THE TEMPEST were a short lived band that included future SPACEMEN 3 and SPIRITUALISED guitarist Mark Refoy and Alex Novak, who went on to be in ATTRITION and VENUS FLY TRAP.
Originally released in 1984 this reissue is limited to 500 coloured vinyl copies (Blue with white splatter) with new artwork by original sleeve designer Alex Novak. Also included with the LP is the first ever CD pressing of the album with an additional 3 non LP bonus tracks.
THE TEMPEST were formed early 1983 in Northampton from the ashes of Glass recording acts RELIGIOUS OVERDOSE and WHERES LISSE. Their debut single “Lady Left This” was released later that year, unsurprisingly, also on Glass Records and met with favourable reviews, which led to them being quickly snapped up by Anagram Records, releasing the indie chart hit “Montezuma”
Their upbeat, guitar and percussion based post-punk drew regular plays by KID JENSEN and JOHN PEEL on their BBC Radio 1 shows which culminated in a KID JENSEN RADIO 1 session. On Radio 1’s Roundtable “STEVE STRANGE said that “This is the sound of 1984”
After being Invited on tour with fellow Northampton band and good friends BAUHAUS. There Followed a whirlwind of gigs, that included STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE , IN EMBRACE, JAZZ BUTCHER, BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH, ALIEN SEX FIEND, SKELETAL FAMILY and QUANDO QUANGO
The storm blew out in 1984 with the band breaking up before the albums release.
THE TEMPEST WERE......
ALEX NOVAK(RELIGIOUS OVERDOSE/ATTRITION/VENUS FLY TRAP)
MARK REFOY(TELL TALE HEARTS/SPACEMEN 3/SPIRITUALIZED/SLIPSTREAM/PET SHOP BOYS)
JOHN LUCCIBELLO(RUSSIANS/SYNDROMES/VENUS FLY TRAP)
MICK PACKWOOD(WHERES LISSE/JAZZ BUTCHER)
LADY LEFT THIS
ICE COLD IN
BETTER AND BETTER
BIG BLACK CADILLAC
MISS DEEP FREEZE
EAT THE WALL
AT A LOW EBB
BLAME IT ON THE BREEZE
CD Bonus Tracks
THE CALM BEFORE