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Friday, February 27, 2009

THE TOURS (TOURIST INFORMATION)

The Tours were a great short lived four piece pop punk outfit from Bournemouth & Poole, South United Kingdom. They signed to Virgin Records in 1979 after selling large quantities of their self produced and distributed , Language School/Foreign Girls double A side 7" single. Radio 1 DJs John Peel and Mike Reid championed the band which led to a bidding war between Virgin, Polydor, Sire and EMI records. Eventually the band signed to Virgin but the association was shortlived after an augment between the band and the label led the other founder/leader Ronnie Mayor to quit. This is one of two great singles that came out in 1979 . According to their myspace they are working on releasing some sort of unreleased album. how cool would that be. Go check it out. They also have a couple of cool tunes I never heard from them before.
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REFERENCES - BEATFORTWO http://beatfortwo.blogspot.com/2006/12/beatfortwentythree-ronnie-sings.html MYSPACE http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=402335276
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VIRGIN RECORDS 1979
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1. TOURIST INFORMATION
2. YOU KNOW
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***DOWNLOAD***

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For more info and many mp3 downloads on the Brighton punk scene, see Stuart Jones' excellent site http://www.punkbrighton.co.uk/downloadmp.html. Another of Stuart's sites, http://postpunkpowerpop.blogspot.com, offers a download of the Tours' Language School. Enjoy! Cheers, Dave Sez.