I Am Mike – band (c2005), feat; ex members of Mighty Saguaro. More info req'd
Ian McNabb & Crazy Horse – Ian’s solo work began in 1992, feat; Ian McNabb (voc,gtr), Mike Hamilton (gtr), Billly Talbot (bass), Ralph Molina (drms). Signed to This Way Up recs, rel Lp ‘Truth & Beauty’
Works – band formed
by Ian McNabb (voc,gtr) (ex Young World, City Lights), Chris Sharrock
(drms) (ex Young World, Cherry Boys) & Chris Layhe (bass) (ex Eleanor).
Debut single Ascending (1981), then Nirvana and Birds Fly
(Whisper To A Scream) when Beggars Banquet signed them. Love Is A
Wonderful Colour was their first
Iconoclasts - Wirral band (c1987), feat; Bendix (voc) (now Mandy Shaw of Mere Dead Men, ex Decomposed), Moge (bass), Dibble (gtr), Spekki (drms). Rel 12" 'Spotty Dog on Skysaw rec. Involved with WASP collective. Orig singer was Netty.
- 8-pc band formed
Sep77, feat; Paul Humphreys (keys) (later of OMD, Listening Pool), Andy
McCluskey (later of Dalek I Love You, OMD), Malcolm Holmes (drms) (ex Equinox,
later OMD), Julia Kneale (voc), Gary Hodgson (gtr), Steve Hollis (bass), Ken
Hancock (gtr) (later Fishmonkeyman, Reel To Reel, The Power, Vicious Circle,
Jegsy Dodd, Half Man Half Biscuit). Had a track Julia's Song
on the Open Eye comp 'Street To Street'.
I-Lands - band prev called Islands of Dance (see line up for details but with Mark Coleridge [ex Ex Post Facto] on drums). Feat on ‘Jobs For The Boys’ comp LP (Natalie recs Jan85). More info req'd
Illuminati - experimental electronica since 2000, from Dave Clarkson. From Wirral, prev bands include Away With The Mixer. Various CDr rel and also tracks on comp LPs: 'Flat Pack Antenna' on Resonancefm LP (2003) and Noisemakers3 on Noiseweb label (2003). LPs: 'Searching For the New Land' (Newsense-recs, 2003) and 'Ocean Almanac' (lotta-continua 2004). website
Immigrants – Huyton punk band (c2004), have track Image Is Everything (website)
- band infl by The
Ramones (formed May02), feat; Ian (gtr), Mike (bass),
In Dangerous Rhythm – band (1983-85) feat; Danny Hampson (voc,bass) (ex Modern Eon, Luglo Slugs, Tank Time, One Two), John Neilson (gtr), Rob Hill (keys), Tony MvGuigan (drms) (later Personal Column). By 1984 Steve Roberts (voc) (ex Total Look, D-Beats, R.E.Action, Pastelfield, On The Radio, later 16 Tambourines) was added to the line-up.
Industrial Domestic - project (1976-77) feat; Paul Simpson (later of Teardrop Explodes, Wild Swans, Care, Skyray) and Will Sergeant (later of Echo & The Bunnymen, Electrafixion). Though recordings were made, none was officially released. The project was restarted in 1999
recs – label ran
Inform Magazine - Liverpool's own, compact version of Time Out? Published monthly and on sale @ HMV/Probe etc for the princely sum of 30p. Usual listings of Gigs, Film, Theatre, Arts etc. All submissions to Inform Magazine, Arena House, 82-84 Duke Street, L'pool L1 5AA (tel- 0151 708 5149)
Infrastructure – label from Wallasey, formed after demise of Ryker Recs. Run by vocalist Tracey Carmen & DJ Greg Wilson. Rel Rescue Me 12" by Tracey (Jan86).
- 1984 powerpop band prev called Danse Macabre, feat; Peter Carroll
(voc), ) (also at same time in Visual
Abroad - Late 80's/early
90's band. Feat; Peter Mills (voc,hrmnca), Martin Malone (gtr), Steve Godrich
(keys), Stuart Hilton (drms), David Skidmore (bass). Rec LPs '
In Pain Die – sludgecore band (split early 2006), feat; Ant Hurlock (bass,voc) (now Machiavellian), Richie Sawle (gtr), Jon Matthews (drms).
Insanity Beach - Birkenhead rock band (1991-93) feat; Ian Cowell (gtr,keys,voc), Pete Doffman (drms), James Eyres (gtr), Ian Kaney (bass), replaced by Geoff Davies (ex Legsakimbo) in Aug03 (also a freelance photographer). Made the final of the BBC national "Battle Of The Bands" comp, hosted by Tommy Vance on Radio One. Sadly orig drummer died just a few weeks before the final & the band withdrew. Have also feat; Martin Byrne (bass) (ex Martin Malone, Eskimo Chains, Deliverance, Mixies Men, Kappa, Synchronicity, Fair Warning)and Andy Penington (gtr), later of Doghouse. Rel 7th LP in 2004. Chris Hooker (drms) (ex Legsakimbo) joined 2005. See website for full details of albums etc
Inside Information – one off band (1982) feat John Hill (voc,gtr) and the line up of Personal Column - Marc Vormawah (voc,gtr) (ex Upsets), Colin Brown (keys), Terry Sterling (drms) (ex Afraid of Mice), Mike Hayes (bass) (later Afraid of Mice). Rec one demo.
Agony – (pic)
Intermagic - More info req'd (website)
Interns – Bootle R’n’B band (1981-83), feat; Bob Kirby (voc,gtr), Colin Heany (voc,gtr), John Griffith (voc,bass), Tony o’Keefe (drms) (later Toy Taboo, Chain Gang, Kappa). Rel; tape ‘A Shot of Rhythm & Blues’ (Jan82).
In Vogue – band (1983-84) feat; Peter McVeigh (gtr,bass,voc) and Paul Whelan (keys,bass,voc) (both later of Apathy Ru, Transmission, Live Transmission), Brian Porcell (drms?). Rel 2 track demo ‘My Dog Loves Computers (1984).
IO - metal group who should have won the Battle of the bands in 1981 but did not. Feat; Andy Zsigmund (gtr) (later Here's Johnny), Terry o'Shea, Dave Tapp, Graham Harrald, Adi 'Chumble' Swift.
IQ32 - fanzine, by Digger (real name Graham) who moved to Liverpool to become a student this was his first zine. Light hearted it featured drawings of toy dolls it showed none of his political feelings. He was based in Judges Drive, Newsham Park and later Falkner St. First issue had a great interview with Rudimentary Peni and reviews of Social Unrest’s "Rat In A Maze" 12" and the legendary "This Is Boston Not LA" comp LP amongst other things. The Toy Dolls drawing was on the cover and showed Olga jumping Jam-style while playing guitar. Charlie M recalls IQ32 was the ‘1st fanzine I ever bought - Digger was largely responsible for turning me onto the emergent international hardcore scene in 82/83 - great geezer! Used to do me lots of tapes which I still have AND listen to! I'd be interested to know what he’s up to these days.’
Islands of Dance – band (1981-84), formed by Andy Warren (gtr,voc) (ex Change of Image, Systems), feat; Mike Saunders (gtr), Stuart McBain (bass), Ruth Evison (keys), Howard Lacey (drms). By 1983 Warren and McBain remained with Joanne Griffith (voc), Darren Bell (gtr), Berni Mulcahey (keys) and Tony Elson (drms) (ex Visual Aids, Systems, Precautions, Islands of Dance). Change name to I-Lands (May84)
Issue, The - heavy pop band (1980-83) feat members of Jealous Heart, Elegy, , Web. Rel 4 track demo '19 Years' (May82). Members of the Merseyside Musicians Collective. Changed name to Some Day Blue
It's Immaterial – band early 80s feat; John Campbell (voc) (ex Yachts), Jarvis Whitehead (gtr,keys). Occasionally assisted by; Henry Priestman (ex Yachts, later of Wah!, Christians), Martin Dempsey (bass) (ex Pink Military, Yachts, later Mel-o-Tones), Paul Barlow (drms) (later of Wah!), Julian Scott (bass). Rel; debut 7" Young Man (Hit Machine Aug80), then A Gigantic Raft In The Phillipines 7" Inevitable Recs INEV-009 (1981), 'Imitate The Worm' 7" IHm Recs IHM 002 (late 81). More info req'd.
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