The Bands That Punk Forgot Part 2….

as chosen by the late Rob Stainer aka Yeti. 

Gosport Punk Legend Yeti sadly died in November 2021 – Ged Babey kept a promise that he’d publish a selection of great, obscure punk tracks chosen by the man -> Here  And this is Part Two. Ten more rare classics.

A memorial celebration of Yeti’s life is being held on Saturday 5 Feb 2022 at the Clarence Tavern in Gosport. Local bands, Night of Treason, Acid Attack and the Glorias are playing, as is Jon Lamb and making a one off return to DJ-ing as a tribute to his mate, Vinnie Void.

Top of the bill are one of the younger punk bands Yeti liked a lot, 51st State -who LTW reviewed here and who sound like this:

Following on from the tributes in part one, Perry Worth had this to say: I only ever saw Yeti at punk gigs & festies, & one time at Strawberry Fair in Cambridge… Each of these times were memorable, mostly as this warm & friendly, big lanky smiling geezer would be telling stories that had his unique, twisted humour running through them & no matter how wasted he might be, he was always warm, friendly,& up for a crack… I didn’t expect him to leave the gig so soon, Rest in punk Yeti, me ol’ mucka xx

No-one had a bad word to say about him basically. He was an original, and he was loved and will be missed.

So here, with Yeti’s original comments, is Part 2 of…

The Bands That Punk Forgot…

Quango – Living In A Shithole

quite possibly me fav ever punksong punkpickers, obscure n old, just loike me x

(Quango featured drummer Chris Low who was later in a line-up of…)

The Apostles – Worker’s Autonomy (Part One and two)

like crass and the ex they had totally different arrangements to most bands let alone punk bands❤️ me fuckin wallowed in it😁

The Blanks – Breakdown

memory like a sieve but with more holes🙃 but forgotten brilliance this methinks our Ged😉

The Kids – we are the prisoners

just fuckin iMMENSE❤️🎸❤️x

The Spits – Tomorrows Children (2011?)

adore the spits, michigans answer to wire, long gone now n don’t get the credit they deserve methinks  – tomorrows children is fuckin EPiC🎸😀


THE STILETTOS – Anti-Disco – (‘Original NYC 1970’s Punk’)

these were good

Heart Attack – Keep Your Distance (1983)

unquestionably THE hardcore Noo York punk album methinks ☠️🥃☠️

Psycho Surgeons – Horizontal Action (1978)

been offered new job at pompey sealife centre, octopus tickler, been told it takes ten tickles to make octopus laff🤣

The S-Haters – Disposable People (1984)

i’m all over te shop – punk, goth, anarcho, never fitted in

The Flowers – (Life) After Dark  (1979)

Adore this ‘un too

Rest in Punk Yeti

Compiled by Ged Babey from an idea by Rob ‘Yeti’ Stainer. 

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.



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