Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tonight - Drummer Man

This was 'Tonight's' debut single, which got to number #14 in the UK national charts. Believed to be the first band labeled as 'Power Pop', personally I'm not into all this labeling of music but it's sometimes difficult to avoid. This was another band that if you were into 'real' punk you weren't supposed to like, but I always liked 'Drummer Man' and is easily the stand out track here, however the b-side 'Stroll On By' is also a catchy little (power pop) song.

No picture sleeve with my copy I'm afraid, so you will have to do with just the single, unless anyone has a scan.

They orgianlly planned to release an album to follow this single but it never happened. But if you visit their site you will see it may be released sometime this year. If you want to know more about Tonight then follow this link.

Band: Tonight
Label: TOS Records
Year: 1978
1. Drummer Man
2. Stroll On By

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:


John Spithead said...

I also remember liking this, despite not being supposed to. Haven't heard it since I was 12, probably. Cheers for this.

45 Revolutions said...

Excellent, of course. Never really did go for "Money" or "Wheels", but "Jealousy Kills" was another goodie so here's hoping that they get the LP together...

garychching said...

Hi John, the best thing about being older is that you don't care what other people think any longer.

garychching said...

Hi Steve, yep I'm waiting to see of the album comes out. Their web site said march but I know these things can take longer.

Anonymous said...

been looking for this fer a while. thanks a lots!

garychching said...

No trouble