Concrete Sox

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Concrete Sox
Origin Nottingham, United Kingdom
Genres Crossover thrash
Crust punk
Years active 1984–1999, 2009-present
Labels SoxCore Records
Associated acts City Indians, Heresy, Fractured, The Fiend, Belligerence, Poundaflesh, Fight Back
Website http://concretesox.org/
Members Vic Timoveric (founder)
Michèle Croll
Lambert
Dave "Brownie" Brown
Joe 'Pug' Nott
Past members Rich Button
Sean Cook
Leslie Duly
Mark Greenwell
Ian Halpin
Rich Lamell
Lloyd Sims
John March
Kalvin Piper
Andy Sewell

Concrete Sox are a British crust punk band. They are largely seen[who?] as an early crossover thrash band who incorporated many thrash metal-like riffs in the style of their earlier recordings.

Formed in 1984 following jam sessions with Gabba (Chaos UK/F.U.K.), Kalv (Heresy/Geriatric Unit) and various friends, the band was founded by Vic Timoveric with Les Duly. Not set on a permanent name, they once gigged as "Concrete Evidence", but the name "Concrete Sox" (Vic's parody of a Nottingham band "Steam Roller Gloves") became the band's official name.

Their first release was the LP Your Turn Next in 1985 on COR records followed by a split LP with Heresy on Earache Records in 1986.

Concrete Sox were one of the more established of the British hardcore / crust punk influenced thrash bands during the mid to late 1980s. They are also credited[who?] with being one of the pioneers of the punk/metal crossover music movement (along with other bands i.e. Sacrilege/English Dog/Onslaught/Deviated Instinct etc.).

For several years their early work was out of press, but the Your Turn Next and Whoops Sorry Vicar were re-released in September 2012 on the band's own label, SoxCore Records in association with Boss Tuneage. The vinyl versions are on coloured vinyl and the CD releases have bonus tracks personally selected by Timoveric. New T-shirts will be released at the same time as the releases in Japan.[1][2][3] Most of their recordings are also available via peer to peer networks and the band have made all their releases available for free through MediaFire.

Concrete Sox reformed in 2009 with a new line-up. After an unsuccessful tour in April 2010 (which was cancelled by the band after three shows), the line-up was disbanded. As of December 2012, original/founding member Vic Timoveric is working with a new line-up, including the return of Pug on drums and the addition of Lambert and Michèle (vocals) and Brownie (bass). The band are now managed by Dave McAllister [4] and are planning tour dates and new recordings for 2013 [5]

Members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Sean Cook (vocals; 1986–1989, 1992–1996, 1999)
  • Lloyd Sims (vocals; 1989–1992, 1997–1998)
  • John March (drums, vocals; 1984–1986; also of Heresy)
  • Andy Sewell (drums; 1986–1996, 1999; also of City Indians)
  • Les Duly (1984–1993, 1997)
  • Kalvin Piper (1987; also of Heresy)
  • Rich Lamell (bass; 1998–1999)
  • Rich Button (guitar; 1987–1989)
  • Ian Halpin (guitar; 1989–1991)
  • Mark Greenwell (guitar; 1991–1996, 1997–1999)

Discography[edit]

  • Demo 1985
  • Your Turn Next LP (C.O.R., 1985; re-released (with bonus tracks) 2003 by Speedstate)
  • Split LP with Heresy (Earache, 1987)
  • Whoops Sorry Vicar! LP (Manic Ears, 1987; re-released 2003 (with bonus tracks) by Speedstate)
  • Demo 1988
  • Sewerside LP (Big Kiss, 1989)
  • Lunched Out 7" EP (Desperate Attempt, 1990)
  • Split 7" EP with Nightmare (MCR, 1991)
  • Another Time (compilation of Whoops Sorry Vicar! and Your Turn Next; Weasel, 1992)
  • Live VIDEO VHS tape, includes patch (MCR, 1992)
  • Japan Tour '92 live LP (MCR, 1993)
  • No World Order LP (Lost & Found, 1993)
  • Silence 7" EP (Blind Destruction, 1997)
  • The New E.P. 7" EP (Data, 1999)
  • Your Turn Next LP/CD (SoxCORE Records/Boss Tuneage 2012 re-release)
  • Whoops Sorry Vicar! LP/CD (SoxCORE Records/Boss Tuneage 2012 re-release)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Anglican Scrape Attic split 7" flexi-disk with Hirax, Execute, Lip Cream and Sacrilege (track: "Eminent Scum"; pre-Earache, 1985)[6]
  • Smelling Just Another Bad Breath (track: "Wipeout"; Double A Records (GER) 1986)
  • Digging in Water (track: "Senile Fools"; COR, 1987)
  • The North Atlantic Noise Attack (track: "Eminent Scum"; Manic Ears, 1989)
  • Grind Your Mind: A History of Grindcore (track: "Senile Fools"; Mayan, 2007)

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