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Writz, Writz, 1979

Writz front

Side 1 Side 2
Night Nurse Robberoni
Luxury Private Lives
Swinging With The Reptiles TV Times
Drive Away Muscle Culture







Writz are:
Steve Rowles – Vocals & Guitar
Steve Fairnie – Vocals
Bev Sage – Vocals
Jules Hardwick – Guitar & Guitar Synthsizer
Nick Battle – Bass Guitar
Arry Axell – Drums

All songs written by Fairnie & Rowles
Arranged by Writz
Produced by David Rees

Recorded at Trident Studios, London
Engineered by John Brand
Mixed at Trident Studios, London by John Burns & David Rees, except Night Nurse & Drive Away which were mixed at DJM Studios, London by Keith Bessey & David Rees

P. 1979 Noeland Productions

Art & design – Dobney Johnson Studios
Photography – Paddy Eckersley
Inner sleeve – Garry Mouat
Art direction – Fairnie & Sage

Thanks to Road Crew, “Squad” Watts, Pete Williams, John Roden, Simon Hilliard.

Two singles released from the album were the fantastic Night Nurse and the equally good Movies neither were hits but I do remember Night Nurse being played on the local radio rock show.
The album is really a must as it contains so many good songs, Luxury and Swinging With The Reptiles a good new wave songs. My favourite tracks are the wonderful Muscle Culture and Drive Away.

Sadly  Steve Fairnie died in 1993

Click here to go to for the wbsite of all things Steve Fairnie which will be updated this year as it´s twenty years since Steve passed away.

9 Responses to “Writz”

  1. Mr D says:

    Hello, Sadly this is no longer a current link – any chance of a re-upload? Many thanks for all the Technos stuff!

  2. Mr D says:

    Thank you, much appreciated!

    If I had money to spare, I’d like to trace the rights and master tapes to some of these records, get them cleaned up and reissued. Technos, Techno Twins… and Espionage too!

    Many thanks.

  3. antonio says:

    and here’s a great little genius
    that is behind several bands
    with different names but all good
    Mr. Steve Fairnie.un great musician who
    made very good music so do not forget.
    call time ago in the sky dance and have fun thanks to the
    we wait many years.
    mike thanks for uploading

  4. chris says:

    Link doesn’t seem to work…

  5. Julian says:

    I do hope that all you Writz fans are aware that there are some rather brilliant extra videos of the band playing live on a Bristol TV show posted on Youtube, but misplelt as Ritz? I saw them live several times and also booked them to play at my college, “Seale-Hayne” in Newton Abbott back in the earl 80’s. They went down a storm.
    Night Nurse, Luxury and Movies:



  6. Jules says:

    I am not the Julian above, but I have relocated the RPM Show footage to technorefugee:


    Don’t touch that dial!

  7. Jules says:

    I have put up some early demos for this album here:



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