THE LICKS ‘1970’s EP’
3 track 7” only – OVER 145
Release Date: 6th April 2015
Formed in 1978 in Bishop Stortford the band decided to call themselves The Epileptics following a suggestion from one of their mothers.
In August 1978 Crass played in Bishop Stortford and a long lasting friendship was established.
Complaints of ‘ill-conceited jocularity’ from The British Epilepsy Association resulted in a name change to Epi-x, then changed to The Licks under pressure from Stortbeat who in 1979 released the band’s debut single, much played by John Peel.
The band changed their name back to The Epileptics, more releases followed, then in early 1980 the nucleus of The Epileptics re-emerged as Flux Of Pink Indians.
In 1996 Overground Records released a CD compilation ‘System Rejects’ of material by The Epileptics, then in 2013 released a now sold-out vinyl compilation ‘Smash Guitar Solos’.
This limited repressing of 500 closely reproduces the very rare 1979 first pressing of the single, which was subsequently repressed three times in 1980 and 1981.
1970’s (Were Made In Hong Kong)/ Systems Rejects/Hitler’s Still A Nazi – War Crimes
Overground Records, PO Box 1NW,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE99 1NW