• Teardrops
  • Final Vinyl (UK Illuminated) 1980 

Buzzcocks bassist Steve Garvey was a Teardrop; the rest of this Manchester outfit had ties to the Fall and other local legends. Final Vinyl is very inconsistent — too much mucking about in the studio ruins the decent tracks with spurious talking and noises — but there is some fine music here that hovers between the Buzzcocks and the Sex Pistols.

[Ira Robbins]