The Cravats

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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 Asquith Asquith Asquith] (guitar, vocals)
Richard London [aka Yehudi Storageheater,aka Svoor Naan, aka Baird Smart, aka F-Reg] (saxophone, clarinet)
Dave Bennett [aka 31] (drums, vocals)
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Albums

CRAVAT 1 The Cravats - In Toytown album art 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 album art The Cravats The Colossal Tunes Out (Album) Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Christ it's 8, CHRIST ITS 8 UK 1983 Sell This Version
OVER 157LP The Cravats - Dustbin Of Sound album art The Cravats Dustbin Of Sound (Album) Overground Records OVER 157LP UK 2017 Sell This Version
OVER 172CD The Cravats - Hoorahland album art The Cravats Hoorahland (Album) Overground Records OVER 172CD UK & Europe 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CH 004 The Cravats - Gordon / Situations Vacant album art The Cravats Gordon / Situations Vacant (Single) Small Wonder Records CH 004 UK 1978 Sell This Version
small fifteen The Cravats - The End. Spring 1979. album art The Cravats The End. Spring 1979. (Single) Small Wonder Records small fifteen UK 1979 Sell This Version
small twenty-four The Cravats - Precinct / Who's In Here With Me? album art The Cravats Precinct / Who's In Here With Me? Small Wonder Records small twenty-four UK 1980 Sell This Version
Small Twenty-Six The Cravats - Off The Beach album art 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 album art The Cravats You're Driving Me / I Am The Dreg(7") Small Wonder Records small twenty-five UK 1981 Sell This Version
221984/4 The Cravats - Rub Me Out album art The Cravats Rub Me Out Crass Records 221984/4 UK 1982 Sell This Version
none The Cravats - Fireman / Divide album art 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 album art The Cravats Terminus(7", Single) Glass Records (2) GLASS 021 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 RE 10 The Cravats - The Land Of The Giants album art The Cravats DCL* The Land Of The Giants Reflex Records (9) 12 RE 10 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CTRUE4 The Cravats - Seance album art 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 album art The Cravats Jingo Bells(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Overground Records OVER150 UK 2016 Sell This Version
OVER 153 The Cravats - Blurred album art The Cravats Blurred(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Overground Records OVER 153 UK 2016 Sell This Version
OVER 170 The Cravats - Shy album art The Cravats Shy(7", Single, Ltd) Overground Records OVER 170 UK 2019 Sell This Version

Compilations

OVER 112VP CD The Cravats - The Land Of The Giants (The Best Of Jazz-Punk Colossals) album art The Cravats The Land Of The Giants (The Best Of Jazz-Punk Colossals) (Comp) Overground Records OVER 112VP CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
OVER129CD The Cravats - The Cravats In Toytown / Double Volume album art The Cravats The Cravats In Toytown / Double Volume(2xCD, Comp) Overground Records OVER129CD UK 2012 Sell This Version
none The Cravats - Conducted Experiments In Sound Volume One 1978 - 1983 (Unreleased Audio Data) album art The Cravats Conducted Experiments In Sound Volume One 1978 - 1983 (Unreleased Audio Data)(17xFile, FLAC, Comp) Not On Label (The Cravats Self-released) none UK 2020
none The Cravats - Conducted Experiments In Sound Volume Three 1978 - 1983 (Unreleased Audio Data) album art The Cravats Conducted Experiments In Sound Volume Three 1978 - 1983 (Unreleased Audio Data)(16xFile, FLAC, Comp) Not On Label (The Cravats Self-released) none UK 2020
none The Cravats - Conducted Experiments In Sound Volume Two 1978 - 1983 (Unreleased Audio Data) album art The Cravats Conducted Experiments In Sound Volume Two 1978 - 1983 (Unreleased Audio Data)(12xFile, FLAC, Comp) Not On Label (The Cravats Self-released) none UK 2020

Miscellaneous

none The Cravats - TDoS Manifesto No. 1 album art The Cravats TDoS Manifesto No. 1(File, FLAC) Not On Label (The Cravats Self-released) none UK 2017
none The Cravats - Every Track From Dustbin Of Sound At Once album art The Cravats Every Track From Dustbin Of Sound At Once(File, FLAC) Not On Label (The Cravats Self-released) none UK 2018
none The Cravats - John Peel Mentioning The Cravats On His Show 79 Times Over The Years album art The Cravats John Peel Mentioning The Cravats On His Show 79 Times Over The Years(File, FLAC) Not On Label (The Cravats Self-released) none UK 2018