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Sunday 15 April 2018

R.P.M. - Now That Summer's Here (1981)

b/w I'm Energy

2 above average New Wave tracks from this London based band (1979-82)

Geoff Grange (Voc, Guitar, Harmonica)   
Lee Jacob (Guitar, Voc) ex Pinups
Alan (Waff) Rear (Bass, Voc) ex Pinups
Alan Moore (Drums) ex Sundance & Judas Priest
Cliff Stanbrook (Keys, Guitar) ex Oberon 


I'm Energy on VA 101 Beyond The Groove - Polydor, 2478 140) 15-11-1980

7" Now That Summer's Here / I'm Energy - Ariola ARO264 July 1981
7" Lost in Space / Watch the World Go Round Ariola ARO267 August 1981

All tracks Recorded @ Strawberry Studios South & Produced by Tony Mansfield @ sessions recorded for Arriva Records between 1979 & 1980

In 2014 a CD was made available of their "Lost LP Sessions"
[Urban Foxes 5.47 (Jacob/Rear) / Watch the World Go Round 3.38 (Jacob/Rear) / Lost in Space 3.34 (Jacob/Rear) / Frozen Generations 3.16 (Jacob/Rear) / The Power Game 3.41 (Jacob/Rear) / Now That Summer's Here 3.47 (Jacob/Rear) / 1982 4.08 (Jacob/Rear) / She's Never Wrong 3.46 (Jacob/Rear) / I'm Energy 3.56 (Stanbrook) / Sensorama 3.59 (Stanbrook) / Love Will Keep You Dancing 4.22 (Jacob/Rear)]
The CD also included 3 tracks Engineered by Andy Gerius & Recorded at TMC Studios.
[ Things Are Gonna Change Today 2.43 (Jacob/Rear) "an early song that didn't make it to the album sessions" / Tiger Tears 3.21 (Jacob/Rear) & These Feelings 3.25 (Jacob/Rear) "both written after the album was completed"]

Post RPM

Alan Rear and Lee Jacobs who went on to form Search Party.
Cliff Stanbrook Joined Stolen Pets
Geoff Grange Formed Sons of Heroes with Terry Taylor & Carmelo Luggeri
Alan Moore Gave up the music business for a while.

For more info, Sounds & Scans Etc

NB - If anyone has the above CD please send it