There’s an incredible amount of the CD86 bands who came from Scotland…and here’s yet another.
The Fizzbombs were a short-lived four piece from Edinburgh consisting of Katy McCullars (lead vocal), Margarita Vasquez-Ponte (guitar/vocals), Angus McPake (drums) and Ann Donald (bass). This fabulous little number, which would later appear on CD86, was released as a single on Nardonik Records in 1987:-
mp3 : The Fizzbombs – Sign On The Line…
It was the band’s only release with that line-up. They would release an EP in 1988 by which time Katy had moved on and Margarita was on lead vocal duties after which Fizzbombs were no more.
However, Margarita was a mainstay in other Edinburgh-based indie bands of the time, most notably Rote Kapelle and Jesse Garon & The Desperadoes (of which Angus was also a member), the latter having a career that saw eight singles/EPs and two LPs between 1986 and 1990 without ever coming close to any commercial success.
Here’s the b-side of that Fizzbombs single….it comes with a warning that it’s a bit tuneless and fuzzy and goes on for far too long:-
mp3 : The Fizzbombs – The Word That