"Hanging on the ceiling and they never sleep"

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  • Above: Brand New UK LP re-issue, 1991, front and back covers.
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Cat. No: AABT 802 LP
January 1980

Side One:

You Can't Take It Anymore (Harper, Garratt, Slack, Davies) 1.59
Brand New Age (Harper, Garratt) 1.32
Public Servant (Harper, Garratt) 2.15
Warhead (Harper, Slack) 3.20
Barbie's Dead (Harper, Slack) 2.19
Organised Crime (Harper, Garratt) 2.06
Rat Race (Harper, Garratt) 1.58

Run-out groove: ?

Side Two:

Emotional Blackmail (Harper, Garratt) 2.44
Kicks (Harper, Garratt) 1.51
Teenage (Harper) 2.31
Dirty Girls (Harper, Garratt) 1.48
500cc (Harper, Garratt, Slack) 2.15
Bomb Factory (Harper, Garratt) 2.11
Emotional Blackmail II (Harper, Garratt) 1.08

Run-out groove: ?

Line Up

Vocals: Charlie Harper
Guitar: Nicky Garratt
Bass: Paul Slack
Drums: Pete Davies


Very rare UK re-release (hence no pictures here) on red vinyl.

Abstract released all four GEM albums on vinyl, cassette and CD in 1991 (these were the first UK CD releases) all of which are hard to track down.

The booklet with the Abstract Punk Singles CD includes this from Mark Brennan; "Abstract was originally started on 1st April 1981 by Edward Christie, a former promotions man at CBS and GTO Records. Edward had also worked at GEM Records and was responsible for signing the UK Subs, The VIPS and The Killermeters amongst others. Following the collapse of GEM, due to RCA withdrawing it's financial backing, he set up Abstract..."


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