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The Lurkers were a late 1970s English punk rock group from West London, notable for being the first group ever on Beggars Banquet Records.

Unlike most of their UK contemporaries, The Lurkers' influence lay far more with American punks The Ramones, than with British trailblazers The Sex Pistols and The Clash. Their heavily, and unabashedly derivative style, garnered them the affectionate tag of "The British Ramones".

Their debut single, 1977's "Shadow"/"Love Story," was the first release on Beggars… read more

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  • Avatar for S1D1991
    Greetings from Ukraine))
  • Avatar for frankiefrogfive
    first punk band i got into.
  • Avatar for serpentslair
    that is the greatest band name I've ever seen.
  • Avatar for KurtBell
    http://www.last.fm/music/Big+Art+Peters
  • Avatar for KurtBell
    It really puzzles me how Powerjive / King Of The Mountain is their most scrobbled album?
  • Avatar for Nickandroff
    First two albums r really great.
  • Avatar for FlyingSalt
    I read this whole shoutbox but didn't post
  • Avatar for ItsGizmo
    Yep saw them at Rebellion these boys can still rock!!!!!!
  • Avatar for pricey123
    just seen them in derby. fun show
  • Avatar for viniciusabc
    http://abcterror.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Lurkers

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