Formed in Sunderland, England, in early 1978, they settled on their first permanent line-up: Andzy, (bass, vocals), Lowery (vocals), Rab Fae Beith (drums) and Nick Ward (guitar, ex-Urban Gorillas). The band released their debut ‘Exchange’ for the Small Wonder label, shortly after which Lowery quit to be replaced by Keely, ex-Ruefrex. This line-up lasted from September 1979 to June 1980, and during this time they took on a fifth member, Heed, who had been with the Straps. The band had just released their Ghetto EP and Personal Troubles And Public Issues for Fresh Records. As 1980 closed Ward and Kelly both left, and the band continued as a three-piece. ‘Ghetto’ was reissued on Polydor Records, along with the single ‘Remembrance’, and the Wall set out on a national tour in support of Stiff Little Fingers. An album followed but by now they were in dispute with their label over career direction. The next release was back on an independent, and featured a frenetic cover version of the Beatles’ ‘Day Tripper’. Lowery later joined Ski Patrol and the Folk Devils.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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