|Terry 'Mallender' Gamwells - Vocals||John O’Rourke - Guitar*|
|Craig Waite - Bass||Graham Hoggard - Drums**|
DO IT AGAIN EP
DO IT AGAIN / PEEP SHOW / AREN’T PEOPLE STRANGE
Catalogue Number - REG 1
Label - Regional Records
Year Of Release - 1979
Quantity Pressed - 250
Please note: No Picture Sleeve was ever issued officially with this release but a few copies were made up from the proposed artwork for friends and family of the band.
Heroes / Bored Christine
Catalogue Number - CONS 1
Label - Conspiracy Records
Year Of Release - 1980
Quantity Pressed - ???
|Above is an original Promotional A4 flyer for the bands second release from 1980.|
|Above is an original 8"x10" Black & White Promotional Photograph from 1980.|
The above Gig Advert for 'The Lightning Raiders', 'The Deaf Aids' & 'The Killerhertz' at 'The Venue' from Monday 6th July 1981 appeared in the 'NME' on the 4th July 1981.
The below text came from the excellent "45 Revolutions" book by Mario Panciera.
A Sheffield-based band formed in September 1978 as Charles Hawtrey & The Deaf Aids. Early in 1979 the group – Terry 'Mallender' Gamwells (aka Terry Gamble, v, ex-Third Reich and 2.3), Mark Hornby (gtr, ex-Amoebas, who replaced the original guitarist John O’Rourke), Craig Waite (b) and Graham Hoggard (d, later replaced by Wayne Cleeland) [sax player Willis was dropped after a few weeks] – reduced the name to Deaf Aids and gained a certain local following which increased thanks to a national tour with The Jags. An EP, co-produced by their promoter/ financier Mike Charlesworth, was issued in October 1979 in a pressing limited to 250 copies (the tracks were originally recorded as a demo and only released on vinyl as an afterthought). The 7’’, one of the rarest singles of the era, includes three Gamwells-penned songs of a certain quality, with a particular mention to DO IT AGAIN, a strong Powerpopper which could have been an indie hit with appropriate promotion. In mid-1980 Gamwells, Hoggard and newcomer John O’Rourke (who had been reinstated in the line-up replacing Mark Hornby) were arrested after smashing up the stage with microphone stands during a Sheffield gig. A second single, HEROES b/w BORED CHRISTINE, emerged on the Conspiracy imprint in November 1980 in both 7’’ and 12’’ formats (the latter including two bonus tracks: BRISTOL STOMP and THE DOG); two exclusive live versions of HEROES and BRISTOL STOMP appeared in 1981 on the WART'N'ALL compilation. In 1982 Deaf Aids metamorphosed into Bambi-Kino (named after a Hamburg cinema where The Beatles slept) who one year later became Urban Pears.
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