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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

THE CARPETTES (I DONT MEAN IT SINGLE)

This is one of the more underrated bands that you will find from the late 70's early 80's era . I'm not sure why they didn't make it . Maybe they didn't look punk enough for their sound . Or maybe they didn't sound pop enough for their look . England was very uniform oriented at that time . And that probably had something to do with it . But man did they put out some great records . I love this band !!! and I highly recommend all their records . The Carpettes were from Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, England . They formed in 1977, and released a number of singles , (this being their third) on various labels and two albums on the Beggars Banquet Records label . They also recorded two Peel sessions. what's cool about this record is the non lp track on side two .
The band was formed in 1977 by Neil Thompson (vocals, guitar), George Maddison (bass), and Kevin Heard (drums) (all three had played together since 1974 in Brown Sugar), although Heard had already been replaced by former Young Bucks drummer Tim Wilder by the time of the band's first release, the Radio Wunderbar EP, released on the Walthamstow-based indie label Small Wonder. The band named their follow-up single "Small Wonder" in the label's honour. They recorded two sessions for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show in 1978. In 1979, they signed to Beggars Banquet Records, who issued their debut album, Frustration Paradise, towards the end of that year, the band now associated with the Mod revival of the time. A second album followed in 1980, with a final single released in December that year, before the band split up in June 1981.
The band reunited in 1996 to perform at the first Holidays in the Sun festival, with Thompson and Maddison joined by Thompson's brother Paul. This led to a permanent reunion and the release of a new album in 2002, Fair Play to 'Em.
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REFERENCES - WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carpettes MYSPACE http://www.myspace.com/thecarpettes

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BEGGARS BANQUET RECORDS 1979
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1. I DONT MEAN IT
2. EASY WAY OUT
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