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Origin Brighton, England
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1977
Labels Chiswick Records
Associated acts Oysterband, 3 Mustaphas 3, Magazine, Orchestra Jazira, Zaum
Past members Chopper, Ben Mandelson, Rob Keyloch, Steve Harris and Robin Watson

Amazorblades were one of the early British punk rock groups, as chronicled in Henrik Poulsen's book 77: The Year of Punk and New Wave, from Brighton, England. They released a single, "Common Truth" c/w "Mess Around" on Chiswick Records. It was later featured on the Long Shots, Dead Certs And Odds On Favourites (Chiswick Chartbusters Volume Two) Compilation album (1978: Chiswick).

Band member Chopper went on to join the Oysterband. Fellow member Ben Mandelson (aka Hijaz Mustapha) was a founder member of 3 Mustaphas 3 with Chopper and is now a noted world music record producer. Rob Keyloch is currently running a successful recording studio.

Drummer Steve Harris died on 11 January 2008.[1]


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