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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Vibrators - Pure Mania

The Vibrators were a little older and wiser than their brit-punk brethren in the late 70's. They were already veterans of the pub rock scene in Britain when they recorded this. None of that prevents Pure Mania from taking it's rightful place alongside landmark British Punk albums like Never Mind the Bullocks it's the Sex Pistols, Damned, Damned, Damned, The Clash, Singles Going Steady (Buzzcocks), Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts, and Pink Flag (Wire).

In fact, this album is superior to many of those albums in some respects. It's as melodic and consistent as the Buzzcocks, as terse and minimal as Wire, (almost) as demented as the Sex Pistols. It also has an element of fun you might find in the Damned or Adverts. They didn't try to communicate a message like the Clash did but they were connected to roots music in a similar way. (Year of Release 1977)

Track List:
1. Into The Future...
2. Yeah Yeah Yeah
3. Sweet Sweet Heart
4. Keep It Clean
5. Baby Baby
6. No Heart
7. She's Bringing You Down
8. Petrol
9. London Girls
10. You Broke My Heart
11. Whips & Furs
12. Stiff Little Fingers
13. Wrecked On You
14. I Need A Slave
15. Bad Time

Download: The Vibrators - Pure Mania (47.9MB)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I've known for years that one of my favourite bands, Stiff Little Fingers, was named after a Vibrators song but never heard it, so now I've got the chance.

Anonymous said...

Thanks - The follow up (V2) is one of the best albums ever released. I can upload it for you if you don't have it. Cheers - athlete

Zer0_II said...

I don't have V2. I would be greatful if you could upload it, preferably somewhere other than rapidshare if you don't mind. Thanks for the offer.

Anonymous said...

Here's that V2 link - http://www.uploading.com/files/160O2RWZ/THE_VIBRATORS___V2__1978_.rar.html

Sorry, but I was unable to contact you via MySpace. Enjoy - athlete

Anonymous said...


Sorry - The link wouldn't copy in full. Just join them and download - athlete ;-)

Zer0_II said...

Thanks a lot my friend. I really appreciate it. How did you try to contact me through myspace?

Anonymous said...

I don't have a MySpace account, so couldn't post.
I've got 3x Vibrators Peel Sessions and a live at the Marquee set from 1977. I'll upload if you want. Cheers - athlete

Zer0_II said...

If you need to get ahold of me in the future, you can use that hotmail address in the sidebar, via messenger, or on here. I'll take you up on the offer to upload those other albums. I plan on uploading them all and posting them here eventually. Thanks once again..

Anonymous said...

Vibrators - John Peel Session 3 (6 March 1978)


Anonymous said...

Vibrators - John Peel Session 2 (22 June 1977)


Anonymous said...

Vibrators - John Peel Session 1 (28 October 1976)


Live at The Marquee to follow in a day or two.


Zer0_II said...

Thanks once again my friend. I really do appreciate it. I'm downloading the Peel Sessions albums now.

Anonymous said...

Vibrators - Live at The Marquee, Wardour Street, London (1977):


Enjoy - athlete

Anonymous said...

Download link ends


(sorry, but lengthy links tend to get cut short using this comment page).