Tuesday 5 August 2014

Tanz Der Youth - I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry

Another good single and another band incarnation from 'Brian James'. When I first bought this, I played it once, and thought that both sides were average, and just left it in a box of records. Then about a year later I was sorting out my record collection (I used to do this a lot, file by band name, then by label or by genre - I know very sad), and I played it again, and ever since then I have continued to play it.

Brian James formed 'Tanz der Youth' when he left 'The Damned' and this is the one and only single that was released (there was also a three track John peel session which I don't have - anyone out there got it?).

Some etching trivia on both sides of this one: The a-side has "Der Youthful Kut" and the b-side has "Max Wall Is the man" (I don't know what the second etching means, but for those of you who don't know, Max Wall was a comedian who used to wear black tights and big boots and do funny walks - I saw him in his later years supporting 'Ian Dury' and he was brilliant, so I agree).

Band: Tanz Der Youth
Label: Radarscope
Year: 1978
1. I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry
2. Delay

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:


Anonymous said...

I've been down in the basement looking through my cassette collection. I know I had the Peel-session. I'll continue looking for it later, I'll let you know if I find it.
Great upload.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, me too, I know I had it... it might be in the back of the attic... see who finds it first!

Great single, it's a great shame he/they didn't record more. Lords Of The New Church was pretty cool, but this was so much more promising and forward-looking I think.

Punkzer0 said...

Looks like we have a race here.

hey Robert and Hank you sound just like me, having to root through boxes in the loft trying to find stuff, I know I have somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have the writing credits for this single?

Punkzer0 said...

Hi anon, yep, but the record is back in the loft, so you will have to give me a couple of days to dig it out again.

Anonymous said...

cheers gary, much appreciated

Punkzer0 said...

Right found it. I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry was written by 'Brian James' and the b-side Delay was written by 'A Colquhoun / A Powell'.

Any special reason for you wanting to know this?

Roolick said...

Anyone found the Peel sessions?

Punkzer0 said...

Hi Rooclick, yep I have them if I can't find the original source I will repost in the next week or two.

giocasali said...

hello.. great blog!
please if you have some brian james peel songs or the single (a and b side!) "Why why why" or the Brian James and Brains single "Lying Again To Me /Death" please send me a message to giorgio.casali@hotmail.it

bye bye

giorgio (italy)

Punkzer0 said...

Hi Giorgio, thanks for the comment, I will post the John Peel stuff in the next couple of weeks. I will also have a look and see what wlse I have.