The Apostles – The Lives And Times Of The Apostles LP – C.O.R. Records 1986

Midwinter / Our Mother The Earth, Our Father The Sky / Proletarian Autonomy / Skin Deep / The Master Race / Hello Black Flag / Keep Your Hands Out Of My Pockets / The Cripple / Run For It / The House Of Horror

Pig Violence / To Hell With Leviticus / The Voyage (Parts 1 to 4) / Midwinter 2

The Apostles second vinyl album from 1986 released on Bristol’s Children Of The Revolution Records. Crammed full of literature and poster inserts as you would expect from an Apostles release. Several re-recorded tracks from the old demos and 7″ singles and a load of newer material. This album incorporates Punk, Celtic, folk and Blues influences, well displayed on tracks like ‘The Voyage parts 1 to 4’ which spans a whole spectrum of different genres but works wonderfully. Sounds more akin to The Pink Fairies and Hawkwind which can not be a bad thing, both these bands have been mentioned on this site recently so here is another mention…!

Scruff from Hellbastard and Chris Widni are the extra musicians on this release along with long time members Andy Martin and Dave Fanning. 

The first Apostles album ‘Punk Orbitary’ and the first five demo tapes are on this site if you use the search function.

All other Apostles albums that I will upload will appear on the post 86 section, so check there from time to time.

Official Apostles Site

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1985 – 1988 All The Madmen Records and Distribution
1988 – 1991 King Penguin Distribution
1989 – ???? Southern Studios / Southern Record Distribution

10 thoughts on “The Apostles – The Lives And Times Of The Apostles LP – C.O.R. Records 1986”

  1. Isn’t ‘The Master Race’ literally the Dentists song of the same name, but with different lyrics in the verses?

  2. Interesting! Can’t answer you as i’ve never heard The Dentists. Didn’t know they ever released anything, only that they were one of the pre-Oi NF bands who used to play Rock Against Communism gigs in the late 70s. Tho’ knowing Andy I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re right!

  3. It’s weird, cos I remember my older brother having a tape of Dentists / White Boss, back in 1980 or abouts, and I can just remember him and his mate sitting round laughing to some song with the chorus “Sieg heil, sieg heil, sieg heil, we are the master race’ – and it was so gloriously stupid I always wanted to track it down – probably never made it to vinyl. Then lo and behold, 2 nights ago, I download this…! Great send-up, anyway.

  4. The album that introduced me to The Apostles and provided the address for me to get in contact with Andy. Things changed from there.

  5. Jim. Yeah, a long line of linked events ending up with me currently working at NASA.
    Ah, those long chats with Andy in his (freezing) kitchen…. 🙂

  6. Not quite NASA here. Andy’s letters and kind words of support saved my view of a very unkind world.

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