- The Tights
The Tights are a English
punk rockband from Worcester. The band's only two singles were released by the Cherry Red Recordslabel: "Bad Hearts" / "It" / "Cracked" (1978) and "Howard Hughes" / "China's Eternal" (1978). After John Peelplayed "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.
*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
*Rob Banks (
*Barry Island (
bass guitarand keyboards)
*Rick Mayhew (
*Malcolm Orgee (vocals)
* [http://www.thetights.com/ The Tights' official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/thetights Listen to The Tights at MySpace.com]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/herefordandworcester/content/articles/2005/10/14/the_tights_group.shtml Keeping in tight - BBC article and interview]
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