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Crispy Ambulance were formed in Manchester (UK) in 1978 by Alan Hempsall (vocals), Keith Darbyshire (bass), Gary Madeley (drums) and Robert Davenport (guitar).

Following a self-released debut single From the Cradle to the Grave (Aural Assault, 1980) the band joined Factory Records. Singles Not What I Expected (Factory, 1980) and Live on a Hot August Night (Factory Benelux, 1981, produced by Martin Hannett) preceded the album The Plateau Phase (Factory Benelux, 1981), and final single Sexus (also Factory Benelux, 1981… read more

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  • Avatar for CompSimpCarl
    cool shit.
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  • Avatar for jamesusillxd
    A new favourite post-punk band
  • Avatar for BelcantoInTheSp
    melancholic and moody
  • Avatar for duzguneser
    a high-quality post-punk band.
  • Avatar for Skygazer1
    "Nature hurts you, and then it heals you..."
  • Avatar for prominence_la
    What else to say that hasn't been said? Immortal name, supreme music.
  • Avatar for BelcantoInTheSp
    The Eastern Bloc
  • Avatar for fastlane01
    They certainly knew how to name bands in that era. Nowadays a lot of the band names are totally naff, and sometimes you can't even tell them apart.
  • Avatar for KingySilvers
    You're going on after Crispy Ambulance!

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