THE FIRE DEPT.

To coincide with the release of the debut Vermin Poets album we have collected all the recorded works of Neil Palmers old band The Fire Dept. on a double CD retrospective, this 51 Track double CD includes their two albums from the 90’s ‘The Golden Egg’ and ‘Elpee For Another Time’ plus singles and lots of unreleased tracks.

Extensive sleeve notes by Billy Childish

It has been reported that “The Fire Dept was cursed by three things: drunkenness, ineptitude and a fatal lack of self-knowledge, all three qualities manifesting occasionally and sometimes simultaneously, but always mockingly, in one or all of three members of the group at once.” Whatever truth may lie in this blatant slur the virtue in The Fire Dept lay in their showing that playing rock ‘n’ roll music is not about finesse or soppy haircuts, but about personal truth imbedded within a good pop song.

Formed in 1983 they released 2 or 3 albums, a few classic singles, played the UK garage circuit, often supporting long time friend Billy Childish’s band Thee Headcoats

A Flame From The Fen - the Complete Fire Dept.

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  • 1: Golden Egg
  • 2: Your Touch On Me
  • 3: No Life Child
  • 4: Musical Day
  • 5: Something Stuck Inside
  • 6: Searching In The Wilderness
  • 7: She Saw Me
  • 8: Last One There
  • 9: Things Will Never Be The Same
  • 10: Mob Hand
  • 11: I Thought About It And Then I Did It
  • 12: Watch Your Time
  • 13: You're Too Much
  • 14: Leavin' Here
  • 15: Archaeopteryx
  • 16: Steel Ramparts
  • 17: Walking In The Sun
  • 18: Sean Breeze
  • 19: The Group Templar
  • 20: All Over The Night
  • 21: Lighter Light
  • 22: Population Of Tyme
  • 23: Untamed World
  • 24: Shimmy Dig
  • 25: Brand New Heart
  • 26: Yes I Can
  • 27: Ramming Speed
  • 28: You Left The Water Running
  • 29: Get Out Of My Way
  • 30: Who's Hot My Love?
  • 31: Put Your Touch On Me
  • 32: Tumble And Fall
  • 33: When
  • 34: Questing Beast
  • 35: I Will Confound You
  • 36: Skidding
  • 37: I Turn To Love You
  • 38: Dolly Clackett
  • 39: Magick Supermarket
  • 40: Mental Block
  • 41: Girl And A Hot-Rod
  • 42: Girl, Girl, Girl, Girl
  • 43: Witch Girl
  • 44: Where'd You Keep Your Heart
  • 45: Baby I Got News For You
  • 46: She Saw Me
  • 47: Last One There
  • 48: She Saw Me
  • 49: Last One There
  • 50: Golden Egg
  • 51: Mental Block