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The Prefects-Live 1978 - The Festival Suite Birmingham-Ltd Vinyl Edition (300) (CTRUE20)



The Prefects-Live 1978 - The Festival Suite Birmingham -Ltd Vinyl Edition (300)

Ltd Vinyl Reissue & a set of 2 x A4 Reproduction Archive Numbered Rare Prefects Gig Posters On Heavyweight Recycled Stock Artpaper For The First 75 Pre-Orderers (CTRUE20)

“The hizzy haze of Live 1978 captures a moment before punk fossilised”

(Stewart Lee-The Sunday Times Review – March 2006)

15 years ago a seminal Punk show was released on CTR on Ltd CD. A universally critically acclaimed artefact of that vital time. Now, a remastered & improved Ltd (300) vinyl edition with revisited artwork is available to pre-order. The sleeve features previously unpublished striking B&W photographs by Brendan Jackson of the band.

 “I will always remember that show: it’s as Punk Rock as Nirvana at New York’s Roseland ballroom in July 1993, when Kurt Cobain refused to play “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and, to the roars of a hostile crowd, brought on a cello player and played Leadbelly songs. “

 (Jon Savage on the Prefects live experience- sleeve notes 2006)

The Prefects occupy a very special place in the rich heritage of UK Punk and Post-Punk music. Fronted by Robert Lloyd (later of The Nightingales) they were a primal blast of attitude & provocation .

Guesting on the incendiary white-riot tour of 1977 with the Clash & the Subway Sect-the band were famously called “amateur wankers” by Clash manager Bernie Rhodes.

Their music was a melange of Krautrock, Beefheart, glam and the Pistols. All the things that PIL were to be later-the Prefects were there first-groundbreaking and unconsciously rewriting the rules.

This remastered 1978 live set from the Co-Op Suite in Birmingham features all the classic Prefects moments, Faults, Barbarellas & Escort Girls, along with the addition of a live cover-Disco Stomp.

"Their music is as bleak, cynical and loveless as their personalities, with a perverse humour.”

(The NME Book Of Modern Music 1978)




Tracklisting :



1. It's Not The Prefects: (Live)

2. Agony Column: The Unused Sub! Gets A Game And Plays A Blinder! (Live) 

3. Going Through The Motions: The Single! Too Funk To Sell- Too Cool To Want To! (Live)

4. Faults: Everything You Need To Know In 90 Seconds (Live)

5. Escort Girls: Dead Song! Revived By The Ghost Of George Formby (Live)



1. Background Music: The Greatest Ever Punk Sing-Along! (Live)

2. The Bristol Road Leads To Dachau: The Hit! (Live)

3. Things In General: The B-Side! What A Shambles! (Live)

4. Barbarella's: Daft! Boring! Quite Popular! (Live)

5. Disco Stomp: Ten Pints! Punks Not Dead! (Live)









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