Patrik Fitzgerald – Small Wonder Records 1977

Banging And Shouting / Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart / Work Rest Play Reggae

Set We Free / Optimism

Here is Patrik’s debut single for Small Wonder Records. A little bit scratchy this single, compared to the other one uploaded on this site (use search function), hence the reason why I put the other one on…Due to the nice comments posted on the other release, I have decided to put this up, scratchy or not!

  1. Farmer Glitch
    Farmer Glitch
    January 22, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Very fine stuff indeed – surely this stuff must be in main-stream circulation via cd re-releases – surprised if not – how about sticking up Paranoid Ward which is a total classic to these ears ….

  2. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    January 22, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Will put it up soon, if not available generally.

  3. alistairliv
    January 22, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Got safety pin scratches on my heart…. adds to the sound, makes it more real, more punk, less clinical and sanitized.

  4. Chris
    January 23, 2008 at 1:05 am

    I wanna hear that ‘island of lost souls’ song that’s at the beginning of the “rough cut n ready dubbed” film. that’s an amazing song, as is the other song he does , ‘Tonight’.

  5. Paul Wilson
    Paul Wilson
    January 23, 2008 at 9:09 am

    This was one of the first records I ever stole 🙂 (if i remember rightly)
    Nice one Tony for making all this stuff available. I lost/gave away all my records ages ago and have been trying to find it all ever since.

  6. Nic
    January 23, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Great single – “And it’s all been designed to say ‘Let’s keep another of the fuckers down’!”: yes indeed!

  7. Richard Mason
    Richard Mason
    January 23, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Great stuff! PF was a real punk. Totally agree with your man about Paranoid Ward and any other PF you can lay paws on…cheers!

  8. Bryan Swirsky
    Bryan Swirsky
    January 26, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    fyi there are 7″ and 12″ versions of paranoid ward. the 12” has two or three songs not on the 7” and it is impossible to find.

  9. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    January 26, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Dont worry I have the 12″ on Small Wonder (nine tracks in all) – will be up shortly…

  10. Stewart (jellyfishinthebath)
    Stewart (jellyfishinthebath)
    June 8, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I tried to download this and only got 12 seconds of it – is it me?!?! I NEED THIS SONG AGAIN!!!!

  11. Stewart (jellyfishinthebath)
    Stewart (jellyfishinthebath)
    June 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Yes, well it’s working NOW, OBVIOUSLY… (*thinks to self – remain sober whilst downloading, remain sober whilst downloading*)

  12. Jah Pork Pie
    Jah Pork Pie
    June 11, 2008 at 12:52 am

    @Stu-> As an old biochemist friend of mine (who was no stranger to God’s Own Electric Soup) told me over a couple of bottles of not-too-decent Scotch one evening some years ago: “Many things can be effectively preserved in high-strength alcohol. But dignity ain’t one of ’em mate!” 😉

  13. Stewart
    June 26, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    This is also one of my favourite-ever songs 🙂 Just thought you’d all like to know my musical tastes in case you ever want to copy me… 😉

  14. Jah Pork Pie
    Jah Pork Pie
    July 1, 2008 at 11:40 am

    “… and all I want from life is a bus to take me home”.

    Reminds me of sitting round Wank Stain’s mum and dad’s place in Plaistow in 79 with the radiogram fired up and re-rolling the re-rolled Rothmans’ butts to go with the half a bottle of cheapjack voddy. Marvellous!

  15. oldskool
    July 12, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Patrik is the greatest. The links are down, could you re-up, please? I have been looking desperately for the original Grubby Stories, anyone?

  16. Steph Hag
    Steph Hag
    January 11, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Hello PF fans, a bit late in the day I know but I have quite a lot of his stuff, if anyone is desperate I can test my technical skills and try to email something. It sounds just as good if not better all these years later. Albums: Gifts & Telegrams (includes Island of Lost Souls and a great intense cover of Brel’s My Death), Drifting Towards Violence, Tunisian Twist. Singles: All Sewn Up, Improve Myself, Personal Loss, Pop Star, Pop Star (under name Josef Garret), Tonight 12″EP and Paranoid Ward 12″ (birthday pressie from Ruth about 30 years ago, still got it hon!). Also there was a compilation CD in 1994, PF… The Very Best Of on Anagram/Cherry Red which might still be available somewhere.

    I remember seeing him probably very early 80s at a gig in a community centre somewhere and he was virtually booed off stage, I think because he was using a synth and therefore deemed a sellout. Reminds me of seeing Benjamin Zephaniah on TV speaking about the multicultural folk group/project The Imagined Village at the Cambridge Folk Festival earlier this year, he reckoned that the first person to be called sellout was the first person in a cave somewhere several thousand years ago to grab a rock and tap along to a vocal! Heresy!

  17. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    January 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Hi Steph, funny old day Jim W, Jim the driver (Look Mummy Clowns) mentioned you today as we watched THFC lose at Wigan. Any hoo place any interesting links up at your leisure on this thread.

    Hopefully we can get the lad famous in 2009!

  18. luggy
    January 12, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Doubt he wants to get famous!

  19. Steph Hag
    Steph Hag
    January 12, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Hi Penguin, I fear my parting words to Jim at Flux may have been a little insulting as he failed to produce Stringy! Still, being insulted by an ex-Hagar must be nothing compared to losing to Wigan… Will dig out my PF collection when I get a sec.

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