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Monday, 18 April 2011

Spitfire Boys - British Refugee

Now to an early band that featured Paul Rutherford.

From the outskirts of Liverpool (St. Helens) the Spitfire Boys first got together under that name on 14th May 1977. They formed some 6 weeks earlier, after meeting The Heartbreakers and finding they needed a support band for an upcoming gig.

Originally called The Blackmailers their new name came courtesy of Wayne County.

The original singer, Mike Rigby, was sacked after 2 or 3 gigs, and after that the band featured Paul Rutherford aka Maggot on vocals, Dave Littler aka Jones on guitar, Peter Griffiths aka Zero and Budgie (Peter Clarke aka Blister) on drums.

Their first proper gig was supporting Johnny & The Heartbreakers at "Parr Hall", Palmyra Square, Warrington, WA1 1BL.

The Spitfire Boys were the first Liverpool punk band to release a single. This was 'British Refugee' backed with the controversial 'Mein Kampf' on the 'R.K.O' label, 7th October 1977.

The band were stars in their home town but never really broke into the London scene after playing a few gigs down there (at The Vortex, supporting their friends The Slits). Early December 'Pete Wylie' joined the band for two or three rehearsals, but due to the lack of strong management the band folded. From being one of the first Punk bands to form in Liverpool, they were also one of the first to disband. This happened on Thursday 22nd December 1977.

Click the link belowt o download the following:
British Refugee - Single Version
Mein Kampf - B-Side


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