Vice Squad Discography

VICE SQUAD The Very Best Of (2009 UK 22-track CD album issued as part of 'The Punk Collectors Series', containing a career spanning compilation packing in the hits from one of the UK's most commercially successful punk bands including the classic singles 'Out Of Reach', 'You'll Never Know', 'Teenage Rampage' and 'Black Sheep' by the line-up of Beki Bondage on vocals, Dave Bateman on guitar, Mark. Vice Squad is a punk band formed in 1978 in Bristol, England.The band was formed from two other local punk bands, The Contingent and TV Brakes. The songwriter and vocalist Beki Bondage (born Rebecca Louise Bond) was a founding member and is currently when? with the band, although there was a period of time when the band had a different vocalist.

OriginLeeds, England
GenresPunk rock, street punk
Years active1981–1984; 1999–2003
LabelsRiot City, Captain Oi! Records
Vice Squad Discography

The Expelled were a punk rock band first formed in July 1981 in Leeds, England. The original line-up consisted of Jo Ball (vocals), Tim Ramsden (guitar), Craig 'Macca' McEvoy (bass) and Rick Fox (drums).


After gigging around Leeds the band signed a record deal with Riot City Records after Rick Fox gave a demo tape to the drummer of Vice Squad, (one of the groups chief influences). They went on to release a three track extended player and a single both in 1982, and then do a John Peel session on BBC Radio 1 in December 1982.[1]

Ball left in 1983 and the band tried out several female vocalists, touring with one (Jewlie) and recording two songs with another (Penny, a girlfriend of Vice Squad guitarist Dave Bateman), before deciding to carry on as a three piece with McEvoy taking over on vocals.

The new line-up recorded four tracks for an unreleased 12', 'Waiting for Tomorrow', before Riot City Records ran into financial problems and the band split in May 1984.

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McEvoy went on to play bass for The Underdogs, Fox played drums for Cross Connection, and Tim Ramsden hung up his guitar.

Following the release of a 1999 compilation album on the Captain Oi! label,[2] Fox put the band back together and the original line-up rehearsed, but never gigged, before going their separate ways.

Still determined to reform the group Fox asked Becky Laurance, the singer with another band he had joined around this time, The Tricycle Thieves, to front The Expelled and again contacted McEvoy who brought with him Dougie, the lead guitarist from his other band, The Poison Hearts. The new line-up toured for several years.[3]

Fox now plays drums in The Measles. Under his alias 'The Colonel', he also manages punk covers band Kerpunk![4]

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  • 'No Life, No Future' (1982) Riot City Records
  • 'Government Policy' (1982) Riot City Records
  • 'Waiting for Tomorrow' (Unreleased)

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  • Punk Rock Collection (1999) [Captain Oi]


  1. ^'Peel Sessions'. BBC. 1 April 2004. Retrieved 18 April 2009.
  2. ^'Punk Rock Collection - Expelled Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards'. AllMusic. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  3. ^'PUNK & OI IN THE UK - : The Expelled Interview'. 30 May 2003. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  4. ^'KERPUNK!- Punk's Not Dead Until We Kill It'. Facebook. Retrieved 29 July 2014.

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