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These will be some Rarer tunes (Mod, powerpop, punk, ska, - if it's got a good sound I'll post it) ripped from my vinyl collection. The idea is that now you Know about them, You can seek them out!
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Monday, 9 August 2010

the ReTreads - would you listen girl e.p. (1981)

A- Would you listen girl
B1 - One after 909
B2 - You said you knew

Here's another Beatles fixated band (even covering a Lennon / McCartney song )

They came from either Spratton or Rushden in the Northampton area and were (read the comments below!)

Martyn Smith (voc)
Steve Andrews (Guitar, voc)
Wilby Meadows (Guitar, organ, voc)
Terry Woods (bass, voc)
Bob Parker (drums)

There's a wealth of info on the band over at Bored teenagers (even showing the mini poster that came with most of the 45's - not mine though!)

sounds & scans below



  1. This is one of my all time favorite records, thanks Bruce, your site is excellent !!

  2. Good record, but Beatle-esque for sure!

  3. Wow!
    This shouldn't have come out as well as it did.
    They pulled it off.

  4. Hi, just wanted to let you know that we came from Rushden, Northants and that the record has been re-released (after 30 years) in Japan on 1977 records, it is also available from Detour Records in the UK. I'm pleased to say that all band members are alive and well and may get together for a few gigs in the near future to celebrate the re-release. Thanks for giving us a mention. We've waited a long time for a small slice of fame.

    Martyn Smith - The Retreads

  5. Martyn ! - you're welcome, I'm glad you are all well & thanks for the tunes

  6. If you want a copy of the missing poster just let me have your address and I'll gladly send you a reprint. Signed if you want lol!

  7. Thanks Martyn I'll be in touch

    BTW - if anyone wants some more great sounds from the retreads click on Martyn & follow the links!!