“Here’s a heads up on this 7″ single we have due for release on 20th May. Taken from the band’s recent It’s A Real Cool Baby LP, it features the full version of ‘Post Apocalyptic Love Song’ on the B-side, exclusive to this release!” – Damaged Goods Records
Johnny Moped – Everything Is You (Ltd. col 7″)
Cat No: DAMGOOD455
Format: 7″ (Neon orange or neon yellow, 500 of each)
Barcode : 5020422045576
Release Date: 20th May 2016
New 7” single taken from the band’s recent album!
With exclusive B-side featuring full non-album version of Post Apocalyptic Love Song!
Third single from their recent It’s A Real Cool Baby album! On a choice of neon orange or neon yellow 7” vinyl! (Each limited to 500 copies)
Now a history lesson…
Johnny Moped are an English punk rock group from south London, who once had Chrissie Hynde (later of The Pretenders) and Captain Sensible (later of The Damned) within their ranks.
Formed in Croydon in May 1974, the band were a proto-punk band. Initially calling themselves Johnny Moped and the 5 Arrogant Superstars, by August they changed their moniker to Assault and Buggery, then the Commercial Band, before reverting to just Johnny Moped by January 1975.
Johnny Moped became one of the pioneering punk bands that played live in the first few months of London’s now-legendary Roxy Club. They played two gigs in February 1977, one supporting Eater and one backing The Damned. The following month they played two more, one supporting Slaughter & The Dogs and the other backing The Damned. In April, they were on a bill that included Wire, X-Ray Spex and the Buzzcocks.
Johnny Moped’s “Hard Lovin’ Man” appeared on the hit various artists album Live at the Roxy WC2 (Harvest Records, 1977). The band signed with Chiswick Records and released three singles, including “Little Queenie” (a cover of the Chuck Berry song), and one album – Cycledelic – before splitting up. First single “No-One” later featured on the Chiswick various artists sampler album Long Shots, Dead Certs and Odds On Favourites in 1978, while b-side “Incendiary Device” made number 15 in BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel’s ‘Festive Fifty’, the so-called ‘lost list’ of 1977.
Sixteen years after its release, the publishers of The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, named Cycledelicas one of the best fifty punk albums of all-time. Most of the band reformed to record a second album The Search For Xerxes in 1990.
A documentary about the band Basically Johnny Moped, produced by Fred Burns, premiered in September 2013
1. Everything Is You
2. Post Apocalyptic Love Song
April 23rd – Lexington, London
April 29th – Price Albert, Brighton
July 23rd – Vivienne Punk Festival, France (w/The Damned)
Also available by Johnny Moped on Damaged Goods –
The Bootleg Tapes Vol I & II CD (DAMGOOD271CD)
It’s A Real Cool Baby CD/LP (DAMGOOD450CD/LP)
Ain’t No Rock ‘n’ Roll Rookie 7” (DAMGOOD446)
Real Cool Baby 7” (DAMGOOD451)