The Accelerators - Garage Tracks 1977​-​1981

by The Accelerators

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All proceeds to Worldwide Cancer Research www.worldwidecancerresearch.org
In Loving Memory of the Accelerators' former roadie and sax player, Chris Bray

PLEASE NOTE; BEST TO PURCHASE THIS ALBUM AT musicsupportingcancerresearch.bandcamp.com SO THE MONEY GOES STRAIGHT TO WCR - but of course I'll pass the money on if you buy the album here.


Rescued from cassette tapes in shoeboxes and mouldering reel-to-reels in cellars and attics, followed by digital limbo... it's time for these adrenaline-fuelled, unpolished gems from 70's UK punk band The Accelerators to see the light of day. Individual writing credits are given where possible, but the songs are basically by everyone in the band.

The Accelerators line-up (for these tracks):

Chris Martin - Vocals, Harmonica
Kathy Apathy a.k.a Kathy Freeman - Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard
Tony Doyle - Bass
Martin Yarker - Lead Guitar
Brian Damage - Drums

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More about the Accelerators: www.kathy-freeman.de/Pictures/nmh/NMH.pdf

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released March 30, 2017

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The Accelerators released an official six track E.P kathyfreeman.bandcamp.com/album/the-accelerators-ep (with higher sound quality than the tracks here on Bandcamp) Very few copies remain. If YOU are that wonderful person who can help fund a re-release on vinyl, please contact me via Bandcamp or my website.
- Kathy Freeman

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Kathy Freeman Berlin, Germany

Kathy Freeman is a British singer/songwriter and musician based in Berlin since 2001. Involved in the punk scene of the late seventies, she has played guitar in a range of punk, rock, and rockabilly bands over the years and is now based in Berlin where she continues to write songs and perform regularly, in a range of projects ... more

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Track Name: Hype Machine
Music/ Arrangement - Kathy Freeman /The Accelerators
Lyrics Kathy Freeman, Chris Martin.
Track Name: 1977 (by Kathy Freeman, 2010)
We shook the ground in a Northern town in the twentieth century
We trod the sands of the promised land and it felt like victory……

The road went on forever, there were no rules left to break
I didn’t see it couldn’t last, I took all I could take
This is my story, disrespect me if you dare
I’m not afraid to tell it anywhere
Don’t fuck with me – I was there

Where were you?

Some of us were crawling, looking for a place to hide
And some of us have fallen by that dark wayside
No-one told me it was over, no-one said “you’ve had your share”
And if they did, why should I care?
Don’t fuck with me – I was there

Easy when you’re beautiful, easy when you’re young
Harder when you’re waitin’ for the breaks that never come
I look at what I squandered and at times it’s hard to bear
Whoever said life is fair?
Don’t fuck with me – I was there

Where were you?

Shook the ground in a Northern town in the twentieth century
We trod the sands of the promised land and it felt like victory
Those dreams are broken now, they’re way beyond repair
But I’ll remember, I swear
Don’t fuck with me – I was there