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Moral Support

From: IRL

Active: 1979-1983




Christian punk/powerpop. Andy McCarroll was a songwriter who'd already released a couple of solo albums before forming Moral Support. They were managed by ex Rudi manager Kyle Leitch. Moral Support were a big draw on the christian rock music circuit and their LP was partly responsible for breaking new wave to similar audiences in the US. William Hilary left after the album was completed and the remaining members carried on as a quartet without him. They split in early 1983. The band had a lot of potential but members preferred to settle down.

Lineups: Andy McCarroll (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Jimmy Davis (guitar), William Hilary (keyboards), Alan Gillespie (bass) and Ian Sloan (drums). Andy McCarroll recorded solo albums (see below) and is still writing material. Jimmy Davis also played with The Lids and still plays. William Hilary is now a TV executive in the USA.

Not to be confused with the Canadian band of the same name.


• Just Where It's At Tonight / Sin
7" - Round Records - RSR 001 - IRL - 1979 - PS
non-LP A-side

• Zionic Bonds
LP - Switch Records - SW001 - 1980 - lyric inner sleeve
LP - Pilgrim America - R-3762 - USA - 1981 - insert, credited to Andy McCarroll & Moral Support
K7 - Pilgrim America - C-3762 - USA - 1981 - with altered songtitles, credited to Andy McCarroll & Moral Support

• various artists - Another Earfull
2xLP - Buzz Records - ??? - 1980
Christian rock compilation
tracks: ?

• various artists - The British Are Coming
LP - Pilgrim America - R-03851 - USA - 1983
• various artists - Every One A Classic Vol.4
LP - Punk Mod Powerpop - ??? - 2001

Andy McCarroll

Andy McCarroll - Through Different Eyes
LP - D&A Records - ??? - IRL - 1975
christian rock/folk-rock with full backing band

Andy McCarroll - Epitaph For A Rebel
LP - Grapevine Records - ??? - UK - 1978
christian commerical pop-rock; Grapevine was a subsiduary of Pilgrim Records


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