Free Agents ‎– £3.33

Groovy Records (2) ‎– STP 1
Vinyl, LP


A Untitled 17:43
B1 Untitled 4:15
B2 Untitled 8:36
B3 Untitled 6:16

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A side: black label
B side: red label

White card master sleeve with 2 doodle photocopy pages attached (front and back) signed by Mondith.

PVC outer sleeve with sticker: GROOVY £3.33

Original Groovy LP never credited Free Agents anywhere. That wasn't known until the record was advertised in music papers like Sounds, and the inserts that came with later copies and other Groovy releases.

Side A live at York University (11/8/78) supporting Gang Of Four.
Side B studio recordings Graveyard Studios, Prestwich.

From Tony McGartland "Buzzcocks The Complete History" (1995, page 78):
"While [Buzzcocks] are mixing 'Love Bites', the rest of The Tiller Boys play support to Gang Of Four at York University. The gig, played by Francis Cookson and Eric Ramsden, is recorded and subsequently released on Groovy Records - the off-shoot of The Tiller Boys call themselves Free Agents, and the record is both called, and sells for, £3.33p. Despite [Pete] Shelleys absence from the live recording, the remaining tracks which make up the album feature Shelley, Cookson and Alan [Deaves] (guitarist/vocalist with The Worst), recorded at Graveyard Studios in Prestwich, Manchester."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): △ 3929 STP 1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): △ 3929 STP 1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): \\ E.G.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): E.G.

Other Versions (1 of 1) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STP-1, DC-458 Free Agents £3.33(LP, Album, RE) Groovy Records (2), Drag City STP-1, DC-458 US 2011 Sell This Version