Friday, August 29, 2014

King - John Peel Session 7-11-78

King were a sort of Punk super group that featured Captain Sensible from the Damned, Henry Badowski (aka Henry Daze) from Chelsea, Dave Berk from Johnny Moped and Kym Bradshaw from The Saints. The group lasted two months, only played a handful of gigs and recorded this Peel Session. You'll recognize Anti-Pope from the Damned's Machine Gun Etiquette album. A part of the song My Baby Don't Care became a part of the Damned song I Just Can't Be Happy Today. Jet Boy Jet Girl was previously recorded by Captain Sensible & The Softies and the song Baby Sign Here With Me was recorded by Henry Badowski for a solo single in 1979 backed by Dave Berk on Drums, James Stevenson from Chelsea on Guitar and Bass, and Alex Kolkowski on Violin who also plays Violin on this session. Anti-Pope from this session was officially released in 1991 on the CD Winters Of Discontent - The Peel Sessions 77-83. This is from a recent re-broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

track list:
01. Anti-Pope
02. Baby Sign Here With Me
03. Jet Boy Jet Girl
04. My Baby Don't Care

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