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Count Your Blessings (1987-1989) by Transmitters

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The Transmitters were a British alternative rock band active during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. Mixing elements of punk, jazz and psychedelia, the band were critical favourites throughout their lifetime and played support slots for a wide variety of underground and mainstream bands, although this did not translate into substantial commercial success.

The Transmitters are also notable for featuring future members of Loop Guru and Transglobal Underground and for sharing two members with cult pop band Furniture, as well as a guest stint by Glaxo Babies vocalist Rob Chapman. Their sound was compared to (among others) The Fall, XTC, Gang Of Four, This Heat and Magazine.

source: Wikipedia

Members were:
John F. Quinn (vocals) (aka John Clegg, John Grimes, John X)
Vince Cutliffe (lead guitar)
Jim Chase (drums)
Mikel Lee (guitar)
Sam Dodson (bass, guitar) (later Loop Guru)
Sid Wells (bass)
Amanda De Gray (keyboards)
Tim Whelan (vocals) (later Transglobal Underground)
Dave Baby (saxophone)
Julian Treasure (drums)
Rob Chapman (vocals)
Hammi Lee (drums) (later Transglobal Underground)
Dave Mud-Demon (later Loop Guru)
James McQueen
Bob Sargeant (as 'The Hand of Borgus Wheems')
Chris Mchallem (as 'Dexter O'Brien')



Count Your Blessings (1987-1989)
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katya-oddio on 11/04/10 at 07:49PM
Fans of The Fall, Gang of Four, Magazine, early Talking Heads, and XTC are in for a real treat here!
ragdso on 11/06/10 at 08:36PM
Un álbum bien hecho. Fascinante descubrimiento.
netwaves on 12/01/10 at 12:47AM
hey there,
i have their first album "And We Call That Leisure Time" from 1981: i have made a digital record from vinyl on my computer via Cubase pulling out the cracks manually. I forgot which license they used, but i'm sure it's no Creative Commons: anyone out there who has connection with these people to solve the copyright stuff, or is interested in a digital (with some vinyl hisses) copy?

✓ Background Noises
✓ The Beat Goes On
✓ Bite The Bullet
✓ Dachau
✓ Equation
✓ Lovers Not Corpses
✓ Money And Suss
✓ Paul Is Dead
✓ Time And Motion
✓ Venus Dread

I also had the Glaxo Babies album, but i can't find it anymore,but that's just to inform this stuff really existed, and also people who bought this new wave undiscoveries

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