With a healthy catalog of some 8 albums and some 17 singles and ep’s to their credit, Mega City 4 gained a good reputation and following for their ten year run. Although not achieving “household name” status during their tenure, they did enjoy universal acknowledgement as an exciting live band. Starting out in 1987, they made their vinyl debut in September of that year with Miles Apart/Running in Darkness – which attracted attention of the press and got them a series of support gigs for Senseless Things.
This session comes during the time they are attracting attention and a lot of support from the Press and fans. Eventually, in 1989 they would release their first album, Tranzophobia and continued gathering momentum.
After a ten year run, Mega City 4 called it quits, with members going off to form new bands. There was a reunion in 2006, but hopes for anything beyond that were squelched when founding member, singer and lead guitarist Wiz collapsed during a rehearsal in December and died of a blood clot on the brain.
As a reminder of a band who bubbled under, and made waves in the process, here is that session for John Peel, recorded at BBC Radio 1 on July 17, 1988.
You’ll probably want to play this one loud – it just naturally happens.