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The Tights were formed in 1977, and hail from Worcestershire in the UK. The current line up is : Malcolm Orgee - vocals; Rob Banks - Guitar & Vocals; Barry Island - Bass , Keyboards & vocals; Hodge - drums & vocals
They were the first ever band to be signed to the now legendary punk rock label
Cherry Red Records.
Their 2 singles ‘Bad Hearts’ and ‘Howard Hughes’ released in 1978 reached
number 4 and 6 respectively in the UK indie charts at the time.

Review : Radio & Record News : Bad Hearts : 1978
“Lay down a raucous rhythm guitar in the background , bring in clear foreground
vocals, and finally make the sound complete with the bass and drums combining
as one unit, and you have a superb modern pop record.”

When the 80’s arrived and put pay to punk… the band split, but still remained good friends.
After nearly a 27yr break, the band reformed in 2004 believing there were songs
that were left unsung.
2 new EP’s by the band have been released on Cherry Red Records the first ’ 7707 ’ which is a eulogy to the dead and near dead punks from the days of the late ‘70’s and ‘Blood & Flowers’ they are both available on download.

Review : Mick Mercer : November 8th 2006 : The Tights - 7707 :
“The Tights were an unusual punky pop band way back when, with their glorious singles ‘Bad Hearts’ and ‘Howard Hughes’.


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  • XMD5a8000

    "China's Eternal" is perfection.

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Namey

    what is this TIghts shit, with the I capital too?

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • thetights1977

    Legendary 70's Punk Rock band The Tights play NEAT NEAT NEAT Upstairs at The Garage on 29 Oct 2010, with 3 original members Malcolm Orgee - Vox , Rob Banks - Guitar , Barry Island - Bass. A rare chance to see the first band to be signed to Cherry Red Records.

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Nickandroff

    Nah, what a great band! :D

    26 Jul 2010 Reply
  • maulofsound

    what a great 7".

    12 Sep 2008 Reply

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