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Thursday, March 12, 2009

NEWTOWN NEUROTICS (SUZI 12"E.P.)

If I had to pick, I would probably choose the hypocrite single as my favorite Newtown Neurotics record, but this would run a close second. I chose the 12" version because it has the extra track (When I need you) which in my opinion is the best track on the record . I'm not sure why it wasn't on the 7" version . The Newtown Neurotics were an English punk rock group formed in 1979, noted for their openly political music.
The band began their career playing punk, heavily indebted stylistically to The Clash and The Ramones. Over the course of the 1980s, the band dropped the "Newtown" from its name and simply became The Neurotics; along with the name change came a stylistic broadening, including slower tempos and horn arrangements. They released several albums on noted UK postpunk label Jungle Records. Lead singer and guitarist Steve Drewett took openly socialist stances in his lyrics throughout the course of the band's career. When the bassist, Colin Dredd, came down with pleurisy, he left the band; a friend was brought in to play bass for some farewell shows (at which the band's entire catalogue was played), and the band called it quits in October 1988. Drewett went on to form an Afro punk band called the Indestructible Beat. Although the Indie Beats were disbanded in 1995, Steve Drewett is known to do occasional solo gigs.
More recently, the Newtown Neurotics reformed for a few reunion shows in London & Brighton leading up to Blackpool's 2006 Wasted and 2008 Rebellion punk festivals.
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REFERENCES - WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Newtown_Neurotics MYSPACE http://www.myspace.com/theneurotics OFFICIAL HOME PAGE http://www.neurotics.org.uk//
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NO WONDER RECORDS 1984
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1.SUZI IS A HEARTBREAKER
2. FOOLS
3. WHEN I NEED YOU
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***DOWNLOAD***

2 comments:

John Liedown said...

I've said this somewhere before, but I had a taped copy of the First Newtown Nerotics LP (when tapes were killing music not blogs) with 'Sound & Fury' by Youth Brigade on the other side (they must have come out quite close together) and I played those LP's back to back together for months. Both were like nothing else coming out at the time.
Cheers
J

Longy said...

Thanks for this one. I didn't even know this was released on 12''

Great site you have here btw