The Exits - Exits (The)

The Exits
The Exits formed in 1977 around the Battersea and Tooting areas of south London and signed to Lightning Records (then riding high with Anthea & Donna's huge # 1 hit ‘Uptown Top Ranking’), scoring a top 10 hit in the punk/independent charts with their lone 1978 single, ‘The Fashion Plague’ b/w ‘Cheam’.   They quickly became something of a live draw in south London and played several high profile shows including one at the London Dungeon supporting Screaming Lord Sutch! Their set was largely comprised of songs written by bassist/vocalist Colin Swan and guitarist/vocalist Geno Buckmaster which evoked the best of Elvis Costello, Pete Townshend and Graham Parker but they also threw covers of Tommy James & The Shondells' ‘I Think We're Alone Now’ and Small Faces' ‘Tin Soldier’ in for good measure!   A second single, "Keep On Tryin'", was slated for release and an album's worth of high-quality demos laid down in early 1979. Gigs promoting the 'forthcoming album' showed great promise. Sadly, Lightning slowly backed away from the sounds of the new wave, preferring to concentrate on the lucrative soul/disco market and The Exits recordings were left in limbo... until now! Not surprisingly, the band soon folded with Swan and Buckmaster re-emerging a year later as '60s/mod pop heroes The Direct Hits. But that's another story...   With the band's full co-operation we have unearthed those unreleased Exits album demos and are proud to present them on CD for the very first time.        
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Original unreleased recordings by cult British new wave act! Beautifully remastered in the usual Rev-Ola tradition and featuring the band's story in their own words with previously unseen photos and memorabilia!   These are the roots of The Direct Hits, one of the 1980s' great cult pop secrets!  A must for fans of late '70s new wave, punk, power pop and the cool '60s sounds of The Who, Small Faces and The Kinks!

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All the Felt singles on Cherry Red compiled on to one 18 track CD. Beginning at the end with the majestic "Primitive Painters" and finishing with their first single "Index", which had only previously ever appeared on 500 long deleted 7" singles. The specially packaged booklet contains the full story of Felt plus all the lyrics. Our Price: £9.95

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Sinker, Line & Hook - The Anthology 1987-99
Inspired by the best in 60s sounds (Mod, garage, pop-art, psychedelia freakbeat), The Aardvarks were formed in the mid-1980s in Ealing, West London, as part of the same scene which eventually reared Kula Shaker.
For many years, they were one of the most popular bands on the Mod and 60s Revival circuit, issuing a string of acclaimed 45s on labels such as Screaming Apple and Detour.
The Aardvarks’ 12-year lifespan is remembered on this compilation, built around their 1995 album for Delerium, Bargain, while also offering an equal number of choice tracks from elsewhere.
The ‘Varks tasted brief fame in the 90s, appearing on the James Whale TV Show and even supporting Bonnie Tyler!

Release Date: 21/1/2013
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Millions Like Us: The Story of the Mod Revival 1977-1989
•    MILLIONS LIKE US is the first-ever box set to properly document the Mod Revival scene of the late Seventies and Eighties.

•    Across 100 tracks by all the key bands, the story of the Mod Revival is told, from its roots in Punk/New Wave through to its commercial heyday in 1979 with bands like Secret Affair and The Lambrettas and its resurrection in 1985 with The Untouchables and Makin’ Time.

•    The box set is being launched with a special live event at Wimbledon AFC – details TBC.

•    Millions Like Us follows the success of other  genre-defining Cherry Red box sets (e.g. Scared To Get Happy).

•    Many tracks have never been on CD before – and The Upset’s ‘Only For Sheep’ is previously unissued.

•    The box set boasts several Top 40 UK hit singles by Secret Affair, The Chords, The Lambrettas, The Untouchables and The Truth.

•    The Mod scene continues to endure, with several books, films and TV programmes  in 2014 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Mod’s breakthrough back in 1964.

•    The box set boasts lengthy sleeve-notes and numerous rare photos within a substantial booklet.

Please Note: This title is released December 8 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:


1.    THE NEW HEARTS - Just Another Teenage Anthem
2.    THE EXITS - The Fashion Plague
3.    THE REACTION - I Can’t Resist
4.    STRANGEWAYS - All The Sounds Of Fear (Demo)
5.    SEMA 4 - Sema 4 Messages
6.    SPEEDBALL - No Survivors
7.    THE JOLT - See Saw
8.    THE CIGARETTES - They’re Back Again, Here They Come
9.    THE KILLERMETERS - Why Should It Happen To Me
10.    THE DONKEYS - What I Want
11.    SECRET AFFAIR - Time For Action
12.    PURPLE HEARTS - Millions Like Us
13.    THE CHORDS - Now It’s Gone
14.    BACK TO ZERO - Your Side Of Heaven
15.    SQUIRE - Walking Down The Kings Road
16.    MERTON PARKAS - Plastic Smile
17.    THE CROOKS - Modern Boys
18.    UNTAMED YOUTH Untamed Youth
19.    THE FIRST STEPS - The Beat Is Back
20.    THE NIPS - Gabrielle
21.    THE TEENBEATS - Strength Of The Nation
22.    THE LAMBRETTAS - Go Steady
23.    LONG TALL SHORTY - 1970’s Boy
24.    LES ELITE - Career Girls
25.    BEGGAR - Don’t Throw Your Life Away (live)
26.    THE MODS - Let Me Be The One (live)


1.    THE CIRCLES - Opening Up     
2.    THE ODDS - Saturday Night    
3.    SEVENTEEN - Bank Holiday Weekend               
4.    THE MOST - Carefree                
5.    THE SCENE - Hey Girl                
6.    THE SAME - Wild About You
7.    THE VANDELLS - Bank Holiday       
8.    THE DIRECTIONS - Three Bands Tonite              
9.    THE CHORDS - Maybe Tomorrow        
10.    STA-PREST - School Days         
11.    9 BELOW ZERO - Pack Fair And Square (previously unissued demo)
12.    THE ACCIDENTS - Blood Spattered With Guitars          
13.    MI5 - Television Screen Heroes           
14.    SECRET AFFAIR - My World    
15.    Q-TIPS - S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)          
16.    RED BEANS AND RICE - That Driving Beat         
17.    DEAD BEATS - Choose You      
18.    THE LETTERS - Nobody Loves Me         
19.    THE NAME - Fuck Art Let’s Dance (Demo)       
20.    THE LAMBRETTAS - D-a-a-ance             
21.    SQUIRE - My Mind Goes Round In Circles       
22.    THE SCENE - I’ve Had Enough                
23.    D.C.10’s - I Can See Through Walls     
24.    RUN 229 - Soho           
25.    THE FIXATIONS - No Way Out               
26.    TWO TONE PINKS - Don’t Lecture Me              


1.    SMALL HOURS - The Kid          
2.    WEEKEND - Tina’s Party           
3.    THE UPSET - Only For Sheep (previously unissued)    
4.    THE AMBER SQUAD - Can We Go Dancing       
5.    THE TIMES - Red With Purple Flashes               
6.    THE HEARTBEATS - Go              
7.    THE DODOS – Blind To Fiction         
8.    THE RETREADS - Would You Listen Girl            
9.    LONG TALL SHORTY - Win Or Lose      
10.    THE GENTS - The Faker            
11.    THE CLUES - No Vacancies               
12.    THE ONLOOKERS - You And I
13.    SMALL WORLD - Love Is Dead               
14.    PURPLE HEARTS - Plane Crash (Respond version)        
15.    THE STRIPES - One Step Ahead             
16.    DIRECT HITS - Modesty Blaise               
17.    THE DIPLOMATS - I’ll Keep On Holding On     
18.    THE TRUTH - Confusion (Hits Us Everytime)  
19.    THE PRISONERS - Hurricane   
20.    FAST EDDIE - I Don’t Need No Doctor                
21.    THE JETSET - Wednesday Girl               
22.    DEE WALKER - Jump Back        
23.    THE WAY OUT - Time Moves Us On
24.    MANUAL SCAN - Nothing You Can Do               
25.    MOD FUN - I Am With You    


1.    THE SCENE - Something That You Said              
2.    STUPIDITY - Bend Don’t Break              
3.    THE MOMENT - In This Town                
4.    THE UNTOUCHABLES - Free Yourself                
5.    THE COMBINE - Dreams Come True   
6.    THE ALLJACKS - Guilty              
7.    MAKIN’ TIME - Here Is My Number   
8.    THE CO-STARS - Kiss And Make Up     
9.    THE BOSS - One Good Reason              
10.    THE BLADES - The Last Man In Europe               
11.    5:30! - Catcher In The Rye       
12.    SOLID STATE - Train To London Town            
13.    ELEANOR RIGBY - I Want To Sleep With You  
14.    THE RAGE - Looking For You  
15.    THE THREADS - Step Back       
16.    THE RISK - Jobs For The Boys
17.    JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET - Blow Up   
18.    THE KICK - Julie London           
19.    THE REFLECTION A.O.B. - All I Want To Be       
20.    STUDIO 68 - Get Out Of My Hair          
21.    THE LEEPERS - Paint In A Day
22.    THE CLIQUE - Worming            
23.    THE AARDVARKS - Arthur C. Clarke   
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