Inspired by The Clash, The Damned and the Ramones the Pseudo Existors formed in Lincoln in April 1978. The band played only one gig before entering a recording studio for the first time in February 1979.
Described by the engineer as “the most amateurish band he’d ever worked with”, the sessions yielded 4-tracks of stunning belligerent punk rock with a total who gives a fuck? attitude. The tracks were soon picked up by Dead Good Records.
Supported by John Peel radio play the 7″ sells 500 in the first week and enters the indie charts at No.6, eventually selling 7000 copies. It is now a collectors’ item.
Prestigious gigs followed supporting the Angelic Upstarts and Punishment of Luxury amongst others and in July 1979 they again enter the recording studio and record 4 more stunning tracks. Two appear on the Dead Good compilation album ‘East’, the other two remain unreleased.
Shortly after recording these tracks, the band ran out of steam and called it a day, disappearing forever into punk rock folklore.