The Cravats

The Cravats

A neo-dadaist group from Redditch, UK, formed in 1977. Guitarist Martin Seys and drummer Ethos Yapp left the band early. From there on, as a 4-piece, they managed to release six singles and two full albums (most of them on Small Wonder; some appeared in the indie charts Top 30), interspersed with some dada happenings. Between July 1979 and November 1982, they were also asked to make four sessions for the legendary John Peel radio show.

In a true dada manner they gave birth to the “DadaCravat Laboratories” (D.c.L), which enabled them to form many aliases, where their music appears more danceable. The classic line-up changes only on their final 12” release in 1985.

The Shend (bass, vocals)
Rob Dallaway [aka Arthur] (guitar, vocals)
Richard Yehudi [aka Richard London, aka Baird Smart, aka F-Reg] (saxophone, clarinet)
Dave Bennett [aka 31] (drums, vocals)

The Cravats Discography


CRAVAT 1 The Cravats In Toytown (Album) Small Wonder Records CRAVAT 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
Christ it's 8, CHRIST ITS 8 The Cravats The Colossal Tunes Out(LP, Album + Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Christ it's 8, CHRIST ITS 8 UK 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CH 004 The Cravats Gordon / Situations Vacant(7", Single) Small Wonder Records CH 004 UK 1978 Sell This Version
small fifteen The Cravats The End. Spring 1979.(7") Small Wonder Records small fifteen UK 1979 Sell This Version
small twenty-four The Cravats Precinct / Who's In Here With Me?(7") Small Wonder Records small twenty-four UK 1980 Sell This Version
Small Twenty-Six The Cravats Off The Beach(7", Single) Small Wonder Records Small Twenty-Six UK 1981 Sell This Version
small twenty-five The Cravats You're Driving Me / I Am The Dreg(7") Small Wonder Records small twenty-five UK 1981 Sell This Version
none Cravats* / A Flux In 3D Cravats* / A Flux In 3D - Fireman / Divide(Flexi, 7") Vinyl Magazine none Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
GLASS 021 The Cravats Terminus(7") Glass Records (2) GLASS 021 UK 1982 Sell This Version
221984/4 The Cravats Rub Me Out(7") Crass Records 221984/4 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 RE 10 The Cravats DCL* The Land Of The Giants Reflex Records (9) 12 RE 10 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CTRUE4 The Cravats With Paul Hartnoll The Cravats With Paul Hartnoll - Seance (Single) Caroline True Records CTRUE4 UK 2006 Sell This Version
OVER150 The Cravats Jingo Bells(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Overground Records OVER150 UK 2016 Sell This Version


OVER 112VP CD The Cravats The Land Of The Giants (The Best Of The Jazz-Punk Colossals)(2xCD, Comp) Overground Records OVER 112VP CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
OVER129CD The Cravats The Cravats In Toytown / Double Volume(2xCD, Comp) Overground Records OVER129CD UK 2012 Sell This Version