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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Crash - Fight For Your Life

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Up from the archives which i'm in the process of cleaning out. But I thought this was due a re-post.
One of those bands I know very little about. I own this on 7 inch which came in a plain cover and I bought it in Blackpool in 82 I think. We used to spend Summer Holidays in Blackpool as a kid hence I have a love of Blackpool Punk bands of which there were some leaders of the day, One Way System, The Fits, Anti-Social, The Membranes, I digress. It was then re-released as a 12" split with Crux on No Future in 82. After that nothing. Nigel Truearthur (Nidge) - Vocals, Andy - Guitar, Ian Truearthur - Bass, Duncan - Drums Hailing from somewhere in South Yorkshire, they were formed by brothers Nidge and Ian. Great single but where did they go?
The picture is from the 12" release.
Found the cover scan Here nice work fella.

Crash - Fight For Your Life
Crash - Religion
Crash - Kill The Cow
Crash - T.V. Times


Blogger Gus said...


Hope this is of interest.

Crash were from Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, part of the Calder Valley. They were formed by Nidge and Ian. The original drummer and guitarist changed quite early on.

I can't remember the name of the original drummer. All I can remember is that he was an albino kid and Ian and Nidge eventually kicked him out 'for being a freak' which seems a bit cruel and a bit of an own goal for a punk group to kick out someone for having pure white hair & red eyes. I think the truth was that he wasn't a great drummer and a bit wimpy. Duncan then took over the drumming stool.

Duncan was a real powerhouse of a drummer with real strength and technical skill. If I remember rightly, he moved away after a few years and duties were taken over by Duncan's younger brother Dave who was also really good.

Andy the guitarist was more into punk as a fashion and quickly moved on to be replaced by Woz.

They played a lot of gigs around the north with a few forays down to London.

I saw them loads of times supporting various bands such as the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Tenpole Tudor, The Exploited amongst others.

I'm from Hebden Bridge and formed part of a loyal contingent alongside punks from along the valley, mainly from Hebden and Halifax.

Nidge, Ian and Dave still live in Hebden and I think Ian and Dave are in a band together at the moment. I should think Woz is still around too and playing guitar still.

There were a few bands around the valley at that time, The Objects, Ultra-Violent and others. If you are on Facebook, you may want to check out the Anarchy in Calderdale page where a lot of the old punks and bands post reminisces of that time although no Crash members (so far) take part. It's probably a bit too wimpy all that nostalgia; Crash were separate from all those other groups, they were, faster, meaner and better than the rest.


10:01 AM  
Blogger Jeronyme said...

Thanx Angus!

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grave yard. Jonny foulger .com.

1:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the blog I've just read by angus is true apart from the discrimination of the original drummer..The reason he left was because his mother didn't like him hanging out , and playing in a punk band. When i took over the drum roll..we were kicked out of our rehearsal hall in an old chapel in peket well above Hebden bridge..and took up residency at what is now the Trades club.we were allowed to rehearse there that's to mr fielding.who occupied a one empty space..we were the first band in hebden bridge to stage gigs at this now world famous venue...i hope this has helped clear a few misconceptions about the punk band CRASH...yours faithfully..Duncan Foulger...Drummer of CRASH.

1:07 PM  

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