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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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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Look Back In Anger - Caprice (1981)

b/w - Mannequin (Double A Side)

I was asked for this a few months back (I'm not sure why as it has already been posted elsewhere) however on looking around it seems the information is quite scattered so...

Firstly this is Post Punk / Goth so now you know (honestly, I saw this being sold as powerpop a few months back)

The Hampshire (Waterlooville*) based band began life in 1980 whilst studying for A levels at Havant College to create a "musical version of the eponymous John Osbourne play." (their 1st public appearance being at the Merchistoun Hall in Horndean, performing a subdued synth-based set that included a cover version of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”)
The band then were Michelle Ebeling (Voc), Jim Newby (Guitar), Steve Butler (Bass, Keyboards), Rick Butler (Drums)

*I say Waterlooville based as three of the band lived there but Jim was from Swanmore - In the early days, rehearsals took place in the Butler Brothers record shop, Focus Sounds (yes in Waterlooville)

However by the recording of this 45 Rick had been replaced on the Drum stool by Gary Hawkins (ex - Clive Pig And The Hopeful Chinamen & The Oral Exciters)

After this recording the personel changed again to the more well known

Michelle Ebeling (Voc)
Jim Newby AKA Sean O'Farrell (Guitar)
Simon Tufnail (Bass)
Chris Pickford (Drums)

This was the line up that recorded
Cassette Single - Foxhunt / Life's Dispute - Stick It In Your Ears 1982 PLUG23  
12" - Flowers / Inamorata / Torment - Criminal Damage label jan 84 CRI 12 107
LP - Caprice - Criminal Damage label  in july 84 CRIMLP 118

 More info on this time of the band here & if you wanna hear more LBA  go here

Gary Hawkins joined  The Remayns & was a technical assistant for the Bam caruso record label
Jim Newby AKA Sean O'Farrell joined  The Fifteenth,  & Splashpool
Michelle Ebeling sang backing vocals  on Mankinds Audio Development + for The Cult (The Gimmick)  + Balaam and the Angel (She Knows)

If anyone wants to add to this please feel free to leave a comment

Sounds & Scans


  1. http://cactusmouthinformer.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/MAD

  2. Hi there, I have uploaded Look Back In Anger, The Fifteenth and Splashpool stuff to my Soundcloud page - releases/demos/live and will be uploading more as I transfer it from tape etc. There is also live stuff by DOLLS and Kenelis, both bands I really like. It's all here: https://soundcloud.com/sof2210