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22 Feb
Requested: Send No Flowers
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By request for King Rodrigo Maranan.

Send No Flowers were a Liverpool band from 1981 to 1983 featuring Lyn Sangster (on guitar and vocals), Jake Wakstein (on drums), Paul Sangster (on bass), and Timmo O’Shea (on guitar). They had songs on two compilation cassettes (“Adventures In Reality” and “Index #2″) before signing to the Praxis label (the label that also released The Balcony). It appears they released just one 7″ “Playing For Time” b/w “Wall of Convention” and “One More Day” before calling it a day. Lyn Sangster and Jake Wakstein both went on to form the fantastic Play Hard Records band Kit and Paul Sangster went on to play sessions in The High Five.

Other notable things… Robert Blamire (who played bass in Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls) co-produced the “Playing For Time” single. I also read that the drummer of The Wild Swans, Alan Wills, played with the band during live performances.

Listen to Send No Flowers – Playing For Time

Speaking of Kit, here’s a nice review by Neal from The Hellfire Sermons. I’m planning to do a post about Kit’s “Unshakeable Faith” LP soon.

5 Comments

  1. Thanks for this great post mate. Looking forward in hearing KIT, quite interesting band to hunt their records too…

    Keep up. =)

    Comment by King — 23 Feb @ 5:28 am

  2. Well, the bass was SLAMMIN’! Drums pretty good too. Overall rhythm = ace.

    Comment by jennifer — 23 Feb @ 12:35 pm

  3. Just wish you would play the whole single OR/AND the album!!!!
    Can’t wait for ANYTHING by KIT!!
    Seriously, ur doing a great job…kep it up….sounds like a school report!!

    Comment by merseybeatle — 28 Feb @ 8:08 pm

  4. Thanks, KIT is coming soon.

    Comment by ed — 28 Feb @ 9:54 pm

  5. [...] Kit formed in 1984 from the ashes of Send No Flowers. They released three 12″s and one LP between 1988 and 1990 on Play Hard Records (a Manchester [...]

    Pingback by Shelflife Records: blog — 26 Mar @ 7:01 am

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