Monday, 24 December 2012

The Capitols - Burberries, Birmingham 31/3/1987

Persistant rain, flood warnings, waterlogged public access areas, cold, skint, nothing to look forward to on telly bar Emmerdale and repeats of the Magic Roundabout - must be christmas time in the UK then.

If, like me, you've reached the age whereby an overbearing sense of doom is cast over your yuletide spirit if you haven't received at least two pairs of socks as gifts, console yourself with this excellent live recording of short-lived Brum quintet The Capitols. Both sides of their lone single are performed, alongside tracks from their equally lone Peel session, plus a few lost gems that may or may not exist  elsewhere other than this recording.

Many thanks to Mr. P. Symons from the shires of Leicester for the recording, and Mr. L. Thacker of Brumagen for the photo.

1. Lousy Day
2. Who Can Tell
3. ?
4. ?
5. I Want To Be Alone
6. Falling Again
7.  Everytime
8.  Better World
9. Rude Awakening
10. Born Yesterday
11. Piss Off
12. Lovers Leap
13. Young Girl


  1. And a mery christmas to you, Mr. T.

  2. allo, Pete 'The Tank' Byrchmore here. Nearly fell over when I saw this on here. Needless to say I cant even remember playing some of these songs but the missing two are 'Brand New Star' and 'Laughing'
    I do have some early demo's which I can make yer hip to if you so desire....let me know

    1. that should have said 'Brand New Start'

    2. Hi Pete. Thanks for getting in touch and sharing your recollections. Would love to hear those demos you mentioned and anything else that may be lurking in the proverbial vaults :-)

  3. I'd love to hear those demos too!