The Ghoulies was a short-lived project masterminded by Charlie Summers
, and featuring no less than Dave Stewart and Pip Pyle (both ex cult band Hatfield And The North
) alongside a host of anonymous Welsh session musicians. Summers got in touch with Dave Stewart through mutual acquaintance Green Gartside
(Scritti Politti's vocalist, whom Stewart had approached to sing on his debut solo single What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
). With his regular drummer Nigel Harris having moved to London, Summers also managed to get Pyle involved, and recording sessions took place in Cardiff sometime in 1981. He then founded his own label, Lounging Records, ultimately selling around 3000 copies, which unfortunately was not enough (in spite of John Peel's support) to envision doing more projects under the Ghoulies banner.