Formed at the height of the London Punk explosion in 1977, The Rings original line-up consisted of Twink (ex-Pretty Things and ex-Pink Fairies) on vocals, Alan Lee Shaw on guitar, Rod Latter on drums and Dennis Stow on bass. Having hitched their Punk Rock / Garage sound onto the beast that was the Punk Rock phenomenon, The Rings recorded a seminal one-off ‘77 single on Chiswick Records, the much applauded I Wanna Be Free and Automobile. Sadly, the band was short-lived and this single became all the world ever heard of The Rings.
Two tracks recorded on a Philips hand held microphone cassette recorder in spring of 1977 at a rehearsal space in Saltram, London are available as a colour vinyl 7″ limited to 300 copies.
I Wanna Be Free / Automobile