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Etc Etc

From: Belfast

Active: August 1980-82?

Style: New Wave



Maxwell and Paul McIlwaine left The Tearjerkers in August 1980 approx to form Etc Etc with sometime Tearjerker drummer Greg Lindsay and one Stephen Mallaghan. Citing Ultravox and The Cure as influences, their sound was more New Wave than the powerpop of The Tearjerkers. Howard Ingram joined a couple of months later when The Tearjerkers finally split.

Both cassettes are on Howard Ingram's Blue Rhythm Audio label. Joe Sharpe joined on bass at some point. By 1982 and the "Scanning The Crowds" cassingle the lineup was Maxwell, Ingram, Mallaghan and Lindsay. They split sometime after.

Paul McIlwaine had formed his own jazz quintet who released an LP on Blue Rhythm Audio in 1982.


• s/t (AKA Downtown Session)
K7 - Blue Rhythm Audio - ??? - 1980
Recorded October 14, 1980. Produced by Stephen 'Rastas' Nelson of DTR.
• Etceterassette
K7 - Blue Rhythm Audio - cBRA 1 - 1981

The credits: Paul Maxwell (vocals), Paul McIlwaine (guitar), Stephen Mallaghan (keyboards), Joe Sharpe (bass), Gregg Lindsay (drums). Engineered by Howard Ingram; Produced by Etc Etc.

• Scanning The Crowds / Yellow Crane Tower
K7 - Blue Rhythm Audio - CBR 3 - 1982

The credits read: Recorded at UBC, produced by (Eric) Taylor and Etc Etc. With Stephen Hunter (sax) and Trish (synths)

• Etc Set
CD - Blue Rhythm Audio - ??? - 200?


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See Also: Paul McIlwaine, Tearjerkers

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