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Monday, September 10, 2007

Dead Wretched : Convicted/Infiltrator

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More of the criminally ignored of 82. Dead Wretched. Hailing from the Midlands and signed to Inferno Records along with The Varukers & Drongoes For Europe. Released two great 7 inches ('No Hope For the Wretched' being the other, previously posted on this site) before drifting into obscurity. Bizzarely appeared on a children's TV programme doing the unreleased "Your No Exception" which I still have on VHS. Went on to become The Burning with little success.

Dead Wretched - Convicted
Dead Wretched - Infiltrator


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best Birmingham punk band of the 80's who was rumoured around the current Birmingham punk scene to be reforming? But as yet no sign?

10:53 AM  
Blogger winston said...

hey john you know conflict and the anti nowhere league are playing tj,s next month aint seen conflict for years and never got to see the leagueb4...cant wait

11:53 AM  
Blogger John Liedown said...

Yeah! Saw Conflict in Bristol few months back. They're playing Tenby the night before! Anarchy by the sea. Lovely. Discharge in December as well. Though it's rat out the varukers singing not cal. Should still be good though. Some of the live stuff iv'e seen with him on you-tube aint bad.
Anonymous yeah best of Brum's bands easy. a CD reissue of their stuff at least would be nice.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Pogel said...

Great post. I have two of their singles. I didn't know they did anything else.

2:31 AM  
Blogger John Liedown said...

i've got both singles some live stuff and a practice tape. also this video for the track 'Your No Exception' which I videoed off kid's telly circa 82. Cracking track obviously studio recorded. there must be a quality demo with this on out there somewhere. anyone?
Cheers Pogel

11:31 PM  
Anonymous mother said...

great post, i knew this lot years ago, i think Bill wanted the name Idol as his surname he spent far too long doing his hair

12:33 AM  
Blogger John Liedown said...

Ha!Yes Mother. A lot of us are guilty of that crime! I spent a lot of the 80's playing with hairspray, soap, buzzers and crimpers. The shared house I lived in was like a Nicky Clarke salon on the weekend. In the words of Joe Strummer 'at least it livens up the air' thanks for comments

10:23 PM  

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