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The Epileptics / 1970's EP (7" Vinyl - Overground Records)

The Epileptics / 1970’s EP

(7″ Vinyl – Overground Records)

Formed in 1978 in Bishop Stortford the band decided to call themselves The Epileptics following a suggestion from one of their mothers.
In August 1978 Crass played in Bishop Stortford and a long lasting friendship was established.Complaints of ‘ill-conceited jocularity’ from The British Epilepsy Association resulted in a name change to Epi-x, then changed to The Licks under pressure from Stortbeat who in 1979 released the band’s debut single, much played by John Peel. The band changed their name back to The Epileptics, more releases followed, then in early 1980 the nucleus of The Epileptics re-emerged as Flux Of Pink Indians.

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John The Postman / Is Still Above God (Vinyl LP - Overground Records)

John The Postman / Is Still Above God

(Vinyl LP – Overground Records)

John The Postman was, hardly surprisingly, a postman. John and his friends were regulars at the first punk gigs in Manchester. It was at one such gig in April 1977 after a few too many drinks that John decided to invade the Buzzcocks stage, picked up a guitar and decided to terrorise the audience with his version of the rock standard Louie, Louie… This masterpiece of mayhem continues the madness and is released as a limited edition of just 300 copies. It is the perfect tribute.

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John The Postman / John The Postman's Puerile (CD - Overground Records)

John The Postman / John The Postman’s Puerile

(CD – Overground Records)

The 12 tracks here are a compilation of both rare albums from the man who would turn up uninvited to early punk gigs in Manchester and terrorise the audience by destroying rock classics in true DIY style.Regarded as a hero by Julian Cope, John Peel and Mark E. Smith (whose first apearance on record is on this disc), John was a real postie with the GPO in Manchester… HE WAS DESCRIBED AS “A COMMITTED AND OMNIPRESENT FIGURE ON THE PUNK AND POST-PUNK SCENE IN MANCHESTER”

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