Direct Hits

Profile:
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. Then Ian Griffiths (4) took over for a few months before quitting, whereupon Brian Grover took up the role. Lastly Ralph Millington became the final drummer at the end of Direct Hits life and subsequent one-off gigs.
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.
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
BIG 7, WHAAM! 7 Direct Hits - Blow Up album art The Direct Hits* Blow Up (Album) Whaam! Records, Whaam! Records BIG 7, WHAAM! 7 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
MAKE 1 Direct Hits - House Of Secrets album art Direct Hits House Of Secrets (Album) The Forbidden Label MAKE 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BLAAMM 502 Direct Hits - Soundtrack To The Film 'Sunny Honey Girl' album art Direct Hits / Various Direct Hits / Various - Soundtrack To The Film 'Sunny Honey Girl'(CD, Album) Blaamm! Records BLAAMM 502 UK 2004 Sell This Version
BLAAMM 509 Direct Hits - The Missing Bits Of The Direct Hits album art The Direct Hits* The Missing Bits Of The Direct Hits(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Blaamm! Records BLAAMM 509 UK 2017 Sell This Version
BLAAMM 510 Direct Hits - All Too Beautiful! album art Direct Hits All Too Beautiful!(CDr, Album) Blaamm! Records BLAAMM 510 UK 2018 Sell This Version
BLAAMM 514 Direct Hits - Lost And Found album art The Direct Hits* Lost And Found(CDr, Album) Blaamm! Records BLAAMM 514 UK 2020 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
POP 001 Direct Hits - She Really Didn't Care album art Direct Hits She Really Didn't Care (Single) Direct Records (6) POP 001 UK 1985 Sell This Version
none Direct Hits - Speed Over Berlin album art The Direct Hits* Speed Over Berlin Pastell none UK 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
LiTe721 Direct Hits - Ever Ready Plaything album art Direct Hits Ever Ready Plaything (EP) Little Teddy Recordings LiTe721 Germany 1994 Sell This Version

Compilations

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 1984 Sell This Version
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
RAD 50 Direct Hits - On The Radio album art Direct Hits On The Radio(Cass, S/Sided, Comp) Direct Tapes RAD 50 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DH 1013 Direct Hits - Love Songs album art Direct Hits Love Songs(Cass, S/Sided, Comp) Direct Tapes DH 1013 UK 1986 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
DHB0X001 Direct Hits - The Direct Hits Complete Singles Box album art The Direct Hits* The Direct Hits Complete Singles Box(4xCDr, Single, RE, RM + CDr, Single, RM + Box, Com) Blaamm! Records DHB0X001 UK 2009 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

Videos

BLMDVD 007 Direct Hits - All Too Beautiful! album art Direct Hits All Too Beautiful!(DVDr, DVD-V, Album, PAL) Blaamm! Records, Direct Videos BLMDVD 007 UK 2018 Sell This Version
BLMDVD 008 2020 Direct Hits - The Direct Hits Live At The 100 Club - Jan. 26th 1984 album art Direct Hits The Direct Hits Live At The 100 Club - Jan. 26th 1984(DVD, PAL) Direct Videos BLMDVD 008 2020 UK 2020 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

DEP 1 Direct Hits Henry The Unhappy Inventor(Cass, S/Sided) Direct Tapes DEP 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version