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The Lurkers (UK)

The Lurkers were a late 1970s English punk rock group from West London, notable for being the first group ever on Beggars Banquet Records.

Unlike most of their UK contemporaries, The Lurkers' influence lay far more with American punks The Ramones, than with British trailblazers The Sex Pistols and The Clash. Their heavily, and unabashedly derivative style, garnered them the affectionate tag of "The British Ramones".

Their debut single, 1977's "Shadow"/"Love Story," was the first release on Beggars Banquet Records; their biggest hit was 1978's "Ain't Got a Clue"/"Ooh, Ooh I Love You," reaching No. 45 on the UK singles chart. Their first two LP's were 1978's Fulham Fallout and 1979's God's Lonely Men, and they issued ...

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