THE STA-PREST
Wickford, Essex

 

(1977 - 1981)

When Punk exploded way back in 1977, Dick York, Geoff Green & Mick Daly all from the Wickford, Essex area got together to form a band. They decided on the bands name "Sta-Prest". Their smart image and snappy dress sense was styled around a military theme. Their powerful songs along side their energetic live performances quickly earned the band local respect. Then in 1978 Sta-Prest made its first assault into London.  Armed with Songs like "I Don't Wanna Go", "Dead Man's Handle" and "Two Bodies" recruited a passionate following. Then in 1980 they released their one and only single on the "Avatar" label. These tracks were "School Days" backed with "Tomorrow". Their loyal followers went by the name of "The Plunder Squad". Sadly by 1981 with the magic gone and the Revival smashed, Sta-Prest split up and the rest is history. Leaving us only one brilliant single.....

 

UK PRESSING

 

   

        School Days / Tomorrow

Catalogue Number - AAA 103

Label - Avatar

Year Of Release - 1980

The above UK 7" pressing of "School Days" is the most common out of the three pressings. As far as we know, this record was only released in these three countries. This issue has a paper label with a small centre hole.

 

FRENCH PRESSING

 

      

School Days / Tomorrow

Catalogue Number - AZ/1 782

Label - Avatar

Year Of Release - 1980

The above French 7" pressing of "School Days" is the rarest out of all the pressings. Only one copy has surfaced in the last 20 years as far as we know. To be honest, we didn't even know it existed until a copy appeared on ebay. The picture sleeve is identical to the UK copy apart from the writing on the front of the sleeve is in yellow text while the UK & Portuguese pressing's are in black text. Also the French pressing has a plastic injected moulded label with a large centre hole while the UK pressing has a small centre hole and it has a paper label.

 

PORTUGUESE PRESSING

 

 

School Days / Tomorrow

Catalogue Number - RISS 8095

Label - Avatar

Year Of Release - 1980

The above Portuguese 7" pressing of "School Days" is the second rarest out of the three pressings. This pressing is the most interesting out of the three versions as the front sleeve shows the back ground to the photo while the UK & French versions has the back ground cut out. The back ground is believed to be Hyde Park in London. Like the UK issue it has a paper label  but like the French issue it has a large centre hole.

 

Above is an original A5 Promo leaflet for the debut single.

 

"Geoff Green" looking cool as f**k in his £40.00 suit that he bought from Carnaby Street.

 

The above two photos are from when the band played on the streets of "Covent Gardens", London 1980
before being moved on by the boys in blue!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

Above is an original fully autographed A5 Promo flyer for their debut single.

 

Gig Dates

Press Page

 

 

 

Thanks to 'John Tozer' for the above two gig posters

 

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