MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover

Glaxo Babies

Put Me On The Guest List

Superior Viaduct
LP $16.00

12/24/2013 857176003317 

SV 031 LP 


CD $13.00

12/10/2013 857176003959 

SV 031 CD 


Glaxo Babies are the greatest UK post-punk band you’ve never heard. Formed in Bristol in late 1977 and named after the British pharmaceutical giant who allegedly inoculated thousands with a toxic vaccine, the original lineup included Rob Chapman (vocals), Dan Catsis (guitar), Tom Nichols (bass) and Geoff Alsopp (drums). The band’s pioneering mix of metallic guitar, dubbed-out rhythms and shamanistic chants found its way into the bloodlines of generations on both sides of the pond. Naturally, Glaxo members later joined The Pop Group and Maximum Joy. Originally released on Heartbeat Records in 1980, Put Me on the Guest List collects the band’s propulsive demos, mostly performed live in the studio with no overdubs and not originally intended for release. “This Is Your Life” is a veritable classic, with Chapman’s angst-ridden lyrics soaring low as the band rides tense, sinuous grooves. The skittish “Police State” stands toe-to-toe with the art-punk flag-bearers in the North (Gang of Four, Mekons) and in London (Wire, The Homosexuals). “Stay Awake” is a vitriolic screed as powerful as anything from the newly formed Public Image Limited. By the time England’s post-punk scene was in full bloom, dominating the pop charts in the UK and college radio in the US, Glaxo Babies had unfortunately dissolved. Released domestically for the first time ever courtesy of Superior Viaduct, Put Me on the Guest List is available on vinyl and CD with liner notes by Chapman. The CD version contains three bonus songs including the rare “Christine Keeler” single.

Related Items

cover

Glaxo Babies

Nine Months To The Disco
Superior Viaduct
cover

Kosugi, Takehisa

Catch-wave
Superior Viaduct
cover

The Fall

Rough Trade Singles
Superior Viaduct
cover

The Fall

Totale's Turns
Superior Viaduct
cover

Curran, Alvin

Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico
Superior Viaduct
cover

Niblock, Phill

Niblock For Celli / Celli Plays Niblock
Superior Viaduct
cover

Bender, John

Pop Surgery
Superior Viaduct
cover

Lovisoni, Raul / Francesco Messina

Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo
Superior Viaduct
cover

Faust

The Faust Tapes
Superior Viaduct
cover

Coltrane, Alice

Lord Of Lords
Superior Viaduct
cover

Reich, Steve

Drumming
Superior Viaduct
cover

Spacemen 3

For All The Fucked-up Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3
Superior Viaduct