Sunday, July 6, 2014

Royal Family & The Poor - England 1983 + 1985

Royal Family & The Poor were a post punk band from Liverpool England who had several releases on Factory Records between 1980 and 1986. They continued on and off in one form or another until 2010. The Stafford show is a soundboard recording and had very good sound quality. Two songs from this recording were officially released in 1986 on the Live 1983-1985 LP. The demo is excellent quality. and, the London show is an audience recording that was recorded from the back of the hall. Unfortunately there are people talking throughout the recording so it is not easy to hear the band.

@ Stafford Polytechnic, Stafford England 5-06-83: [from cassette tape]
01. Destiny
02. Someone, Somewhere
03. Leaves In The Wind
04. I Love You (Restrained In A Moment)
05. Psychic Transmissions From The Crypt
06. Pan

Project Demo 1983: [from cassette tape]
01. Gravity

@ Michael Sobell Sports Centre, London 1-28-85: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown


  1. Fantastic group !
    Thanks a lot

  2. Glad you like them. I think I found more of the Project demo on another tape. If it is more of that demo I will update this post sometime in the future. I think I have one more live show in the box, too.

  3. used to have loads of tapes by Mike, slowly disappeared over the years. Some left including the unreleased factory single methadrine maddnes and reggae versions of radio Egypt. A long copy of Angels at the temple but sadly this has tape speed fluctuations all the way through. lots of little snippets which I keep meaning to put together as a bootleg.