Cortinas, The - MK1Label: Independent
The release is limited to 500 copies. The Cortinas soon built up a big local following, and a break came when the band supported The Stranglers at the fabled Roxy Club in Covent Garden on January 22nd 1977. Things then moved quickly for the band. Miles Copeland and Mark Perry's Step Forward label released the classic singles Fascist Dictator in June and Defiant Pose in December, the band recorded a fine Peel session, and they appeared on the front cover of the April/May issue of Sniffin' Glue. Heady stuff, but sadly, it was over all too soon.