The Vapors

The Vapors

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

Relatively short-lived (1979 to 1981) new-wave rock band from Guildford, UK, formed around Dave 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 Vapors Discography Tracks


The Vapors New Clear Days (Album) United Artists Records New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
The Vapors Magnets (Album) Liberty Canada 1981 Sell This Version
CN 3791/S The Vapors In Concert-251(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3791/S UK 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Vapors Prisoners (Single) United Artists Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
The Vapors News At Ten (Single) United Artists Records, United Artists Records Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
The Vapors Waiting For The Weekend (Single) United Artists Records Spain 1980 Sell This Version
The Vapors Turning Japanese (Single, Maxi) United Artists Records Canada 1980 Sell This Version
UA-X1364-Y The Vapors Turning Japanese / Talk Talk(7", Single) United Artists Records, Inc. UA-X1364-Y US 1980 Sell This Version
The Vapors Jimmie Jones (Single) Liberty US 1981 Sell This Version
The Vapors Spiders (Single) Liberty UK 1981 Sell This Version
BP 401 B-1 The Vapors Daylight Titans(7", S/Sided, TP) Liberty BP 401 B-1 UK 1981 Sell This Version
4461091 The Vapors Daylight Titans / Spiders(12", Maxi, Gre) Liberty 4461091 Colombia 1981 Sell This Version
s7-18919 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


7243 8 53898 2 5, CDGO 2071 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
S21-18332 The Vapors Anthology(CD, Comp) One Way Records (6), CEMA Special Markets S21-18332 US 1997 Sell This Version
COL-5888, 72438-19640-2-6 The Vapors Vaporized(CD, Comp) Collectables, Collectables COL-5888, 72438-19640-2-6 US 1998 Sell This Version
The Vapors The Best Of (Comp) EMI, EMI UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version