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Arturo Bassick ‘Fat Bloke Thin Book’

Posted on August 2, 2008
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Arturo Bassick

I've started reading Arturo Bassick's book. Arturo was a founder member of The Lurkers and is still a member as well as bass player of 999.

Punk collectors will know Pinpoint who did the excellent and highly collectable  Richmond 7" and the dreadful and deservedly uncollectable Third State album.

The book is a very entertaining read, following Arthur's unusual but interesting career path in the music industry as well as his politics and views on life and society.

So in stead of packing the latest blockbuster when you go on holiday take this book, you'll enjoy it far more.


4 Responses to “Arturo Bassick ‘Fat Bloke Thin Book’”

  1. Steve Harland on August 23rd, 2008 8:03 pm

    Have to disagree, John. Richmond was a fine single but Third State was a fine album. Maybe not what the people who bought Richmond expected but still good enough for me. I saw them supporting 999 at Middlesbrough Rock Garden in 1979/80 twice and thought they were a fab band at the time. Perhaps Overground should do a Pinpoint CD and add on all those highly collectable singles that Pinpoiny issued.

  2. Steve Harland on August 23rd, 2008 8:04 pm

    Arturo also played with the Lucky Saddles who issued a single on Albion entitled ‘Both Be Here Today’, a classic piece of new wave pop.

  3. Pete Watt on January 28th, 2010 3:55 pm

    The b-side of the Lucky Saddles single was “Why Were You That Way?” which had been a featured Pinpoint number. Curiously, Lucky Saddles featured Robin Bibi who majors as a blues player these days. Auntie Pus & The Men From Uncle used to feature Arturo, along with, bizarrely, Pretty Thing Dick Taylor, but this is probably all in the book, which I must get hold of!

  4. TIM RICHARDS on October 29th, 2010 1:33 pm

    Just to let you know that Arturo wasn’t a founding member of The Lurkers, although he joined soon after..
    Sorry if it sounds a bit pedantic.

    Arturo was also in the band Blubbery Hellbellies.

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