Tuesday, June 21, 2022

ETON CROP - Timmy Barker Is A Coward 7'' 1980

A band that's completely new to me is Eton Crop, and since they don't tend to indulge in the dirty sound, that's probably fine too. A bit of info from the web: Inspired by British bands such as the Fall and the Undertones the band were formed 1979 in Nieuwkoop by Erwin (vocals/guitar), Ron (guitars), Corné (bass), Peter (organ) and Ed (drums) and they started to release a split cassette (with Pistache BV) full of punk pop with an experimental slant. They released a total of twelve singles and four albums over the next fifteen years. Frequent visitors to the UK, they toured with many of the "pre-C86" groups like The Membranes and The Three Johns, the latter with whom they shared a not too dissimilar musical approach. While many groups from that era downed tools towards the end of the decade, Eton Crop battled on into the mid-nineties, their last full length album, Get Real!, appearing in 1992, eventually bowing out in 1994 with the four track EP Everybody. The band later changed their name to the E.C. Groove Society and started producing techno music until 2003. Recently the band reformed under Eton Crop and performed in Stockton, County Durham at the Peel Regenerated Festival in 2014. Well, two small pieces on this, why not?

- Great Thx to Fredrik -


  1. Bootsmann Bottervogel21 June 2022 at 12:12

    Besten Dank, tolle Band! Auf https://etoncrop.bandcamp.com gibt es auch noch einiges (name your price).