Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Plague - In Love

I'm glad I kept going with ASFM otherwise I would never have got to hear this little gem. Another one from Paul Spizzle, so don't forget to leave your thanks in the comments.

Originally formed in 1976 from South East London (you can hear that accent in the vocals) and their claim to fame is that they played at the Roxy more times than any other band. If you want to read more abut "the Plague" then follow this link to the excellent Punk77.

"In Love" is a real catchy, nearly pop (but still punk) tune, I love it (excuse the pun) this one will have you singing and dancing around. This reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on it, can anyone else help? The b-side "Wimpy Bar Song" is not quite as good as the a-side, but it's still excellent, again catchy with a little bit of Buddy Holly worked into it (love it).

Band: The Plague
Year: 1979
Label: Evolution Records:
1. In Love
2. Wimpy Bar Song

Ripped from Paul Spizzle glorious scratched (pink - check the picture) vinyl:


Anonymous said...

Thanks Gary. Good stuff mate.

Anonymous said...

This was a really good one. Not in my collection.Thanks.
Robert - Stockholm

Anonymous said...

Cracking tune - cheers

The riff at the start reminds me of Baby Come Back by The Equals, is that the one you were thinking of?


Marcelo said...

Uhhhhh Gary what a goooood taste!!!
thanx again! I really miss the Bruce R touch here

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garychching said...

Is that first anon comment you Longy?

If so cheers mate, and if not, still cheers.

garychching said...

Thanks Robert, it wasn't in mine either but glad it is now. I cannot understand why more of these excellent tracks are not re-released.

garychching said...

Ah Simon from Cambridge you are right, its the Equals, well done I couldn't quite put my finger on it.

garychching said...

Thanks Marcello, there is more to come from Bruce so don't worry.