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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blue Peter (Best Of First Three LP's)

Per request, a re-up originally posted 11/20/10, new rips and scans
 Blue Peter were a four piece from Toronto Canada, that were around from 1978 to 1985. In All they released four full length's, two singles, and an E.P. titled Version. Included here, are my favorite tracks from their first three LP's. It's cool to hear the transition from a Pop/Punk outfit, to more of a main stream sounding, New Wave band, while maintaining a knack for writing excellent songs. That's something only a handful of bands were able to accomplish. Linked above is a very well done site with all of the information you could want on Blue Peter, as well as reissues of their LP's, Links, and other Releases.


Line Up's -

Paul Humphrey - Vocals And Keyboards
Geoff McOuat - Bass (Test Patterns For Living and Radio Silence)
Rick Joudrey - Bass (Up To You)
Chris Wardman - Guitar
Ron Tomlinson - Drums (Test Patterns For Living)
Mike Bambrick - Drums (Radio Silence)

Ready Records 1979,1980,1982

♫♫♫. I'm Just Here For The Ride.♫♫♫

22 comments:

Jaime said...

Super post!! Thank you very much for sharing this music.

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome Jaime,glad you enjoyed it.

Marta said...

I've liked the Radio Silencie songs a lot. Where's My Angel is my favourite. Thank you.

Cositronico said...

Muchas gracias. No conocía el grupo y en mi opinión evolucionan a peor, o mejor dicho a sonidos que me gustan menos, pero realmente el primer disco suena fantástico. The first album is very good!!! Thank you very much.

Woody said...

I've never listened to this band. The first album are great. Thankx a million for sharing.

topper said...

Didn't knew he made more albums...only knew their test patterns...interested in the rest

Thanks frank

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for all of your comments, glad that you enjoyed the records.

grantwe said...

Played the hell out of Test Patterns when it came out, really dig this band, thanks for sharing

zach said...

wow, a band right from my backyard, and i've never even heard of them. this is pretty great. apparently the first album was recorded in london. that's cool, i frequent there since my uncle lives there.

all these songs on your best of are quite good. my favourite has got to be 'attraction'. great driving rhythm. i went on their site you linked, and what a site it is. so much info and every song they did. wish more bands had sites like that. after streaming the rest of the records there, i've come to the conclusion that i actually like that 'up to you' one the best, which seems odd. the songs you upped of that one are so catchy. plus the title track is a great, straight funk song.

thanks for the up!

Doug said...

Definitely brings back memories!Many thanks.

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome Zach, glad you like the band. On a side note, a few years back I was watching this pretty funny movie called Suck. It was about a band's sudden success due to the mesmerizing prescience of their front woman, who was bitten and turned into a Vampire. Their success however comes at a price as they try to maintain the band as well as feed their singers appetite. Anyway, if I remember right there's a part of the movie that has the band driving around touring, with Blue Peter "Same Old Place" being the musical backdrop for the scene. I thought it was so cool someone used that song in a movie...

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome Doug. Happy I could help you reminisce a little; thanks for the comment.

Milord Teum said...

thank you bro for all these gems-best wishes from Spain

deadboy said...

they played my high school.only time I ever saw them.. around the time video verite was big.. in a Canadian that way is....

deadboy said...

listening to it I realized I saw them open for men without hats.. ahh the 80's....

Frank Miller said...

Hi Deadboy, thanks for the comment. Did Men Without Hats play your high school?

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome Milord, thank you for the comment!

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome Milord, thank you for the comment!

zach said...

oh yeah i remember hearing about that movie, cause of all the stars in it. never actually saw it, but that's cool they used the song.

deadboy said...

menwithout hats played with them at the kingswood theatre (Canadas wonderland-1982?)

only blue peter at my highschool. my friend who played in the Battered Wives had The Ugly Ducklings play his highschool. Have you ever posted any Battered Wives?

deadboy said...

menwithout hats played with them at the kingswood theatre (Canadas wonderland-1982?)

only blue peter at my highschool. my friend who played in the Battered Wives had The Ugly Ducklings play his highschool. Have you ever posted any Battered Wives?

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for the info Deadboy. I haven't posted anything by the Battered Wives, thanks for the comment.