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Kings Lynn bands archive expanded

There are many new items added into the Kings Lynn bands archive that the scope of it has widened from 80s bands and the archive is now called Kings Lynn bands 1977-1997.

Bands added or given their own pages include Passion Flower Hotel, The Chances, Reality, Section A and the Nuclear Socketts. Out of The Garage has been added to the Fanzines section.

Winston have had music added including one track that has never been previously released, same goes for The Slugs / Obsession

Music and more information has also been added to the Exploding Hamsters page 

Photos, tickets and posters have been stolen from various FB sites and liberally sprinkled round

If you have anything for the archive, let us know.

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Fanzines

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West Norfolk bands werent featured much in the National Music Press - or in the London/Manchester based fanzines -  in the 80's but we did have a handful of enthusiasts making sure our scene had its own publications.

Tox (Steve Harnett) had the most successful zine, Trees & Flowers, one whole issue and some snippets of other issues can be found on the Fanzine page as are examples of Bushes and Weeds (Kevin Tordoff) plus mentions of Final Straw from Norwich.

The Fanzine page

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The Nuclear Socketts

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The Nuclear Socketts were a punk band from the Kings Lynn area who released a couple of singles and, recently, two compilation albums. They were a favourite of Lynn Punk royalty, Toxin (Steve Harnett)

Notable for playing a John Peel Roadshow in Lowestoft (with the Needles, who played with the Exploding Hamsters at West Runton) and winning the £20 first prize at the NORCAT Talent Contest.

The Socketts had their own label, Subversive Records - which also released singles by Section A and Reality - see their page here.