The Partisans

The Partisans

The band formed in early 1978, with an original line-up of Phil Stanton (vocals), Rob "Spike" Harrington (guitar and vocals), Andy Lealand (guitar), Mark "Shark" Harris (drums), and Mark "Savage" Parsons (bass guitar). Parsons and Stanton left in 1979, with Spike moving to lead vocals, and Lealand's girlfriend Louise Wright joining on bass.

Influenced by the likes of the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Ramones, the band started off covering punk rock hits and soon started to compose their own material. They were the second band signed to Chris Berry's No Future Records label, and their debut release, the double A-sided Police story/Killing machine was released on 28 September 1981. It reached #5 on the UK Indie Chart, on the back of a tour with label-mates Blitz, and with strong support from Sounds writer Garry Bushell.[1] Following the success of this single, The Partisans were included on the third volume of Bushell's Oi! compilation series Carry On Oi!, which reached #60 on the UK Album Chart, and won the band gig slots with Blitz, Peter and the Test Tube Babies and The Ejected, as well as a 'No Future' night at London's Zig Zag Club with Red Alert, The Lombardos, and Peter and the Test Tube Babies.

Title Album Genre Tools
I Never Needed You Police Story Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Partisans
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, Driving, Moody, Ominous, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Blues-Rock, British Invasion, and Punk
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Police Story
Release Year:
1981
Track ID:
53012
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back