Direct Hits

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From South London, The Direct Hits were formed in 1980 from the ashes of previous incarnation The Exits (3). The original drummer was Steve Warburton, only live shows and a few demos were made with this line-up.
After meeting Dan Treacy in 1981, the band started recording for the Whaam! record label. After releasing a single and album, the band's future releases were all on their own imprints, apart from Speed Over Berlin and later re-issues.
Despite constant gigging in Britain and Europe with several excellent releases, the band never broke into the mainstream and folded in 1987, reforming for a one-off performances in Autumn 1988, 2004 and 2017.
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Albums

DH 1004 Direct Hits - The Early Direct Hits album art Direct Hits The Early Direct Hits(Cass, S/Sided) Direct Tapes DH 1004 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Direct Hits - Blow Up album art The Direct Hits* Blow Up (Album) Whaam! Records, Whaam! Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
DAL 8503 Direct Hits - Live At The Westcliff Hotel album art Direct Hits Live At The Westcliff Hotel(Cass, S/Sided) Direct Tapes DAL 8503 UK 1985 Sell This Version
Direct Hits - House Of Secrets album art Direct Hits House Of Secrets (Album) The Forbidden Label UK 1986 Sell This Version
BLAAMM 502 Direct Hits - Sound Track To The Film 'Sunny Honey Girl' album art Direct Hits, Various Direct Hits, Various - Sound Track To The Film 'Sunny Honey Girl'(CD, Album) Blaamm! Records BLAAMM 502 UK 2003 Sell This Version
BLAAMM 509 Direct Hits - The Missing Bits Of The Direct Hits album art Direct Hits The Missing Bits Of The Direct Hits(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Blaamm! Records BLAAMM 509 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WHAAM 007 Direct Hits - Modesty Blaise album art Direct Hits Modesty Blaise(7") Whaam! Records WHAAM 007 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Direct Hits - She Really Didn't Care album art Direct Hits She Really Didn't Care (Single) Direct Records (6) UK 1985 Sell This Version
PASTELL 2 Direct Hits - Speed Over Berlin album art Direct Hits Speed Over Berlin(12") Pastell PASTELL 2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
RETAKE 1 Direct Hits - The Modesty Blaise Sessions album art Direct Hits The Modesty Blaise Sessions(12") The Forbidden Label RETAKE 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
TAKE 2 Direct Hits - Snakes And Ladders album art Direct Hits Snakes And Ladders(12") The Forbidden Label TAKE 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Direct Hits - Ever Ready Plaything album art Direct Hits Ever Ready Plaything (EP) Little Teddy Recordings Germany 1994 Sell This Version

Compilations

FREE 1 Direct Hits - Meet The Direct Hits! album art The Direct Hits* Meet The Direct Hits!(Cass, S/Sided, Comp, Promo) Direct Tapes FREE 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ESNT 2000 Direct Hits - The Essential Direct Hits album art Direct Hits The Essential Direct Hits(Cass, S/Sided, Album, Comp) Direct Tapes ESNT 2000 UK 1986 Sell This Version
TANG CD9 Direct Hits - The Magic Attic album art Direct Hits The Magic Attic(CD, Comp) Tangerine Records (2) TANG CD9 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CDMRED 618 Direct Hits - Here, There Or Anywhere: 23 Mod Pop Classics 1982 - 1986 album art Direct Hits Here, There Or Anywhere: 23 Mod Pop Classics 1982 - 1986(CD, Comp, RM) Cherry Red CDMRED 618 UK 2014 Sell This Version
DSP900 Direct Hits - Seven Loose Ends album art Direct Hits Seven Loose Ends(Cass, S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Comp, Com) Direct Special Price Tape, Direct Tapes DSP900 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

DEP 1 Direct Hits Henry The Unhappy Inventor(Cass, S/Sided) Direct Tapes DEP 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
DEP 3 Direct Hits - Four By 3 album art Direct Hits Four By 3(Cass, S/Sided) Direct Tapes DEP 3 UK 1984 Sell This Version

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