Reissue mania! Although the OG is not really pricey, this reissue is a good one! Munster Records (Spain) is doing the 1977 debut single of this first wave UK punk band, with most prominent members Mark Perry (Sniffin’ Glue Fanzine) and Alex Fergusson (later Psychic TV). Early rehearsals took place at Throbbing Gristle’s studio with Genesis P-Orridge on drums.
The line-up of the band during the recording of this single was completed with drummer John Towe (ex-Generation X) and Tyrone Thomas on bass, sporting a straight forwardy punk sound that eventually would evolve into a more experimental direction in the following years. ‘How Much Longer’ is a sharp critique of punk style: “How much longer will people wear / Nazi armbands and dye their hair? / Talk about anarchy, fascism and boredom / When you don’t know nothing”, that anticipated their own boredom towards the punk scene.
Release Date: November 19, 2021