The Prefects (SFPS025)

The Prefects

The Prefects were a punk band from Birmingham, England, with members that would later form The Nightingales. They were one of the first UK punk bands. At their first gig at a recognized venue (Rebecca’s in Birmingham) later that month they were driven off stage by thrown bottles after premiering their new song, “Birmingham’s a Shithole”.

The Slits (SFPS021)

The Slits

The Slits were a British punk and post-punk band formed in London in 1976 by members of the groups The Flowers of Romance and The Castrators. The group’s early line-up consisted of Ari Up (Ariane Forster) and Palmolive (a.k.a. Paloma Romero, who played briefly with Spizzenergi and later left to join The Raincoats), with Viv Albertine and Tessa Pollitt replacing founding members Kate Korus and Suzy Gutsy. Their 1979 debut album, Cut, has been called one of the defining releases of the post-punk era.

The Ruts (SFPS011)

The Ruts

The Ruts (later known as Ruts DC) are an English reggae-influenced punk rock band, notable for the 1979 UK Top 10 hit “Babylon’s Burning”, and an earlier single “In a Rut”, which was not a hit but was highly regarded and regularly played by BBC Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel.