The Pop Rivets - Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

The Pop Rivets

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 12 tracks £9.99
CD Album 12 tracks £8.99
Download Album (mp3) 12 tracks £7.99
Download Album (wav) 12 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.99

Description

The Pop Rivets - Greatest Hits

Billy Childish, Vocals
Will Power, Guitar
Big Russ, Bass
Little Russ on Drums

The Pop Rivets (AKA TV 21) played their first show in 1977 at Detling Village Hall, Kent. Famous for their renditions of "Stingray" and "Hippy Hippy Shake", The Pop Rivets recorded the first truly independent punk LP in 1978/9, pipping Swell Maps to the post (who's LP was actually funded by Rough Trade). The Pop Rivets, on the other hand, borrowed £300 from AKA, a friend, who had just received a year's Social Security back pay. AKA was a type of fan who hated Childish and dismissed the Pop Rivets as a bunch of art school wafters. The mystified Pop Rivets took the money anyway and set about recording the "Greatest Hits" LP in the front room of a bungalow in Herne Bay. (They had to stop recording for the engineers mother to watch the 6 o'clock news). The resulting LP was described in the NME as "The youngsters as the future of rock 'n' roll" and then nothing happened.

In 1979 The Pop Rivets embarked on two self-promoted tours of Switzerland and Germany and recorded their 2nd LP - Empty Sounds From Anarchy Ranch. Two further EP's appeared in 1980 before The Pop Rivets recorded a lost John Peel session and split up. For The Pop Rivets, punk rock had gone horribly wrong. Thatcher - Milk Snatcher was in and New Romanticism was rearing its
poesy old head. Far from being dead and buried it seamed that Bowie and co we're on the ascendant. But there where still many questions the boys need answers for: Why did modern studios insist on making drum kits sound like the recording of a wet cardboard box with a dead fish in it? Why could no group keep its integrity beyond one LP, or even a single 45? Why were Link
Wrays 2 track recordings more vital and exciting than anything a modern 8 track studio, or 16 track studio could knock out? Did spiders really see out of all eight eyes at once? Could it be that sophistication far from enhancing creativity, destroyed it?

It was time for the Pop Rivets to stifle their intellects and devolve. There were plans to record a final double LP consisting entirely of rock n roll covers recorded live on half track to be titled - The Pop Rivets Meet the Whirling Dervish and survive! They didn't.

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (DAMGOOD217LP)
  1. The Pop Rivets - Fun In The UK
  2. The Pop Rivets - Bacon
  3. The Pop Rivets - Lambrettavespascoota
  4. The Pop Rivets - Kray Twins
  5. The Pop Rivets - Commercial
  6. The Pop Rivets - Disco Fever
  7. The Pop Rivets - Hipocrite
  8. The Pop Rivets - Dream Of '63
  9. The Pop Rivets - Beatle Boots
  10. The Pop Rivets - To Start - To Hesitate... To Stop!
  11. The Pop Rivets - Medical & Surgical Specialities
  12. The Pop Rivets - Pins And Needles
CD Album (DAMGOOD217CD)
  1. The Pop Rivets - Fun In The UK
  2. The Pop Rivets - Bacon
  3. The Pop Rivets - Lambrettavespascoota
  4. The Pop Rivets - Kray Twins
  5. The Pop Rivets - Commercial
  6. The Pop Rivets - Disco Fever
  7. The Pop Rivets - Hipocrite
  8. The Pop Rivets - Dream Of '63
  9. The Pop Rivets - Beatle Boots
  10. The Pop Rivets - To Start - To Hesitate... To Stop!
  11. The Pop Rivets - Medical & Surgical Specialities
  12. The Pop Rivets - Pins And Needles
Download Album (DAMGOOD217CD)
  1. The Pop Rivets - Fun In The UK
  2. The Pop Rivets - Bacon
  3. The Pop Rivets - Lambrettavespascoota
  4. The Pop Rivets - Kray Twins
  5. The Pop Rivets - Commercial
  6. The Pop Rivets - Disco Fever
  7. The Pop Rivets - Hipocrite
  8. The Pop Rivets - Dream Of '63
  9. The Pop Rivets - Beatle Boots
  10. The Pop Rivets - To Start - To Hesitate... To Stop!
  11. The Pop Rivets - Medical & Surgical Specialities
  12. The Pop Rivets - Pins And Needles

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Fun In The UK 2m 47s £0.99
2 Bacon 3m 53s £0.99
3 Lambrettavespascoota 2m 33s £0.99
4 Kray Twins 2m 27s £0.99
5 Commercial 1m 42s £0.99
6 Disco Fever 3m 45s £0.99
7 Hipocrite 2m 16s £0.99
8 Dream Of '63 3m 4s £0.99
9 Beatle Boots 3m 51s £0.99
10 To Start - To Hesitate... To Stop! 4m 1s £0.99
11 Medical & Surgical Specialities 4m 47s £0.99
12 Pins And Needles 2m 5s £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (12 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Fun In The UK 2m 47s £0.99
2 Bacon 3m 53s £0.99
3 Lambrettavespascoota 2m 33s £0.99
4 Kray Twins 2m 27s £0.99
5 Commercial 1m 42s £0.99
6 Disco Fever 3m 45s £0.99
7 Hipocrite 2m 16s £0.99
8 Dream Of '63 3m 4s £0.99
9 Beatle Boots 3m 51s £0.99
10 To Start - To Hesitate... To Stop! 4m 1s £0.99
11 Medical & Surgical Specialities 4m 47s £0.99
12 Pins And Needles 2m 5s £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (12 tracks) £7.99