The Stortbeat Collective
Simon Lomond can be seen under the bottom right hand corner of the left hand TV screen, Steve Drewett is third from the right in the front row and Colin Dredd missed the photo session because he didn't check his phone messages until too late!
On November 8th 2004 a double CD set called 'The Stortbeat Collective' was launched at the Square in Harlow. The collection celebrates the music scene in Harlow during the Eighties and includes two rare tracks from the Neurotics.
Of the five numbers played on the night, only one had all three members of the band. Colin hadn't played any bass for 16 years and Blitzkreig Bop seem the easiest song for him to remember. The other tracks had Don, a friend of Simon playing bass, Steve met him the first time that very afternoon. This really was going to be punk rock, as much a risk of it all falling apart as the earliest gigs of the band way back in 1978. How did it turn out, check out the MP3's of the evening and find out.
This is the first of what will eventually be a large collection of free MP3's of the Neurotics and Steve Drewett solo appearences so revisit from time to time to check this area out.
The Newtown Neurotics live on Insel der Jugend in East Berlin
Thank you Mr Happy from Germany for these recordings who wrote...
Steve Drewett solo gig at Uxbridge Labour Club October 1988
The Uxbridge Labour Club gig 50 meg
Labour Listens - Steve Drewett
Steve Lamacqs final song on his final BBC Radio One Show, what band could that possilbly be?
Here's the story of the final song on his final show (and although the link to the audio no longer works, we have included an MP3 of it below)