Sunday, June 7, 2009

67 - Bright Black (1993) 7" Vinyl-Rip

67 was a London based band formed by long-term friends, Toby Burton, Michael Wilson and Gavin Richards, whose musical roots extend as far back as their salad days, when they played together in a school band that's unique characteristics were it's cardboard guitars and acappella renditions of obscure punk songs!

The limitations of this medium, however, soon inspired them to turn 'electric' and in 1992 they 'came of age' with the recording of their highly acclaimed demo featuring an early version of 'Gadget;, the song which would become their second single for Southern Records. the first, 'Bright Black' was released in June 1993 and described by it's author as 'the wardrobe anxiety song' it was a stasted of the quirky punk-pop that was to follow and earned them their first live session on Radion One.

'Gadget' was released at the end of 1993 and took the band out of the capital to demonstrate the dynamics of their live show, taking in supports to american groups, Girls Against Boys, the Jesus Lizard and Shellac, along the way.

67's third single, due for release was a double A-side affair featuring two new tunes, 'Better and Worse' and 'The Jeep with a Beat', culled from their studio session with Harvey Birrell. In support of this the band played nationwide.

The band have since split up, some of the founder members having moved on to form Tea.(from


a1 Bright black

b1 Iron

Ripped at 320 kbps from 7"


1 comment:

  1. Great single! - if I say so myself. Thanks for re-discovering it. Toby Burton