Various ‎– Red Stripe - Playback Volume 1

Melody Maker ‎– LYN 1190/91, Melody Maker ‎– MM FREE 1, Melody Maker ‎– LYN/1190/91
Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 Re-Flex (2) Praying To The Beat
Bass, Vocals – François CraigDrums, Electronic Drums – Roland Kerridge*Guitar, Vocals – Baxter*Keyboards, Computer, Vocals – Paul Fishman
A2 Simon Rowan Are You Being Invaded
Bass, Guitar – Simon RowanDrums – Skinner (13)Keyboards – Robin Langridge
A3 IQ (7) Beef In Box
Bass – Tim EsauDrums – Paul Cook (4)Guitar – Mike Holmans*Keyboards – Martin OrfordRap – Carmine Burdenell*Vocals – Peter Nicholls
A4 Jenny Jay (2) Poor Betty Jane
A5 Howdy Boys Illinois
Bass – Jerry HarknessGuitar – Duncan Sedgwick, Olly O'HooneSaxophone – Paul GidleyVocals – Paul Edmonson
B1 Astrakhan And She Smiled
Bass – Tim Clarke (4)Drums – Kenny PeelVocals, Guitar – Horse (25), Mabel O'Deadly
B2 Shame (9) Heaven Hill
Instrumentation By – Billy Shame, Kevin Glass
B3 Hibi Yaki Labours And The Land
Bass – Tony BischoffGuitar – Geoff WattsKeyboards – John M. PearsonVocals, Drum Machine – Royston Fitzgerald*
B4 Two Minds Crack The Sense That Never Sleeps
Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Keyboards – Mark Davies (4)Bass, Percussion, Guitar, Lead Vocals, Keyboards – Kevin Jones (9)
B5 Ranson/McKenzie And Friends* Keep On Working
Bass – Colin McKenzieLead Vocals, Guitar – John Ranson



Cat# 'MM FREE 1' appears on sleeve rear, sleeve spine and run-out grooves but not on labels.

This release is from 1982 for sure as the IQ line-up has Paul Cook but also Carmine Brudenell.
Both Mike Holmes and Carmine Burdenell are misspelled.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching Side A): MMFREE-1A LYN-12026-2s
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching Side B): MMFREE-1-B LYN-12027-1s

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August 2, 2013
Just to say that I was the keyboard player for Hibi Yaki, and still have a few mint copies of the album, which came out in 1984. The album was a compilation of tracks from demo tapes sent in by hundreds of bands, singers, etc, of which the 10 "best" were selected. As far as I know all the bands returned to obscurity soon afterwards.