Wednesday, 4 January 2017

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"reboot"
Year:  2012
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Detour
Format:  CD
Tracks:  11
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk  Rock






























under the name of "Bin Linder Records" the veteran and prestigious label "Detour Records" released this album in 2012 recorded by also veteran band London.London were a four piece formed in London in 1976. The original line-up was Riff Regan (vocals), Steve Voice (bass/vocals), Jon Moss (drums) and Dave Wight (guitar). In 1977 they recorded two singles, a 4 track EP and an album 'Animal Games' for MCA Records. Most of their songs were written by Riff Regan (including the first two singles 'Everyone's a Winner' and 'Summer of Love') or by Riff Regan and Steve Voice. All their records were produced by Simon Napier-Bell (who was also their manager) at the IBC Studios in London. They toured extensively throughout 1977, including a major UK tour with The Stranglers. Their third release, the single 'Animal Games', was featured on the notorious Sex Pistols edition of the British TV show So It Goes. Their final gig was at the Marquee Club in Wardour Street on the 8th December 1977. The band broke up shortly afterwards. On leaving, Moss joined The Damned and then formed Culture Club with Boy George. Riff Regan released solo records on MCA and CBS before reverting to his real name of Miles Tredinnick and becoming a comedy writer; Steve Voice formed a new band The Original Vampires and Dave Wight following stints in Metro and Holly and the Italians reverted to his real name of Colin Wight and became an academic (recently appointed Professor of International Relations at the University of Sydney). Simon Napier-Bell went on to manage George Michael and Wham! before becoming a best selling author of rock 'n' roll books. MCA Records released the original band's one and only vinyl album, Animal Games, in 1978. The band reformed circa 2010 for gigs and occasional studios forays. The current line-up is Riff Regan (vocals), Steve Voice (bass/vocals), Hugh O’Donnell (guitar/vocals) and Colin Watterston (drums). Here they are in their own words.
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