Monday 27 June 2016
The Lurkers GLM - The Future's Calling
The Lurkers were one of the best bands from the golden age of punk rock. Formed in 1977 in Uxbridge, London they had a string of classic singles such as Shadow, I Don't Need To Tell Her, Ain't Got A Clue, Out In The Dark etc. They also released a couple of classic albums on Beggars Banquet (Fulham Fallout, God's Lonely Men).
In recent years, long time bassist Arturo Bassick has done a sterling job keeping a version of the band going whilst original members Pete Stride, Nigel Moore and Manic Esso have been playing together as God's Lonely Men. The 3 original members have now decided to reclaim the Lurkers name and have released a new album on Unlatched Records titled The Future's Calling.
I'm guessing that attempting to make music that doesn't tarnish a 40 year legacy, whilst at the same time knowing you're going to be compared with a different version of the band, isn't an easy task. Happily I think they've made a decent fist of things. This is the title track from the new album.....