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The Filipinos

The Filipinos were a proto – grunge rock ‘n roll band who released three albums (one was a compilation of the 12″ and some out-takes and live)

They toured the UK with Thee Hypnotics, and had their support dates with Nirvana blown out by an early occourrence of Kurt’s ‘health issues’ and had to make do with dates with SUB POP label mates the Afghan Whigs instead (not nearly such a good story we have found….) They also completed a tour of Italy too…

Thanks to David Twist for the info.

Members were Billy Child – Vocals, Mark Barrows – Guitar, Anthony Darby – Bass, David Twist – Drums and Henry Smith – Organ

These two tracks were from the 12′ Summertime – 1990 released on Wild Records.


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Thanks to Andrew Welch who sent in the info and also recorded their 1988 album Doo.Wadda.Doo.Wop! at SoundCheck Studios for Swordfish Records.

Surf Drums

Sent in by Robbo:

Great Birmingham band from the 80’s. Signed to Birmingham’s Swordfish records then Kaleidoscope. Fronted by Dave Kehoe, Annie and Colin went on to form Korova Milkbar (singles produced by ex-Poppie Richard March)

Founder member Dave Kehoe has sent these photos into the BMA.

Surf Drums

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