it is almost 40 years ago when a new fresh sound slopped from London to every part of the world. They called it punk, three-chord music and traditional (hippie) ears blamed it to a non inspirational music played by some rotten guys. It was hard in this time to explain the majority why I love this kind of music. Based on the best of British pub rock, reggae and traditional rhythm and blues lots of bands forced the speed of the music. One of the first bands playing this kind of music were The Members. You might know a lot of songs by them and probably forget to remember them. A few days ago I got the notice that they released a retrospective of their Virgin years starting from their first At The Chelsea Nightclub to their hit singles and added with BBC and Peel sessions. This made me going to my vinyl to grab out their early records and listen to. And I have to say they that their sound didn't lost it's fascination during the decades. Probably they were one of the first bands that brought reggae sound into rock music. It is an underrated band who had a massive influence to the bands that came after them. PubCall it sentimental but I still stick to this music after all the years. Pure fun.
The Members - Solitary Confinement
The Members - Sound Of The Suburbs
The Members - Offshore Banking Business