Patrol ‎– Another Fiasco Demo (1982)

October 19 2014 – UK punk, never heard before, like a lot

Patrol ‎– Another Fiasco Demo

Not On Label – – 1982 – Cassette

Full demo MP3 320 kbps

Songs: SS Officer / Don’t Criticise / Nurse, Nurse / Red (No Alternative) / Aggression / Innocence

I got this demo in a box with some other stuff. Never heard about the band but to my surprise it’s awesome. As I don’t collect UK punk demos this one had to go – I just had to rip it first and share the world.

And the story? Well since I am a lazy sod – there is the text from bands webpage;
“The Fab Four come from the cultural centre of the UK – Leven/Methil and apart from playing music, they are heavily involved in drinking. Musical influences range from Marie Osmond to Donnie Osmond. Patrol will consider all offers of recording contracts and will accept donations gratefully. The band’s main ambition for the future is to make lots of money”. That’s what Patrol said on the insert for their second demo cassette, “Another Fiasco”, in 1982. The bit about the money came true when in January 1997 each member made £12.50 from a live gig!
Patrol organised and played many gigs in and around God’s Kingdom (Fife) throughout the ’80s – with bands such as The Actives, Alternative, Crimedesk, Brain Damage and loads more.
The band have never taken the decision to call it a day, but around 1987, just sort of stopped doing gigs. Then in 1992 there was a brief reformation for a party gig with another local band “Backlash”.
In October 1996 Patrol got together again and supported Canadian band “The McCrackins” along with “External Menace”. This led to several other gigs around that time

To my knowledge these dudes made three demos, I believe this is the second of them.

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Inlay and Cassette

One comment

  1. Simon

    Two of these songs– SS Officer and Don’t Criticise– appeared on the Two Nine Nine sampler LP (Rot Records). I bought a copy in London circa 1986 and while it’s long gone now, I do remember the tracks.

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