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A-Z of Amphetamine Reptile – Powers That Be

Manchester, England based band who produced one single for AmRep. Along with Thee Mighty Caesars, they were one of the few English bands on AmRep.
Tom Hazelmeyer on Crude Sound:
“It was a demo that AmRep got from the U.K., keep in mind that was back in the day where an overseas phone call would cost you 1/2 a weeks pay, and barely anyone even had fax machines (e-mail wasn’t even a gleam in your Daddy’s eye), so back in the stone ages, communications with them were minimal. I have no idea if they even ever played a gig. They just sent the demo, we exchanged a couple letters, and bam, we put it out. Don’t recall hearing much from them afterword. Kinda the same thing that happened with the Whopping Big Naughty (from Oz/Aus) AmRep 7″ (one of my all time faves). I do remember the average AmRep fan of that time not digging it as it sounded too “English” & “Shoe-gazer”. Me, I cut my teeth on U.K. ’77 Punk and Post Punk, so I’ve always had more than a dash of Anglophile in me.”
Fun Facts:

  • There’s an Australian band of the same name that is recording for Stomp Entertainment.

Crude Sound 7″ (Amphetamine Reptile, 1992)

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