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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: CHINA DRUM Reply with quote

China Drum were an English punk rock band from Ovingham in Northumberland. They formed in 1989 and, after several early EPs and support by BBC Radio One, released their debut album Goosefair in 1996. They were known by their fans as 'The Drum' and recorded and released their final album under this name in 2001. They split up shortly afterwards citing "musical indifference" in their press release as a reason.

China Drum were formed in 1989 by McQueen brothers Bill (guitar) and Dave (bass) along with singing drummer Adam Lee in Ovingham. In 1993 the band released their debut single "Simple". This was followed the next year by a second single "Great Fire", released by Fluffy Bunny Records, to coincide with a UK and European tour with Green Day.

Their breakthrough hit was a high-tempo cover of Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights", and they also recorded Crowded House's "Fall at Your Feet" in a similar vein. The theme tune to the television programme The Adventures of Rupert Bear was a fan favourite at concerts. Of their material, Leatherface included a cover of China Drum's "Meaning" on their "Little White God" single; whilst Bodyjar covered "Fall Into Place", among a number of other covers, on You Got Me A Girl's Bike You Idiot.

GREAT BAND THAT WAS SADLY OVERLOOKED...the DRUM influenced my music and taste. Def' in my top 5 Cool fav. bands
Goosefair (1996)Def' in my top 5 fav. records

Anyone else like/know of'em???
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I have not heard that name is ages. I used to have one of their CDs... I really liked 'em if I remember correctly.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Yeah! China Drum is a great band, Goosefair is one of the best lp's from the 90's 4sure. They have a myspace and a youtube chanel to check out Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like them, too.

Did the drummer of compulsion play the drums for some time?

Compulsion...also a great Band!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes he did. Jan-Willem Alkema. Compulsion is a great band aswell. I just found their "best of" at my favorite record store here in L.A. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy in the used bin for $6 Cool I would've paid $60 for it....Love 'em, Basket Case is awesome stuff.

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