Listening to Turn It Up on 12th December 1989 is was something of a shock to find us joint third for the County.
Admittedly Sussex was not a hot bed of internationally successful recording artists, The Popguns and 14 Iced Bears were the bands ahead of us, but most of the other acts in the chart were what we’d consider ‘real’ bands as opposed us gentleman amateurs.
And given our incompetence at getting gigs I can only think it was the Radio appearances that did the trick where we were perhaps a little lighter in tone than some of the local groups.
It was also a rare placing for a Horsham band as usually Crawley represented the north of the County.
Interesting to note the dawn of The Levellers who were tenth in the Poll.
Some tunes from the top 10 acts are here.
Having found out that the local music program had played us in recent weeks we made contact was made and we headed off to Brighton on a Sunday afternoon for the first of two interviews on the program at Marlborough Place.
The Gits (UK) – Radio Sussex Turn It Up Interview Part 1 (1989) [in BBQ]
The Gits (UK) – Radio Sussex Turn It Up Interview Part 2 (1989) [in BBQ]
A little about the interview, Turn It Up and Radio Sussex here.
We’ll have to thank Jimmy Young for the appearance as it was partly the out-take of him, amongst others, that were on the Chris Morris cassette that picked the interest of the shows presenters.