Sunday, March 29, 2009

Xdreamysts - 1980 - Xdreamysts LP (UK)

Xdreamysts - 1980 - Xdreamysts LP (UK)
Northern Irish Rock/Pub rock band with some punk/new wave moves, active for several years in the late 70s and early 1980s. They debuted on the legendary Good Vibrations label in 1978 and were signed by Polydor Records in early 1979 along with Protex, who were scouted at the same gig.
They released three singles on Polydor which failed to set the world alight and the band was dropped in 1980. The last of these singles was "Stay The Way You Are" which was later covered by Paul Young & The Q-Tips on a single in 1981 (released on Chrysalis Records, CHS 2518). The Xdreamysts had supported Paul Young & The Q-Tips when they played in Northern Ireland, which is how they came to hear it.
Unlike Protex, The Xdreamysts did manage to get their album out on Polydor though it was only released in Holland. The album includes all six tracks from the singles plus six new tracks. It has become hard to find and is a minor collectable.
Roe Butcher was later in the Mighty Shamrocks. Two members later turned up in Codie playing sweet country music.
source Irish Punk & New Wave Discography (link)


topper said...

you're the best Felipe

thank you.

Ever heard of the Lowdowns ?

topper said...

Do you have a cover for "bloodstains across Northern Ireland"vol 1 ?

isksp said...

sorry... doesn't know this one, maybe more info about this one?

and don't have the cover of the comp also