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The Automatics are best known for their Punk/Powerpop standard 'When the tanks roll over Poland again', (released on Island Records in 1978) which became one of the first Number Ones in the newly introduced Punk/New Wave charts .

An album entitled 'Walking with the radio on' was recorded at the same time under the guidance of upcoming producer Steve Lillywhite, but shelved by Island Records as they focused their attention and producer on an upcoming outfit calling themselves 'U2'… read more

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  • Avatar for PokeBaal
    I vote for the Japanese one
  • Avatar for placidian
    Automatic Eraser!
  • Avatar for enid_coleslaw_
    The British Automatics already have a page under "Automatics." This page should be for the Japanese band.
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  • Avatar for miklophone
    It's a nice story on 'This American Life' (Chicago Public Radio podcast) - that's what brought me here.
  • Avatar for master-freeze
    Aahhh, shit, they should put a warning or something- I thought that Monster was a song by The Automatics and not by The Automatic all along ...
  • Avatar for Scott_25
    thanks to the magic of misspelling, the automatics are experiencing a resurgence in popularity lmao
  • Avatar for Masterian07
    Great artist, love the song 'Monster'.
  • Avatar for LawnchairGenera
    If you're looking for What's that coming lalala you've misspelled your tags. It's The Automatic (without an s)

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