Sunday, 15 March 2015

Peter & the Test Tube Babies - Run Like Hell


  The purpose of this blog is that it's an outlet for me to have some fun and to have a place to cobble together some of the songs that I love. Hopefully anyone who stumbles across it will find plenty that they like too and if they've not heard the songs before then that's a bonus. Mostly I try to steer away from choosing too well known tracks because if everyone's already heard something then it's a bit pointless posting it. Having said that, it struck me that what someone like myself, who was a teenager in the UK in late 70's/early 80's, might deem to be obvious might not be familiar to someone who's a teenager now and lives in Poland, Singapore or Kenya (yep, happily people from all over tend to occasionally visit). So with that in mind I'm going to find room to add a few of the songs that I know well but maybe some of you lot don't. Starting today with this.....

  Peter And The Test Tube Babies hail from Peacehaven, East Sussex, and were formed in 1978 by Peter Bywaters (vocals), Del "Strangefish" Greening (guitar), Chris "Trapper" Marchant (bass) and Trevor Rutherford (drums). With a mission statement to drink alcohol and have fun they soon became one of the countries most popular acts. You can get all the info you need regarding releases from their site ( ), Bywaters and Greening have kept the flag flying and the band are still popular on the punk circuit today though they now feature Paul "H" Henrickson on bass and Dave O'Brien on drums.

  The song I'm posting was a single that came out in 1980 on No Future and is a good example of their early sound, it's called Run Like Hell........

I was down the local disco getting' off with this girl., things were going really good, going really well.
We was alone in a corner kissing and then I heard, this bloke come up behind me and say ..
" Oi, that's my fucking bird!! "
Down the local disco eyeing-up some skirt, she was giving-it all that, god she was a flirt.
She came up to me and said: "Do you wanna dance ?" Well I thought this is it I'm in here with a chance.
Then this bloody great big geezer said, " 'ere mate that's my girl"
Well I didn't want no trouble, so I run like bloody hell.
Run like hell, run like hell.
Alone at a party pissed out of me head, well I don't know how I get there but I ended up in bed.
When I woke up in the morning I was alone no more, but as I was getting dressed her boyfriend came in thru the door.

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