Saturday, 13 November 2010

THE NEGATIVES, THE SOUND OF SHEFFIELD 1980

The Negatives where a sheffield band from around 1979-1980 and had a good following of sheffield mods, the band consisted of
Pete Eason-vocals
Fraser charles- guitar
Brad martini-bass
Steve wilmot- drums

The band released one single only on the local aardvark label which was
A Side-Money talk
B Side-Electric waltz

The band also contributed to a compliation album of local sheffield bands called "Bouquet Of Steel"which i think came out in 1980 or so, the band gigged regular around sheffield, i myself saw these when i was 15 or so at the george iv pub on infirmary road and the broadfield pub on abbeydale road, the band is famously known around sheffield for causing a mini riot when they played a record shop in what was the "Hole in the road" one saturday afternoon which got quite mad as it was a area of subways which got filled up with loads of young parka wearing mods with shoppers getting knocked out of the way by gangs of mods all trying to get in the shop,the Negatives played on what was a rather large ground level windowsill,and the police eventually arrived to great cheers to try and move the band on,it was a great moment as when they where told to stop playing in the subway, the lead singer replied "we are not in the subway, we are on the shops windowsill"
The 2 tracks that ive uploaded here are from the  "new wave from the heart" album,also in the file is covers that i made up for the 2 songs,the single im going to get converted to mp3 via a mp3 turntable when i get chance to, anyway heres The Negatives fresh from 1980 with.........................


Dont Say Goodbye
Metallic Thread Shirt





2 comments:

  1. Thanx for this mate, pity they ain't got more material, any chance of you uping that sheff mod comp you mentioned?

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  2. hi hallo greetings from germany....again
    fucking cool band !!! i`m glad to find this band on your side.
    AND hi martin41 nice to "hear" you on this blog too - you know - i am Pauli - cheers

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