Kabuki produced it’s own fanzine, ‘Between Thy Hips’ – which lasted only one issue before the band became Ausgang. But the new outfit put out IT’S own ‘zine, ‘Stab The Sun’, which lasted 8 issues before it – and the band (then Ausgang A-Go-Go) – folded.
RumbleFish press shot. Via Mike Davies
Rumblefish were a UK indie pop group, formed in Birmingham in 1986. After several releases on independent labels they were signed by East West who issued the band’s only album while still together in 1992.
The band was formed in 1986 with a line-up of Jeremy Paige (vocals, guitar), Dominic Crane (guitar, keyboards), Phil Edwards (bass guitar), and Rupert Knowlden (drums). Their first release was the track “Theatre King” on the Pink Label’s Beauty compilation. The band had an Indie hit single with “Tugboat Line” in 1987 followed by releases on Summerhouse Records (“Medicine” in 1988 and “Don’t Leave Me” in 1989). The band signed to Atlantic Records imprint East West Records in 1991, releasing a self-titled album in 1992. A retrospective album of early singles called 1234 The Early Singles was released in 2006. Several tracks were also included on compilations (Beauty, It Sells or it Smells, The Sound Of Leamington Spa Vol. 6). Members of the band went on to form Low Art Thrill.
Chart placings shown are from the UK Indie Chart.
- “Tug Boat Line” (1987) Pink Label (#34)
- “Medicine” (1988) Summerhouse
- “Don’t Leave Me” (1988) Summerhouse
- “Everything Electrical” (1992) East West America
- “Mexico” (1992) WEA
Rumblefish (1992) East West America
- 1234 – The Early Singles (2006) Summerhouse
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Peter Paphides (born Panayiotis Paphides) is a British journalist and broadcaster.
Between 2005 and 2010 he was employed as the chief rock critic of The Times and presented The Times’ weekly music podcast for Sounds Music supplement. Since then, he has freelanced for The Guardian, Mojo and Q magazine made a string of documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and made a pilot for BBC 6 Music show Vinyl Revival – believed to be the only networked vinyl-only radio show in the world. Vinyl Revival has since been commissioned for a seven-part series, which will air from December 4th, 2011.
Paphides was born in Birmingham to a Greek Cypriot father, Chris, and a Greek mother, Victoria. He has an elder brother, Aki. His father ran the ‘Great Western’ fish bar in Acocks Green, and the family lived upstairs. In 1979, the family moved to the suburb of Olton, where his father ran the ‘King Fisher’ (now ‘George’s Fish Bar’).
Pete was also the creator of one of the great Brum fanzines Perturbed.
Paphides later wrote for Melody Maker and Time Out. Today, he is based in London. He married Times columnist Caitlin Moran in December 1999. They have two daughters.