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The Partisans were a punk rock band formed in Bridgend, in South Wales in the summer of 1979, when all four members of the band were 14 years old. Look up Partisan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Bridgend (Welsh: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) is a town in the traditional county of Glamorgan and the main town in the county borough of Bridgend in south Wales. ... Approximate extent of South East Wales. ...

The band started off covering punk rock hits and soon started to compose their own material. They were the second band signed to Chris Berry's No Future Records label, and their debut release, the double A-sided Police story/Killing machine was released September 28, 1981. It reached #5 on the UK Indie Chart, on the back of a tour with label-mates Blitz, and with strong support from Sounds writer Garry Bushell. Following the success of this single, The Partisans were included on the third volume of Oi! compilation Carry On Oi!, which reached #60 on the UK Album Chart, and won the band gig slots with Blitz, Peter and the Test Tube Babies and The Ejected, as well as a 'No Future' night at London, England's Zig Zag Club with Red Alert, The Lombardos, and Peter and the Test Tube Babies. Blitz is a British punk/Oi! band who enjoyed success in the indie charts in the early 1980s. ... Sounds was a British music magazine, published weekly from October 10, 1970 – April 6, 1991. ... Garry Bushell (born May 13, 1955 in Woolwich, South East London) is a newspaper columnist, rock music journalist, television presenter and author. ... Oi! is a working class street-level subgenre of punk rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... Peter and the Test Tube Babies are a punk rock band formed around Brighton in 1977 and still touring today. ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ...

The band released its second single, 17 Years of Hell, on May 27, 1982, peaking at #2 on the Indie Charts. This was followed by their self-titled debut LP, released in February 1983. It hit #5 in the Indie Chart and #1 in the Punk Chart, amid considerable critical acclaim from the national press and the underground fanzine culture.

After the departure of Louise Wright, the remaining members relocated to Bayswater in West London, with new bassist Dave Parsons to relaunch the band. Their next release was the three-track "Blind Ambition" EP on Cloak & Dagger Records, which peaked at #23 on the Indie Chart, and got played on Prime Time Radio 1. The LP, Time Was Right, followed in 1984, described as "The Professionals meets The Clash," and reaching #20 in the Indie Chart. The album featured live recordings from a gig at the Brixton Ace, at which The Partisans supported Anthrax, Lost Cherrees, Conflict and others. Bayswater is an area of London in the City of Westminster. ... Satellite image of the inner part of West London Ayad Dibis is the best in West London. ... After the break up of the Sex Pistols and the debacle of the Sham Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook formed The Professionals. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lost Cherrees is an anarcho-punk band from Sutton, Surrey. ... Conflict is an anarcho-punk band originally based around Eltham in South London. ...

After the band spit, Dave Parsons found chart success with Transvision Vamp and is now in Bush. Shark took a filmmaking course, and Rob moved to Scandinavia. The latter two recorded one more session in late 1989 for Link Records. In 2001 the band reformed with original singer Spike on vocals. After releasing a 4-track EP, they released a new full-length cd in 2004 (Idiot Nation). Currently the band is writing and recording new material. Transvision Vamp was a popular UK alternative rock group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A film being made in Warsaw, Bracka street Filmmaking is the process of making a film, from an initial story idea or commission through scriptwriting, shooting, editing and finally distribution to an audience. ... Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe which includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. ...

Band members

  • Rob "Spike" Harrington - vocals
  • Mark "Shark" Harris - drums
  • Andy Lealand - guitar
  • Louise Wright - bass

External links

  • [http://thepartisans.org
  • The Partisans at All Music Guide
  • The Partisans biography by Mark Brennan

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