Fabulous Poodles existed from 1975 to 1980. They were a pre-new wave band from the U.K. that was influenced by 60s mod music. They supported Meatloaf, Ramones, Tom Petty, Sha Na Na, and even played as Chuck Berry's backing band and they sold more records in the US in 1979 than The Clash.
They released 3 full-lengths: Fabulous Poodles (1977) Unsuitable (1978) Think Pink (1979)
Toytown People is the only song they released that could fit into the ska genre.
(this is not an official video - as if you couldn't tell)
Finally! I have the alternate version of Zambezi. Here you go Martin (and everybody else of course).
I don't understand why this version is the hard-to-find one when the b-sides on here are right up there with the Piranhas' best work. I have included the more popular version as well. I know that if you follow this blog and have even a little appreciation for the Piranhas you already have it but if you're anything like me you're disorganized and don't know where the other one is.
Zambezi I A - Zambezi B1 - Who Needs You B2 - Darabukkas
Zambezi II A - Zambezi B1 - Bouffant Blue B2 - Pink Elephants
This is not the same rip that has been making the rounds on other blogs and Soulseek.
I just re-ripped my vinyl yesterday and the b-side is quite crackly but I'm fairly certain that there are no skips. I do drink a lot so don't take my word for it. If you hear any let me know and I'll try to get a better version.
1 Life of Brian 2 Where You Gonna Run? 3 Execution in Mexico 4 Yourself 5 Teardrops 6 Old Ska 7 Stolen Love 8 Red Wine 9 You Run Away 10 Loser 11 You're Wondering Now DOWNLOAD
Before the internet blog there was the fanzine. The information on the internet is a little more attainable but the information in a fanzine was a little more in-depth.
Rikard has been sending me some great articles from many of the 'zines from back in the days. You know the ones. We all read them but we never saved any of them. He saved his. The sources are various but are mainly taken from Zoot and Bronco Bullfrog.
These articles include reviews and interviews with 100 Men, Laurel Aitken, The Busters, The Deltones, Les Frelons, Gaz Mayall, The Hotknives, Ngobo Ngobo, Crunch, No Sports, Potato 5, The Riffs, The Ska-Dows, The Toasters, and lots more.