CARPETTES - FIGHT AMONGST YOURSELVES (80s Stones infl) LPRADIATIOn
RSD 2022 release. Neo-Mod act the Carpettes began as a Stones-influenced school band, formed in the small northeast Norman town of Houghton-le-Spring in the mid-1970s, the trio of frontman Neil Thompson, bassist George Maddison, and drummer Kevin Heard shifting to punk before signing to Small Wonder as a Mod revival act. By the time they joined the Beggar's Banquet roster in 1978, Heard was replaced by Tim Wilder (with Simon Smith of the Merton Parkas briefly in the fold). Sophomore album 'Fight Amongst Yourselves' is arguably their best, the appealing material ranging from the socially-relevant power-pop of the title track and the pop-punk of 'The Reason I'm Lonely' to the reggae cadences of 'The Last Lone Ranger'.
SIDE 1:1. Nothing Ever Changes2. Since You Went Away3. False Foundations4. Fight Amongst Yourselves5. Dead Or Alive6. If Your Heart Stopped NowSIDE 2:1. Friday Night: Saturday Morning2. The Last Lone Ranger3. Youth Rebellion4. The Reason I'm Lonely5. Total Insecurity6. Silly Game