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The Accelerators - Garage Tracks 1977​-​1981

by The Accelerators

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Robin Gunns FRW Not just another punk circle jerk! (Great review eh?) Killer instrumentations & musicianship a là Dead Kens., but with more blues and roots rock solidness. Who can't love a song called 'Jailbait?' This shit kills - R.G. Favorite track: Jailbait.
M.A.S.A. 01:16
Hype Machine 01:27
Music/ Arrangement - Kathy Freeman /The Accelerators Lyrics Kathy Freeman, Chris Martin.
Breakdown 01:56
Jailbait 02:21
Popstars 01:48
Exit 23 02:34
Radioactive 01:47
Doppelganger 01:44
Telephonitis 02:58
Frustration 01:52
Surfin' 01:46
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


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

Video youtu.be/wAYlb5L0Lz8
More about the Accelerators: www.kathy-freeman.de/Pictures/nmh/NMH.pdf


released March 30, 2017

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

... is a Berlin-based English artist with roots in Blues, 70's British punk, Psychobilly and Rock. Former bands:The Accelerators -punk Grunge-rockers The Birdhouse, Rockabilly party animals Death Valley Surfers Joyryde - punk-metal, and Kathy X - psychobilly. (More on You tube channel www.youtube.com/c/kathyfreeman) Still writing and recording, also sliding around on lap-steel guitar. ... more

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