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Joined 26th April 2020



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“If you ever do find this tape, my e-mail is:
19 May 2020
“Awesome - thanks!”
27 Apr 2020
“Thank you!”
27 Apr 2020
I saw a message from you on MDMA (from long ago) about a band called Industrial Youth whose song "Sponge Bath" was played on a John Peel show in 1984 or 1985. I had a tape of this show but lost it . But I still have the track listing and am trying to piece together the songs on the tape. You seemed to know someone from the band (John Trapasso - see your message below), and I wondered if you couldn't put me in touch with them to try to get a copy of the song. Thank you

Abigail Says –
John Trapasso says:

I enjoyed your comments about my song, Sponge Bath, which appeared in your string on John Peel and the Buzzcocks. It is good to know that it is still appreciated after all these years. The band had broken up before the 45 was released . For that reason it was never officially released or promoted. That is the major reason why it was so hard to find.

Incidentally Sponge Bath was re-released on a CD back in the 1990’s. It contained a compilation of local bands from th”
27 Apr 2020
I saw your note about a John Peel show from 1984 or 1985 with Industrial Youth's "Sponge Bath". I also 'had' a cassette tape of this show, still have the track listing but have lost the tape itself. The show also included the almost as hard to find "Street People of London" by Triple Beat Alliance, never released commercially. Do you still have a tape of this show, that I could buy a copy of? Thanks!”
26 Apr 2020