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THE T.J.M. COMPILATION ALBUM,"IDENTITY PARADE" has now been re-pressed, following the deletion of the Fast Cars tracks.The band state that they were not conulted over the inclusion of the tracks,were far from happy with the production, and failed to reach any agreement with T.J.M. regarding the situation.FAST CARS have a new recruit,STEVE B'DALE? (I THINK that's his current monicker) ex-V.2. drummer and the New Wave's answer to Brian Clough.
In a weeks time Object Music will be releasing a single by THE WARRIORS- "Martial Time" b/w "Martial Law". It is described as a 'heavy reggea instrumental' and is the labels first reggae release.
Three weeks after this they will be releasing "About Time", the second E.P. by THE PASSAGE. the tracks on it are:- 1 'Taking My Time' 2/ 'Clock Paradise' 3/ '16 Hours' 4/ 'Time Delay'. It is produced by Dave Cunningham of production fame for the Electric Chairs L.P. and the Flying Lizards 'Summertime Blues' single.
The label has a 'one-off' deal with I.Q. ZERO and will be releasing a single - "Insects" b/w "Electro Motion", described as "quirky pop music", this summer.
Also,expect a new single by STEVE MIRO soon.
STREETS AHEAD records first release, a single by FOREIGN PRESS, is now available. Their next release, by PURE PRODUCT, will be available midsummer.
Set up by people from Rabid, will be releasing singles by BLAH BLAH BLAH, EDDIE FISTION, THE 48 CHAIRS and GERRY AND THE HOLOGRAMS.
Pete Shelly is starting a record label called Groovy Records.
The Accelerators hve recorded a 5 track cassette. It costs£1 (+ postage??) and is available from 26 Bently Rd, Liverpool.
V2 have a single released in a fortnight on TJM records.
TJM will soon by releasing singles by PRIVATE SECTOR and by MELLOTRON.
Their 2nd album and a single are in the pipeline. They will be recording in August and all details have been decided.
GORDON THE MORON
GORDON THE MORON has his 'Fit For Nothing' b/w 'Sold On You' 45 released on Rabid this week.
CHRIS SEIVY of "Freshies" fame also has a single released on Rabid. 'Bazier' b/w 'Lant'
In 5 weeks Object Music will be releasing their "Contact E.P.". This is a 'side project' for Tony Friel (of the Passage) and Duncan Prestbury (of the Spherical Objects) who wrote two tracks each.
Talked to THE LURKERS in the pub the other day(whaddayamean ligging bastard?). They were apparently must unchuffed with the residents of the Deep South of the U.S.A. where they made the new album. "Hey,boy, what's yer niggers like in England,boy?" "Same as yours,mate,black'; was the reply.
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