SUEDE CROCODILES, THE - STOP THE RAIN 7"
RELEASE DATE 16TH MARCH 2022
Limited 2 track 7" pressed on Blue Vinyl
Includes postcard and poster
Part of the Optic Sevens 4.0 Reissue Series
Stop The Rain
Formed in post-Postcard Glasgow as Popgun, Kevin McDermott (vocals/guitar), Davie McCormick (drums), and Ross Drummond (bass/vocals) were joined by Roddy Johnson (guitar/vocals). In 1983, they changed their name to The Suede Crocodiles and released ‘Stop the Rain’ on the NoStrings label.
Single of the Week in both NME and Melody Maker, this jagged-edged, spiky pop-punk single caught the ear of many. The Suede Crocodiles went on to tour the UK with Nick Heyward.
The band split before releasing their second single, ‘Paint Yourself A Rainbow’ with songwriter and lead vocalist Kevin McDermott going on to form the Kevin McDermott Orchestra and having a successful solo career.