The Prefects were a punk band from Birmingham. In 1976 singer Robert Lloyd, with guitarist/drummer brothers Alan and Paul Apperley formed after an advert was placed in the Birmingham Evening Mail. They were Birmingham's first punk group.

The band were part of The Clash's 'White Riot Tour', toured with Buzzcocks, played with The Slits, The Fall, The Damned and many others, before recording two sessions for the John Peel radio show.

The band acquired legendary status in the UK, partly because no records were released until the band had split up, and then, only one posthumous single on Rough Trade. However, (and following a semi-official retrospective, The Sound of Tomorrow on Rush Release) in November 2004 a retrospective compilation Amateur Wankers was released by NYC record label Acute Records which, twenty five years after the group's demise, garnered praise all over, from webzines to Rolling Stone. The interest was such that now a Live in 1978 CD was also released on British label Caroline True Records in 2005.

They are best remembered for their seven-second opus "I've Got V.D.". The Prefects' final line up transformed into The Nightingales after they split.


The Prefects Discography Tracks


SEVENTEEN 06 Various Barbarellas Various - What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen No. 6(LP, Comp, Wit) Seventeen Records (3) SEVENTEEN 06 UK 1986 Sell This Version
100 Various Things In General Various - Killed By Death #100(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Redrum Records (13) 100 1997 Sell This Version
HLP-LP 002 Various Things In General Various - Instant Pop Classics Volume One-The Clones Of Dr. Punkenstein(LP, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) HappyLuxPop-Records HLP-LP 002 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
VICE#11 Various Faults Various - Vice CD/DVD #11 Presented By Original Penguin (Volume 11 Number 11)(CD, Comp + DVD, Comp) Vice Records VICE#11 US 2004 Sell This Version
Various Agony Column (Live October '78) (as Prefects) and 1 more… Various - Messthetics #103 (Comp) Hyped To Death US 2007 Sell This Version
CMXBX1941 Various Going Through The Motions Various - Babylon's Burning - The Rough'n'Ready Rise Of PUNK RAWK 1973-1978(Box + 4xCD, Comp) Castle Music CMXBX1941 UK 2007 Sell This Version
CDM RED 352 Various Going Through The Motions Various - Perfect Unpop: Peel Show Hits & Long Lost Lo-Fi Favourites Vol. 1 1976-1980(CD, Comp) Cherry Red CDM RED 352 UK 2008 Sell This Version
July 2008 Various Things In General Various - Destroy!(CD, Comp) Mojo Magazine July 2008 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Jon Savage Total Luck Jon Savage - "Fame" Jon Savage's Secret History Of Post-Punk 78-81 (Comp) Caroline True Records UK 2012 Sell This Version
Various Going Through The Motions Various - Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society - Get A Job, Get A Car, Get A Bed, Get Drunk! - Vol. 2: Underground Punk And Post-Punk In The UK 1977-81 (Comp) Soul Jazz Records UK 2013 Sell This Version
Various Things In General Various - Action Time Vision (A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979) (Comp, Album) Cherry Red UK 2016 Sell This Version
BSUK2 (108) Various Things In General Various - Bloodstains Across The U.K. 2(CD, Comp, Unofficial, Gat) Bloodstains BSUK2 (108) UK Unknown Sell This Version
C 002 Various Things In General Various - British Underground - The Best Of The UK Punk New Wave 1977 - 1982 Vol. 2(LP, Comp, Num, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Chaos Wrecords C 002 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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