KILLJOYS, THE

JOHNNY WON'T GET TO HEAVEN (DAMAGED GOODS)

KILLJOYS, THE - JOHNNY WON'T GET TO HEAVEN 99356
Format:
1 7"
Release:
17.06.2016
Label:
DAMAGED GOODS
Kat.-Nr.:
99356
Barcode:
5020422016521
Limited edition repress of the debut (and only) single by THE KILLJOYS 300 copies of the Raw amphetamine punk classic 7" in various colours The Killjoys were Kevin Rowland (Dexy's Midnight Runners), Gem, Mark Philips, Heather Tonge (Girlschool) and Joe 45.

They came from Birmingham. "Johnny won't get to heaven" was recorded at Spaceward Studios in Cambridge in June 1977.

The Killjoys was one of the finest punk bands thrown up in the UK 1977 explosion. Energetic, frenetic and just a single piece of plastic to show for it.

But what a record! Johnny Won't Get To Heaven is up there with the best in its class. Before Kevin Rowland discovered the joys of making menswear and years before he launched Dexys Midnight Runners he was the lead singer in this legendary punk band from the Midlands.

Originally called Lucy & The Lovers and more jazz orientated, Kevin caught the first of a series of wind of changes and hitched a ride on punk with his girlfriend Heather on backing vocals and the gorgeous Gem on bass whom he exploited to the full even encouraging her wearing of sexually alluring clothing!!!!
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. JOHNNY WON'T GET TO HEAVEN
  • 1.2. NAIVE