THE LURKERS – 5 CD BOX SET

THE LURKERS – 5 CD BOX SET

THE LURKERS – 5 CD BOX SET

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* For a limited time, orders from the Beggars Arkive online store will include a free 7” of the very first Lurkers single that started it all, “Shadow”/"Love Story" (Free Admission single) *
 
Beggars Arkive is excited to release a 5-cd box set for pioneering British punk band The Lurkers.  The Lurkers were the first ever band on Beggars Banquet, and the whole label history boils down to their existence. Formed in West London in 1976, they are one of the most notable bands of early UK punk and within eighteen months the band had 5 UK top 75 chart singles with appearances on Top Of The Pops. This 5-cd, 86 track box includes their two Beggars Banquet albums (Fulham Fallout and God’s Lonely Men), all of their singles and 9 demos, 21 BBC session tracks, and the Pete Stride / John Plain album New Guitars In Town (the first time on CD).
 
Now cult icons, their early singles have been noted over the years as being punk classics. Henry Rollins included their debut album “Fulham Fallout” as one of his 20 favourite punk albums in LA Weekly, and Mojo included their “Just Thirteen” single in their list of the best punk rock singles of all time.
 
“The name of our band is The Lurkers because that's what we are...we're all a bunch of temperamental so and so's. But we won't conform to anybody’s fashions. Before the Lurkers I was playing jazz... this New Wave thing came along and I was crazy on it. We all were because we thought it was genuinely outcast by society. But it’s all just another fashion.”  Esso - Sounds 3.6.1978
 
DISC ONE - Fulham Fallout
                •              Ain’t Got A Clue
                •              I Don’t Need To Tell Her
                •              Total War
                •              Hey You
                •              Shadow
                •              Then I Kicked Her
                •              Go Go Go
                •              Jenny
                •              Time of Year
                •              Self Destruct
                •              It’s Quiet Here
                •              Gerald
                •              I’m on Heat
                •              Be My Prisoner
 
DISC TWO - God’s Lonely Men
                •              She Knows
                •              God’s Lonely Men
                •              Out In The Dark
                •              Cyanide
                •              Whatever Happened to Mary
                •              Take Me Back to Babylon
                •              Room 309
                •              I’ll Be With You
                •              Non-Contender
                •              Seven O’Clock Someday
                •              Sleep On Diamonds
                •              Bad Times
 
DISC THREE - Singles & Demos
                •              Shadow (single version)
                •              Love Story
                •              Freak Show
                •              Mass Media Believer
                •              Be My Prisoner (Streets version)
                •              Ain’t Got A Clue
                •              Ooh! Ooh! I Love You
                •              We Are The Chaos Bros. (Fulham Fallout Firty Free)
                •              I Don’t Need To Tell Her
                •              Pills
                •              Just Thirteen
                •              Countdown
                •              Out In The Dark
                •              Cyanide
                •              Suzie Is a Floozie
                •              Cyanide (Pub version)
                •              New Guitar In Town
                •              Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
                •              Total War (Demo)
                •              Then I Kissed Her (Demo)
                •              I Love The Dark (Demo)
                •              Freak Show (LP Demo)
                •              Cold Old Night (Demo)
                •              Pick Me Up (Demo)
                •              Mary’s Coming Home (Demo)
                •              New Guitar In Town (Demo)
                •              Little Ole Wine Drinker Me (Demo)
 
DISC FOUR - BBC sessions
                •              Freak Show (BBC Session)
                •              Total War (BBC Session)
                •              I’m On Heat (BBC Session)
                •              Then I Kissed Her (BBC Session)
                •              Be My Prisoner (BBC Session)
                •              Ain’t Got A Clue (BBC Session)
                •              Pills (BBC Session)
                •              I Don’t Need To Tell Her (BBC Session)
                •              Jenny (BBC Session)
                •              (Here Comes The) Bad Times (BBC Session)
                •              God’s Lonely Men (BBC Session)
                •              In Room 309 (BBC Session)
                •              Countdown (BBC Session)
                •              Whatever Happened To Mary (BBC Session)
                •              Take Me Back To Babylon (BBC Session)
                •              Out In The Dark (BBC Session)
                •              See The World (BBC Session)
                •              You’d Better Move On (BBC Session)
                •              Cold Old Night (BBC Session)
                •              School Girls (BBC Session)
                •              Pick Me Up (BBC Session)
 
DISC FIVE   Pete Stride and John Plain - New Guitars In Town
                •              Laugh At Me
                •              School Girls
                •              Cold Old Night
                •              He’ll Have To Go
                •              Just Like A Clown
                •              Half The Time
                •              New Guitar In Town
                •              Cure For Love
                •              Restless Kind
                •              You Better Move On
                •              Pick Me Up
                •              Jimmy Brown