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THE NOW- Into the 80s, c/w 9 o’clock 7" (Raw Records, UK, 1979)

thenow_front.jpgthenow_back.jpgRepost from August 30 2006. Thought this would fit perfectly. Songs freshly ripped.

What can I say about this? It’s just incredibly good, cuts straight through you as you were made out of butter or, if it catches you in a particularly emotional moment (that even a punkrocker sometimes allows him- or herself to have), it makes you sit around starring out of the windows with shiny eyes. Sob.
Recorded in 1977, not released until 1979. Unfortunately, a large portion of the pressing was destroyed in a fire, so this is the rarest of all the Raw releases. Some friendly folks decided to repress this pearl of all pearls not long ago but even that is hard to come by nowadays. Well, good people like me are here to help, aren’t they? And now, before you listen to the two songs of this 7″, you go to the bands official website and then you’ll go and donate a bit to keep this going, ‘right?

Into the 80’s.mp3
Nine o’clock.mp3


  1. Stevie

    YOU my friend are a good man!


    Posted on 30-Aug-06 at 14:09 | Permalink
  2. KBD Records

    Classic! Wich I bought the re-press. Well I got the Last Years Youth with two extra tracks that I might post.


    Posted on 31-Aug-06 at 06:11 | Permalink
  3. E.

    That sounds like a good idea, Peter!


    Posted on 31-Aug-06 at 08:08 | Permalink
  4. Anonymous

    jeez this is wonderful!


    Posted on 07-Sep-06 at 09:59 | Permalink
  5. Steve

    Awesome! Thanks for posting this again! Raw was a great label!


    Posted on 07-Aug-07 at 18:30 | Permalink
  6. Tim Squid

    Be sure to buy the Album on Damaged Goods! It has all the old songs recorded two years ago and is just fantastic!!!!
    (Even though, this old versions have their own special greatness). Unfortunately its just on CD. But theres an album with half of the new sessions and some lost 1979 sessions, witch are kind of mod/powerpoppish and great! On Last Years Youth…
    take care


    Posted on 08-Aug-07 at 05:05 | Permalink
  7. Nietzba

    Great Songs by a great band! I love their Development Corporaiton!


    Posted on 08-Aug-07 at 08:18 | Permalink
  8. Thanks, Just surfed in from kbd and found this one (and a bunch of other good posts). Into the 80’s is the song of the week 🙂
    Love the sound and the song.


    Posted on 21-Aug-07 at 13:26 | Permalink
  9. miles

    Anyone know where to get the first 7″ ?


    Graham Clarke Reply:

    Still after the FIRST issue of this? I have a mint copy, genuine original, mega-rarity! Care to make me an offer? Cheers!


    Admin Reply:

    Drop me a mail at admin at!


    Posted on 16-Oct-07 at 15:50 | Permalink

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