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• For the first time ever, here are the Tyla Gang’s complete recordings across three CDs, including many tracks which appear on CD for the first time.

• Frontman Sean Tyla is currently celebrating his 70th birthday and will be performing several gigs to coincide with this momentous occasion!

• Sean had previously fronted Pub Rock favourites Ducks Deluxe, a popular live draw who released two albums on RCA. After they disbanded, Sean Tyla formed Tyla Gang in late 1975. The following year, they issued a one-off single for Stiff Records, ‘Styrofoam’, which was followed by ‘Suicide Jockey’ on French label Skydog.

• The Tyla Gang then signed to Beserkley Records, resulting in two promising albums, the critically acclaimed Yachtless (1977) and follow-up Moonproof (1978). The band started making a third album but disbanded before it was completed and Sean Tyla embarked on a prolific solo career. More recently, Sean has reformed The Tyla Gang for live shows and new recordings.

• Both the Tyla Gang’s studio albums appear on Pool Hall Punks in their entirety, alongside salvaged sessions from their third album, non-album singles and B-sides, all three John Peel sessions (the first of which has never been reissued), two tracks from an Old Grey Whistle Test appearance (again, never released on CD), various tracks which Sean recorded under different guises (Spitballs, Speedballs, etc.) and a clutch of live tracks from different shows, including their contributions to the famous Pub Rock LP Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival.

• Housed in a tidy card wallet combo, Pool Hall Punks also boasts an exclusive Q&A interview with Sean Tyla, reproductions of many rare images from the period and boasts remastered sound quality.

CD ONE:


YACHTLESS (1977)

1. HURRICANE

2. DUST ON THE NEEDLE

3. ON THE STREET

4. NEW YORK SUN

5. SPEEDBALL MORNING

6. DON'T SHIFT A GEAR

7. LOST ANGELS

8. THE YOUNG LORDS (Version 2)

9. WHIZZ KIDS

10. DON'T TURN YOUR RADIO ON


BONUS TRACKS

11. STYROFOAM

12. TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE BOOGIE

13. THE YOUNG LORDS (Version 1)

14. SUICIDE JOCKEY

15. CANNONS OF THE BOOGIE NIGHT

16. IT'S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL (BUT IT GETS UP YOUR NOSE)

17. MAD MUCHACHOS

18. POOL HALL PUNKS


LIVE IN FRANCE, 1977

19. I DON'T WANT YOUR LOVE

20. FIREBALL

21. GONNA TAKE ME AWAY



CD TWO:


MOONPROOF (1978)

1. TROPICAL LOVE

2. OAKLAND RED

3. IT'S GONNA RAIN

4. DID YOUR HEAR IT ON THE RADIO

5. RODEO

6. SPANISH STREET

7. NO ROSES

8. AMERICAN MOTHER

9. SUICIDE JOCKEY

10. FLASHING IN THE SUBWAY


BONUS TRACKS

11. SPEEDBALL JIVE - Speedballs

12. JUNGLE OF LOVE

13. BAR DU TELEPHON

14. AMSTERDAM DOG

15. CHASING THE DRAGON

16. OUT ON THE RUN

17. WHALEBACK BOOGIE

18. MOONLIGHT AMBULANCE

19. ON THE STREET – Das Luftwaffegeschäft



CD THREE:


PEEL SESSIONS & RARITIES

JOHN PEEL SESSION 30/05/77

1. THE YOUNG LORDS

2. DON’T SHIFT A GEAR

3. WHIZZ KIDS

4. SPEEDBALL MORNING


JOHN PEEL SESSION 04/10/77

5. ON THE STREET

6. DON’T TURN YOUR RADIO ON

7. STYROFOAM

8. DUST ON THE NEEDLE


JOHN PEEL SESSION 09/08/78

9. NO ROSES

10. IT’S GONNA RAIN

11. SPANISH STREETS

12. MOONLIGHT AMBULANCE


RARITIES

13. PARIS BOOGIE

14. HOLD ON TO MY LOVE

15. KEEP FROM MOVIN’ ON

16. BAD MOON RISING - Spitballs

17. KNOCK ON WOOD - Spitballs

18. WALKING THE DOG

19. DON’T SHIFT A GEAR (OGWT 29/11/77)

20. YOUNG LORDS (OGWT 29/11/77)

21. ON THE STREET (Live at Hope & Anchor)

22. STYROFOAM (Live at Hope & Anchor)


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