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

Singles & EPs

BP 321 The Vapors - Prisoners album art The Vapors Prisoners (Single) United Artists Records BP 321 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BP345, BP 345 The Vapors - News At Ten album art The Vapors News At Ten (Single) United Artists Records, United Artists Records BP345, BP 345 UK 1980 Sell This Version
10 C 006-083.001 The Vapors - Waiting For The Weekend album art The Vapors Waiting For The Weekend (Single) United Artists Records 10 C 006-083.001 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
UA-X1364-Y The Vapors - Turning Japanese album art The Vapors Turning Japanese (Single, Maxi) United Artists Records UA-X1364-Y Canada 1980 Sell This Version
17DY-5504-1-2 The Vapors - Hot Shot / Asakusa Rock / Tokyo Nights / Turning Japanese album art 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
BP 385 The Vapors - Spiders album art The Vapors Spiders (Single) Liberty BP 385 UK 1981 Sell This Version
BP 401 The Vapors - Jimmie Jones album art The Vapors Jimmie Jones (Single) Liberty BP 401 UK 1981 Sell This Version
4461091 The Vapors - Daylight Titans / Spiders album art The Vapors Daylight Titans / Spiders(12", Maxi, Gre) Liberty 4461091 Colombia 1981 Sell This Version
s7-18919 The Vapors - Turning Japanese / It's My Life album art 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
none The Vapors - Crazy album art The Vapors Crazy(File, MP3, Single) Manmade Soul Ltd and The Vapors Own Records none UK 2020
none The Vapors - Together album art The Vapors Together(File, MP3, Single) Manmade Soul Ltd and The Vapors Own Records none UK 2020

Compilations

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