Tuesday, December 11, 2007

999

Today in Music History:

In 1998, during a gig in Tuscon, Arizona, a bottle thrown from the audience hit Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson. A security guard was then stabbed trying to eject a man from the crowd.
999
999 are an English punk band which formed in London in 1976. They are also one of the longest-lived groups of the English punk era. In the beginning they went through numerous name changes - the Dials, Fanatics and 48 Hours - until finally settling on 999. They released the single I'm Alive on their own LaBritain record label, which sold around 10,000 copies. On the basis of this, United Artists signed them up and 999 went on a great singles run including Emergency, Nasty Nasty, Homicide and re-releasing I'm Alive.

From their instantly recognizable logo of the raffle ticket with the number 999 on it, to the instantly recognizable stream of pure pop punk classics and their high energy live act, 999 are one of punks true classic bands and guaranteed to get a crowd moving. They are still around, releasing albums and playing gigs and homercat say that if don't own one 999 album then you don't know what you're missing.

Titanic (My Over) Reaction
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Subterfuge
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English Wipe Out
The Biggest Prize in Sport
Buy It

So Greedy
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Funny Toon

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