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A long overdue round up of pretty much everything recorded by legendary Brighton Ska-Pop-Punk outfit The Piranhas.

Making its debut on CD on Disc 1 is the band’s sole self titled album which reached No.69 in the UK National Charts in 1980.

Included on the album is the Top Ten hit ‘Tom Hark’, now a favourite among football crowds across the country.

Also featured as bonus cuts on Disc 1 are the ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘I Don’t Want My Body’ singles.

Disc 2 rounds up all of the bands singles on Dakota Records most of which are making their debut on CD. Includes the UK No.17 chart hit ‘Zambezi’.

Plus five previously unreleased studio demos from the early 80s.

The third disc collects all of the band’s output for the Attrix label including the singles ‘Yap Yap Yap’ and ‘Jilly’ along with the recordings intended for their first album that were shelved due to the success of ‘Tom Hark’. The band’s first ever studio recording, ‘Shut Up’, makes its debut on CD on this disc as does the demo version of ‘Love Game’, previously only issued on the rare ‘Rock Against Racism – RAR’s Greatest Hits’ compilation.

The fourth and final disc contains three previously unreleased four track sessions for the BBC’s John Peel show.

The CD booklet contains detailed liner notes by fellow Brightonian Phil Byford plus pictures of all related record sleeves and associated memorabilia.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:

The Piranhas
1 GETTING BEATEN UP
2 PLEASURE
3 DO YOU?
4 SAXOPHONE
5 LOVE GAME
6 TOM HARK
7 TENSION
8 FIDDLING WHILE BABYLON BURNS
9 GREEN DON’T SUIT ME
10 SOMETHING
11 COFFEE
12 I DON’T WANT MY BODY
13 FINAL STRAW

Bonus Tracks
14 BOYFRIEND
15 (I’M GONNA GET) WELL AWAY
16 I DON’T WANT MY BODY (SINGLE VERSION)
17 SPACE INVADERS
18 CHEAP ’N NASTY (LIVE)

DISC TWO:

The Dakota Years
1 VI GELA GELA
2 NOBODY SINGS
3 VI GELA GELA (12” VERSION)
4 ZAMBEZI
5 WHO NEEDS YOU
6 DARABUKKAS
7 BOUFFANT BLUE
8 PINK ELEPHANTS
9 EASY COME, EASY GO
10 WASTE OF SPACE
11 EASY COME, EASY GO (EXTENDED VERSION)
12 THE PATHWAY DEMOS
13 BETTER OFF WITHOUT A JOB
14 BONE IDLE
15 FALLEN HERO
16 RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE SMILING

DISC THREE:

The Attrix Years
1 TENSION
2 VIRGINITY
3 I DON’T WANT MY BODY
4 COLOURED MUSIC
5 JILLY
6 YAP YAP YAP
7 HAPPY FAMILIES
8 BOYFRIEND
9 LOVE GAME
10 GREEN DON’T SUIT ME
11 FIDDLING WHILE BABYLON BURNS
12 COFFEE
13 SOMETHING
14 TENSION
15 PLEASURE
16 DO YOU?
17 GETTING BEATEN UP
18 SAXOPHONE
19 FINAL STRAW
20 LOVE GAME (RAR LP VERSION)
21 FEEL QUEER WHEN YOU AIN’T HERE
22 THINGS COULD BE WORSE
23 SHUT UP

DISC FOUR:

The John Peel Sessions JOHN PEEL 21/2/1979
1 COLOURED MUSIC
2 JILLY
3 SAXOPHONE
4 CHEAP AND NASTY JOHN PEEL 26/7/1979
5 BOYFRIEND
6 GETTING BEATEN UP
7 YAP YAP YAP
8 HAPPY FAMILIES JOHN PEEL 28/1/80
9 ANYTHING
10 FINAL STRAW
11 SOMETHING
12 GREEN DON’T SUIT ME

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Format

Genre

DISC ONE:

The Piranhas
1 GETTING BEATEN UP
2 PLEASURE
3 DO YOU?
4 SAXOPHONE
5 LOVE GAME
6 TOM HARK
7 TENSION
8 FIDDLING WHILE BABYLON BURNS
9 GREEN DON’T SUIT ME
10 SOMETHING
11 COFFEE
12 I DON’T WANT MY BODY
13 FINAL STRAW

Bonus Tracks
14 BOYFRIEND
15 (I’M GONNA GET) WELL AWAY
16 I DON’T WANT MY BODY (SINGLE VERSION)
17 SPACE INVADERS
18 CHEAP ’N NASTY (LIVE)

DISC TWO:

The Dakota Years
1 VI GELA GELA
2 NOBODY SINGS
3 VI GELA GELA (12” VERSION)
4 ZAMBEZI
5 WHO NEEDS YOU
6 DARABUKKAS
7 BOUFFANT BLUE
8 PINK ELEPHANTS
9 EASY COME, EASY GO
10 WASTE OF SPACE
11 EASY COME, EASY GO (EXTENDED VERSION)
12 THE PATHWAY DEMOS
13 BETTER OFF WITHOUT A JOB
14 BONE IDLE
15 FALLEN HERO
16 RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE SMILING

DISC THREE:

The Attrix Years
1 TENSION
2 VIRGINITY
3 I DON’T WANT MY BODY
4 COLOURED MUSIC
5 JILLY
6 YAP YAP YAP
7 HAPPY FAMILIES
8 BOYFRIEND
9 LOVE GAME
10 GREEN DON’T SUIT ME
11 FIDDLING WHILE BABYLON BURNS
12 COFFEE
13 SOMETHING
14 TENSION
15 PLEASURE
16 DO YOU?
17 GETTING BEATEN UP
18 SAXOPHONE
19 FINAL STRAW
20 LOVE GAME (RAR LP VERSION)
21 FEEL QUEER WHEN YOU AIN’T HERE
22 THINGS COULD BE WORSE
23 SHUT UP

DISC FOUR:

The John Peel Sessions JOHN PEEL 21/2/1979
1 COLOURED MUSIC
2 JILLY
3 SAXOPHONE
4 CHEAP AND NASTY JOHN PEEL 26/7/1979
5 BOYFRIEND
6 GETTING BEATEN UP
7 YAP YAP YAP
8 HAPPY FAMILIES JOHN PEEL 28/1/80
9 ANYTHING
10 FINAL STRAW
11 SOMETHING
12 GREEN DON’T SUIT ME

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