The Ejected Punk Rock

The Ejected Punk Rock

Formed: Dagenham, London, England, UKThe Ejected Dagenham Punk

These knockabout punksters from Dagenham (a suburb of London) epitomized everything that was predictable about British punk in the early '80s – leather jackets, songs about beer, a scampering rhythm section, basic guitar shapes, mindless tunes – but still managed one absolute smasher: the title track of their debut EP Have You Got 10p?, a tribute to the scrounging plea favoured by pissed-up punks outside venues, which is funny and catchy:

HAVE YOU GOT 10P?

See you down the social getting your dole
You're a real scrounger, you're a real arsehole
See you in the city down the Marquee
Going up to people, now you're coming up to me

"Have you got 10p?" "Have you got 10p?"
"Have you got 10p?" "No, not me!"

Blond spiky hair, bondage stridesThe Ejected Have You Got 10p? Label
You got no class. You ain't got no pride.
See you in the city standing with a mate.
10p a person. It's the going rate.

They evolved out Dawn Patrol, a band named after their lead singer Dawn Payne. The Ejected contributed a couple of pretty good tracks ('East End Kids', 'What Am I Gonna Do?') to the Carry On Oi! compilation before signing to Riot City and releasing Have You Got 10p?, a firm favourite amongst punks with a sense of humour. The first song on the B-Side, 'Class Of 82', wasn't too shabby either, with a memorable chorus. It certainly warranted its Top 30 Indie status, which is more than be said for their subsequent releases, which were either inadvertently funny or just plain crap and boring.

A Touch Of Class was one of the very worst UK punk albums (amongst stiff competition), the Nicky Garratt-produced The Spirit Of Rebellion not much better.

The Best of The Ejected includes five previously unreleased songs, which are worth hearing if you have been declared clinically insane due to fifteen years of glue-sniffing.

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Lineup 1 (1981-1982):

Jim Brooks - vocals, guitar (ex-Dawn Patrol)
Gary Sandbrook - bass, vocals (ex-Dawn Patrol)
Mick 'Sticks' Robinson - drums

The Ejected - A Touch Of Class - AdvertThis lineup recorded two songs for Carry On Oi! and the classic Have You Got 10p? (1982)

Lineup 2 (1982-1983):

Jim Brooks - vocals, guitar
Gary Sandbrook - bass, vocals
Paul Griffiths - drums

This lineup recorded Noise For The Boys! (E.P.) (1982) and A Touch Of Class (1983)

Lineup 3 (1983-1984):

Jim Brooks - vocals, guitar
Gary Sandbrook - bass, vocals
'Dynamo' Kev Pallett - guitar
Paul Griffiths - drums

This lineup recorded The Spirit Of Rebellion (1984)

Lineup 4 (1984):

Jim Brooks - vocals, guitar
Paul 'Bruna' Quain - bass (ex-Dirt)
Paul Griffiths - drums

This lineup recorded Press The Button E.P. (1984) and a demo called Public Animals . When the band split Jim joined Gary in The New Hawaiians (later Jo Jo's Republic), a reggae/pop band.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Subsequent studio albums: Back From The Dead (2016), Game Of Survival! (2017), Come 'n' Get It! (2018).

Singles & Albums

The Ejected - Have You Got 10p?Have You Got 10p? (7", 1982)

The Ejected - Noise For The Boys! (E.P.)Noise For The Boys! (E.P.) (7", 1983)

The Ejected - A Touch Of ClassA Touch Of Class (LP, 1983)

The Ejected - The Spirit Of RebellionThe Spirit Of Rebellion (LP, 1984)

The Ejected - Press The Button E.P. Press The Button E.P. (7", 1983)

Extraneous Releases

The Ejected - The Best Of The EjectedThe Best Of The Ejected (CD, 1999)

Demos

The Ejected - Public AnimalsPublic Animals (Tape, 1984)

 

Various Artists

Carry On Oi! UK LP 1981 (Secret): East End Kids / What Am I Gonna Do

Punk And Disorderly III - The Final Solution UK LP 1983 (Anagram): Have You Got 10p?

Life's A Riot...With Riot City Records: A History, 1980-84 UK LP 1985 (Riot City): Have You Got 10p?

The Best Of Oi! Volume 2 UK CD 1992 (Link): What Am I Gonna Do

Riot City Records- Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1993 (Anagram): Have You Got 10p? / Fast 'N' Loud / Russians

The Spirit Of 69 - Oi Classics Vol. II Germany LP 1994 (Street Kid's): One Of The Boys

Riot City Records- Punk Singles Collection Volume Two UK CD 1995 (Anagram): Class Of '82 / I Don't Care / 24 Years

The Punk Generation UK 4xCD 1995 (Castle Communications): East End Kids

Oi! The Singles Collection Vol 2 UK CD 1996 (Captain Oi!): Have You Got 10p? / Class Of '82 / One Of The Boys

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