09 November 2010

STAGNANT ERA


STAGNANT ERA made it onto the Mortarhate We Won't Be Your Fucking Poor LP and released a demo in 1984, but other than that, this demo seems to be just about the only contribution that these North Yorkshire punks managed to crank out. Life in Thirsk circa 1984 must have been pretty dull (Thirsk lies roughly 1/4 of the way between Leeds and Glasgow, well off the main motorway, and sits in the middle of approximately fukkall) but at least they found each other. Musically, STAGNANT ERA play pretty straight forward '70s/'80s UK punk - three songs here recorded in a proper studio and 9 rougher jams from a rehearsal tape. 

14 comments:

SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS said...
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Anonymous said...

thanx a lot for this tape !! Great band !! JC

living in the 80s said...

fucking awesome!
thank you very much.

cheers!

Henk said...

Cheers Robert! Looks like the one i mention as 'probably unreleased 2nd demo' on my king of popups and other shit commercieal annoying shit website entitled uk82 discography or something. (internet explorer users only please....)


the reason i wrote that on the site was cause most of the other info got emailed to me by old friend of the band but he he never mentioned this one to their discography. i then found info about it in some zine that i downloaded and after a while found yet another review of this tape. the tracklisting in the last article was described to the uk82.150m.com/bandlist so i assumed it was rare as hell and would never turn up, so - fuck yes Robert! thanks!

Henk said...

and.. forgot to say - this guy above never replied to my question about it...

i checked the tracklist for the 2nd demo again and i still miss some songs. some songs from this tape was also uploaded here earlier on terminal escape in the "V/A trasher the cat's faves... post". (4 songs), and V/A it can work +V/A Potential migrane...

Thanks to both of you Rob and Gabe.
there is still some more tunes to track down from this mentioned demo though... i will hopefully find them someday....

About their name i would suggest it might stand for "Stagnant Error" which sounds like the real title by their accent? just a guess??

Henk said...

and yes. last forgotten thing - they usually are mis-titled as "stagnEnt era" and therefor hard to get info about ;)

andrew said...
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Anonymous said...

i was the original guitarist for stagnant era - that was what we were supposed to be called though Stagnant error might have been better. I like the comment about the accent - only a yorkshireman could get away with the nowt nowt nowt chorus!
I think this was recorded by the other 3, after i left the band cos i moved to Leeds (yes Thirsk is the middle of nowhere-i couldnt wait to leave but i have ended up back in that area- not a bad place to ride out the coming meltdown...) - It was recorded in a studio in Stockton. while - i was sat with the engineer, when they were playing, Roy Chubby Brown rang up! The studio was that flash that he just turned the speakers off and they were silently thrashing away while i earwigged half a conversation with the North Easts favourite foul mouthed comedian.

I think this was the last thing they ever did and i didn,t know it had been passed around - i only remembered it existed when i saw this. I am not sure if there were any more tracks recorded.

Anonymous said...

that you trunk ?
still got the ny eve at sinderby tape with xpozez kicking about ! old man river too..plus a few jams etc..didnt we do mollusc tapes or something ?

Anonymous said...

Ha - that must be Dave- no-ones called me that in a long time.. I wouldnt mind hearing some of that stuff again - I see you,ve been archiving it on the UK82 site. I,m trying to get hold of the video that was done by Jettisoundz-will post here if i manage to put it on the web

Anonymous said...

i'm sure that part of the vid was on the kypp or some similar site last year.
If I can get hold of a dual tape deck,I'll copy the c-60s for you this week (in true bedroom fashion).

ringle tingle jeanette pringle.

Anonymous said...

I can't recall if its on the Thirsk Punks or Riot in Thirsk websites,but their is a live gig to download for those interested.

Anonymous said...

i have put some video on utube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BclQrOXDomI

professionally filmed by jettisoundz, poorly filmed by me from the tv. i am trying to digitise properly and i,ll post here when its up