Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Broken Bones - Crucifix ep - 1984

Broken Bones are from England and were formed by guitarist Tony "Bones" Roberts in 1983 after he left Discharge. The original lineup was Tony's brother Tezz (also a former member of Discharge) on bass, Nobby as the vocalist and drummer Bazz. Their first single release was the January 1984 "Decapitated". The follow up single "Crucifix" was released in May of 1984. Tezz left the band to join U.K.Subs and friend and roadie Hoddy took over on bass. This new line-up recorded the bands first album "Dem Bones", and toured Europe & USA.

Hoddy then left to join Conflict, and Tezz resumed bass playing duties, and the F.O.A.D. album was released.

The band then had several line-up changes with Nobby leaving to live in America and Tezz once more departing. Hoddy returned to play bass and sing. The band released the "Seeing Thru My Eyes" ep with this 3-piece line-up. Eventually the band ground to a halt.

Bones reformed the band with a new line up of Cliff on drums, Quiv on vocals and Darren "Thrasher" Harris (of Exit Condition) on bass. This is where the band took a more metal turn with their music, releasing "Losing Control". Two more albums were to follow with the 12 inch release "Religion is Responsible" and another album "Stitched Up". After these albums release, the band's touring and recording fell into remission.

In 1996 Broken Bones reformed. Bones as on guitar, Quiv on vocal, Hoddy on bass and Dave on drums. They released their first studio album in 8 years, "Without Conscience" in 2001 and in 2004, they released "Time For Anger, Not Justice". Both albums bring the band back to their roots as they play the brand of hardcore they're most well known for. They still gig and tour regularly. (Wikipedia)

On a side note, what the fuck is up with the reversed image on the sleeve? Is this a print error and Fall Out Records released it any way? Any info would be appreciated.

01 - Crucifix
02 - Fight The Good Fight
03 - I-O-U

Fall Out Records

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

darn, i thought you were going to have an answer for the reversed cover! my copy is reversed as well, but i have seen regular printed covers.

rayss said...

i;ve never seen the reverse image but heres some not reversed.
http://rocketsciencerecords.blogspot.com/2008/10/broken-bones-crucifix-ep-1984-fall.html

http://uk82.150m.com/bands/brokenbones.html

Veganarchist said...

Yeah, I've wondered about that as well, but I found out that Fallout released both the original and the reversed image cover in 1984. Why they did, I have still no idea.

Both versions:

http://www.discogs.com/Broken-Bones-Crucifix/master/262474

Anonymous said...

According to Oddy about 50 copies were reversed for a laugh. I don't know if this figure is true though as I know of at least 4 copies (mine, two on here and one on Discogs)....

Pete Rose

deathtrip6 said...

there were 500 limited edition copies made of the reversed edition

Anonymous said...

does anyone know the lyrics to fight the good fight i play guitar in a band;love the song but cant find the lyrics anywhere