The Fakes – Deep Cut Records 1979 plus demo tape 02/1979


Look Out / Sylvia Clarke ?

A rare record from Chris Lows collection from 1979.

I believe Chris used to live next door to one of the members of this band in Stirling, Scotland. I think I would be correct in saying that the older ‘Fakes’ members took Chris under their collective wing and supplied some of Chris’s first memories of gig going, whether in youth clubs in town, or bigger mainstream gigs further afield.

I forgot I have a tape also by this band lent to me by Chris Low, which is really rather good.

Justice / Discontinued Line / Anytime / Then I Kissed Her / Frenzy / Spots / The Perm / Uniforms / Unmobile Women / Production

Tony Blackburn / Going Round In Circles / A Thousand Million Girls / Look Out / Final Curtain

I have uploaded an interview that Chris (Spike) included in his fanzine ‘Guilty Of What?’ from 1982 for further information on this band. No doubt Chris will add something of interest in the comments section.


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  1. alistairliv
    May 18, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Great stuff – was wondering why I enjoyed it so much and then I read in the interview “Jammzy had some weird influences like the Pink Fairies…” Not that it sounds very Pink Fairies influenced, but obvioulsy Jammzy was a man of rare taste and discrimination…

  2. Chris
    May 19, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Yes, Jamzy was a next door neighbour to the house I grew up in and The Fakes were one of the first bands I ever saw. Either in a hotel down the road or playing on the roof of a Stirling University building at the Stirling ‘Punk Festival’ with The Vertical Smiles, Cuban Heels and a load of other bands in ’78 or ’79. Still think ‘Production’ is an absolute classic, and in fact I remember John Peel showing the cover and commenting on it on a programme about him which must have been around that time too. Last I heard Jamzy was going acid house under the name Ege Bam Yasi, playing at clubs like ‘Pure’ in Edinburgh and i think Billy McChord, their manager, has made an appearance on some other thread here so i’m sure he’ll be along soon with some of his recollections of the band.

  3. alan kemp
    alan kemp
    April 11, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Great that its not not just faded away n fogotten!
    Still in production!

  4. alan kemp
    alan kemp
    April 11, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Where is Billy McChord??

  5. mr egg
    mr egg
    July 12, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    bloody hell those eggtographs takegg mi back. great days

  6. Vinz
    July 30, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Great stuff! I first heard Production early 80’s on the Dutch radio program Moondogs which (if I remember correctly) had a special on Joy Division. I was looking for this ever since. Thanks a lot!

  7. neily
    January 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I was a Stirling punk, followed the fakes everywhere with guys like Sid, Billy Gray etc. Remember them playing with the Exploited at Albert Halls Stirling also remember a riot in Cumbernauld! Happy days.

  8. crow
    March 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I was in touch with Mairi when the record came out…

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