The Vets

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The Vets
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Formed in 1978 initially playing mainly punk rock covers (nearly all sex pistols). Soon graduated into writing and performing own material. After acquiring a home made synth in1979 the bands music changed sonically becoming more synthesizer based.
John Peel championed the band playing their first single ‘flies / contrix’ on radio 1 in late 1979. This was followed up by second single ‘world in action’ in June 1980. John Peel played this single to death over the next couple of months, even coming up to Hornsea to play a gig with the band.
The band continued to play locally for the next couple of years and were chosen in 1983 to perform on BBC television programme ‘Bubbling under’ focusing on unsigned bands. The band split in 1984 and the various members went on to play with other notable groups / singers including ‘Everything but the girl’, ‘Felt’, ‘Denim’, Nik Heywood, Orange Juice, and the Monochrome set.
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The Vets Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

SRTS/79/CUS 513 Vets* Flies(7", Single) Not On Label SRTS/79/CUS 513 UK 1979 Sell This Version
DECK 80/001 The Vets / Go-Attic The Vets / Go-Attic - World In Action / Waiting For Fashion(7", Single) Deckchair Records DECK 80/001 UK 1980 Sell This Version

Compilations

002 The Vets Could've Been - the Rise and Fall of the Vets 1978-1983(CD, Comp) Deckchair Records 002 UK 2006 Sell This Version

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