400 Blows – Movin’ (1985)

400 Blows were formed in Croydon, South London by Edward Beer in 1981 along with two friends, Alexander Fraser and Rob. Their debut single was released on their own Concrete Productions record label in 1982. In 1983 they were signed to the Illuminated label and subsequently released an album, “…if I kissed her I’d have to kill her first…” (a quote from serial killer Edmund Kemper to his sister, who was teasing him about wanting to kiss his teacher). In 1985 they released a single, “Movin'”, described by Adrian Thrills in the New Musical Express as ‘a spiked reworking of the 1976 Brass Construction dance classic’. It reached 54 in the UK Singles Chart.By this time the line up was Beer, Anthony Thorpe, and Lea, formerly the female half of the duo Tom Boy. Scott Fraser continues to be a leading light in the alternative/underground music movement.

Movin’                             6:38

Groove Jumping             3:19

Conscience                    4:15

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