X.O.Dus 2012


X.O.Dus reunited after 30 years for showcase gig
X.O.Dus 2012

X.O.Dus have confirmed they are to play their first gig for over 30years…

The Manchester based band ”“ the only reggae act to sign with Factory Records have reformed with four of the original members to play a showcase gig entitled ”ËœA Punky Reggae Party’ on Friday 6th July 2012 with support from Liverpool’s Dead Class, Biteback and System Adtics.

The gig is to be filmed for a future DVD release.

X.O.Dus released ”ËœEnglish Black Boys’ as a 12” in August 1979 (FAC 11) and was sadly their only release, ”ËœEnglish Black Boys’ b/w ”ËœSee Them A-Come’ was produced by reggae legend Dennis Bovell who at that time was responsible for producing The Slits. The single was housed in a Peter Saville design in two hue tones, and as the only reggae sleeve designed by Saville is now considered highly collectable.

Demo tracks were recorded for a full album release though Factory never progressed this option. The recordings lay dormant for 32yrs until Manchester boutique label LTM Recordings released the 11 track album in April this year.

Tickets are on sale now, door price £5 – full details from the PRP Facebook Page

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Phil Newall is from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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