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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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Saturday, 28 January 2012

The Paranoids - The Love Job (1980)

b/w - Theme From Gravity's Rainbow

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Nice 60's influenced powerpop from this Ruislip Area band. (1978-80)

Nigel Normal (voc guitar)
Ricky Rickenbacker (guitar)
Dave Campbell (bass)
Graham "Coggs" Campbell (drums)

This was the band's 3rd & final 45 with Roy Wood taking the Producer's chair

Their earlier 2 being

Anticipation / TV Heroes - Hurricane Records (1979)
Stupid Guy / Road To ruin - Hurricane Records (1979)
[Stupid Guy was also Released in Germany (Strand records) & Holland (GIP Records, dated 1980)] and has made it onto at least 2 compilations Pure British Pop For Raw People 1 & Shake Some Action Vol 1

Useless info - the sleeve pic is taken from the 1963 Movie Beach Party & is of Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello.

Sounds & scans below



  1. Thanks for post this! I hear a little Magazine in the 'b' side. Very cool.

  2. Very good. Thank you for this 7"

  3. You can spot the Roy Wood touch on Stupid Guy, which I always thought should have been re written as a Christmas song! A great missed seasonal hit.