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"Don't Swim On The East Coast" 7" E.P.
Fantastic re-release of Ireland’s Seminal Punk Band The Sussed's Single - Don’t Swim On The East Coast / I Wanna Conform on Spit Records.
This is the 36th Anniversary of it’s original release in 1981 (the original pressing had “This is not a collectors item” on the front cover, which, ironically turned it into one with copies today, as scarce as hens teeth! The re-release is a 7” EP with 2 bonus, previously unreleased tracks (I Got Rabies & Drowning In Bed) - all 4 tracks having been completely remastered.
This release is limited to just 300 hand numbered copies on radioactive Pink Vinyl ! The Sussed were formed in 1978 when lead singer Rory Stokes was just 13 years old. They played all over Ireland including a regular slot as support act to U2. To coincide with the release of their debut single in 1981, The Sussed were scheduled to promote it on The Late Late Show on RTE, until, at the last minute, the powers that be realised just how political the song actually was and cancelled their performance. The title track was highlighting many people's concerns at the time in Ireland about Windscale's dumping of radioactive waste. Windscale continued to court controversy and was subsequently ' re-branded' Sellafield.