Various ‘Unearthed Liverpool Cult Classics VOL 3’ CD/DL-023

023Various ‘Unearthed Liverpool Cult Classics VOL 3’ CD/DL-023

Released: July 2002, CD and Download

With the success of the previous two volumes in this series, The Viper Label decided it was time to release the final volume in the triolgy. This is yet another ‘storming collection of scouse nuggets’ from the seventies to the present day. Vol 3 begins with Liverpool’s first Punk band The Spitfire Boys with a song called ‘British Refugee’ from 1977 featuring future Frankie Goes to Hollywood member Paul Rutherford on vocals and ends with The Hokum Clones, one of Liverpool’s finest new bands around, covering a song that started it all in the mid 1950’s, Leadbelly’s ‘Rock Island Line’. This album also features a lost song by Shack called ‘Up’ thought to be destoryed in a fire in 1991, The ID, an early incarnation of OMD with the original version of ‘Electricity’, and ‘Hey Disco Joe’ by Wah! Heat ‘ live’ at the last night of Erics and many more gems. Once again this album reaffirms what a truely great musical city Liverpool is and will continue to be. These albums are the ultimate record of Liverpool underground music.



1. The Spitfire Boys – British Refugee
2. Shack – Up
3. The ID – Electricity
4. Wah! Heat – Hey Disco Joe
5. Pure Morning – I don’t want you around
6. Some Detergents – Modern Problem
7. The 6c – Close the Book
8. Pontoon – In a couple of Weeks
9. The Kachinas – Weeping Willow
10. Divine Thunderbolt Corporation – Little Rain Falling
11. The Skinnies – Instrumental
12. Those Naughty Lumps – Iggy Pops Jacket
13. The Isrites – Keep It On
14. Dalek I – Freedom Fighters
15. The Scales – Good/10
16. The Hokum Clones – Rock Island Line

  • ‘Merseyside’s very own ‘ Nuggets ‘ and should be revered as such’ Tim Peacock, Whisperin and Hollerin, Aug 2004
  • ‘Through the 70’s & 80’s Liverpools precocious underground scene was bulging with personality, more so than the more reserved artists in Manchester – The fact that Viper have reached Vol 3 seems to prove the point’ Mick Middles, Record Collector, Aug 2004
  • ‘These three CD’s are modern psychedelic nuggets – each and every track has some type of historic value attached to it and is literally a goldmine of quality’ Alternative Malta Sept 2004
  • ‘Unearthed is a wonderland of post punk lost classics’ Terry Banks The Big Takeover Sept 2004