Pachinos – in session for John Peel – October 24, 1999 – Broadcast December 16, 1999 – BBC Radio 1 –
Pachinos to end out the working week, recorded on October 24, 1999 and broadcast on John Peel’s program on December 16th of that year.
Considered by fans and the Press as “the Greatest Unsigned Band In The North West”, the band from Bolton referred to themselves as “Pop-Punk”, while the Press variously described them as “A band ready to trash everyone and everything in sight”, High-Octane and “here to appease middle-aged Punks”. The band finally did get signed, albeit for one single (as far as I know) , a lot of live gigs and this Peel session, of which there was only one.
You might consider them something of a lost gem; a band that certainly harkens back to the formative days of Punk, along with skinny ties, spiky hair and a shitload of attitude. But the world changed by 1999 and what Punk bands that were left were being considered (largely) to have become caricatures of the halcyon days and not what was going on, at least during the last year of the 20th century.
But still . . .Pachinos did have gobs of energy, were high-octane and did have a shitload of attitude and you can overlook the passage of time and judge them on the merits of just being a band and you would most likely agree that they were, in 1999, the “best unsigned band in the North West”.
I don’t have too much more information on them. I don’t know when/if they broke up. Their Facebook page is a little spotty in places, but it’s a good starting off point.
Crank it up and brace for the weekend.
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