THE VIBRATORS - French Lessons With Correction! CD 1997
Tired Of Living With You / The Girl's Screwed Up / Shiver / Judy's Killing Herself / Cycle Of Violence / Cold Cold Cold / Party On / Rain Must Fall / Date With Disaster / Juice On / The Evil That Men Do / Don't You Tell Me / Johnny B. Bad / Money Money / I Hate Blind Date.
Produced by The Vibrators & Dave Murder.
The Vibrators: Knox: vocals, guitar, keybooard / Eddie: drums, percussion, backing vocals / Nick Peckham: bass guitar, backing vocals.
A bold attempt to make something of relevance in the late '90s, this included a jab at Blind Date host and former Beatles confidante Cilla Black ("I Hate Blind Date") and a little bit of halfhearted self-parody ("Judy's Killing Herself"). Arguably their best album in some time. Allmusic.com
Issued in 1997, on Anagram Reords, "French Lessons With Correction!" is the thirteenth album of the Vibrators and the first like a trio.
One of punk rock's longest running bands, the Vibrators emerged from the UK punk scene in 1976 and quickly found themselves sharing the stage with such notable acts as the Sex Pistols. Their initial releases were minor hits in England, and the band was able to weather frequent lineup changes, which started with bassist Pat Collier's exit in 1977, until 1980 when the band called it quits. But, as with most UK punk acts, reformation was in the cards. The original lineup came back together in 1982 and released the LPs Guilty and Alaska 127.
The original lineup of Ian Conochan, Pat Collier, John Ellis, and Eddie the Drummer was hit again with more turnover during the 1980s and 1990s. By the time of the band's 20th anniversary, Mikcie Owen (guitar), Mark Duncan (bass), Nigel Bennet (guitar), Darrell Bath (guitar), and Nick Peckham (bass) had all been associated with the Vibrators. In 1999, the more stable three-piece lineup of the band made their way across America with fellow punk veterans the Misfits, the Exploited, and the U.K. Subs.
While most of their albums in the 1980s and 1990s were overlooked, the early catalog was enough to keep them fueled for more than 20 years. the Vibrators released a live collection and a rarities disc in 1999 on Gig records. Source
One of the most legendary punk bands still bashing heads and flinging their sweat on stage, The Vibrators, are joined by a slew of VIP guests to celebrate 37 years of Punk Mania!
May 7, 2013, The Vibrators will release a new album:"On The Guest List" (Cleopatra Rds). 13 all new tunes written and recorded by founding Vibrators Knox and Eddie with longtime bassist Pete and engineering by original Vibrators bassist Pat Collier!
Special guest appearances by members of Supersuckers, MC5, UK Subs, The Damned, The Stranglers, The Dickies and more!
Worldwide tour scheduled throughout 2013 with stops in the States during the months of September and October!
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