The Tights

The Tights

The Tights are a English punk rock band from Worcester. The band's only two singles were released by the Cherry Red Records label: "Bad Hearts" / "It" / "Cracked" (1978) and "Howard Hughes" / "China's Eternal" (1978). After John Peel played "Bad Hearts" on BBC Radio 1, this single made it to number six in the UK punk chart. Follow-up "Howard Hughes" reached number four in the same chart. After playing their farewell gig at the Marquee Club, London, The Tights split in 1979.

In 2004 the band reformed.

ingle covers

*The cover picture of the "Howard Hughes" single features the limo of Charlie Watts (the drummer of The Rolling Stones).
*The cover picture of "Bad Hearts Cracked It" features Susie Bateman (daughter of the singer Graystone Burgess).

Band members

*Rob Banks (guitars)
*Barry Island (bass guitar and keyboards)
*Rick Mayhew (drums)
*Malcolm Orgee (vocals)

External links

* [ The Tights' official site]
* [ Listen to The Tights at]
* [ Keeping in tight - BBC article and interview]

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