Runners From 1984 ‎– EP

RF84 ‎– none
Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP



"All songs by the runners Richard Butler & Patrick Leagas".
Pre Death in June material.
This material was recorded 1978/79 by Richard Butler & Patrick Leagas. The greater part of the writing by R.Butler.
500 copies were pressed but due to damage I estimate that no more than 400 were ever in circulation,some stock being sold by RoughtTrade via the 'Bunker' where Douglas P was employed at the time. RF84 was formed in 1977 and performed several shows in the South East of London during 78/79. Tony Wakeford briefly join the duo before the formation of Death in June in 1980. Patrick & Tony then went on to form DIJ with D.Pearce. Richard Butler later became a member of DIJ just before and during the NADA period. The recording on this vinyl does not do justice to the originality and power of their live performances. This recording has not and will not be re released. Any questions ? P.Leagas



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January 14, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

the late 70's and Patrick and Richard, from the town of Tadley, form the the Runners from 1984.. briefly merging with Basingstoke band the MUTANT BABIES, Patrick goes on to join The URGE for a spell before rejoining Richard in RF84. They released one ep, and played around 17 gigs: 1 in Southampton, 3 in Winchester, 4 in Basingstoke, 3 in Tadley, 1 in Farnborough, and 5 in Reading..their last was in April 1981 at Merry Maidans in Reading supporting local group RUSSIAN DRUG, the lineup for this final gig was Richard and Patrick, joined by Chris on synthesizer and Tony on rhythm guitar, Richard then joined local group DEAD PINK(most of the other Tadley Punk/new wave bands such as the EXECUTED, S.V.'s, the KILL had split up at this point ), while Patrick teamed up with Tony and Doug(ex CRISIS) in London.