The vast majority of The Cravats output,including all their excellent Peel Sessions, can be found by clicking this......"Everything The Cravats Ever Did"
|Martin on the skins complete with clean socks and underpants drying on his mums radiator...now that's Rock'n'Roooolll!|
"Once Upon A Time In Redditch" comprises the tracks from a C60 compilation,original Cravats sticksman, Martin de Sey, made back in 1983, and has somehow found its way into the Die or DIY? files. It includes some Cravats Demo's,and various groups Martin was involved in post-Cravats,including the A and B sides of the one 7" released by Martin's Girl Guided Missiles in 1979.
De Sey was a founding member of the Cravats, along with Ethos Yapp, Robin Dallaway, and the Shend. Tracks 1-7 are the demo tracks he recorded with them, before someone hit the eject button.
The Girl Guided Missiles were Martin with Adrian Garlick on bass, Steve Franklin on guitar and the peculiar falsetto vocals you'll hear, and Nick Raybould on drums. I presume the Missiles were a related thing. I've no idea about the T-Killers, beyond that the name was a double duty reference to Marc Bolan and Alice Cooper - not his finest work but never mind.
So, I suppose you could say this is a tape of the Pete Best of the Cravats, or something?
|Post Punk Entertainment in the west midlands 1977|
|The original line up of The Cravats in 1977 hanging out at a junkyard in Redditch,or maybe the junkyard WAS Redditch?...dunno...never been there!?|
1 - Precinct (25/9/77)
2 - Pressure Sellers (25/9/77)
3 - Shut Up (25/9/77)
4 - Crash Barrier Dancer (25/9/77)
5 - Situations Vacant (12/3/78)
6 - Gordon (12/3/78)
7 - Killing the Memory (12/3/78)
Girl Guided Missiles
8 - Further Education (2/2/80)
9 - Day in a Padded Cell (5/5/80)
10 - It's a Lie (30/5/80)
11 - Drinker (31/1/81)
12 - Shut Up (12/3/83)
13 - 20th Century Boy (12/3/83)
14 - Fully Qualified Robot (12/3/83)
15 - Live for Now (12/3/83)
16 - 1989 (12/3/83)
17 - Substitute (12/3/83)
Girl Guided Missiles (1979 7" on Seandee Records)
18 - Fully Qualified Robot
19 - Desperate Men