Sunday, January 28, 2007

Happy Refugees - Last chance saloon ,LP, UK, 1984

Totally unknown,and very rare(yet not that expensive when it comes up) DIY /post punk LP ,by this fantastic group released through Gymnasium records in 1984.Further releases a 7" (Warehouse sound) on the same label.Another obscure gem!

12 comments:

ellanios said...

Happy Refugees -Warehouse Sound
na xeres ti mou thymises.

mutantsounds said...

Xairomai pou to xereis:)....

Anonymous said...

Kalmarise ligo... Katse na akousoume kai tipote!!! Ti exeis ftiaxei???
Oti psaxname meta manias sta fantarika mas xronia, mas ta servireis etsi?? Koulare!!! Tha pathoume tipote kai ilikia mas tis sigkiniseis prepei na tis apofeygei!!!
thanks anyway (opwsdipote)

dimitris said...

this group was from Ireland and that's all i know about them.It's totally unknown to irish themselves."Warehouse sound" was a good company those long cold years. Greetings and many thanks

profitis said...

i think the group comes from Stoke On Trent, West Midlands, UK. It is not mentioned in any irish discography...... thanks

PJ said...

I was the guitarist from this band. I'm Irish, the band was based around Stoke on Trent in its later years, but this album was recorded when we lived in London between '82 and '83. I'm proud of this record because it was made at a time when there was some awful music being made in England and a bad political undercurrent of Thatcherism, but I think the music stands up as unique. I'm chuffed you like it too.

Anonymous said...

Ήμουν δεκαεννέα όταν το πρωτοάκουσα ένα βράδυ του 1984 από την εκπομπή του Δασκαλόπουλου, στο Τρίτο Πρόγραμμα.
Θυμάμαι ότι είχα πάθει πλάκα. Δυστυχώς τότε δεν υπήρχαν λεφτά για αγορές (και μάλιστα δίσκων εισαγωγής). Αλλά και αργότερα, όταν τα οικονομικά βελτιώθηκαν, δεν μπόρεσα ποτέ να βρω το LP. Χίλια ευχαριστώ.

BORN IN THE SIXTEES

Chris said...

I don't have the LP but I have the 45, its brilliant! Enshrined In A Memory, what a classic, a good few years a head of its time. Everyone I've played it to wants a copy! No higher recommendation than that surely.

I am after the LP on vinyl still though.

Anonymous said...

A great record, a great post, but maybe after almost five years and with the re-release about to come out on Acute Records it's time to take it down? Out on vinyl and up on iTunes by the first of December, so on and so forth...
--Michael

acuterecords.com

vdoandsound said...

Hi Michael,

I was unaware of it's impending reissue before you mentioned it, but I've just now pulled the link for it as a result of that. Nice to know that this will now formally be seeing the light of day again soon!

Eric

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. Don't know if you'd want to post this link or not on the home page, but there are some free samples of the remastered material here:

http://acuterecords.com/blog/?page_id=738

--Michael

And the band has a Facebook page up and running. They'll be playing in NYC early December.

Carlos Castro C said...

Hi PJ. It's so great that as a middle aged man I can still be thrilled by such amazing records like this one the way I was when I was young.I guess it's my favourite post punk record ever,and I've spent half of my life listening to everything out there.