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Newtown Neurotics

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Biography

The Newtown Neurotics, an underated british punk-rock band with socialist lyrics bent whose classic first album "Beggars Can be Choosers" in 1983 was stylistically indebted to the Ramones, but with outraged lyrics more akin to political The Clash or Ruts. The band formed in suburban Newtown Harlow Essex outside London, but eventually dropped the "Newtown" from its name and broadened their approach, including slower tempos and horn arrangements. Members included lead singer and guitarist Steve Drewett, and bassist Colin Dredd, who came down with pleurisy, and the band in turn called it quits in October 1988 with a farewell show at at the Fulham Greyhound. The Newtown Neurotics reformed for a few reunion shows in London & Brighton leading up to Blackpool's 2006 Wasted and 2008 Rebellion punk festivals, their biggest British audiences to date.

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