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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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Sunday, 14 August 2011

The Drivers - Things (1984)

b/w - Stolen Treasure

Nice cover version for the final UK 45 from this Sussex 3 Piece (1981-84).

Nick Van Eede (voc guitar)
Mac Norman (bass voc)
Steve Boorer (drums voc) ex - En Route

The Drivers story should start with a background on Nick but I'll point you to the above link as it pretty much says it all, except at 14 he was in a school (Imberhorne) band with Steve called Twice Bitten (other members were Nick Muggridge, George Brinkhurst & Pete Birch)
The Drivers were a pretty tight live New wave / powerpop band & after a gig at the Shelly Arms (c1982) they were approached by Bernie Solomon (Canadian Entertainment Lawyer) Who whisked them off to Toronto to Record an LP ("Short Cuts" with production duty from Terry Brown & mixed at Morin Heights' Le Studio in Quebec's Laurentian mountains)
A 45 taken from the LP "Tears on Your Anorak" broke the Canadian Top 40 & while on a Cross-Canada tour to promote this (supported by a Novia Scotia band "Fast Forward") disaster struck.
The Ontario Government halted a controversial condominium sale by Leonard Rosenberg's GreyMac Development Corporation (a main investor in Dallcorte) Freezing its assets and forcing it into bankruptcy.
The Drivers stranded in Canada with their career in limbo decided to return to the UK & pretty much fell apart.
This did mean Nick was free to contact a member of Fast Forward (Kevin MacMichael) but that's another story

Other Vinyl (All 1983)
Short Cuts LP - Greyhound Records (UK) / Dallcorte Records (Canada)
Tears On Your Anorak/One Kiss 7"- Dallcorte Records
Talk All Night/Sister 7"- Greyhound Records/ Dallcorte Records
Stolen Treasure/Found You out 7"- Dallcorte Records
Apparently there also exists a cassette 'Under The Circumstances' that was sold at gigs (late 83/early '84) - Featuring a live Canadian radio broadcast, some demo recordings made in London and a couple of live tracks also recorded in London.
& For the completest; there also exists 4 Videos, Directed by Rob Quartly of "Found You Out","Stolen Treasure","Talk All Night" & "Tears on My Anorak". Again all 1983

Sounds & scans below


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