Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Crabs - Lullabies Lie and The John Peel Sessions 26/04/78



A couple of gems for you to try here. The first is the final track from the classic 'Farewell To The Roxy' album (see album cover scans). In my opinion it is the perfect choice to sing a lullaby to the Roxy and to the album. It starts with a gentle lullaby guitar and then into the classic '1234' and the Crabs are off.

It's difficult to choose a track of 'Farewell to the Roxy' as they are nearly all brilliant, The Open Sores excellent 'Vertigo', The Bears outstanding 'Fun Fun Fun, The Red Lights, my favourite 'never Wanna Leave', If you haven't go this album then go and get it, you will not be disappointed.

The second gem, is the John Peel Session, another version of Lullabies Lie plus three other tracks.

The Crabs never really made it, but for me they were always one of my favourite bands. Tell me what you think?

Band: The Crabs:
Album: Farewell To The Roxy
Label: Lightning Records
Year: 1978
Tracks:
1. Lullabies Lie

Album: John Peel Sessions
Date: 26/04/1978
Tracks:
1. Under Pressure
2. Victim
3. Don't want Your Love
4. Lullabies Lie

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl and glorious tape from radio

5 comments:

jamfan said...

hi gaz yes the crabs were a great band some great tunes never recorded properly ive had a bootleg of them for years live at the vortex 1978 its really good have you heard it

garychching said...

Hi Jamfan, yes I have also got the Vortex bootleg and I love it, but only as 1 single mp3 I was planning on breaking it down into separate tracks. Is yours separate files, if so I wouldn't mind a copy.

Udomsil said...

I thought that I was the only person in the world who owns a copy of "Farewell To The Roxy". I guess I'm wrong!!

If memory serves (and I'm happy to proved wrong) there is a song on there called "Join The Army and Get Yoursel Killed" which the Cockney Rejects adopted and renamed "Join The Rejects".

Have I got this right or have I gone completely mad?!!

I agree about "Never Wanna Leave", Gary. A classic!!

Thailatic

garychching said...

Hi Thailatic, I have been toying with the idea of posting "Farewell to the Roxy" for sometime, amazingly it does not appear to be on general release. I have it on vinyl and CD and it have always been one of my favourites.

You were right about the track "Get Yourself KIlled" by the Tcikets, this is another classic in my opinion, I remember seeing the Tickets and a friend of friend who was with us nearly got in a fight with them as he was joining the army in a couple of weeks. I didn't know the Cockeny Rejects adopted that song, I will have to look that one up.

Jim said...

Hi gary
Both the original Roxy album and the farewell album are classic slices of punk history, I have them on LP but would much appreciate you posting them if possible as I don't have the chance to play vinyl anymore.

The Tickets often played at the Bridge House in canning town which would have been where the Cockney Rejects got to know then as that was their stomping ground and they "borrowed" the song to use as a basis for Join the Rejects as it's not a straight cover.

I have one request if anyone out there would be so good - 7" single Dangerous Girls by the band of the same name

Great site, keep it up mate