MERTON PARKAS - FACE IN THE CROWD (reissue of 1979 debut) YELLOW VINYLRADIATIOn
RSD 2022 release. Mod revivalists the Merton Parkas formed in the anonymous neighbourhood of Merton Park, southwest London, with Danny Talbot on vocals and guitar, brother Mick on keyboards, Neil Hurrell on bass, and future Wedding Present drummer Simon Smith.
Discovered by punk journalist Alan Anger, they signed to Beggar's Banquet in 1979 for this riveting debut, which included the top-40 single, 'You Need Wheels,' as well as power-pop 'Plastic Smile' and reggae-influenced 'Give It To Me Now.'
This brilliant LP captures the band's dynamic start, emphasising the glory days of their short-lived greatness, before Mick Talbot joined Dexy's Midnight Runners and ultimately formed The Style Council with Paul Weller. Comes on yellow vinyl.
SIDE 1:1. Face In The Crowd2. Plastic Smile3. Empty Room4. Tears Of A Clown5. Hard Times6. Silent PeopleSIDE 2:1. When Will It Be2. Give It To Me Now3. You Need Wheels4. You Should Be So Lucky5. I Don't Want To Know You6. Steppin' Stone