|The extremely RARE Canadian 8-track version!|
| German Edition!|
It happens to be one of my own personal favourite '77 punk albums, and I don't think its as fake as the record companies have managed to make it look.
The picture on the album cover are of four lads, who actually looked more like the kind of punter you actually saw at a Sex Pistols concert, than The Clash (who this photo is trying to emulate). One member is even wearing a very punk rock turtle neck sweater under his denim jacket; This is anti-fashion chic at its very zenith!
Also, you may notice Martin Chambers, future drumming criminal of the Pretenders, very prominent in the pictures; except on the rear of the French LP cover, where mysteriously he has changed into a woman!?.....this could explain a lot! I'm sick to death of hearing about Chrissie fucking Hynde's dalliances with several punk groups,Mike Hunts Dishonerable Discharge(ha!ha!), Johnny Moped etc; when all the time it was her boring drummer who actually was in a classic band like this!
The music is excellently raw garage punk of the highest order, with a Strummer influenced vocal delivery of someone who never went to a public school; unlike Mr Mellor. It sounds like very real street punk, and they looked like real punks from the streets.I hope it lost the dumbass record company (RCA apparrently!) a lot of money,fucking idiots.
(I think the Italian cover is the worst one by the way.)
Basically everything you wanna know about this band can be found at http://www.boredteenagers.co.uk/VACANTS.htm
And, incredibly there's even two interviews with Panache fanzine HERE and
And check out a video interview with Guy Greenough (the voice of the Vacants) HERE
Memberrs of the Downliners Sect helped finish this album off, and for the follow up record, they took over and became the ratherr equally excellent FU2; which I will be posting after this.
|A1||Pushin' Too Hard|
|A2||Beat On The Brat|
|A5||Half Man Woman|
|B1||Misuse Of Love|
|B3||Good Guy's Don't Wear|
|B6||What Happened To You|
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