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1 - CORTINAS - MK1 - (CD) 
BRISTOL ARCHIVE


14 stunning tracks previously unreleased on official CD. Bristol's first punk band, The Cortinas, formed in March 1976 when Jeremy Valentine (vocals), Nick Sheppard (guitar), Mike Fewins (guitar), Dexter Dalwood (bass) and Daniel Swan were still at school."Jer put the band together, he definitely had a vision of what he wanted; he was very hip - Dexter and Mike went to the same school as him" remembers Nick. "He found me via Mark Stewart, who I went to school with, and I brought Dan in; we had played in a band together before. We used to practise at the back of Jer's Dad's shop". The Cortinas soon built up a big local following, and a break came when the band supported The Stranglers at the fabled Roxy Club in Covent Garden on 22 January 1977. Things thenmoved quickly for the band. Miles Copeland and Mark Perry's Step Forward label released the classic singles 'Fascist Dictator' in June and 'Defiant Pose' in December, the band recorded a fine Peel session, and they appeared on the front cover of the April/May issue of Sniffin' Glue. Heady stuff, but sadly, it was over all too soon. The following year, after a poorly received album, the band were no more, but in 1977 they were unstoppable - simply one of the best first wave punk bands around. This album contains all four tracks from those two great singles, plus ten rare early demo tracks, all newly remastered and previously only available as a Limited-edition Vinyl release in 2010.


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-11-2018
Item # : 521645     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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