May/June 2021.

Welcome! The main focus of this website for the forseeable future will be the New Wave Discography. A continuous work in progress that documents records released in the United Kingdom during the punk and new wave era.

Below there's a playlist that includes audio samples sourced from vinyl which will be updated at regular intervals.

Current background photo - Brent Ford And The Nylons.

Comments, questions, complaints etc -


'19th Nervous Breakdown' (Brum Beat, 1978).

'Everybody's On Revolver Tonite' sang 'O'Level on their 1978 'Malcolm' EP, that 'everybody' even included Brum cabaret punks Brent Ford And The Nylons who raced through two of the tracks on this record during the show's new artist slot. Unfortunately that TV appearance didn't do much to improve sales of the 45 which had appeared a few weeks earlier with half the pressing still remaining unsold months later. Those remaining copies were then housed in a folded Christmas card picture sleeve and if you were lucky they were signed inside by the band in character. Other songs given the 100mph treatment in a typical Nylons live set included 'Gloria', 'Highway 61' and 'Little Queenie'.

'You've Got Nothing (Tramp, 1978).

B-side of The Bleach Boys snotty punk classic 'Chloroform' and every bit as good. Produced by Tramp Records owner Terry Friend who was a folk singer by day and a grave digger by night (or was it the other way round?). Judging by how amateur this record is I'm not sure if Terry was qualified to call himself a producer or how Bleach Boys bassist Chris Sutoris was previously trusted to play on a 1974 LP by Terry's band Stonefield Tramp. The release date of The Bleach Boys next record 'Stocking-Clad Nazi Death Squad Bitches' has been a matter of much debate but an SRT number scratched in the dead wax confirms it was 1988 which is much later than most thought.

'Sell Out' (Woodbine St, 1979).

I don't know anything about Phil Canning, but Cheeky who backed Phil on this single I do know. Cheeky also released a single on Woodbine St that attracts interest from both punk and NWOBHM collectors. Ask Cheeky which side of the fence they favour and they'll say they were just high energy pub rockers with a live set heavy on Status Quo covers. Thankfully any boogie fixation they might have had was kept to a minimum while backing Phil Canning to give 'Sell Out' the much more appealling description of 'pub punk', though the flip side 'Underground' is a little too much like the Quo for my liking. If anyone can fill in the blanks on Mr Canning's career, tell us something, anything!

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