Sunday, August 19, 2018

A Taste Of The Prisoners

 a re-post by request, new download links, originally posted 11-19-12.
   Since I've had numerous requests for Prisoners re post's, I'm doing away with my three earlier post's and combine them into one. Basically, I recorded a bunch of my favorite tracks from various releases, all ripped from good old vinyl, except a couple from "In From The Cold", and a bonus track from the CD version of A Taste Of Pink". My copy of "A Taste Of Pink" is on pink vinyl, and although it looks mint, it has a little snap crackle to it; oh well, it adds to the charm. I added a couple of tunes from the awesome Prime Movers Lp as well. It's a large file so I had to break it into two parts, I also added the cover scans to the downloads as well, "Enjoy"
      The Prisoners were a three piece from the Medway region of southern England that formed in 1980.They took the name from fellow Medway band the Vapours first single 'Prisoners'. The original line up consisted of 16 years old's, Graham Day (guitar, vocals), Allan Crockford (bass) and Johnny Symons (drums). Bruce Brand from the Milkshakes was with the group briefly as a second Guitarist, but it wasn't until 1982 when James Taylor (Organ) was added to the line up when they officially became a four piece. In all The Prisoners released at least four full lengths, four singles, and contributed numerous compilation tracks before calling it a day sometime around 1986. Besides the Prime Movers a few other post Prisoners related bands include: Planet, The Solarflares, Graham Day and the Gaolers, Gift Horses, Thee Mighty Caesars, The Buff Medways, Galileo 7, The Stabilisers and The James Taylor Quartet.If you would like to read more about the band's here's a few links to get you started.

The Prisoners Wikipedia, The Prisoners Myspace, All MusicGraham Day and the Gaolers Myspace, The James Taylor Quartet Official Page, Galilio 7.FourFour.Com

♪♪♪ Taste Of The Prisoners Pt 1 ♪♪♪
♪♪♪ Taste Of The Prisoners Pt 2 ♪♪♪


johnnybgoode said...

WOW!! awesome stuff I never heard. This band ROCKS! Thank you kind sir!

Frank said...

That was pretty much my reaction, the first time I ever heard these guys. They're one of my "favorites", and In my opinion one of the more underated great bands out there. Thanks for the comment.

Erik LAMF said...

Hey there. Just wanted to let you know that Mediafire cock-blocked this one. Queue Sad Face -


I've been on a mission to gather all of the Prisoners material I can find, which isn't easy. But Actually I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for all of your hard work. Your blog is one of my favorites, up there with Sonsofthedolls and Rogkentroll.

Keep up the good work and Thank You So Much!


Frank said...

Hi Erik,
I just uploaded both parts to Zippyshare, so you should be able to download them now. Sorry about the long wait, and thanks for your comment! I'm glad you like the blog; I apreciate the kind words....Thank You!

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Frank Miller said...

Your welcome, thank you for the comment and Happy New Year !

ChrisB68 said...

I saw them a couple of times, most memorable was a night in Gosport in 86 or so. I was wasted, they were amazing.

Frank Miller said...

Your lucky, wish I could have saw them.. Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for the post. Saw the Prime Movers in the early 90ties in a german club. They just released earth church and they were fucking amazing!

Frank Miller said...

I agree, They're great! Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

hi, i appreciate u posting this thank u very much !!!!
but please please pleaaase can u reupload part 2?? zippyfile says the file is expired??

thank uuuuuu!!

Frank Miller said...

You got it, enjoy!