FALLEN ANGELS

Promotion photo I used to make first album cover painting
(Photo: Justin ...?...)

FALLEN ANGELS' BIOGRAPHY:

The Fallen Angels was formed in 1984 with Knox (singer/songwriter from the Vibrators) on vocals and guitar, with the Hanoi Rocks rhythm section of Sam Yaffa on bass, the late Razzle on drums, and Nasty Suicide on rhythm and some lead guitar. Also guesting on the first album were Cosmic Ted and the Psychedelic Kid, (Mike Monroe and Andy McCoy respectively). The band came about because Knox was on the same management as Hanoi Rocks and had a lot of songs he wanted to do. One of Hanoi's manager's Richard Bishop had the bright idea of putting Knox together with Hanoi Rocks to record an album. The album was rehearsed and recorded at the now legendary Alaska Studios down under the arches at Waterloo, London. The album band never played live though Nasty Suicide did guest at a London gig.

The first release was the single "Amphetamine Blue" (FALL 022) followed by the album "FALLEN ANGELS" (FALL LP 23) (with a cover painting by Knox depicting a murder scene outside the 100 Club in London's Oxford Street), and then the single and 12" "Inner Planet Love/Precious Heart"

Knox then put a line up together to do live work in the UK which comprised of Knox (vocals/guitar), Matt Kellett (guitar), Mark Duncan (bass) and Knox's cousin Richard Wernham (ex-Motors, drums). Two more albums were recorded, this time for Jungle, Fallout's sister label. "IN LOVING MEMORY" (FREUD 12) (1986) (featuring a painting by Knox on the cover of 'Jesus' with an electric guitar in front of New York) was a more introspective pop album than the first. It also featured Andy McCoy and Nasty Suiside on guitars. The third (and last album) was called "WHEEL OF FORTUNE" (FREUD 23) (1989) and also had Nasty Suicide guesting on guitar. It too was a fairly introspective pop album. There was also a 12" single "Clouds" (JUNG 41T) (1988) released from the album recording sessions, and a 7" single "Teenage" (JUNG 47) (1989). The band played a few more gigs including two festivals in Greece, and ended up as a three-piece before calling it a day as there didn't seem to be enough interest in the band.

NEWSFLASH!! First album available again on CD from Jungle Records. (www.jungle-records.com)



First album cover.
(I have the actual painting back, same as this but a bit distressed
- it's been at Jungle Records for 20 or more years -
- and it's for sale.)



FALLEN ANGELS' DISCOGRAPHY

The band (1st line up):

• Knox - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard
• Nasty Suicide - Rhythm Guitar
• Sam Yaffa - Bass, Backing Vocals
• Razzle - Drums, Backing Vocals
		  The Cosmic Ted and The Psychedelic Kid - Additional Guitar, Backing 
			Vocals and Sax

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1984 (7") AMPHETAMINE BLUE/HE"S A REBEL
Released:
1984, Fallout Records, FALL 0022, U.K.

1984 FALLEN ANGELS
Track listing: Inner Planet Love/Black & White World/Rain Rain Rain/
	Falling/Runaround/Amphetamine Blue/Cuckoo Land/Kiss It Goodbye/New Society/Straight City/Vipers In The Dark.
Released:
4/1984, Fallout Records (LP), FALL LP23, U.K.
4/1984, Fallout Records (C with extra song - He's A Rebel), FALL CLP 23, U.K.
1990. Mercury (CD), PHCR-1011, JAPAN.
4/1999, Cleopatra Records, CLEO 501, U.S.A., diff. track listing: Inner Planet Love/Precious Heart/ 
Partners In Crime/ Houston Tower/Amphetamine Blue/He's A Rebel/Black & White World/Rain Rain Rain/Falling/ 	
Runaround/Cuckoo Land/Kiss It Goodbye/New Society/Straight City/Vipers In The Dark.
4/1999, Raw Power Records, RP-005, U.K., diff. track listing: Rain Rain Rain/
	Runaround/Amphetamine Blue (single version)/Kiss It Goodbye/Inner Planet Love/Falling/Cuckoo Land/
	Partners In Crime/Houston Tower/
	He's A Rebel/Dagger In My Heart/New Society/Vipers In The Dark/
	Precious Heart/Black & White World/Straight City.
6?/2006, Fallout Records, FALLCD023, U.K. Currently available from Jungle Records! 
  (www.jungle-records.com)

1984 (7") INNER PLANET LOVE/PRECIOUS HEART
       (12") + Partners In Crime/Houston Tower/Dagger In My Heart.
Released:
5/1984, Fallout Records (7"), FALL 027, U.K.
5/1984, Fallout Records (12"), FALL 12 027, U.K.

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The band (2nd line up):

• Knox - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
• Matt Kellett - Guitar, Backing Vocals
• Marc Duncan - Bass, Backing Vocals
• Richard Wernham - Drums, Backing Vocals
		 Andy McCoy - Additional Guitar
		 Nasty Suicide - Additional Guitar

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1986 IN LOVING MEMORY
Track listing: Hey Susie/Falling Rain/Discipline/Chasing Dreams/Ah-Ha/
	Sailors On THe Sea/Stalk The Girls/Dream Girl/Strung Out On You/Country
	Girl/Goodnight Darling.
Released:
1986, Jungle Records (LP), FREUD 12, U.K.
1990, Mercury (CD), PHCR-1029, Japan

1986 (7") HEY SUSIE/DREAM GIRL
Released:
1986, Jungle Records, JUNG 28, U.K.

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The band (same as 2nd line up but no Andy McCoy):
			
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1988 (12") CLOUDS/LOSING MY REASON/IS THAT THE WAY LIFE"S
		          SUPPOSED TO BE
Released:
1988, Jungle Records, JUNG 41T, U.K.

1989 WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Track listing: Teenage/Perfect Love/Clouds/Is This The Way Love's Supposed To Be/Acid Rain/Dirt/
I'm Gonna Love You 'Til The Day I Die/Girl/Dirty Money.
Released:
1989, Jungle Records (LP), FREUD 23, U.K.

1989 (7") TEENAGE/REFLECTION
Released:
1989, Jungle Records, JUNG 47, U.K.

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