Label: Anagram Records - CD PUNK 20 • Series: The Punk Collectors Series • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk, Oi
The Drones are a punk rock band from ManchesterEngland. For a period of time, the band were in their early days produced and managed by Paul Morley. Gus subsequently retired due to ill health, and the current line up is Wispa on bass and vocals, Brian Mad Muffet Grantham on drums, and Al Crosby on lead guitar. Formed in Manchester inthe band started out as a pub rock outfit called Three Wishes - Dean Martin - History Records - American Edition 45 and released a single called "Roller Coaster".
When this failed to make an impact, they reinvented themselves as a punk rock band. Most bands in the thriving Manchester punk scene stayed in the city, but The Drones relocated to London. They became one of the pioneering punk bands that performed in the first few months of the now-legendary Roxy Bone Idol (Original Single Version) - The Drones - Further Temptations.
The band appeared on two influential early punk compilation albums Streets and Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus. Fans would have to wait until May for the follow-up album, Sorted.
The band reformed and toured to promote the record; including concert dates in the United States. Lead singer and guitarist M. Drone aka Michael Howells died on 10 January Inthe new Drones line up will be playing festival and other dates and recording a live album as well as new material.
The new line up have released a new E. Will you stand in front of bullets? The first print run was available at the Rebellion Punk Festival at the beginning of August, and promptly sold out.
A secnd run was printed, and the E. Listing of those various artist compilation albums mentioned in the text of the main article:. Idle Records IR The Drones at AllMusic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Drones. Retrieved 30 November Retrieved 1 December Up Yours! Borderline Productions, Wolverhampton. Archived from the original on 27 May Louder than War. Retrieved 18 January Authority control MusicBrainz : e0aebdbeecb Categories : English punk Bone Idol (Original Single Version) - The Drones - Further Temptations groups Musical groups from Manchester Musical groups established in Namespaces Article Talk.
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