Thursday, April 19, 2007
Stunt Kites are one of the lesser known postpunk bands from Sheffield. Their first appearance is a track on the '1980: The First Fifteen Minutes' comp. 7" on Neutron Records. Other Sheffield bands on this comp. are Clock DVA, I'm So Hollow and Vice Versa. Vice Versa ran the Neutron label and was the band who later morphed into ABC!
Couldn't find a lot of info on Stunt Kites except that they did a reunion gig in 2003 together with long time fan Jarvis Cocker of Pulp.
Here are the two records Stunt Kites released. First one released on the well known punk label Pax Records. Second one is the first Criminal Damage release. You'll probably notice some vinyl noise on the B side but what does one expect if you want to put an 8+ minutes song on a 7".
Stunt Kites 12" (Pax Records-PAX 3-1981)
2. One For The Family
3. Deity's Lament
4. Ex-Triple One
Leanora 7" (Criminal Damage-CRI 101-1983)
2. Hail To The Roots