Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jimmy Norton's Explosion - 1979 - Peel Sessions 30-07-1979 (UK)

Jimmy Norton's Explosion - 1979 - Peel Sessions 30-07-1979 (UK)
An early incarnation of The Spectres came together after the split of the Rich Kids and consisted of a line up of Glen Matlock, Rich Kids guitarist Steve New, former Tom Robinson Band (TRB) guitarist Danny Kustow, and drummer Budgie who was between spells with The Slits, and Siouxsie & The Banshees. Glen had previously hooked up with Budgie as part of a Bette Bright & The Illuminations tour after the demise of the Rich Kids, and he had met Kustow at a TRB gig some three years before. Kustow bit on a blood capsule during the set which alarmed Glen who thought the band's singer had punched him in the face! The band were tentatively titled 'The Jimmy Norton Explosion'. They recorded a Peel Session which was aired in July 1979 and Glen has since said that this may have featured Mick Ronson (Ronson had produced the Rich Kids album and in the 90's Glen performed at two Ronson tribute gigs as well as dedicating the track 'My Man' to him). Glen contributed three tracks; 'Getting Away With Murder', 'Lazarus' and 'Ambition'. The other track was the Danny Kustow penned 'Lost In A Landslide'. There were also a couple of live performances under the Jimmy Norton moniker
30/07/1979 - Jimmy Norton's Explosion
TX - 06/08/1979
Producer - Tony Wilson
Engineer - Dave Dade
Studio - Maida Vale 4

01 - Getting Away With Murder
02 - Just Like Lazarus
03 - Ambition
04 - Lost In A Landslide

Glen Matlock (Bass, Lead Vocals)
Danny Kustow (Guitar, Backing Vocals)
Budgie (Drums)
source here!


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bat29 said...

Of these four songs Ambition and Just Like Lazarus were recorded by The Rich Kids in 1978 but remained unreleased until 1998 when they were released on the Burning Sounds CD, Ambition was also recorded by Iggy Pop when Glen played with him. This band changed their name in 1980 to Spectres and released two singles, the first one featured a weaker version of Getting Away With Murder.

isksp said...

glad to see that you're still alive, ewanbach heheh it took me a while to find this one, but there it is

and bat29, thanks for the infos, didn't know about this burning sounds cd from rich kids


Fredo said...

Nice post mate! I hear that Alvis Costello played on this too . cheers

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for this session for years. I used to have it on tape recorded from JP in 1979. A truely diamond session. Thanx