Mornington Crescent

"Faster than the Dickies, cheaper than Albert Heyn, more shocking than Dallas"
(from their 1982 tape cover)

Taking their name from a London underground rail station, Mornington Crescent formed in December 1980. After a few lineup shuffles, they first settled on Stan (vocals and guitar), Erik (drums), Jasper (bass). Soon adding Emile as their second guitarist, this raw hardcore band from Amsterdam recorded their first demo in May of '82 simply entitled Cassette 1.

By 1983 they were joined by a new singer, Hans, whose distinctive gruff vocals can be heard on their first and only record, the self-released 7" EP Greetings From Amsterdam. Apparently the band did not play live often, and although a track from the EP appeared on a flexi given away with Chainsaw fanzine in the UK, little more was heard of them after 1984...



one Mornington Crescent - Cassette 1 album art Mornington Crescent Cassette 1(Cass, Ltd) Not On Label (Mornington Crescent Self-released) one Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

001 Mornington Crescent - Greetings From Amsterdam album art Mornington Crescent Greetings From Amsterdam(7", EP) Scratched Records (5) 001 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version


GPR 08 Mornington Crescent - Still Shocking album art Mornington Crescent Still Shocking (Comp) Gummopunx Records GPR 08 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version