Thursday, 2 February 2017

THE IGNERENTS - Radio Interference 7'' 1979

The Ignerents were formed in 1977 in Whitstable, Kent, by brothers Chris and Steve Harris, joined by neighbour Mark Leighton on guitar, vocalist Kevin Holmes (later replaced by Ben Challis) and drummer Stan 'Gretsch' Littlejohn. The band were an important part of the local punk scene in the late seventies in Kent alongside bands like Wild Billy Childish's Pop Rivets, Naughty Thoughts and the Rivals. Like others they identified with Punk if not actually playing Punk. Having demoed for Step Forward records with the excellent 'Uganda Calling' the band released their debut 7'' in 1979 (Radio Interference) on Ace Records and then re-released it on their own label. The band finally evolved into a new band, The Beekeepers, which featured Nick Appleton on guitar alongside Steve and with Chris, Ben and Stan, and then after Stan died, Russell Lax on drums. The Beekeepers released one 7'' called Platform 5 in 1981. On the live circuit the Ignerents were active from 1977-1981 with infrequent gigs that included the Marquee Club (with Chelsea) and the Vortex in London (with Wayne County & The Electric Chairs) and they supported bands like 999 and The Only Ones. So enjoy this little pearl of early UK punk stuff and give the band your full attention. (source: punk77)

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  1. thanks for this trying to find a cd of all their stuff called woodbines does anyone have ? thanks

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    1. Detour does still have it in stock.. -M

      http://shop.detourrecords.co.uk/THE-IGNERENTS-Woodbines-Tears-Jealousy-CD

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  2. "Woodbines Tears & Jealousy" prolly a limited run and out of print for at least 10yrs. Detour Records UK had it, not sure if they still do..

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    1. Yeah, it's this release:https://www.discogs.com/Ignerents-Woodbines-Tears-Jealousy/release/3877958
      looks cool...

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  3. can be found on BRITISH PUNX BLOG

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