TEN DAYS OF TWEE (8) : GRAB GRAB THE HADDOCK

It’s well-known that, following the demise of Marine Girls, fame, fortune and an extended career in the music industry would come to Tracey Thorn. What’s maybe not so well-known is what happened next to her bandmates, Alice and Jane Fox.

They stayed with Cherry Red Records, forming the unlikely named Grab Grab The Haddock, who also included Lester Noel and Steve Galloway. A three-track EP, entitled Three Songs by Grab Grab The Haddock was released in 1984 while the following year saw one more EP, entitled Four More Songs by Grab Grab The Haddock.

mp3 : Grab Grab The Haddock – Nothing You Say… (1984)
mp3 : Grab Grab The Haddock – For All We Know (1985)

The first of the songs was written by Steve Galloway while Jane Fox was responsible for the other two tracks.

There was one more EP in 1986, entitled Four More Songs by Grab Grab The Haddock, with writing duties this time falling mainly to Lester Noel, who wrote two of its songs, with one each for Jane and Steve.

The band called it a day shortly afterwards. Lester Noel enjoyed some later success as part of Beats International, the band formed by Norman Cook after the demise of The Housemartins, and who enjoyed a #1 in 1989 with Dub Be Good To Me.

JC

6 thoughts on “TEN DAYS OF TWEE (8) : GRAB GRAB THE HADDOCK

  1. I’m contractually obliged to type “tank fly boss walk jam nitty gritty” every time anyone mentions ‘dub be good to me’.

  2. Must say great blog. I was at art college with Jane at the time of the Marine Girls were starting. I am the “Gavin The Guppy” on the inner sleave of there first album. My only bit of fame, apart from John Peel reading out my name over the radio and saying it sounds like an institution! You need to know my surname. Great times.

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