Demo cassette from this British band. I don't know what happened to them but they could have been huge. They had a couple more songs on compilations that I am in the process of obtaining and you can rest assured that I will post them when I get them. Actually, I'll post the whole compilation but I'll remind you of these guys when I do.
Daz Jackson - vocals
Jason Bagshaw - rhythm guitar and vocals
Wiff Smith - lead guitar
Adi Bates - bass
Gaz Bliss - keyboards
Waine Timms - trumpet and vocals
Stevie B - sax and percussion
Andy Garner - drums
Andy Greenway - mixing desk
On Monday January 29th, 1979 a 16 year old girl named Brenda Spencer who lived across the street from an elementary school took out her Ruger semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle that her father bought her for Christmas and started shooting at kindergarteners when the principal opened the gates in the morning to let the kids in. Eight children were shot, the principal and a custodian were killed and a police officer who responded to the shooting was shot in the neck.
When asked why she did it Brenda responded "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day."
Bob Geldof was inspired by this line to write the Boomtown Rats song "I Don't Like Mondays" and it was scratched into a wall in the movie "The Breakfast Club".
This was an unknown California ska band who was also inspired to write a song about it. I know nothing else about this band but it took me well over a decade to find a copy of this one. My copy doesn't have the cover but I was able to find a small image of the picture sleeve.
If anybody knows anything else about this band, please let me know.
1 Nutty Boys - People
2 Hepcat - Dance Wid' Me
3 See No Evil - Ghetto Charged
4 Laurel Aitken - Rude Boy Dream
5 The Toasters - Social Security
6 Lynval Golding & Neville Staples (featuring Finny) - Wear You to the Ball
7 Bakesys - Animated Violence
8 Bim Skala Bim - Wandering Soul
9 Loonie Tunes - I Don't Think So
10 Maroon Town - Nostalgia
11 Lynval Golding & Neville Staples - Why?
12 Bim Skala Bim - Golden Arm
13 The Club - But Not You
14 Special Beat - Hypocrite
15 The Hotknives - Dave and Mary
16 Maroon Town - Pound to the Dollar
17 International Beat - Magical Feeling
18 Ruder Than You - Get Some Peace
19 Nutty Boys - Magic Carpet
20 Messer Banzani - Peace is Wonder
21 Neville Staples - Rude Boy de Ponporbation (007)
Discogs has this listed as a UK release but I could have sworn it was one of those great forgotten California ska records. (Not to be confused with the California ska/reggae band from the eighties Brave New World.) I don't actually know. Neither does anybody else, it seems. Great record though.