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Vindaloo Records

Fantastic label started by Robert Lloyd of The Nightingales who started the table to self-release The Prefecst’s, Robert’s first band’s debut, ‘Going Through The Motions’. The label subsequently released music from artists such as The Nightingales, We’ve Got A Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna To Use It, Ted Chippington, Terry and Gerry, Legs Akimbo and The Bumbites.

The Prefects Going Through The Motions ‎(7″, Single) UGH.2 1979
Legs Akimbo Legs Akimbo! ‎(7″) UGH. 1. 1980
The Janet And Johns Untitled ‎(7″) UGH.3 1980
The Nightingales Idiot Strength ‎(7″) UGH4. 1981
Legs Akimbo & The Titanics Land Of The Bearded Cricketers ‎(7″, EP) UGH 5 1981
The Nightingales The Crunch ‎(12″) YUS 1 1983
Terry And Gerry Butter’s On The Bread E.P. ‎(7″, EP) UGH7 1984
The Nightingales 1983-84 Just The Job (Comp) 2 versions VILP-1 1984
Toxic Shock (3) A Dubious Deal 2 versions YUS 2 1984
Ted Chippington Non Stop Party Hits Of The 50’s 60’s & 70’s ‎(7″, Single) UGH 8 1985
The Nightingales It’s A Cracker / Here We Go Now ‎(7″) UGH 09 1985
Nightingales* This ‎(Flexi, 7″, S/Sided + 12″ + 7″ + , Ltd) VILP2x 1985
The Nightingales What A Carry On ‎(12″) YUS.4 1985
Toxic Shock (3) Just Another Day ‎(12″, EP) YUS 5 1985
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It Bostin’ Steve Austin ‎(LP, Album) FBOX 1 1986
Bob And Vi Keep Lying, I Love It ‎(7″, Single) UGH.10 1986
We’ve Got A…. Fuzzbox…. And We’re Gonna Use It!!* Rules & Regulations (EP) 9 versions UGH 11 1986
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It Rules And Regulations ‎(7″, W/Lbl, Promo) UGH 11 DJ 1986
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It Rules And Regulations ‎(12″, S/Sided, Etch) UGH 11T 1986
Ted Chippington She Loves You (And You Know That Can’t Be Bad) ‎(7″) UGH12 1986
Ted Chippington And Top Entertainment She Loves You (And You Know That Can’t Be Bad) ‎(12″) UGH12T 1986
Ted Chippington She Loves You (And You Know That Can’t Be Bad) ‎(10″, S/Sided, Etch, W/Lbl) UGH12TE 1986
The Vindaloo Summer Special Starring The Nightingales, Ted Chippington, We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It !!* Rockin’ With Rita (Head To Toe) ‎(7″, Single) UGH 13 1986
The Vindaloo Summer Special Starring The Nightingales, Ted Chippington, We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It !!* Rockin’ With Rita (Beach Party Mix) ‎(12″, Single) UGH 13T 1986
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It Love Is The Slug ‎(7″, Single) UGH 14 1986
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It !!* Radio Fuzzbox 2 versions UGH 14C 1986
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It Love Is The Slug / Radio Fuzzbox ‎(7″ + Cass) UGH 14 FC 1986
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It Love Is The Slug ‎(7″, Single, Com) UGH 14 N 1986
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It Love Is The Slug ‎(12″) UGH 14 T 1986
Ted Chippington Man In A Suitcase 2 versions YUS 6 1986
The Nightingales In The Good Old Country Way ‎(LP, Album) YUS.7 1986
Various A Baker’s Dozen From Vindaloo ‎(LP, Album, Comp) YUS 8 1986
Various A Baker’s Dozen From Vindaloo ‎(Cass, Comp) YUSC 8 1986
Ted Chippington The Wanderer ‎(7″, Single) UGH15 1987
Ted Chippington And Top Entertainment The Wanderer ‎(12″) UGH 15T 1987
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It Walking On Thin Ice ‎(CD, Single, Mini) 246 609-2 1989
Fuzzbox* Walking On Thin Ice ‎(12″, Single) YZ435T 1989
Fuzzbox* Walking On Thin Ice ‎(12″, Single, Cle) YZ 435 TC 1989
We’ve Got A ファズボックス And We’re Gonna Use It* Walking On Thin Ice ‎(7″, Single, Ltd) YZ435X 1989
Bumbites Bottoms Up! ‎(LP, Album)

 

The Prefects

In 1976 singer Robert Lloyd, with guitarist/drummer brothers Alan and Paul Apperley formed after an advert was placed by the Apperley brothers in the Birmingham Evening Mail. Unsuccessful applicants included Nikki Sudden and Frank Skinner. Lloyd also brought his friend and colleague from the band Church of England, Graham Blunt, into the band. They were Birmingham’s first punk group, and played their first gig on 12 March 1977 at a private party which ended in a police raid. At their first gig at a recognized venue (Rebecca’s in Birmingham) later that month they were bottled off stage after premiering their new song, “Birmingham’s a Shithole”.
The band were part of The Clash’s ‘White Riot Tour’ (playing on the bill of four shows), supported Buzzcocks, played with The Slits, The Fall, The Damned and many others. Paul Apperley left the band in February 1978, to be replaced briefly by Stephanie (of Manchester band Manicured Noise) and then Adrian Moran. Joe Crow also joined the band around this time. They recorded two sessions for the John Peel radio show in 1978 and 1979. The band acquired legendary status in the UK, partly because no records were released until the band had split up, and then, only one posthumous single (“Motions”/”Things”) on Rough Trade, which the band agreed to on the condition that Rough Trade record Lloyd’s new band The Nightingales. The band reformed for a few gigs in 2001, but only briefly. In November 2004 (following a semi-official retrospective, The Sound of Tomorrow on Rush Release) a retrospective compilation Amateur Wankers was released by New York City label Acute Records which, twenty five years after the group’s demise, garnered praise all over, from webzines to Rolling Stone. The interest was such that a Live in 1978 CD was also released on British label Caroline True in 2005. Their seven-second opus “I’ve Got V.D.” remained a favourite with John Peel.

Discography 

Singles 
“Motions” (1979) Rough Trade/Vindaloo
Peel Session EP (2001) Strange Fruit
Albums
The Prefects are Amateur Wankers (2004) Acute
Live 1978 – The Co-op Suite Birmingham (2006) Caroline True

John Peel Radio 1 sessions

August 1978:
Things In General
Escort Girls
Agony Column
The Bristol Road Leads to Dachau
January 1979:
Faults
Going Through the Motions
Barbarellas
Total Luck

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David Hirst has sent this great photo into the archive:

Taken at Eric’s Club in Liverpool supporting The Fall. I think it was taken sometime winter 1977/78. I was at Teacher Training College at the time and had cadged a lift up to Liverpool with them to see a mate. I didn’t go to the gig. The photo was taken by a guy called Brendan. Photo from left to right Paul Apperley, Robert Lloyd & Joe Crow.

Bournbrook Hotel

A venerated venue in Selly Oak, as Mike has written in, it needed its own page.

Hi – we need a page for the above as this was a major local venue. Rock Against Racism had regular slots there showcasing local punk and reggae bands. They also used to have great sound systems on plus there was always a really great atmosphere. There was a large room upstairs and the small cellar bar which was a great place.

Dangerous Girls played there a lot as did the Suburban Studs. Here & Now – now that was weird plus the Scent Organs (Duranies drummer was in them), Rudy & the Rationals also.

As ever, please help us build up a list of gigs at the venue, send in flyers, tickets, posters, photos and everything else!

Here is the poster from The Cravats and The Nightingales gig at Bournbrook.

Pigs On Purpose

Band featuring Adrian Goldberg and whose name became the title of the first Nightingales lp!

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