Manchester 70s band revived for Record Store Day  

Vinyl Revival shop outage, Image used from Google Images

Vinyl Revival is the only record store in Manchester to officially release a limited-edition recording from the band, The Hoax. 

The record, named ‘The Cargo Recordings’, will be released as part of Record Store Day (RSD) taking place on Saturday, April 22. 

Colin White, from Vinyl Revival, said: “This limited edition coloured release for RSD is a compilation of The Hoax first three EPs all recorded at Cargo studios in Rochdale – a perfect document to highlight the spirit and DIY ethos of the Manchester Punk Scene.” 

The Hoax were a Manchester punk band formed in 1979, and the original line up included The Smiths member, Mike Joyce, on drums.  

The first line up also included members Ian Chambers on vocals, Steve Mardy on bass and Andy Farley on guitar.  

The band shared the TJM rehearsal studios with other bands such as Salford-formed Joy Division, Prestwich band The Fall and rock outfit Slaughter and the Dogs. 

The Hoax vinyl cover of ‘The Cargo Recordings’. Image used with permission from Vinyl Revival.

There will be 500 limited-edition red vinyl releases of The Hoax distributed on the day and they will only be available to purchase in-person. Any remaining stock may be available from 8pm on Monday, April 24, in line with the RSD requirements. 

The independent record shop has stocked music which they hope will “appeal to both young and old vinyl collectors” as they are selling releases from a range of different genres. 

Mr. White said: “There are slightly less releases than previous years which I think is the way forward as the last two years have been a little quieter than expected but there is a great mixture of genres.” 

From Taylor Swift, Sam Fender and The 1975 to The Cure, David Bowie and The Cranberries, the shop is well stocked with around 150 special releases. 

RSD is a celebration of over 260 independent record shops all across the UK and has been running since 2008.  

The Hoax vinyl will be up for sale on Record Store Day this Saturday, April 22, and sold on a first come first served basis.  

For further information on Record Store Day, visit the RSD website here and for the vinyl listings being stocked at Vinyl Revival, visit their website.  

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