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THE PLANETS

& various Steve Lindsey projects


Feb/March 1978 7" Mr. Average: Mr. Average

    Mr Average 2.30 / Mr Average Goes to Nashville 3.10 (Warner Brothers K17111)
Steve Lindsey's debut single. Produced by Rob Dickens/Steve Lindsey.

(11 Aprill 2005) UK coll-CD THE KORGIS KOLLECTION

The first version. Recorded for The Korgis in Sep 1978.

Steve Lindsey told me 17 April 2006: "Just to clarify, I wasn't really in the Korgis. My publisher at the time suggested that I meet the guys and do some demos with them with a view to forming a new band. We got on well but I didn't fancy moving to their town, Bath, and also wanted to pursue a slightly rougher sound. I was delighted to see them do well. I might have had some regrets if the Planets hadn't achieved a bit of success!"

2 March 1979 7" Steve Tempo: Break It To Me Gently

    Break It To Me Gently 3.06 / I'm on Fire (Rialto, TREB 102)
Steve Tempo is a pseudonym for Steve Lindsey.

13 July 1979 7" The Planets: Lines

    Lines 3.23 / Further Down 2.55 (Rialto, TREB 104)
July 1979 pseudonym 7" The Baboons: Clockin' In
    Clockin' In 2.35 / Bottoms Up (Rialto, TREB 106)
Written and produced by Steve Lindsey.

Oct 1979 LP THE PLANETS: GOON HILLY DOWN

  1. Iron for the Iron 3.41
  2. Mile High 3.51
  3. A Minute Ago 3.55 [version of Deaf School's 'Darling']
  4. Lines 4.00
  1. Break It To Me Gently 3.05
  2. Too Late 3.23
  3. Secret 2.42
  4. Ball and Chain 3.22
  5. I'm on Fire 4.15 (Rialto, TENOR 102)
    2018 Japanese CD:
  1. Iron for the Iron 3.38
  2. Mile High 3.56
  3. A Minute Ago 3.57
  4. Lines 3.57
  5. Break It To Me Gently 3.07
  6. Too Late 3.26
  7. Secret 2.42
  8. Ball and Chain 3.25
  9. I'm on Fire 4.13
  10. Further Down 2.55 [B-side Lines]
  11. Twisting 3.24 [previously unreleased]
  12. Im on Fire (Alternative Version) 3.50 [previously unreleased]
  13. Clockin' In 2.45 [Single A-side as "The Baboons" 1979]
  14. Bottoms Up 3.33 [B-side Clockin' In] (Japanese CD 29 Aug 2018: Hayabusa Landings, HYCA3071)
    2018 digital album:
  1. Iron for the Iron 3.41
  2. Mile High 3.51
  3. A Minute Ago 3.55 [version of Deaf School's 'Darling']
  4. Lines 4.00
  5. Break It To Me Gently 3.05
  6. Too Late 3.23
  7. Secret 2.42
  8. Ball and Chain 3.22
  9. I'm on Fire 4.15
  10. Further Down 2.55 [B-side Lines]
  11. Twisting 3.24 [previously unreleased]
  12. Clockin' In 2.45 [Single A-side as "The Baboons" 1979]
  13. Bottoms Up 3.32 [B-side Clockin' In] (Digital album 14 Dec 2018: Sanctuary Records)
All songs written by Steve Lindsey. Lead vocals: Steve Lindsey. Guitars: Tony Wimshurst, John Turnbull, Steve Lindsey, Paul Madden, Danny Kustow. Keyboards: John Ward, Mickey Gallagher, Steve Lindsey. Bass: Steve Lindsey. Drums: Budgie, Charlie Charles, Steve Lindsey. Percussion: Andy Duncan, Charlie Charles. Two different covers exists: the UK cover with an aeroplane's view of a landscape, and the continental European cover with three geometrical, coloured figures.

2 Nov 1979 7" The Planets: Iron for the Iron

    Iron for the Iron 3.35 / Mile High 3.50 (Rialto, TREB 109)
25 Jan 1980 7" The Planets: Break It To Me Gently
    Break It To Me Gently / A Minute Ago (Rialto, TREB 114)


Tour dates: Sheffield Limit Club (27/2), Liverpool Eric's Club (28/2), Middlesbrough Rock Garden (1/3), Leeds Ford Green Hotel (6/3), Newport Village (7/3), Retford Potterhouse (8/3), Northampton Nene College (9/3), London Marquee Club (10/3).


25 April 1980 retrospective 7"/12" EP The Planets E.P.

    Too Late / Lines // Break It To Me Gently / Iron for the Iron (TREBE 501)
Picture sleeve design same as the 'Lines' single.


5 Sep 1980 7" The Planets: Don't Look Down

    Don't Look Down / I Want to Touch You (Rialto, TREB 116)
Nov 1980 LP THE PLANETS: SPOT
  1. I Can't Stop 3.41
  2. Let Me Fall 3.31
  3. Intensive Care 4.41
  4. You Gave Your Love (Back to Me) 4.00
  5. I Want to Touch You 3.52
  1. Don't Look Down 4.09
  2. Earth 3.38
  3. Follow the Leader 3.40
  4. Foregone Conclusion 4.46
  5. C.R.A.Z.Y. 4.16 (Rialto, ALTO 102)
    2018 Japanese CD:
  1. I Can't Stop 3.42
  2. Let Me Fall 3.35
  3. Intensive Care 4.44
  4. You Gave Your Love (Back to Me) 4.04
  5. I Want to Touch You 3.49
  6. Don't Look Down 4.11
  7. Earth 3.43
  8. Follow the Leader 3.41
  9. Foregone Conclusion 4.49
  10. C.R.A.Z.Y. 4.15
  11. Lonesome Cowboy 3.43 [previously unreleased]
  12. Intensive Care (Single Version) 3.38
  13. Signing Off 3.13 [previously unreleased]
  14. She's Locked My Life Up in Her Suitcase 3.16 [Steve Lindsey solo single 1982]
  15. Kick It Out 3.29 [B-side She's Locked My Life Up in Her Suitcase] (Japanese CD 29 Aug 2018: Hayabusa Landings, HYCA3072)
    2018 digital album:
  1. I Can't Stop 3.41
  2. Let Me Fall 3.31
  3. Intensive Care 4.41
  4. You Gave Your Love (Back to Me) 4.00
  5. I Want to Touch You 3.52
  6. Don't Look Down 4.09
  7. Earth 3.38
  8. Follow the Leader 3.40
  9. Foregone Conclusion 4.46
  10. C.R.A.Z.Y. 4.16
  11. Intensive Care (Single Version) 3.39
  12. Signing Off 3.13 [previously unreleased?]
  13. She's Locked My Life Up in Her Suitcase [Steve Lindsey solo single 1982] (Digital album 14 Dec 2018: Sanctuary Records)
All songs written by Steve Lindsey. Steve Lindsey: bass guitar and vocals. Chris Skornia: keyboards and vocals. Barry Lines: guitar and vocals. Larry Tolfree: percussion.

21 Feb 1981 7" The Planets: Intensive Care

    Intensive Care [Single Remix by Rupert Hine] 3.38 / Earth (Rialto, TREB 133)
24 April 1981 7" The Planets: Let Me Fall
    Let Me Fall / Follow the Leader (Rialto, TREB 135)


According to the magazine International Musician & Recording World, The Planets were mixing their (new) record in May 1981 at Eden Studios with Alan Winstanley. It was never released.


4 June 1982 solo 7" Steve Lindsey: She's Locked up My Life in Her Suitcase

    She's Locked up My Life in Her Suitcase / Kick It Out (Rialto, RIA 8)


2 May 2000 UK CD THE PLANETS: GOONHILLY DOWN & SPOT

  1. Iron for the Iron 3.41
  2. Mile High 3.51
  3. Minute Ago 3.55
  4. Lines 4.00
  5. Break It To Me Gently 3.05
  6. Too Late 3.23
  7. Secret 2.42
  8. Ball and Chain 3.22
  9. I'm on Fire 4.15
  10. I Can't Stop 3.41
  11. Let Me Fall 3.31
  12. Intensive Care 4.41
  13. You Gave Your Love (Back to Me) 4.00
  14. I Want to Touch You 3.52
  15. Don't Look Down 4.09
  16. Earth 3.38
  17. Follow the Leader 3.40
  18. Foregone Conclusion 4.46
  19. C.R.A.Z.Y. 4.16 (Edsel Records EDCD 653)
Contains the two LPs (but no extra tracks), liner notes and some pictures.


Sep 2009 UK CD MR AVERAGE: SWINGING SUBURBIA

  1. Lonesome Cowboy 4.41
  2. Do 3.42
  3. Semi Detached 3.03
  4. Jamaican Lava Lamp 3.24
  5. Swinging Suburbia 3.17
  6. The Rain Song 3.42
  7. Mexican Medium Wave 3.37
  8. New York Bossa Nova 3.38
  9. Older 3.15
  10. Flights in the Night Time 4.12
  11. Goodnight Dad 1.41 (Elevate Music, LF8001)
http://deafschoolmusic.com/#/mr-average-cds/4536142187


Copyright (c) 1996-08-21 Jonas Wårstad.

Last update 2018-12-14.

Thanks to Alan Rowett for some help.


The Planets at discogs.com

www.deafschoolmusic.com ('Deaf School' was Steve Lindsey's group before Planets)

www.myspace.com/misteraverage

Daniel Silverman's Deaf School discography


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