Warsaw Pakt

Formed: Ladbroke Grove, London, England, UK

Warsaw Pakt

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Nowadays, when Ladbroke Grove’s Warsaw Pakt ever get mentioned it’s usually in Joy Division biographies (JD's first recordings were as Warsaw). Yet, back in 1977 Warsaw Pakt caused quite a stir on their own for making the quickest album in history. From the start of recording to its arrival on the shelves of record stores (in a brown mailing envelope), Needle Time! took less than 24 hours! Unfortunately, the very notion negates qualities like decent production, and the songs themselves reveal a pubby band trying to be punks and not doing a very good job of it. The song titles are promising if you're after third division punk (‘Nosebleed’ and 'Sick & Tired' for instance) but the record is nothing to get excited about, sounding much like the junk Lightning Records were issuing. The accompanying inner sheet outlining the timetable for the record’s production is more interesting, as is the band’s lineage. Their guitarist was Andy Coluhoun, formerly of Mick Farren’s Deviants and shortly after the Pakt split he became a quarter of Tanz Der Youth, and had also been a Pink Fairy. Drummer Lucas Fox, meanwhile, had briefly played in Motorhead.

Warsaw Pakt

Lineup 1 (Late 1976 - Summer 1977):

Vocals: Jimmy Coull (ex-The Rockets)
Lead Guitar: Andy Colqhoun (ex-The Rockets)
Rhythm Guitar: John Walker (aka John Manly)
Bass: Chris Underhill
Drums: Wolf

Lineup 2 (Summer 1977 - Late 1977):

Vocals: Jimmy Coull (ex-The Rockets)
Lead Guitar: Andy Colqhoun (ex-The Rockets)
Rhythm Guitar: John Walker (aka John Manly)
Bass: Chris Underhill
Drums: Lucas Fox

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

Warsaw Pakt - Safe And Warm Warsaw Pakt - Needle Time!      
Safe And Warm
(7", 1977)
Needle Time!
(LP, 1977)
     

Extraneous Releases

Warsaw Pakt - See You In Court!        
See You In Court!
(Tape, 1979)
       

Bootlegs

       
Warsaw Pakt - Warsaw Pakt        
Warsaw Pakt (CD)        

 

Links

WIKIPEDIA

PUNK 77

UGLY THINGS

 

 

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jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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