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Metropak were a band in Edinburgh, Scotland circa 1979/80 and were inspired by the New Wave/Punk explosion started at around that time when bands started their own independant labels and made their own records. Band members were Murray Bruce, Stephen Harrison(first two singles only), Robin Thistlethwaite, Toni Mcvitie, Helen Rutherford. Metropak were contemporary in Edinbugh at that time with Fire Engines, TV Art, Josef K, Scars, Flowers, Rezillos, The Visitors, The Freeze, It's Over It's Over It's Over, Boots for dancing, Matt Vinyl and the Decorators, Jacki and all the ones, The Colour Group, The Cubs, Green Rayo, Strange Daze and The Delmontes. Metropak played a number of venues in and around Edinburgh, including one at the Odeon with The Clash. Their first ever concert was at the Netherbow Theatre in Edinburgh on 27th January 1979. Three singles were released. In the autumn of 1980, Metropak went to New York and performed at The Mudd Club, Tier 3 and The UK Club.Band members were Murray Bruce. Two tracks ('You're A Rebel' and 'Here's Looking At You') were re-released in 2008 on a compilation CD called Messthetics # 105 (on the Hyped To Death label) featuring Scottish bands of the same era. In 2010 Close Up Records Uk released a compilation CD containing all tracks from the three vinyl singles. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.