012 – Flicknife Records – 1984


Lets Get Professional / I Feel Cool / Three Little Birds / Funky Town People / Asbestos Lead Asbestos

San Andreas Fault / She Does Not Come / Rio Tinto Zinc International / Live Fast Die Young / Meltdown Situation / Three Ways Then Four

012 was a band formed by Keith Dobson AKA Kif Kif Le Batter, one time drummer and sometime vocalist with Here And Now, in West London squats in 1980. The music was liberally drenched with Dread At The Control, Metal Box and Clash City Rockers inspiration.

Released material on Fuck Off Tapes, some of which I will need to borrow, anyone with the cassette ‘White Patterns On Her Dress’ please contact me, Jon from PART CHIMP has requested it and I do not own a copy. Please get in touch if you know someone who does and can sort me out.

Went on to become World Domination Enterprises who were involved in a small way during the C86 indie scene, with a re-recorded version of Asbestos Lead Asbestos. Photograph of 012 at Meanwhile Gardens 1982 courtesy of Tarquin D. T.

Note: The first time the Kill Your Pet Puppy Collective saw The Mob live, I am informed, was at the gig above with the 012 also performing. Also interestingly, resident Mob artist Wilf (RIP) gave 012 the artwork for the front sleeve above.

Streetlevel Studios Site

Weird Tales poster advertising a gig at the Acklam Hall in October 1979. The featured band on this poster are 012. (Nick Godwin collection)

  1. edu
    December 10, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    superb, amazing, brilliant and awesome noise.

    fuck off records rules 🙂

  2. Jim
    December 11, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Penguin, I was at the Parliament Hill Fields gig as well, Zounds also played although they are not mentioned on the poster, strangely, I can, for some obscure reason still remember various members of street level/012 singing “The 012” over the top of the “it’s your world too” ending to This Land by Zounds!

    The same night Zounds were playing 3rd support to the Exploited at the Lyceum, believe it or not. I know that they weren’t lookoing forward to it.
    I was on the guest list, but when I got there and saw all the glue-head punk stereotypes I thought better of it and went to the pub. Zounds by all accounts went down like the proverbial lead balloon.

  3. admin
    December 12, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Puppy Mansion 2, Westbere Road, had been loving King Trigger’s single “River” to bits.

    “River – Jungle – Dugout – Canoe”

    It was Bow Wow Wow for the joy of it all it!

    Previously we’d also got hold of ‘Witch Hunt’ by the Mob, which had equally blown our minds. And put it into a puppy.

    When we found out King Trigger were doing a free gig somewhere in Hampstead on an afternoon it was a mission to get there. To see how good this band could be for free in the unchartered waters of Hampstead.

    The many stories about how the collective got there, how the gay punks got there, how individual puppies got there – they are legion.

    For whatever reason I think the fightback started here. From this gig onward we knew fun was a weapon.

    That the The Mob were on the bill was a complete surprise to us. We were too scared to speak to the Mob at this point. And so our paths drifted away for about 5 days.

  4. admin
    December 12, 2007 at 1:53 am

    There’s some photo’s by Annette Weatherman caught something of the energy:

    see in the photo section, and the Parliament Hill album.

  5. Pheromoans
    June 22, 2008 at 9:33 am

    damn, link is dead for this.would loved to have heard it!!!

  6. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    June 22, 2008 at 11:40 am

    All links are down at the moment – hopeing to be up soon. Check back for updates on ‘Music Downloads’ post.

  7. AL Puppy
    AL Puppy
    March 19, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Indeed, what a great gig. Where we met Min as well. And had fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, all summer long.

  8. pinkie
    March 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Nice one, Penguin! I absolutely love World Dom…the recent remaster of “Let’s Play Domination” has been on my CD player quite a bit since I bought it at my local music shoppe, but I knew nothing about The 012 until Dave Sez turned me onto ’em (cheers, Dave).

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