time To Be Strangers) 7", 1984
B2-B5: The Final Vinyl 12", 1984

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UK CD 1993 (Clay - CLAYCD 104)

1 This Dirty Town 2:38
2 Drag You Out 2:23
3 Frankenstein Again 3:41
4 Heroin It's All Over 2:42
5 One Man's Meat 3:14
6 Wolf At The Door 3:48
7 Shut Out The Light 3:10
8 Let's Dance Now 5:07
9 Midnight Hour 3:27
10 By The Heart 3:29

1,6: Previously unreleased version of This Dirty Town 7", 1982
2, 4: Drag You Out 7", 1982
3, 5: Frankenstein Again 7", 1983
9: B-Side of Let's Dance Now (No Time To Be Strangers) 7", 1984
7-10: The Final Vinyl 12", 1984

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Produced by Mike Stone & The Lurkers
Tracks 2,3,4,5,8 & 9 by Chris Mansbridge

Additional Credits

Marc Fincham - vocals, synths
Pete Stride - guitar, vocals
Nigel Moore - bass
Pete (Esso) Haynes - drums - drums
Steve Gregory - saxophone on 'Midnight Hour'
Chris Mansbridge - piano on 'From The Heart'

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Comp supposedly rounding up all of the band's recordings for Clay records. Some of the songs, however, are definitely different to the ones originally released on the original Clay singles: 'Wolf At The Door' is much smoother (and about 40 seconds shorter), and 'This Dirty Town' just sounds completely different. Both sides of the 'Frankenstein Again' have been more subtly remixed. The 7" version of 'Let's Dance Now (No Time To Be Strangers)' is also absent. All of these "missing" songs can be found on The Punk Singles Collection. Half of the material recorded during this period is good rollicking fun ('Drag You Out' and 'Heroin It's All Over' especially) but the dance-orientated 'Let's Dance Now' is just bizarre and doesn't work, especially in its five-minute extended remix/dub version!!

RECORD COLLECTOR, 1990: The Lurkers' album apparently features several unreleased tracks recorded around the time the band released 'Dirty Town' as a single on Clay in 1982, and will no doubt be of interest to fans of the band, although the music music compare to their earlier recordings for Beggars Banquet.

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