Johnny Curious – Bugle Records 1979

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Backwards In The Night

Straight out of Welwyn Garden City, the second ‘garden city’ after Letchworth to be created for the overspilling population of North London. Harlow and Stevenage new towns were to follow. Welwyn was home to Bugle Records, The Astronauts, the wonderful Ludwick Hall, and the Cherry Tree pub…also Johnny Curious who by 1979 had seen it all down the Roxy, Vortex etc with the 1977 band Johnny Curious And The Strangers, recorded a 7″ single ‘Back In Pissheadsville Again’ for RAW Records which I do not own. I also do not own a picture sleeve for my copy of this record so I nicked the image below off this site.

‘Backwards In The Night’ is a really nice tune…great guitar from Alan Cowley who would perform in the first Astronauts line up.

  1. Nic
    February 25, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Never heard this one before…it really reminds me of someone (particularly the last line of the chorus) but I can’t remember who…

    I wonder if they modelled that Bugle label on the labels of releases on Do It…

  2. lee23
    February 25, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    yes very similar, maybe it was the ‘letraset du jour’ in 1979 😉

  3. MikeB
    May 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I used to have this record and I’ve been looking for these tracks for a long time. I don’t know why you didn’t show up in a Google search before but that’s the internet I guess. Anyway- thank you!!

  4. tim
    November 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I was there – WGC 1979 before I escaped, saw them whenever I could but unless you were in the know, you didn’t know where they were playing!

    Bass player Bob Green did a tape of his own stuff, mostly acoustic – wish it had survived from then til now. Monkeys – barefoot in the head? something like that. If anyone has that, then that would be amazing.



  5. Rob
    November 6, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Alan Cowley,his brother Ian and Bob Green would all go on to play in the Astronauts.

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