Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Radio Stars - Nervous Wreck

You weren't meant to like the Radio Stars if you were into 'real' punk. But I have to confess that I really liked this one. Its a kind of quirky, new wave song, that is really catchy, and one that I still sing along to.

I even bought this on the limited edition 12", I don't know how many there were but this one was No. 1252.

The a-side 'Nervous Wreck' is definitely the stand out track, but the b-side 'Horrible Breath' isn't bad either.

If you want to hear some of their later stuff then follow this link to their web site.

A few etchings on this one, the a-side has "Play this record" and the b-side has "Wonderful Radio Stars"

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:


If you like this then buy this, Nervous Wreck is on this, but the b-side is not:
Songs for Swinging Lovers
Songs for Swinging Lovers

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Classic stuff once again. Cheers Gary.







Longy

Anonymous said...

Yeah, for being a band I didn't "like" I still often sing on their songs. Russia in Russia, this one, Beast of Barnsley and so on. We even did cover one of their songs, I think, Dirty Pictures" I think the Radio Stars did that one? Kind of tricky, very fast.
Robert - Stockholm

garychching said...

Robert can you email me directly. (Email link is in my profile). I have a few questions re: your Johnny Moped comments when you went to the music machine from one of the band.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this great song. I've been after it for years, some of my mates have never heard it and didn't believe me about it, thanks again.

arstider said...

Hello again.

Great band, I also have this on 12" single. I think it was 5000 copies. Do you have the EP before this one ? If I remember right that version of Russians is not on any LP or CD. I prefer that version to the LP version, how about you Gary ? or the rest of you..... ?

Best wishes from Sweden

arstider said...

Did look at the links and it was 9999 copies.......

http://www.dmhughes.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Radio-Stars/discography_singles_UK_Nervous_Wreck_12_inch_Thumbnails.htm

Best wishes from Sweden

garychching said...

well done arstider, good bit of detective work.