mercredi 2 janvier 2008

4 Be 2 - One of the Lads 12" - 1979

One of the Lads 7"
He didn't achieve the fame that his older brother John enjoyed, but Jimmy Lydon was part of his own group for a short period during the late '70s and early '80s, 4 Be 2. Like the early releases of his brother's second major band, Public Image Ltd., 4 Be 2's sound featured art-damaged, dub-influenced post-punk. With revolving door assistance from Graham Wheeland, bassist Martin "Youth" Glover (Killing Joke), guitarists Dreary O'Hoodlum and Jock McDonald (who doubled as the group's manager), and drummers Paddy O'Reilly and Paul "Youngie" Young, 4 Be 2 released a trio of singles, debuting on Island in September of 1979 with One of the Lads. The Frustration single followed in July of 1980 and added backing vocals from Keren Woodward and Sarah Dallin, two future members of Bananarama. Though the sleeves for the singles credit John Lydon with production, Jimmy swore (nudge nudge) that it was his father, not his brother, that did the knob twiddling. The singer opted to leave the group in March of 1981 and the group celebrated the fact with the All of Lads 12," which was issued on Shamrock. After that, the group continued briefly with Jimmy's adolescent brother, Martin, as the vocalist.

01 One Of The Lads (Dub Version)
02 One Of The Lads (Vocal)
03 Ummbaba

9 commentaires:

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf a dit…

you fucking star! had this single, great stuff. Nice to see yer back.

geranium a dit…

Hey nuzz! good to see you back here. I was always checking your wonderful blog, LAMF!

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf a dit…

cheers geranium, is there a problem with 4be2's download? keep getting errors when trying to unzip it, also have you their other single? frustration, i think it was called.

geranium a dit…

Hey nuzz. I also downloaded the archive and then unziped it for test. Everything worked fine. Maybe your download did not complete. Try again and tell me if it works for you. If not, I will find another solution.

Ad Nauseam a dit…

Superbe perle
Merçi pour le DL

Anonyme a dit…

THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,!!!

Really cannot convey how grateful I am to you for making this available, I've been searching without success for a decade at least

Anonyme a dit…

22nd may 2009

as this guy said

"THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,!!!

Really cannot convey how grateful I am to you for making this available, I've been searching without success for a decade at least"

I'm not good with words but this sums up how I feel.

Anonyme a dit…

Would be great if you could re-up this @ a higher bitrate 256 or 320. Also if you've got Frustration/Can't Explain, that would be most appreciated.

Thanks for this, Eddie.

Anonyme a dit…

Cheers - been hunting this one down for ages!

AliBoingo