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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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  • Greetings from Ukraine))
  • first punk band i got into.
  • that is the greatest band name I've ever seen.
  • It really puzzles me how Powerjive / King Of The Mountain is their most scrobbled album?
  • First two albums r really great.
  • I read this whole shoutbox but didn't post
  • Yep saw them at Rebellion these boys can still rock!!!!!!
  • just seen them in derby. fun show

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