The Fans (5)
The Fans first single was an EP released in 1979 on the newly formed Fried Egg record label - "Givin' Me That Look In Your Eyes" c/w "Stay The Night" and their version of the Jim Reeve's song "He'll Have To Go". Following great success, their second single was released on Fried Egg in 1980 with the songs "You Don't Live Here Anymore" c/w "Following you". At this point the band secured a major publishing deal but internal frictions about musical direction caused the band to split. George ,Barry and Rob continued to play together for a short while under the name of The Trainspotters, recording an unreleased single "Hold 'Im Joe".
Barry went on to follow a solo career as a singer songwriter. George moved to France, where he still lives, playing solo and band gigs around the country. Rob went on to play with The Tropics, Tropical Hearts, MHW and Wise Children. as well forming The Skull Academy. Tony became a much sought after session drummer. Both The Fans singles were picked up by Japanese indie label 1977 Records and re-released in 2001. A CD album containing the singles, demos and live recordings from a Bristol gig was released on 1977 Records in 2004. Most recently, top Japanese metal/punk band Brahman have recorded a version of "You Don't Live Here Anymore" which was released on their 4th album "Antinomy" in February 2008.
|ARC067||The Fans (5)||One Way Or Another (11xFile, MP3, Album)||Bristol Archive Records||ARC067||UK||2009|
Singles & EPs
|The Fans (5)||Giving Me That Look In Your Eyes (EP, Single)||Fried Egg Records||UK||1979||Sell This Version|
|The Fans (5)||You Don't Live Here Anymore (Single)||Fried Egg Records||UK||1980||Sell This Version|
|1977-S065||The Fans (5)||You Used To Be (7", EP)||1977 Records||1977-S065||Japan||2009||Sell This Version|
|1977-A008CD||The Fans (5)||You Don't Live Here Anymore (CD, Comp)||1977 Records||1977-A008CD||Japan||2004||Sell This Version|