Psykik Volts - Re-Volting (79-06)

Re-Volting (79-06)

Psykik Volts

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
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

Psykik Volts - Re-Volting (79-06)

I first brought the Psykik Volts 7" in 1980, it has always been one of my favourite odd old new wave singles so when we got the chance to re-issue it and also a album of unreleased gems we jumped at the chance...

RE-VOLTING (79-06) is a 12 track compilation featuring their early single, unreleased tracks and a few re-recorded songs from their 1979 set. Includes a 8 page full colour booklet with full sleeve notes and rare unpublished photos.

Psykik Volts were an original New Wave band formed in 1978, inspired/influenced by bands like The Clash, Sex Pistols etc. All aged around 18 at the time of releasing our self-financed single & it was our first time in the studio, hence some of the rough & ready bits (feedback, bum notes etc.). We formed just a few months before recording the single in early 1979. We considered ourselves more 'new wave' than 'punk' at the time as the initial wave of punk bands had died down by then. A very DIY band, they designed the picture sleeve, had it printed and stuck them all together their selves! They were from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire which is near Leeds, by the way.

John Peel played the single quite a lot on Radio 1, & it was subsequently repressed on the MHG label after the initial 1000 copies had sold. I think they released another 500 (in plain white sleeves)

The band got signed shortly afterwards to Graduate Records (UB40 etc.), who recorded 3 songs but never released them. They split at the end of 1979. Vik & drummer Mick Reed then got signed to Rockburgh Records in 1980/81 & released a single called 'Wooden Heart', calling themselves 'Poptones' (after the Public Image song).

'Totally Useless/Horror Stories No. 5' was featured in 'Record Collector' magazine in 2006 in their 'Top 100 rare punk singles' list & valued at £50.

www.myspace.com/psykikvolts

Tracklisting

CD Album (DAMGOOD278CD)
  1. Psykik Volts - Horror Stories No. 5
  2. Psykik Volts - Totally Useless
  3. Psykik Volts - Plague
  4. Psykik Volts - Equilibrium
  5. Psykik Volts - Extraneous Hiss, Erroneous Hazard
  6. Psykik Volts - I'm Me
  7. Psykik Volts - (Rise Of The) Appliances
  8. Psykik Volts - I'm A Miser
  9. Psykik Volts - Bring In The New Boys
  10. Psykik Volts - Verti-City
  11. Psykik Volts - Wooden Heart
  12. Psykik Volts - From A Lover To A Friend
Download Album (DAMGOOD278CD)
  1. Psykik Volts - Horror Stories No. 5
  2. Psykik Volts - Totally Useless
  3. Psykik Volts - Plague
  4. Psykik Volts - Equilibrium
  5. Psykik Volts - Extraneous Hiss, Erroneous Hazard
  6. Psykik Volts - I'm Me
  7. Psykik Volts - (Rise Of The) Appliances
  8. Psykik Volts - I'm A Miser
  9. Psykik Volts - Bring In The New Boys
  10. Psykik Volts - Verti-City
  11. Psykik Volts - Wooden Heart
  12. Psykik Volts - From A Lover To A Friend

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Horror Stories No. 5 3m 54s £0.99
2 Totally Useless 4m 35s £0.99
3 Plague 3m 40s £0.99
4 Equilibrium 3m 38s £0.99
5 Extraneous Hiss, Erroneous Hazard 2m 29s £0.99
6 I'm Me 2m 43s £0.99
7 (Rise Of The) Appliances 2m 23s £0.99
8 I'm A Miser 2m 15s £0.99
9 Bring In The New Boys 3m 48s £0.99
10 Verti-City 3m 34s £0.99
11 Wooden Heart 3m 1s £0.99
12 From A Lover To A Friend 5m 49s £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 Horror Stories No. 5 3m 54s £0.99
2 Totally Useless 4m 35s £0.99
3 Plague 3m 40s £0.99
4 Equilibrium 3m 38s £0.99
5 Extraneous Hiss, Erroneous Hazard 2m 29s £0.99
6 I'm Me 2m 43s £0.99
7 (Rise Of The) Appliances 2m 23s £0.99
8 I'm A Miser 2m 15s £0.99
9 Bring In The New Boys 3m 48s £0.99
10 Verti-City 3m 34s £0.99
11 Wooden Heart 3m 1s £0.99
12 From A Lover To A Friend 5m 49s £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (12 tracks) £7.99