Groupe Rockabilly Britannique de Londres formé à la fin des années quatre-vingt, les Deltas sont des nostalgiques des Slappin' Fifties et se composent de Steve Bongo, Captain Pat Marvel et Little John.

British Rockabilly group. Long before terms like Psychobilly and Neorockabilly became common , The Deltas had already started spreading their own brand of high-energy Rock`n´Roll. The original lineup was Steve Bongo, Captain Pat Marvel and Little John and the trio recorded a demo tape in 1980, loaded with 50´s Rockabilly obscurities like Who Told You?, My Babe or Your Wildcat Ways. A year later they'd already got quite a reputation to be one of the wildest live acts and most talented rocking bands out there. Roy Williams, who had just started his own record company, contracted the Deltas and recorded the now classic Boogie Disease album with them in the Pathway Studios. He introduced them on the back sleeve of the longplayer as "-wilder than the Polecats-crazier than The Meteors". The album sold well and The Deltas became very busy touring the UK and the rest of Europe, playing small clubs as well as some of the big RnR weekenders.
Some years later, the lineup was enlarged to a five-piece outfit with well-known ex-Polecat Boz Boorer (g) & John Buck (GER) and the band released their more weirder, more diverse second album, Mad For It (1986), on ID Records, followed by another studio output Tuffer Than Tuff (1988) , a four track EP entitled You Can´t Judge A Book(1988) and a live album on the Link Records Live and Rockin´ (1989) series.
Their unique blend of high-power Rockabilly, Blues and pure Rock`n´Roll energy still attracts both Psychobilly and Rockabilly followings all over the world and the band has also been included on many essential Psychobilly compilation albums, such as The Magnificent Seven and Hell's Bent On Rockin´ . Though continuously rumoured for an official comeback, The Deltas haven't recorded new material since the 10´´ vinyl offering From Fleetville To Vegas back in 1995 and have only played a few live shows over the last decade.

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 Talents : Steve Bongo : Vocals, Drums - Captain Pat Marvel : Guitar - Little John : Double Bass

Style musical : Rockabilly, Psychobilly

HEART ATTACK (1981)

VICTIM OF MY LOVE (1981)

ICE COLD BABY (1988)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1981 SP NERVOUS NER 005 (UK)

Heart Attack / Spellbound.

1988 EP RAUCOUS RAUC 006 (UK)

How Come You Do Me / You Can´t Judge A Book / Do What I Do / This Train.

Albums

1981 LP 12" NERVOUS NERD 002 (UK) BOOGIE DISEASE - .Boogie disease / As You Like It / Blues In The Bottle / Honey Babe / Victim Of My Love / London Girls / Who / That Ain't Your Business / Raging Sea / Heart Attack / Temperature / Pie 'n' Mash / Moonshine / Nine Below Zero / Fashion Train / Long Black Train
1982 LP 12" ROCKHOUSE LP-8202 (UK) HEART ATTACK - Boogie disease / As You Like It / Blues In The Bottle / Honey Babe / Victim Of My Love / London Girls / Who / That Ain't Your Busines / Raging Sea / Heart Attack / Temperature / Pie 'n' Mash / Moonshine / Nine Below Zero / Fashion Train / Long Black Train
1986 LP 12" I.D. NOSE 11 (UK) MAD FOR IT - Whip It Up / Cigarette / Catch 'Em Young / The Cat / Age Of Nil / Electric Chair / Hit The Road Jack / Mad For It / Sex Therapy / Gimme The Drugs / No More No More No More
1988 LP 12" LINK LINK LP 060 (UK) TUFFER THAN TUFF - Where'd You Stay Last Nite? / Come Back Baby / Teenage Ball / Tuffer Than Tuff / Crazy News / Ice Cold Baby / Had My Fun / Cool Off Baby / It Ain't Right / 'Erd The Gossip / John I'm Only Dancing / Nine Below Zero
1989 LP 12" LINK LINK LP 096 (UK) LIVE AND ROCKIN' - Introductions / Shake Your Money Maker / Early In The Morning / Gimme The Drugs / Mad For It / London Girls / Pie 'n' Mash / "Erd The Gossip?" / How Come You Do Me / Where Did You Stay Last Night? / This Train / Whip It Up
1994 CD DOJO LOMA CD 34 (UK) TUFFER THAN TUFF / LIVE AND ROCKIN' - Where'd You Stay Last Nite? / Come Back Baby / Teenage Ball / Tuffer Than Tuff / Crazy News / Ice Cold Baby / Had My Fun / Cool Off Baby / It Ain't Right / 'Erd The Gossip / John I'm Only Dancing / Nine Below Zero / Shake Your Money Maker / Early In The Morning / Gimme The Drugs / Mad For It / London Girls / Pie 'n' Mash / "Erd The Gossip?" / How Come You Do Me / Where Did You Stay Last Night? / This Train / Whip It Up
1995 LP 10" RAUCOUS NIT 007 FROM FLEETVILLE TO VEGAS - High Falutin' Mama / Getting Drunk / Look Out Mabel / Shim Sham Shimmy / Willie Brown / Doctor Jazz / Down By The Riverside / I Love To Boogie / King Of The Road / Rock Me / Nobody Else Like You / Tongue Tied Jill / Stutty Boy
2005 CD RAUCOUS RAUCD 155 (UK) TUFFER THAN TUFF - Where'd You Stay Last Nite? / Come Back Baby / Teenage Ball / Tuffer Than Tuff / Crazy News / Ice Cold Baby / Had My Fun / Cool Off Baby / It Ain't Right / 'Erd The Gossip / John I'm Only Dancing / Nine Below Zero / Shake Your Money Maker / Early In The Morning / Gimme The Drugs / Mad For It / London Girls / Pie 'n' Mash (Gotta Give Me Some Of It) / 'Erd The Gossip / How Come You Do Me / Where'd You Stay Last Nite? / This Train Is Bound For Glory / Whip It Up
2005 CD RAUCOUS RAUCD 169 (UK)

MAD FOR IT - Whip It Up / Cigarette / Catch 'Em Young / The Cat / Age Of Nil / Electric Chair / Hit The Road Jack / Mad For It / Sex Therapy / Gimme The Drugs / No More No More No More / How Come You Do Me Like You Do / You Can't Judge A Book / Do What´I Do / This Train Is Bound For Glory

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