'Solitary Confinement' failed to chart, but 'The Sound Of The Suburbs' reached #12 in the UK Charts. This is a true punk classic and most of you will be familiar with the starting lyrics:
"Same old boring Sunday Morning old mans out washing the car"
"Mums in the kitchen cooking Sunday dinner her best meal moaning while it lasts"
"and Johnny's upstairs in his bedroom sitting in his bedroom in the dark"
"annoying the neighbors with his punk rock electric guitar"
Released on clear vinyl (see picture above - no label so you can see the picture cover at the back) and boring black vinyl, each in different covers (which I have posted both)
The b-side 'Handling The Big Jets' is an instrumental and in my opinion probably the best punk instrumental ever (anyone got any other contenders? then leave a comment - I'm already thinking Johnny Thunders 'Pipeline')
Band: The Members
1. The Sound Of The Suburbs
2. Handling The Big Jets
If you like this then go and buy their debut album, which now also includes all of the a and b-sides of their three singles, well worth a buy: