b/w - Eskimo
Great DiY tunes from:-
Alan Robinson (Voc)
Andy Wood (Guitar on 1st 45)
Stephen John Maughan (Bass, Voc)
Vincent Whitlock (Keyboards, Voc)
David Ives (additional Guitar occasionally)
Those Helicopters [1978-82] were formed at the Maidstone College Of Art in Kent, where the members were all students [except Cockburn, who was a tutor] in the film, video and sound department.
11/1979 7" South Coast Towns//World Without Love/Flash Benadette - Bonaparte Records [BONE 4]
05/1980 7" Shark//Eskimo - State Of The Art Records [State 000001]
06/1981 7" Dr. Janov//Technical Smack - Lavender Sound Studio [Lavender 001]
1980 World Without Love On VA - "We Do 'Em Our Way"
1981 ? - Singing Brains [Cassette Only LP]
Useless Info 1 - The band name was inspired by the opening Scene of Francis Ford Coppola's Movie "Apocalype Now" [As was this sleeve]
Useless info 2 - Prior to the band's formation Harlan Cockburn had been part of a casual band of staff & students at Maidstone Art College called Vic Damone. [Their rule being that as soon as anyone got halfway good at an instrument, they would to swap for something else.] They would record several times a week, it was these tapes that formed the basis for student David Cunningham’s (The Flying Lizards) ‘Money’ and ‘Summertime Blues’ (Cockburn's home-made guitar can be heard on the intro bars to Money).
As the sleeve of their 1st 45 states : Thanks to Marc Arscott [Manager] for the extra info