petak, 24. srpnja 2009.

One Way System

The band is formed in 79 in Blackpool, One Way System had an initial line-up of Craig Halliday (guitar), Gavin Whyte (vocals), Tez Mcdonald (drums) and Gaz Buckley (bass). A demo of the song, 'Jerusalem' appeared on the A Country Fit For Heroes compilation album, released in January 1982 - Catalogue number Oi3 reaching #4 in the UK Indie Charts. Shortly after this Beat The System Records, from Blackpool released the, Stab The Judge EP and after some early personnel changes (Tez Mcdonald joined The Fits) the band settled down as Gavin Whyte on vocals, David Ross guitar, Gaz Buckley bass & Tom Couch on drums.

In 1983, One Way System became the first signing on Cherry Red's Anagram Records with the release of their All Systems Go LP after the single, 'Give Us A Future' did well in the indie charts. The band stayed signed to Anagram until they broke up in early 1986 after an American West Coast tour along side Circle Jerks in 1984 was cancelled because Keith Morris broke his neck. However, they did manage to play one date with Suicidal Tendencies. In 1985 Gavin Whyte was replaced by Andy Gibson of The Genocides on vocals and enough songs were written for a third album but it was never released.

The band was resurrected in 1995 with Gavin Whyte returning after Captain Oi! re-released All Systems Go and Writing On The Wall in CD format. Gaz Buckley left the band to be replaced by Dave Brown for a ten date European Tour who was soon replaced by Andy Wilkinson and in 1996, Cleopatra issued a, 'Best Of' collection. In 1996 Whilst working on a new album, Gavin Whyte left the band and was replaced by long time roadie, Lee Havok. It was this line-up that undertook a tour of Japan. A new CD, Waiting For Zero was released through GMM in 1998 and Cherry Red released a, 'singles collection' in 2003. More recently, Lee Havok was replaced by ukNige (ex-Pink Torpedoes, now of Sick 56) on vocals and he himself was replaced by Jay Susel. Recording for a new album is already underway.



* All Systems go (LP, Anagram 1983) #11
* Writing On The Wall (LP, Anagram Records 1983) #6
* Waiting For Zero (CD, GMM 1998)


* "Stab The Judge" (EP, Beat The System 1982)
* "Just Another Hero" (Anagram, 1982) #28
* "Jerusalem" (EP, Anagram 1982) #22
* "Cum On Feel The Noize" (EP, Anagram 1983) #11
* "This Is The Age" (EP, Anagram 1983) #21
* "Visions Of Angels" (12" EP, Anagram 1984) #39
* "Believe Yourself" (EP, Bricks 1997)
* "Leave Me Alone" (CDEP, Cleopatra 1997)


* A Country Fit For Heroes (compilation album Jerusalem (No Future Records) - 1982
* All Systems Go (Video, live in Manchester (Jettisoundz) - 1983
* Best Of... (CD, Anagram 1995)
* Forgotten Generation (CD, Cleopatra 1996)
* Return To Breizh (live, Visionary Records 1997)
* Singles Collection (CD, Cherry Red 2003)
* The Ugly Truth About Blackpool (compilation album Jerusalem)(Just Say No To Government Music) - 2005
* The Ugly Truth About Blackpool, Vol.2 (compilation album It Could Be You (unreleased) (Just Say No To Government Music) - 2006


Tom Couch
David Ross
Andy Wilkinson
Jay Susel


Keith Halliday
Craig Halliday
Tez Mcdonald
Gavin Whyte
Andy Gibson
Gaz Buckley
Lee Havok
Dave Brown



1-Ain't No Answers
2-Give Us a Future
4-Me and You
5-No Return
6-Waste Away
7-One Way System
9-Breakin In
10-Forgotten Generation
13-Your Ready Now
14-Stab the Judge
15-Riot Torn City
16-Me and You
17-Just Another Hero
18-Jackie Was a Junkie
19-Jerusalem [Demo]
20-1980's [Demo]
21-Spokesmen for the Teenagers [Demo]
22-All You Kids [Demo].mp3

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