The Record Players – "Double C Side EP" (Wreck 001) 1978
A2 Don't Go Backwards
B1 Wrong Song
B2 Ignore Us
A1 Don't Give An Inch
A2 Squirmin' In The Vermin
B2 Parasite City
A Money Worries
B Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right
I know next to nuffink about The Record Players,but I suspect they were from the Kent area of the UK.Tried to narrow it down by googling the 40 year old telephone code,but nothing popped up....its that old!
Facts aside, The Record Players had a string of foot-tappin'sing-a-long singles to rival The Buzzcocks;but, unlike their mancunian cousins, they didn't sell out to the majors.....in fact, I doubt they even had an offer at all, being in the hinterlands of southeast England, and not trendy looking enough.The lyrics to "Ignore Us" seem to be slightly autobiographical somewhat.
They left us with some great tunes made in a pure DIY ethic,and without pretentions towards being Rock stars,or even playing rock at all.Ten UK DIY jangly power-pop classics,with an added sense of humour, that can serve as their headstone for a future generation.