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999

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Biography

999 are an English punk band which formed in London in 1976. Founded by singer/guitarist Nick Cash, 999's original lineup also included Guy Days (vocals/guitar), Jon Watson (bass) and Pablo LaBritain (drums). Ed Case served temporarily as drummer following LaBritain's injury in 1978, while Watson has since been replaced by Danny Palmer (1986-1991) and former Lurkers member Arturo Bassick (1991-present). 999 became a popular act within the London punk circuit, releasing its first single ("I'm Alive") in 1977 under its own label. The band soon found chart success, attaining five top 100 UK hits under the United Artists label. However, 999's popularity began to wane in the early 1980s. 999 disbanded in the mid-1980s only to reform soon afterward. They have since released several albums and continue to tour. Also similar to the Ruts, 999 built much of their following through gigging the down and dirty venues around Southall in West London. 999 never showed the same reggae influences as the Ruts though, maintaining a 'pure punk' sound throughout. They are also still alive and well, and still gigging it hard.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    I believe in homicide I rest my case,
    Don't cast a sigh you'd better believe it,
    That's the truth of it take it or leave it,
    Resign to it homicide, homicide, homicide, homicide
    No one cares when someone lies
    Homicide  -  126,455 plays
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    We've heard it all before
    We've learning to ignore
    You must confess this awful mess
    Isn't just a bore
    It's more than we could bear
    Emergency  -  79,612 plays
  3. Nasty Nasty  -  48,010 plays
  4. I'm Alive  -  36,309 plays
  5. Me And My Desire  -  30,937 plays
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