Larry Wallis

Based: London, England, UK

Fresh out of Motörhead (okay, maybe not so fresh, given that band's personal hygiene), former Pink Fairy Larry Wallis recorded this one-off single for Stiff and appeared at the bottom of the label's first (and best) package tour, propping up Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello. 'Police Car' is a mid-speed rock song with enough contemporary punch to make it a memorable new wave release. The B-Side is a Motörhead tune originally recorded for their as-yet unreleased debut album: this sounds like a punkier version. Overall, good stuff.

In addition to this, Wallis also gained his punk credentials via production work for The Adverts and Wreckless Eric. 'Police Car' was later covered by The Members.



Subsequent studio albums: Death In The Guitarfternoon (2001).

Singles & Albums

Larry Wallis - Police CarPolice Car (7", 1978)

Extraneous Releases

Larry Wallis ‎– The Sound Of SpeedThe Sound Of Speed (LP/CD, 2017)

Various Artists

Excerpts From Stiffs Greatest Hits UK 7" 1977 (Stiff): Police Car

Live Stiffs Live UK LP 1978 (Stiff): Police Car

English Waves! Italy LP 1978 (RCA Victor): Police Car

1-2-3-4 Punk & New Wave 1976-1979 UK 5xCD 1999 (Universal): Police Car

1977: The Year Punk Broke UK 3xCD 2019 (Cherry Red): Police Car





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