Crispy Ambulance

Crispy Ambulance

Real Name:
Crispy Ambulance
Formed 1977 in Manchester by Alan Hempsall and Robert Davenport.
Started as a two-man outfit but adding Keith Darbyshire and Gary Madeley to the line-up in 1978.

During their first five years they recorded sessions for local and national radio and released several records on Factory, Factory Benelux and Aural Assault. They toured in the UK and Europe, both as headline act and as support to Joy Division, Killing Joke and Section 25.

Crispy Ambulance broke apart in 1982, with the members pursuing other projects.

In 1999, the band reformed for a gig in Manchester to mark the re-release of two earlier album titles on the LTM record label. Two further studio albums followed.

Crispy Ambulance Discography Tracks


Crispy Ambulance The Plateau Phase (Album, Comp) Factory Benelux Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
CSBTV:III Crispy Ambulance Open, Gates Of Fire(Cass, Album) LTM (4) CSBTV:III UK 1983 Sell This Version
Crispy Ambulance Fin (Album) LTM (4) UK 1985 Sell This Version
LTMCD 2317 Crispy Ambulance Accessory After The Fact(CD, Album) LTM (4) LTMCD 2317 UK 2000 Sell This Version
LTMCD 2329, DRL-126 Crispy Ambulance Scissorgun(CD, Album) LTM (4), Darla Records LTMCD 2329, DRL-126 US 2002 Sell This Version
LTMCD 2372, DRL-138 Crispy Ambulance The Powder Blind Dream(CD, Album) LTM (4), Darla Records LTMCD 2372, DRL-138 UK, Europe & US 2004 Sell This Version
Crispy Ambulance Compulsion (Album) Factory Benelux Europe 2015 Sell This Version
FBN 81 CD Crispy Ambulance Random Textures + Compulsion(2xCD, Album) Factory Benelux FBN 81 CD UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ASSAULT ONE, AAR-001 Crispy Ambulance From The Cradle To The Grave(7", Single) Aural Assault Records, Aural Assault Records ASSAULT ONE, AAR-001 UK 1980 Sell This Version
Fac Thirty Two Crispy Ambulance Unsightly & Serene(10", Single) Factory Fac Thirty Two UK 1981 Sell This Version
fac bn 4 Crispy Ambulance Live On A Hot August Night(12") Factory Benelux fac bn 4 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
Crispy Ambulance Sexus Factory Benelux Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
LTMCD 2321 Crispy Ambulance Piccadilly Radio 1980(CDr, Single, Ltd) LTM (4) LTMCD 2321 UK 2001 Sell This Version


CSBT V.II Crispy Ambulance The Blue And Yellow Of The Yacht Club(Cass, Album, Comp) LTM (4) CSBT V.II UK 1983 Sell This Version
18 Crispy Ambulance Crispy Ambulance(Cass, Comp, C60) Teenbeat 18 US 1990 Sell This Version
ltmcd 2327, ltmcd2327 Crispy Ambulance Frozen Blood (1980-82)(CD, Comp) LTM (4), LTM (4) ltmcd 2327, ltmcd2327 UK 2000 Sell This Version
LTMCD 2347 Various / Crispy Ambulance Various / Crispy Ambulance - Black Music / Atlantic Crossing(CD, Comp + CD) LTM (4) LTMCD 2347 UK 2003 Sell This Version