Monday, 3 December 2007

Gyro and the ever Young , Young

this odd post-punk 45 is testament to how keen a certain bunch virtouso 70s rockers were to branch into the more `experimental` `diy` areas that were opened up after the Sex Pistols vomitous legacy was being mopped up.the band in question was Sad Cafe.they were formed in Manchester 1977 and through vocalist Paul Young(looking rather moody below) had a foot in the cities music scene since 1963,when a lesser known beat combo The Toggery Five were formed.

The Toggery Five-Bye Bye Bird

interestingly(for some maybe)this sole single by Gyro was brought to light through the early efforts of famed Manchester producer Martin Hannet(Joy Division,Happy Mondays).his Rabid records(office pictured below) was the imprint for many mancunian punk bands(Jilted John,Slaughter & The Dogs etc).

ok i`ll stop this waffleing(and brackets) and let you enjoy this Gyro track,not before saying Paul Young(1947-2000)also went on to sing for Mike & The Mechanics...hows that for a musical legacy.

Gyro - Purple And Red

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