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The Wild Swans Revolutionay Spirit:God Forbid cover art 1982

12/3/15 – The Wild Swans – The Revolutionary Spirit/God Forbid – 1982

One of the great misses of the Liverpool bands was The Revolutionary Spirit/God Forbid 12 inch by The Wild Swans. The band was the brainchild of Ex Teardrop Explodes member, singer, songwriter and lyricst extraordinaire, Paul Simpson with the sparkling jangle of guitarist Jeremy Kelly and Ged Quinn’s rich piano. It was produced and financed […]


11/3/15 – The Lotus Eaters – The First Picture Of You – 1983

The story of this song and this band is rather unusual. Formed out of the ashes of the Liverpool bands, The Wild Swans (Jem Kelly) and The Jass Babies (Peter Coyle) the song was first recorded for a John Peel session in 1982. The response¬†was¬†a major label bidding war and the song was officially released […]