The Cortinas - Defiant Pose: Singles and Demos 1977/1978 LP
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Bristol punk quintet the Cortinas began as an R&B cover band, but soon sped up their repertoire when punk arrived, making them local pioneers. A slot supporting the Stranglers at the Roxy brought them onto Miles Copeland and Mark Perry's Step Forward label and they later signed to CBS before imploding, guitarist Nick Sheppardthen joining the Clash and drummer Daniel Swann of San Francisco's the Sneetches. This ace compilation gathers the best of their early work, including the immortal debut Fascist Dictator/Defiant Pose, as well as "TV Families", both in the studio and live. Another crucial piece of the Bristol puzzle!