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JOHNNY MOPED - Cycledelic LP

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Official reissue with gatefold sleeve on neon vinyl. Paul Halford aka Johnny Moped played in various bands in the early '70s before forming his own band in 1976 with Fred Berk (bass) and Dave Berk (drums), plus help from Captain Sensible on guitars. Their first performance took place on January 2, 1977, at the mighty Hope & Anchor pub in London. Captain Sensible soon left to concentrate on The Damned, so Johnny Moped enlisted a pre-Pretenders Chrissie Hynde to help him out. They played numerous gigs in London opening to lots of the current radical bands. They released their first 7", No One/Incendiary Device, in 1977, and followed it in '78 with Darling, Let's Have Another Baby. Both records boosted the band's status in the UK punk and pub rock scenes. In April 1978, the Chiswick label released Cycledelic, Johnny Moped's only full-length album, with Roger Armstrong as producer. Twelve hymns, one after the other, that make for an absolutely perfect record.