999 - Obsessed

999 - Obsessed

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK 7" 1981 (Albion - ION 1011)

A Obsessed 2:49
B1 Change 3:51
B2 Lie Lie Lie 2:50

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 71, 1 wk
UK Indie Hit: 4, 10 wks


'Obsessed' from the forthcoming album Concrete
'Lie, Lie, Lie' - Previously unreleased live recording. Recorded live at the Nashville

Produced by Vic Maile

Additional Credits

Nick Cash - guitars, vocals, percussion
Guy Days - guitars, vocals, chimes, percussion, organ
Jon Watson - bass guitar, backing vocals
Pablo Labritain - drums, percussion, backing vocals

Reviews & Opinions

MARK ELLEN, SMASH HITS, 1981: Picture the scene down the stockade...Red Indians hooping it up with Pirates, Highwaymen cavorting with Camel-herds, when suddenly a bouquet of bullets rips through the night air. To a cantering disco romp-up of a Clint Eastwood movie theme, replete with tribal grunting, 999 thunder across the skyline in a desperate bid for the "Wild Frontier" stakes. It couldn't happen, could it?

PUNKY GIBBON: The first single from Concrete is mid-tempo punk with a Spaghetti Western twang i.e. there's lots of shouting "hwah" and echoey lead guitar. Adam & The Ants were doing much the same with more style, and Theatre of Hate later did the same again, but with worse songs. 'Change' is typical pop-punk from this band (and that is not a put-down), while 'Lie Lie Lie' is a li-li-live recording.

Additional Notes

A-Side from Concrete, B2 is live


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999 - Obsessed - US 7" 1981 (Polydor - PD 2172)

US 7" 1981 (Polydor - PD 2172)


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