Friday, December 15, 2006

 

Kirks Equator

As the Who once said a quick one today. This band I know bugger all about, I received their 12" single by post back in 1992 as part of my weekly parcel of promos from Street's Ahead. I did actually listen to everything that they sent me and I found the A side of their 'Mormon Death Squad' single to be very good and so they received some airplay in France, though I rather doubt they sold any records here as it probably wasn't even distributed here. I actually have certain doubts as whether or not they were a real band and not somebody's side project as the label is full of humour, Osmondo Records and cat no. Donny 001! This aside the music was a stomping song very much in the vein of the the popular Pop Will Eat Itself. If anyone does know anything about the band I'd be only to happy to hear from them.

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A friend of mine was their studio engineer. He lived in Birmingham, so fair guess is that's where they came from. Just listening to a tape of theirs now - hence the mail as I thought I'd look them up on the web.

Yes, they were a "real" band.
 
Yes they were from Birmingham with members going on to form Higher Intelligence Agency and Asian Dub Foundation. The album was released ( eventually) by Chapter 22 Records. Many gigs were played and a following developed in Holland.
 
Original drummer on the recordings was Fuzz Townsend who went on to join PWEI in 1992. Kirk's Equator then poached our drummer Dave Wheels who went on with Bobby Bird to form HIA.
 
Original drummer on the recordings was Fuzz Townsend who went on to join PWEI in 1992. Kirk's Equator then poached our drummer Dave Wheels who went on with Bobby Bird to form HIA.
 
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