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Monday, December 22, 2008

THEE CYBERMEN (PEABRAIN)

Great striped down 60's influenced garage band . I'm sure you can still pick up most of their stuff . Well worth your time . Formed by three school friends, Thee Cybermen have been thrashing out their particular melodic brand of Garage rock for 20 years. Influenced by the music of Medway Garage bands like The Milkshakes and The Prisoners they attempted to shake up the local music scene of Shropshire in the early nineties until a tape they had produced using 'ancient Rhino horn technology' found it's way into the hands of Bruce Brand (Drummer with The Milkshakes, Thee Headcoats etc.) This led, in 1994, to their first recording session at the now legendary Toerag studios with Bruce and Liam Watson at the desk. There followed four more sessions, two LPs, numerous EPs and singles, gigs at some of London's lowest lowlights, tours of Holland, a live session on Radio 1 and finally an acrimonious split in 1999. After years of inactivity Thee Cybermen have reconvened to record the odd tune and bash out a blistering live set every 4 months or so, usually in their hometown of Oswestry but further afield if the money is right and the rider is plentiful.
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CAVE RECORDS 1995
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1. PEABRAIN
2. YOU SAY ( I WANT YOU)
3. OU EST LE CAHIER
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5 comments:

Walker said...

Thanks for this one! I've posted a link over on my blog http://burningaquarium.blogspot.com/
Hope that's ok?

Frank Miller said...

No Problem Walker, glad you like it, enjoy!!

icastico said...

Thanks.

Those who like this may like these:

http://www.archive.org/details/TheJonnyCats_Ode_To_Sergio_FLAC

http://www.archive.org/details/TheJonnyCatsBurnsRubber

http://www.archive.org/details/OuterSpaceTonight_Swayback

Nazz Nomad said...

bitchin' hanx!

Henry R. Kujawa said...

Some years back I happened across their name in an online record catalog and decided to check them oujt (as well as the Helsinki band of the same name). Wound up getting both EPs and both LPs, eventually copied all 4 to CD (but before I'd figuired out how to clean up vinyl surface noise-- must redo these one of these days).

"GOT A GROOVE", "BORDERBEAT" and "PEABRAIN" on one CD, "STRANGE AND CRUEL" (a masterpiece) on a 2nd CD.

Just happened to do a Google search today and found they had a MySpace page with what looks like 4 "new" recordings from 2007 and 2 oldones from "BORDERBEAT" (both of which are somewhat distorted; sounds like a BAD vinyl transfer, my CD sounds much better!). "Revolt Into Style", however, is not the same recording as on the '95 LP, much "smoother", which suggests it's one of the '07 tracks.

They started out very "punk" but evolved into "early Beatles". My fave songs of theirs are probably "If You're Ever Gonna Say Goodbye", "Down" and "Strange And Cruel", all on the 2nd LP.