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British post-punk/indie rock band formed in 1981 and disbanded 1990.

This casual Leeds trio - Jon Langford (guitar; also leader of the Mekons, and, for the wink of an eye, a member of the Sisters of Mercy), John Hyatt (vocals, lyrics) and John Brennan (real name Phillip Brennan) (bass) - began by specializing in discordant socio-political guitar punk with trembling falsetto vocals; their career-long use of a rhythm machine rather than a live drummer has lent a unique tension to the group's sound.
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Albums

none The Three Johns - Effenaar album art Various Untitled (as Three Johns) Various - Effenaar(Cass, C40) Kaisettes none Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
The Three Johns - Alive In The Living Room album art Various A.W.O.L. (as Three Johns) Various - Alive In The Living Room (Album) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
The Three Johns - British Airwaves album art Various Rooster Blue Various - British Airwaves (Comp) JCI & Associated Labels US 1988 Sell This Version
LICD 9.00349, LICD 9.00349 J The Three Johns - Line - Der Sampler 29 album art Various Teenage Nightingales To Wax Various - Line - Der Sampler 29(CD, Smplr) Line Records, Line Records LICD 9.00349, LICD 9.00349 J Germany 1988 Sell This Version
LICD 9.00621 J The Three Johns - Line - Der Sampler 31 album art Various Bullshitiaco Various - Line - Der Sampler 31(CD, Smplr) Line Records LICD 9.00621 J Germany 1989 Sell This Version
SLF012 The Three Johns - Porno Squad Car album art Porno Squad Car Death Of European Porno Squad Car - Porno Squad Car(Cass, Album, Ltd, P/Unofficial) Squirrel Liberation Front SLF012 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

NME 014 The Three Johns - Raging Spool album art Various Sad House Various - Raging Spool(Cass, Comp) New Musical Express NME 014 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Another Spark 001 The Three Johns - Another Spark album art Various Windolene (Live Glasgow Nightmoves 22.03.84) Various - Another Spark(Cass, Comp, c90) Another Spark Tapes Another Spark 001 UK 1984 Sell This Version
1 In 12 003 The Three Johns - Enemies Of The State album art Various Bloop Various - Enemies Of The State(LP, Album, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 003 UK 1984 Sell This Version
003 The Three Johns - State Of Affairs album art Various Kicking The Dog Right Out Various - State Of Affairs(Cass, Comp) Pleasantly Surprised 003 UK 1984 Sell This Version
The Three Johns - Never Mind The Jacksons... Here's The Pollocks album art Various Fruit Flies Various - Never Mind The Jacksons... Here's The Pollocks (Single, Comp) Abstract Sounds UK 1985 Sell This Version
The Three Johns - They Shall Not Pass album art Various Pink Headed Bug and 2 more… Various - They Shall Not Pass (Comp) Abstract Sounds UK 1985 Sell This Version
The Three Johns - Communicate!!!! Live At Thames Poly album art Various Vicious Acapella (as The Three MaJohnas) and 2 more… Various - Communicate!!!! Live At Thames Poly (Comp) T.P.S.U. Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
Balance 2 The Three Johns - Well Up.....And Bubble! album art Various 666 Pack To Go (as The Three John$) and 1 more… Various - Well Up.....And Bubble!(LP, Comp) Bigger Bank Balance Records Balance 2 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
RM 3 The Three Johns - Free 3 album art Various The World By Storm Various - Free 3(7", EP, Comp, Promo) Record Mirror RM 3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
The Three Johns - Mindless Slaughter album art Various Kick The Dogs Right Out Various - Mindless Slaughter (Comp) Recordiau Anhrefn UK 1987 Sell This Version
none The Three Johns - Six Disques Bleu album art Various Teenage Nightingales To Wax and 13 more… Various - Six Disques Bleu(6xLP, Album, Comp, Ltd, Blu + Box) Abstract Records none UK 1987 Sell This Version
The Three Johns - Indie City album art Various Death Of A European Various - Indie City (Comp) New Musical Express UK 1988 Sell This Version
AABT 700 The Three Johns - Song And Legend album art Various Rouster Blue Various - Song And Legend(2xLP, Comp) Abstract Sounds AABT 700 UK 1988 Sell This Version
AABT 400 CD, A ABT 400 CD The Three Johns - They Shall Not Pass album art Various Pink Headed Bug and 2 more… Various - They Shall Not Pass(CD, Comp) Abstract Sounds, Abstract Sounds AABT 400 CD, A ABT 400 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
CMJ 123090 CRN, none The Three Johns - The TDK New Music Report: On The CMJ Radio Network Show #44 album art Various Key Largo Various - The TDK New Music Report: On The CMJ Radio Network Show #44(CD, Comp, Promo) College Media, Inc., Neer Perfect Productions CMJ 123090 CRN, none US 1990 Sell This Version
A-175 The Three Johns - 10 ROIR Years album art Various Cheap Computer (as The 3 Johns) Various - 10 ROIR Years(Cass, Comp, MC8) ROIR (Reachout International Records) A-175 US 1990 Sell This Version
IBM CD 84 The Three Johns - The Indie Scene 84 album art Various Do The Square (as Three Johns) Various - The Indie Scene 84(CD, Comp) Connoisseur Collection IBM CD 84 UK 1992 Sell This Version
IBM CD 83 The Three Johns - The Indie Scene 83 album art Various A.W.O.L. Various - The Indie Scene 83(CD, Comp) Connoisseur Collection IBM CD 83 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none The Three Johns - Black Sundays Compilation - Volume 2 album art Various Lucy In The Rain Various - Black Sundays Compilation - Volume 2(CD, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) Not On Label none Brazil 1992 Sell This Version

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ringobango

ringobango

April 20, 2016
its of its day. still sounds great.go buy some history.

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