Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dyaks –Gutter Kids/Blow My Dreams Away (Unreleased Punk Acetate 1977)




Dyaks –Gutter Kids/Blow My Dreams Away (Unreleased Punk Acetate 1977)

It was a mystery unnamed acetate, but no longer. This is the Dyaks AKA Chris Reeves who was also behind Jabberwock who produced the majestic Proggy Glamster Sneakin’ Snaky around the same time http://purepop1uk.blogspot.co.uk/2007/08/jabberwock-disturbance-sneakin-snaky.html

The earlier version of Gutter Kids presented here (probably recorded at Pathway Studios in July 77) is so much better than the released version. Here the guitar slash and crash in an updated 66 Who windmill fashion, while the song structure wins out by debuting the rousing chorus earlier than in the released version with the harmonies bringing a nice Powerpop sprinkling to proceedings
The B side, (totally unreleased) starts off in Clash mode before going nice and melodic, with an end betraying their pre-punk musicianship
The Dyaks/Jabberwock were really stuck in the middle of Year 0, unsure which bus to take, but as exemplified here;  the superior chops and melodic core they possessed were in stark contrast to other more “credible” and run-of-the mill bandwagon jumpers

Here a Full version of Gutter Kids




Hear a full version of Blow My Dreams Away

1 comment:

James Trash said...

Nice find! This version sounds somewhere between TRB and The Boys. Though it's good, and it's nice to hear an alternate version, I do prefer the actual single. I wonder if this was ever considered for a proper release? ...thanks for posting this.