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Vice Squad - No Cause For Concern (Used LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Vice Squad - No Cause For Concern (Used LP)

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The first album from the UK punk act! Rare 1st Press on 12" black vinyl!


Formed in Bristol, England, in 1978, Vice Squad emerged from two local bands, Contingent and TV Brakes. The line-up originally comprised Beki Bondage (b. Rebecca Louise Bond, 3 June 1963, Bristol, England; vocals) Dave Bateman (guitar) Mark Hambly (bass) and Shane Baldwin (drums). Their first EP Last Rockers was released on their own Riot City Records in 1980, and brought them some press in the weekly music press paper Sounds. Their EPs Resurrection and Out Of Reach were distinctively melodic. However, the debut album No Cause For Concern was disappointing. After signing a contract licensing the Riot City label to EMI Records, for which they would come in for a fair amount of criticism from politically minded punk artists, they were rushed into the studio. Taking only three days, the finished product was barely listenable.

Much more polish went in to the superior Stand Strong Stand Proud, only six months later. Despite Bondage’s increasingly high profile and naïve exploitation of her sex (she was voted ‘Punk’s Prime Minister’ in an absurd contest in Punk Lives! magazine), EMI wanted their success to transfer from the independent to national chart. Bondage left amid some degree of acrimony, commenting: ‘It was very hard. I’d wanted to go for about a year. I realised that I wasn’t doing anything. Looking back, it seems a funny situation. I joined when I was 15, the others were 17 and 18, and everyone was really nasty from the start. I never liked them and they never liked me.’ The singer formed the short-lived Ligotage and then Beki And The Bombshells, while the band continued for a short time, recruiting a new female singer called Lia and guitarist Mark Byrne. They released three excellent singles and an album, Shot Away, as such.

Bondage re-formed Vice Squad in 1998 with her ex-Bombshells partner Paul Rooney (guitar), with Michael Gianquinto (bass) and Tony Piper (drums) completing the line-up on comeback album Get A Life. With Kev Taylor replacing Piper on drums, Vice Squad has continued to tour and record on a regular basis.

-All Music


A1 Young Blood
A2 Coward
A3 Nothing
A4 Summer Fashion
A5 1981
A6 Saturday Night Special
A7 Offering
B1 The Times They Are A Changing
B2 Evil
B3 Angry Youth
B4 It's A Sell-Out
B5 Still Dying
B6 Last Rockers

Original Release Year: 1981

Label: Riot City Records

Catalog #: ZEM 103

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: Used - Cover in great shape, some light creases and edge wear. Vinyl looks great, a few light scratches and minor spindle marks. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.

Vinyl: VG+

Cover: VG+

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