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The purpose behind this space is to share obscure, out of print or otherwise commercially unavailable music, video and other media from a period in time in which music history revisionists have written out or downplayed the contributions of so many great bands, fanzine writers and others. And to entertain myself.  I don't own any of the material posted, so if  it belongs to you and you do not want it up here, get in touch with me and I will take it down. A lot of the material I will end up posting has been downloaded from other blogs or received through trades and may or may not be available elsewhere. I am extremely grateful for all the great stuff I have discovered through other people's blogs and their effort to share but please do not spit your dummy out for not receiving credit for your "ripping the vinyl" or whatever.I really cannot be bothered to keep track of where I found things. Keep in mind you probably do not own the rights for the music either and it is all about bringing the music to a wider audience (in my case likely the 3 or 4 people who bother to read this blog). I hope everyone discovers something new or something they have been searching for. All the best.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

THE BLANKS



From Paul Marko's excellent punk77.co.uk :

The Blanks were from Peterborough and were Neil Singleton (vocals), Andy Jackson (guitar), Allen Adams (bass) and Andy Butler (drums), though they were listed under the pseudonyms of Fats O'Grady, Jah Nimrod, Arthur Mullard and Winston Nikomo on the back sleeve of their only single 'The Northern Ripper' / 'Understand' / 'Break Down' (Void, 1979). Bass player Allen Adams later formed "The Destructors" in the 80's who recorded their own version of "Northern Ripper"

View video of "Northern Ripper" here:



Songs from The Northern Ripper single has turned up several times on various unlicensed KBD/Bloodstains compilations, but have had semi-legitimate reissues such as the 7 inch reproduction on Germany's Last Years Youth with a limited issue of 484 copies in 2006 as well as a CD length collection called Northern Ripper LP including the single and live material released through Retro Records in the UK. Due to the scarcity of all formats and my skepticism about the royalties paid to the band on these released, I have posted a copy of the Northern Ripper LP, I've attached a copy of the music for your pleasure:





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