Independent label: Vendetta Records was from the Punk / New Wave era, formed with the aim of signing unsigned bands and getting their records on to the radio, Vendetta released two singles in 1979 before running over budget and closing down; a various artists album was also recorded but it ran foul of the company's financial situation. The prefix Vendetta used, 'VD' inspired their catch-phrase, 'Get A Dose Of This', which reportedly prompted a slight run-in with the manager of Seventeen, who were a young and apparently clean-living Mod band from Rhyl. Jack Roberts was the man behind the company; studio producer was Neil Richmond; Eric Gavin handled A&R and art direction; while Val Baker did the photography. Three singles were recorded before the money ran short: VD-001 was Seventeen's 'Don't Let Go' b/w 'Bank Holiday Weekend'; VD-002 was 'Waiting For You' b/w 'It's True' by the Meanies. A third single, 'In The Oven', by The Runs, was licensed to Carrere Records for the UK (CAR-139; 1980). Distributed By Spartan Records. Seventeen Band Members were Nigel Buckle - Drums Dave Sharp - Guitar Eddie MacDonald - Guitar / Keyboards / vocals Mike Peters - Lead Vocals / Bass. And the Meanies from Bracknell. were Steve Gray - Guitar / Vocals Dave Jenkins - Bass / Vocals Keef Purkis - Lead Guitar Malcolm Oldham - Drums. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.
Don'T Let Go
Waiting For You