Monday, November 13, 2006

The Thingz

Back in the late 1970's a band ruled the land of West Kirby In Merseyside, Liverpool. This band was called The Thingz, Look closely at the person at the bottom left of the picture, who do you see? its me!... wrong! it is not me, its my dad looking very much like me, he used to play drums for this band, and the only things he has to remember them by is this newspaper cutting and two songs on cassette, I have now recorded these songs and converted them to mp3 so that all can listen to them.

Here are two of their songs listen to them!...

The Thingz - Dressed To Kill

The Thingz - Tin Soldier

The songs are under all the copyright laws so dont u dare use them for summat that you shudn't :)

I would apreciate it if everyone let us know what they thought honestly so my dad could see how well he would do in this day and age.

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Blogger _Chipwiz_Ben_ said...

Those songs sound so old they're modern! Kaiser Chiefs spring to mind. I'll bet those n00by Kaiser Chiefs weren't even born back then before electricity was invented. I wonder if he can remember the beat and words exactly...

'Magic that is, white magic!'

_Chipwiz_Ben_

Anonymous yonner said...

ha, I like it. funny pic of your dad!
definitely hints of kaiser chiefs. nice work josho

Anonymous Mat Kirk said...

bring back the hawk gang.

Anonymous Jamo said...

Haha its funny looking at how punk dad was and then looking at him now. They are cool dongs. I thought fractions at first or kaiser chiefs maybe

Anonymous Jamo said...

I meant songs :)

Blogger Josho said...

haha, the fractions u geek, asif! the drummer in The Thingz is obviously WAY more talented than the drummer in the fractions. LOL,

Anonymous Marco Luten said...

Dude that band rocks! :D

nice site.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

nah way man. the drummer of the fractions has pure talent. and is also hot. an mint on a bike. and quad.

Blogger Smigers said...

Nah, this band (and the drummer in particular) has set an example for the fractions to try and follow. I cant believe whitham just absolutely bummed himself in that post without leaving his name at the top lol. Hope 2 catcha all at xmas when i have a bit more time n sori 4 not seeing ya josho or whitham.....ill make up 4 it at xmas when were doing sum biking (or in whithams case, quad bumin lol), hehe!!!

Blogger Su Willy said...

I will never forget my teenage years growing up with this band since most of them were my friends. Listening to the music brought back some very happy memories and a lot of laughs with Will and John.

Su Williams

Anonymous Will Rimmer said...

Its been twenty years since I heard myself sing these songs!
We had great times all of us and we gave Jim Barrow a hard time hehe!
Does John remember Erics club and the nights we had there....God bless Paul Ball I miss him a lot!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to hear from old friend Su Willy, we did have some great laughs:D Remember when we backed OMD and carried my drums to the gig on a bus!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Will! Great days and great fun. Glad to say my drumming has improved since the days of The Thingz. How could I forget camping with Jim Barrow! Our times in Liverpool hangin round in our punk gear I remember well:)JohnO