The Vapors

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Line up: David Fenton Guitar, Vocals; Ed Bazalgette Guitar; Steve Smith Bass, Vocals; Howard Smith Drums.
Line up 2020: David Fenton Guitar, Vocals; Ed Bazalgette Guitar; Steve Smith Bass, Vocals; Michael Bowes Drums; Dan Fenton Guitar, Vocals.

Relatively short-lived (1979 to 1981, then reformed in June 2016 to present) new-wave rock band from Guildford, UK, formed around David Fenton. Managed by Bruce Foxton of The Jam and Paul Weller's father, John Weller, they enjoyed worldwide success with their second single "Turning Japanese." After 2 albums, tours of the US, UK and Australia, subsequent disenchantment with the insincerity of the record industry and a lukewarm reception to their second album, the band dissolved. The band started touring again in 2016 and in March 2020, the band released the singles "Crazy" and "Together." In May 2020, the band released their 3rd album "Together."
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Albums

UAG 30300 New Clear Days — The Vapors The Vapors New Clear Days (Album, Comp) United Artists Records UAG 30300 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
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LT-1090 Magnets — The Vapors The Vapors Magnets (Album) Liberty LT-1090 US 1981 Sell This Version
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CN 3791/S In Concert-251 — The Vapors The Vapors In Concert-251(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3791/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
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221 BBC Rock Hour #221 — The Vapors The Vapors BBC Rock Hour #221(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 221 US 1981 Sell This Version
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VAPCD3 Together — The Vapors The Vapors Together (Album) Manmade Soul Ltd and The Vapors Own Records VAPCD3 UK, Europe & US 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

BP 321 Prisoners — The Vapors The Vapors Prisoners (Single) United Artists Records BP 321 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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BP345, BP 345 News At Ten — The Vapors The Vapors News At Ten (Single) United Artists Records, United Artists Records BP345, BP 345 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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10 C 006-083.001 Waiting For The Weekend — The Vapors The Vapors Waiting For The Weekend (Single) United Artists Records 10 C 006-083.001 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
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UA-X1364-Y Turning Japanese — The Vapors The Vapors Turning Japanese (Single, Maxi) United Artists Records UA-X1364-Y US 1980 Sell This Version
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17DY-5504-1-2 Hot Shot / Asakusa Rock / Tokyo Nights / Turning Japanese — The Vapors Herman Brood & His Wild Romance / Lizard (4) / Krokus / The Vapors Herman Brood & His Wild Romance / Lizard (4) / Krokus / The Vapors - Hot Shot / Asakusa Rock / Tokyo Nights / Turning Japanese(2x7", Single, Promo) Ariola, Windmill, United Artists Records 17DY-5504-1-2 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
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BP 385 Spiders — The Vapors The Vapors Spiders (Single) Liberty BP 385 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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BP 401 Jimmie Jones — The Vapors The Vapors Jimmie Jones (Single) Liberty BP 401 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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4461091 Daylight Titans / Spiders — The Vapors The Vapors Daylight Titans / Spiders(12", Maxi, Gre) Liberty 4461091 Colombia 1981 Sell This Version
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s7-18919 Turning Japanese / It's My Life — The Vapors The Vapors / Talk Talk The Vapors / Talk Talk - Turning Japanese / It's My Life(7", Jukebox) EMI, ERG, Cema Special Markets s7-18919 US 1996 Sell This Version
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none Crazy — The Vapors The Vapors Crazy(File, MP3, Single) Manmade Soul Ltd and The Vapors Own Records none UK 2020
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none Together — The Vapors The Vapors Together(File, MP3, Single) Manmade Soul Ltd and The Vapors Own Records none UK 2020
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Compilations

7243 8 53898 2 5, CDGO 2071 Turning Japanese - The Best Of The Vapors — The Vapors The Vapors Turning Japanese - The Best Of The Vapors(CD, Comp) EMI, EMI 7243 8 53898 2 5, CDGO 2071 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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COL-5888, 72438-19640-2-6 Vaporized — The Vapors The Vapors Vaporized(CD, Comp) Collectables, Collectables COL-5888, 72438-19640-2-6 US 1998 Sell This Version
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07243 5 90660 2 8, 590 6602 The Best Of — The Vapors The Vapors The Best Of (Comp) EMI, EMI 07243 5 90660 2 8, 590 6602 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
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CRCDBOX113 Waiting For The Weekend (The United Artists & Liberty Records Recordings) — The Vapors The Vapors Waiting For The Weekend (The United Artists & Liberty Records Recordings)(4xBox, Comp, Dlx + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, ) Cherry Red CRCDBOX113 UK 2021 Sell This Version