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APB: The Radio One Sessions

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Taking inspiration from the D.I.Y. ("Do It Yourself") spirit of punk rock, teenagers Iain Slater (singer, bassist), Glenn Roberts (guitar), and George Cheyne (drums) rehearsed relentlessly and signed with local independent Oily Records at the dawn of the 1980s.

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Track List:

  1. My Love (John Peel Session, 12/23/81)
  2. Higher the Climb (John Peel Session, 12/23/81)
  3. Crooner’s Lullaby (John Peel Session, 12/23/81)
  4. From You and Back To You (John Peel Session, 12/23/81)
  5. Danceability (David Jensen Session, 5/23/82)
  6. Crazy Grey (David Jensen Session, 5/23/82)
  7. Stop Before I Go (David Jensen Session, 5/23/82)
  8. Out Of Town (David Jensen Session, 5/23/82)
  9. Got It In One (John Peel Session, 12/13/82)
  10. Play It (John Peel Session, 12/13/82)
  11. Wonderdrug (John Peel Session, 12/13/82)
  12. Back Inside Your Heart (John Peel Session, 12/13/82) 03:57
  13. Hypnotic Love Affair (Peter Powell Session, 8/9/83)
  14. Don’t Close the Door (Peter Powell Session, 8/9/83)
  15. Take Me To A Good Place (Peter Powell Session, 8/9/83)
  16. What Kind Of Girl? (David Jensen Session, 3/29/84)
  17. You Can’t Have Her (David Jensen Session, 3/29/84)
  18. Something To Believe In (David Jensen Session, 3/29/84)
  19. So Many Broken Hearts (David Jensen Session, 3/29/84)


In 1979, APB was formed in the small rural town of Aberdeen, Scotland. Taking inspiration from the D.I.Y. ("Do It Yourself") spirit of punk rock, teenagers Iain Slater (singer, bassist), Glenn Roberts (guitar), and George Cheyne (drums) rehearsed relentlessly and signed with local independent Oily Records at the dawn of the 1980s. The band's trademark post-punk dance rhythms were there from the start, with debut single "Shoot You Down" crackling with serrated guitar and Slater's native vocal inflections. APB was in lock step with similarly militaristic dance factions of the time -- Gang of Four, Au Pairs, Delta 5 -- but their own music was more celebratory and inclusive.

Over their 40 plus year career the Scottish post-punk band has released three studio albums and one singles compilation "Something to Believe In". The Radio 1 sessions compiles nineteen tracks recorded for the BBC radio featuring fifteen tracks never available on any APB recording. The performances were recorded throughout 1981-84 on various radio shows hosted by legendary UK DJs, John Peel, David Jensen and Peter Powell