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A Place To Find Some Rarer Tunes (Mod, PowerPop, Punk, Ska) ripped from my vinyl collection. If it sounds good I'll post it. The idea being that now you know about them, you can seek them out! If anyone is unhappy about any of these posts please contact me & I will take them off.

Wednesday 8 June 2016

The Units - Baby You Flirt (1980)

b/w - Grill Room

Recorded at Reel Recorders, Adelaide, South Australia. September 1980.

Adelaide Powerpop/New Wave band (1979-81) that rose from the ashes of East Suburbia (1976-78)  Jack(Gtr/Voc), Ken(Gtr/Voc), Claudio(Gtr), Richard(Bass), John(Drums).

Al Shean (Allan Robins aka Jack Robins) (Guitar Voc) Ex Jaggels
Cloudy Dae (Claudio Katern) (Guitar) Bass for pre Units band "Back Street" later Bassist in Screaming Believers (1985-88)
Lucky Stiff (Mark Cornwall) (Bass Voc 1980-81) Ex Fine Cuts
Vince Gritoli (John Gazzola)  (Drums) later in Bloodloss (1982)
(Additional Voc) Ken Sykes (Guitar Voc) Ex Jaggels pre The Shreds (1980-81), Screaming Believers (1981-88,1991-2)
Richard Opolski (Bass 1979) left to join The Shreds

Doron Kipen (Engineer, Producer)

Useless info 1 - Grill Room Is about a story told to Jack regarding the "Boys in Blue" and their often grey area of handling people in their ‘care’.

Useless info 2 - Grill Room also appears on the Sydney Radio 2UW - VA LP "Homegrown" (11072UW YPRX2020 - Recorded Sept 1982) "Compiled from Demo tapes of undiscovered Bands to look out for in '83" Recorded by a band called Watfo Zymol & The Simpletons - [Anyone know if they became Zygon? who are linked to a 1985 version of The Units -Tony Gow (Bass), Garry Meaklin (Guitar), Mick Rafferty (Voc)]

As well as releasing this excellent 45; Acheivements also include touring Sydney with The Innocents in 1981 & being briefly joined by Giles Barrow (Exploding White Mice) before they imploded in '81.

Finally here's a You Tube clip of The Screaming Believers Live in 1982 covering "Baby You Flirt"

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