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Whirlwind was formed in 1976 by singer Nigel Dixon and drummer Phil Hardy, both being fans of first-era Rock ´n´ Roll. They joined forces with Mick Lewis on guitar and Chris Emo on bass and stormed the London club circuit. After a successful residency at legendary club The Speakeasy, Whirlwind became a hot attraction in London and earned many fans on the burgeoning punk/new wave scene by opening for the likes of the Clash, Elvis Costello & the Attractions and Ian Dury & the Blockheads. Chiswick Records, home to such proto-punk notables as the Count Bishops, the Gorillas and Johnny Moped, signed Whirlwind in 1977, and after a pair of singles issued the group´s debut album ´´Blowing Up A Storm´´ in January 1978. The group embarked on major U.K. road trip opening for Blondie, but by the end of the tour the band had called it a day before the second album ´´Midnight Blue´´ was even released.Nigel Dixon´s post Whirlwind career included solo released, but most notably he formed HAVANA 3AM with Paul Simonon of The Clash.Nigel Dixon lost his life to cancer in 1993; the disease also claimed Phil Hardy the same year. A CD anthology of Whirlwind´s Chiswick material ´´In the Studio´´ was released in 1995. ´´Dangerous´´ is a collection of previously unissued Whirlwind recordings from 1977 to 1984. Tracklisting:1. I Thought It Over2. Crash The Party 3. Shotgun Wedding4. Someone´s On The Loose5. Keep Away6. Gang Wars7. ´til the Following Night8. It Must Be Love9. Wondrous Place10. Jet Black Machine11. Baby Let´s Play House12. Rock Around With Ollie Vee13. Wipeout14. Barking Up the Wrong Tree15. Down On the Farm16. Cool Girls
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