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THE AUTOMATICS - Complete Worldwide Discography
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The Automatics, fronted by English born Dave Philp, are best known for their Punk/Powerpop standard 'When the tanks roll over Poland again', (released on Island Records in 1978) which became one of the first Number Ones in the newly introduced UK Punk/New Wave charts .
An album entitled 'Walking with the radio on' was recorded in London at the same time under the guidance of upcoming producer Steve Lillywhite, but shelved by Island Records as they focused their attention and producer on an upcoming outfit calling themselves 'U2'. The band disbanded shortly after.

Drummer Ricky 'Rocket' Goldstein left to join Sham 69 and played on Sham`s later hits. Guitarist Wally Hacon went off to work with Wreckless Eric, for whom he wrote the single 'Broken Doll' (later covered by Sir Cliff Richard), whilst Bobby Collins had a spell as bass player in Holly and The Italians.

The 'Walking with the radio on' album was eventually given a release in Japan in 2000 by Base Records (and a later UK release in 2003 by Angel Air Records).

With renewed vigour, lead vocalist and songwriter Dave Philp re-assembled The Automatics in 2000 and recorded the Automatics "2" album with top L.A. producer Jim Wirt. "2" was released in Japan by Base Records in 2001 and promoted by a series of Japanese dates. Another album of "Rarities" from their early days was issued by Base Records the same year.
In 2002, Swedish label Diapazam Records coupled together 2 early tracks and released the 7" vinyl single "Wild One"/ "Like a moth into a flame".

2003 saw the band release the 'Forty Virgins In The Afterlife' album. The album was released on Base Records in Japan and also had a release in Germany on Trash 2001 Records. It had the added bonus of a guest appearance from the Sex Pistols` Steve Jones, who played guitar on the tracks 'Trash' and 'Peace on Earth', and was supported by a Japanese tour in 2004.
Dave Philp has been vigorously writing and recording over the last few years and has just launched the brand new Automatics album 'Britannia'.... a more musically varied album than the regular Automatics sound with a distinct British theme running through the songs. Guests on the 'Britannia' album include Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Ian McCallum (Stiff Little Fingers), Mick Rossi (Slaughter & the dogs), Michael Des Barres (Silverhead, Detective, Power station), Jim Wirt and others.
 Former BBC Radio One deejay Mike Read nominated The Automatics` "Britannia" album his 'album of the week' during the first week of September 2006 on his Big L Radio (formerly Radio London) show and  "England Expects" entered the 'Big L Fab 40' charts at # 23 on 3rd Sept. 2006, eventually peaking at # 19.

"Old River Thames" from the Automatics` "Britannia" album is released as a single on 27th Nov. 2006. Also included on the single is a new, re-mixed version of "Trash" (from the 2003 album"Forty Virgins in the Afterlife"), with guitar by the Sex Pistols` Steve Jones, plus a hitherto
unreleased track "Wonderful Day" (featuring Paul McCartney`s current guitarist, Brian Ray).
 

1978 Island Records THE AUTOMATICS :"When the tanks roll over Poland abain"/"Watch her now"  7" Vinyl - 1978 
Island Records - WIP 6439
2000 Destroy Records THE AUTOMATICS  -  "The Missing Album"
Destroy Records: BURN 001 (LP) Only 500 copies Vinyl album
The Automatics' previously  unissued 1978 debut album.
Walking with the radio on / Like a moth into the flame / When the tanks roll over Poland again / Run forever / Danger signs / Wild one / Stab it back /To the good times / Watch her now / Dumb games /You can`t catch me / Wear your love like a ball & chain
2000 Base Records (Japanese issue) THE AUTOMATICS  -  "Walking with the radio on" CD and Vinyl Album
Japanese release on Base Records: BASE 001 CD / (LP)
The Automatics' 1978 debut album with remastered and restored sound plus bonus tracks.
1. Walking with the radio on; 2. Like a moth into a flame; 3. When the tanks roll over Poland again; 4. Wild One; 5. Run Forever; 6. Danger Signs; 7.Stab it back;8.Wear your love like a ball and chain; 9. Watch her now; 10. Dumb Games; 11.To the good times
Bonus tracks 12:British Beat (early demo version),13.Walking with the radio on (demo version), 14.When the tanks roll over Poland again (Reprised)
2000  Base Records (Japanese issue) THE AUTOMATICS  -  "Rarities" Vinyl LP
Japanese release on Base Records: BASE 002 LP
Side A: 1.When The Tanks Roll Over Poland Again; 2.Danger Signs; 3.Dumb Games; 4.Run Forever; 5.Watch her now; 6.Wild One; 7.Radio Blaring Out from a Burning Car; 8.Winter Girls
Side B:1. Walking with the radio on; 2. Like a moth into a flame;3. Love among the heavy machines; 4.I don`t wanna think about it; 5.Dead end Street; 6.Wild One; 7.You can`t catch me; 8.Run Forever; 9.Like a moth into a flame;
2001  Base Records (Japanese issue) THE AUTOMATICS  - "2" CD album. 
Japanese release on Base Records
The superb 2001 'comeback' album from The Automatics, recorded in L.A. and produced by Jim Wirt . Only released in Japan. At last we have the album in stock.

1. A Mighty Long Way From Memphis; 2. Venus In Leatherette; 
3. Let Me Be; 4. Pink Kyryptonite; 5. Hold Me; 6. Love Slave; 7.Jaded; 8. Shadowlands;
9. Smoking Chinese; 10. When The Tanks Roll Over Poland Again (New version); 11.When The Tanks Roll (Revisited)

Price £12


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2001 : AMP Records (USA) VARIOUS ARTISTS  -  "AMP Records Has A Hard-On For Tromaville.com" 
 2001 : USA release on AMP Records
"Three cds... 94 bands... 94 songs... awesome packaging... what more could you possibly want?  This originally started out as the fourth installment in the 'Back to Rockaway Beach' series of compilations. "
Features The Automatics` - "Wild One".
2002 Diapazam Records (Swedish 7" Vinyl single) THE AUTOMATICS :"WILD ONE"/"MOTH INTO A FLAME"  7" Vinyl

SWEDISH Retrospective issue: Diapazam Records :DPZ 006
 2002 Swedish Automatics single, featuring 2 tracks from the album "Walking with the radio on", recorded in 1978.

Very limited availability!!! 

PRICE £5
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2003 Angel Air Records (Remastered CD) UK THE AUTOMATICS  -  "Walking with the radio on" CD Album
Angel Air Records: SJPCD 140
The Automatics' 1978 debut album with remastered and restored sound plus bonus tracks.
1. Walking with the radio on; 2. Like a moth into a flame; 3. When the tanks roll over Poland again; 4. Wild One; 5. Run Forever; 6. Danger Signs; 7.Stab it back;8.Wear your love like a ball and chain; 9. Watch her now; 10. Dumb Games; 11.To the good times
Bonus tracks 12:British Beat (early demo version),13.Walking with the radio on (demo version), 14.When the tanks roll over Poland again (Reprised)
2003  Base Records (Japanese issue) THE AUTOMATICS  -  "FORTY VIRGINS IN THE AFTERLIFE" CD Album
 Japanese edition on Base Records: BASE 006 CD
The 3rd Automatics album, recorded in L.A. in 2002/3, produced by Jim Wirt and featuring 12 great Powerpop tunes. This album has never been released in the UK but we have managed to obtain stock of the Japanese edition.

1. Trash; 2. British Beat; 3. She Devils of Beverly Hills; 4. Peace On Earth; 
5. Broken Doll; 6. King Of The Cowboys; 7.Forty Virgins in The Afterlife;
8. The Currency of Rock and Roll; 9. Aces On Kings; 10. Baby Doll; 11.Tonite; 
12. Farewell and F*** You

Price £12


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2003  Gulcher Records (USA)
VARIOUS ARTISTS  -  "XMAS SNERTZ" CD Album
USA release on Gulcher Records: GULCH 420
Compilation of alternative Christmas tracks released by Florida-based Gulcher Records in December 2003.  Featuring the Automatics` "Merry Christmas", which is unavailable elsewhere.
1."Still feels like Christmas" - Angel Corpus Christi ; 2."Merry Christmas" - The Automatics ; 3."C`mon Santa" - Mach Bell & his Elves ; 4."Christmas Time is Here Again" - Crawlspace ; 5."If Every Day Was Like Christmas" - Phil Hendriks/Stiffs (UK) ;
6."Can I please Crawl Down Your Chimney?" - Kenne Highland & his Vatican Sex Kittens
7."Your Very First Christmas" - Phil Hundley ; 8."The Blizzard of `78" - The Korps ;
9. "Coming Home For Xmas" - Monsterpop ; 10. "Christmas with the Devil" - MX-80 ;
11."Be More Often" - Ted Niemiec ; 12."Homo Christmas" - Pansy Division ;
13."Old Taunt & Bomb" - Stalingrad Symphony ; 14."Jingle Bells" - Rich Stim ;
15."Happy Hardcore New Year" - The Walking Ruins ;16."We Three Kings Of Orient Are" - X-Ray Tango
2004  Trash 2001 Records (German issue) THE AUTOMATICS  -  CD & Vinyl LP Album. German edition on Trash 2001 Records : LP023-T2001
German issue of the above album, with completely different cover.
1. Trash; 2. British Beat; 3. She Devils of Beverly Hills; 4. Peace On Earth; 
5. Broken Doll; 6. King Of The Cowboys; 7.Forty Virgins in The Afterlife;
8. The Currency of Rock and Roll; 9. Aces On Kings; 10. Baby Doll; 11.Tonite; 
12. Farewell and F*** You

2006 Dork Records UK issue
THE AUTOMATICS  - "ENGLAND EXPECTS " (Britannia promo  CD Single/E.P) 
UK Release on Dork Records: UR PROMO 001
1. England Expects; 2. Britannia, 
3. British Beat ( featuring Steve Jones), 4. Rule Britannia

PRICE £3.50 


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AUTOMATICS -  "BRITANNIA"
 

2006 Dork Records UK issue

THE AUTOMATICS  - "BRITANNIA" 
CD Album 2006
UK Release on Dork Records : URCD 001

1. Britannia, 2. When the sun sinks on England tonight, 3. British Beat (New version featuring Steve Jones), 4. Close your eyes and think of England, 
5. England`s Dreaming, 6. England Expects, 7. Old River Thames, 
8. Who died and made you Brian Jones?, 9. Royalty, 
10.Quintessential Englishman, 11.Rule Britannia

Dork Records: URCD 001

PRICE £10 
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2006 Dork Records (Released  27 Nov 2006) THE AUTOMATICS  - "OLD RIVER THAMES " ( CD Single/E.P) 
UK Release on Dork Records: UR10
1. Old River Thames; 2. Trash ( featuring Steve Jones), 3. Wonderful Day

PRICE £3.50
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2007 (Now available as download only) THE AUTOMATICS  - "THE LAST NOEL" ( Download-only Album) 
Click here to download "The Last Noel" from Itunes.
2009 Dork Records (Released May 2009) THE AUTOMATICS: "JUKEBOX OF HUMAN SORROW"
CD Album - May 2009
UK Release on Dork Records : URCD 002

1. (Pretty Little) Monsters, 2. Cardboard Kingdom, 3. A Mighty Long Way From Memphis (New Version), 4. Tonight The Lights Are Shining Out
5. Jukebox of Human Sorrow, 6. Waiting for My Spaceship to Come
7. Happy Birthday, 8. My Life of Crime, 9. All the Weight of the World
10. I Swear, 11. Your Biggest Fan, 12. Million Dollar Baby, 13. Wonderful Day
14. My Illustrious Career

- Dork Records: URCD 002

PRICE £8
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