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I’m looking for any informations about the band Fast Relief, the are supposed to have released a single on 021 Records in 1981, but I only found an mp3 on this site : http://www.eccentricsleevenotes.com/ESN-2–Dec-1981(1619908).htm#18fastrelief
Fast Relief were big mates of the Au Pairs who were on (or did they own?) 021 records. My first band played with them at Digbeth Civic Hall with the Pinkies and African Star. They did a great version of Michigan and Smileys ‘One Love Jam Down’. I’ve got photos if you’re interested.
i too would love to hear fast relief again, i know they did a demo tape in ’81,i think one of the girls was in the final line up of the au pairs that appears on the rockpalast film recently shown at the edge,great band
Lovely to hear from you Mick! Please put the pictures on here if you can. Sorry to say I’m not often on the site as I don’t do the WWW!
Would love to see any picks you mite have of the pinkies you have? The drummer Keith Harris was a good friend of mine.
The guitarist from Fast Relief is now djing on 10 radio – Vinyl Richie & His Turbo Sonic sound, playing strictly old school JA sounds. Mitch the bass guitarist still strong in London.
Hello people, this is the singer Lindy from fast relief, we did do a single, but it was never released but I do have five of our tracks on CD. We recorded our tracks for 021 records, which Martin the Au’pairs owned, I love that you all remember our band. Also, it was Jane Pinky on the Au’Pairs video who sadly passed away in 2005.
I have two grown up children and two staffies. I recently recorded a CD for 1-5 year olds to encourage singing and dancing.
Hi Lindy, on the off chance you see this I was hoping i could get a copy of the CD with the 5 Fast Relief tracks you mentioned. Of course I’m willing to pay for spending costs etc. Thanks!
Hi Nick, I love that you want our CD and would love to get one to you but I’ve run out of copies! Can I get back to you when I have more. Nice one!
Ted here ex-Dance. Glad to hear you are thriving. We too recorded a single for 021: also never released. I heard Kevin died? I was in the US for 23 years but I am back in B’ham at the moment. Is Michelle still about?
Michelle lives in London these days Ted.
Hi Ted – How lovely and amazing to hear from you, I remember you well, and Ghandi the bass player! Really sad to hear about Kevin, I just don’t know if he’s still with us. I’ve lost contact with Gillon and Mitch, but I’ll be writing to both of them soon – I hear they are both well and happy. I remember fondly the fun we all had together, Fast Relief, Dance and The Pinkies!
i would also love to get a copy of your CD or if you are able to send me the mp3’s.
i heard one of your tracks the other day and i love it 🙂
I have some pic’s of Fast Relief at Brum Uni, 1980 / 81 – ish, along with the Au Pairs & The Pinkies, including some of the “all-star” jam at the end. I think you did Harlem Shuffle ?
David, get them on here or via me and I’ll upload them!
re: bil. December 6 2016. pinkies drummer.
I was also a good friend of Keith harris of the pinkies, so there’s a good chance I know you bill. pete, devon
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