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Monday, June 22, 2009

PVC2 (PUT YOU IN THE PICTURE SINGLE)

Well, since I posted Zoom #1 tonight, I figured I may as well post the equally great Zoom #2 for you. PVC2 was a scottish punk band who resurged from the ashes of one-time promising teenybop band Slik, whose songs a very different repertoire, with the typically 1970's soft and glam rock and like-Bay City Rollers songs. From early to almost-late 1976, the band was very popular in Britain, but the emergence of punk stopped all the prominence of the bands who established some time ago. The Slik album was unsuccessful, like the last singles, released until 1977. That year, then bassist Jim McGinlay departed, and got replaced by Russell Webb, who recently dropped university in Glasgow. The band continued performing like Slik, but changed abruptly of style, naming themselves as PVC2 and beginning to play punk rock.
During the last days of Slik or the first of PVC2, Ure joined for brief time The Rich Kids, band founded by original Sex Pistols bassist, Glen Matlock, but wasn't so interested and departed shortly afterwards to dedicate time to PVC2. After the release of the EP, Ure quit and moved to London to rejoin The Rich Kids, re-recording the "Put You In The Picture" song in the album Ghosts Of Princes In Towers, released in August 1978. Late that year, the band stopped, and split up officially in mid-1979, when Ure was recently an Ultravox member (he joined in April of that year).
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ZOOM RECORDS 1977
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1. PUT YOU IN THE PICTURE
2. DERANGED AND FREE
3. PAIN
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5 comments:

rickdog said...

Find more PVC2 in my mp3blog and forum searches:

HERE and
HERE

Anonymous said...

Thanks Frank for posting PVC2, hadn't heard it since buying it in '78 (yes, I'm an old fart now). To say thanks, you may like to have the only album by the Zones, the post-Ure PVC2. It's been remastereed and kindly provided for free by Stuart Jones at http://thezonesunderinfluence.blogspot.com/.

Stuart also runs a great site on early punk in Brighton with many mp3 downloads (http://www.punkbrighton.co.uk/downloadmp.html) as well as the following sites:
http://78-81.blogspot.com/ http://peelysessions.blogspot.com/
http://hifithesilence.blogspot.com/
http://postpunkpowerpop.blogspot.com/

Lots you'll like there! Cheers, Dave Sez.

FRANK MILLER said...

Thanks for the comments, and the great links Rick and Dave.

torchlitcat said...

Thanks very much! Never thought I'd find this.


Craig

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome Craig, if you keep your eyes open, it pops up for sale pretty often.