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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Offbeats ("In Rhythm Off Beat")

The Offbeats were a four piece from Medway, England that were around from 1983 to 87. " In Rhythm Off Beat", was the bands only full length and appears to have been self released. It's a full on 60's British Invasion assault that leans heavily towards The Beatles, Kinks, Etc; but at times has a darker Zombies edge as well. I read there was a second LP that was never finished or released, what a shame. My copy is a promotional copy with a bio sheet and a concert announcement sheet I included with the download. Glenn Prangnell, (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals) went on to form The Kravin' A's and now resides with an outfit called Groovy Uncle. Here's a Web Site, if you want to check them out.

Line Up -

Glenn Prangnell - Rhythm Guitar And Vocals
Martin Adams - Lead Guitar And Vocals
Pete Jordan - Bass
Ian Harris - Drums

Offbeat Records 1984

♫♫♫.How Could I Say That.♫♫♫

12 comments:

Doug said...

Thanks.Always enjoy the Medway sound.

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for the comment Doug, glad you enjoyed the record.

KevinB said...

Thanks!

zach said...

at first glance i thought this was the hardcore offbeats band, with like joke cover art or something. but this is way better. it does get a little bit too much on the darker side for me. but there are still some killers like, "a girl i know" and "it's always been the same" that i really enjoy. thanks for the up!

haha, i liked reading the concert announcements, and that Flesh & Fell band being described as "sexy female new wave rock." just looked them up out of curiosity and found that they just reformed like a month ago. without the original "sexy female" singer who apparently fell ill and left the band.

anyway, haha.

Philippe Thivillier said...

Thanks for this new contribution.

Woody said...

Fantastic album. Thank you very much for this post.

Anonymous said...

Was cruising blogs I liked then I remembered yours. Good to know this blog is still running. Keep them coming mate. Anyway, can you re-upload the Die Kreuzen - Cows and Beer EP? Thanks in advance.

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for the comments: Zach, Philippe, and Woody. Glad you guys liked the record and sorry it's taken me so long to respond. Things have been pretty hectic for me lately. Zach, I don't think it will be much of a reunion without the "Sexy Female Singer" haha!!

Ian Harris said...

Hi ya ive only just found this .. thank you for the glowing review.
Awesome..Ian Drummer from The Offbeats :)

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for the comment Ian! "In Rhythm Off Beat" is a classic!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pete from the Offbeats here. I downloaded, just to see the press release that I didn't know existed. We did start a second album, but split up before it could be completed. It was going to be called 'I'll Do To You What I Did To Rommell'. If anyone wants to here the unfinished sessions, you can get it here... https://www.mediafire.com/folder/iqv3l023q2mob/Offbeats_-_Rommell I personally think it would've been a much better album. Bruce Brand(Milkshakes/Headcoats)helped with the recording.

Frank Miller said...

Hi Pete, Wow ! Thanks for sharing, very cool. The opener has a nice soulful edge to it; kind of reminds me of the Prisoners. The rest is a nice mix; a couple of bluesy tunes and some great 60's inspired pop. I think my favorites are the opener and London Transport. Thanks again for sharing this Pete, it would have made a fine album!