CAPTAIN SENSIBLE DISCOGRAPHY


Towards the end of 1981,the good Captain decided to do some solo stuff,which turned out to be more poppy and mainstream than The Damned's records.Also,his solo stuff sold more copies,with Happy Talk jumping from No 33 straight to No1 in the UK top 40 in June 1982.As far as I know ,this is still the highest jump to No1 by a record already inside the UK Top 40

Soon after this it seemed that everybody wanted the Captain on their TV programmes,and he did loads of interviews etc,and he even appeared in a TV advert for'The Weetabix Breakfast Box',which finished with a saluting Captain stating :"The Weetabix Breakfast Box,-a Sensible choice" ,and also features Auntie Sadie(And no mention of rabbits!!)Also,the Snooker song was  used as the theme song to the BBC TV gameshow 'Big Break ',hosted by comedian Jim Davidson.

But as far as his solo tracks go,I think they are great

Below is a list of sensible stuff,7",12", albums and imports etc,and i make no claim that it is complete.......Oh , and a semi-naughty pic of Mr Sensible( request from the ladies !! )

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UK 7" SINGLES

TITLE................................................................CAT.NO ............................ISSUE DATE

THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING - EP.........................CRASS 321984/5..................................11 81

ISSUED IN A GATEFOLD PICTURE COVER.TRACKS AS FOLLOWS :-(WHAT D'YA GIVE)THE MAN WHO'S GOTTEN EVERYTHING?/OURSOULS TO YOU//THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING

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HAPPY TALK//IT-I CAN'T STAND IT ...................................A & M CAP 1 ......................................18 06 82

PIC COVER.HAPPY TALK ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

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WOT//STRAWBERRY DROSS ................................................A & M CAP 2.........................................02 08 82

PIC COVER

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CROYDON//JIMI HENDRIX'S STRAT ...................................A & M CAP3 ......................................10 82

PIC COVER.ALSO RELEASED 7" PICTURE DISC , CAT. NO. CAPP 3

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STOP THE WORLD//BACK TO SCHOOL ............................A & M CAP 4 .......................................07 83

PIC COVER

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I'M A SPIDER//WOMEN SAGO ............................................A & M CAP 5 ......................................11 83

PIC COVER

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GLAD IT'S ALL OVER//DAMNED ON 45 ...........................A & M CAP 6...........................................03 84

PIC COVER

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THERE ARE MORE SNAKES THAN LADDERS//THE......A & M CAP7 ......................................20 07 84 . . . . . . . . . . .4 MARYS GOGO DANCE ALL NIGHT AT THE GROOVY CELLAR.

PIC COVER

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ONE CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE//RELAX ........................A & M CAP8 .......................................11 84

PIC COVER

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WOT NO MEAT?//A MEAT SANDWICH ........................Animus TOUCH 3 ..............................07 11 86

CREDITED TO CAPTAIN SENSIBLE AND THE MISSUS.PIC COVER

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COME ON DOWN//BEGGARS CAN BE CHOOSERS/.....A & M AM290 ....................................09 11 85 . . . . . . . . . . . .LIKE MARGARINE

PIC COVER

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REVOLUTION NOW//THE COWARD OF........................A & M AM395....................................19 06 87 . . . . . . . . . . . . .TREASON COVE(CUT VERSION)

PIC COVER

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THE SNOOKER SONG//MIDNIGHT SMOKE ................Trax HS 1 .............................................06 05 88 .

A SIDE WRITTEN BY MIKE BATT.BY SIDE BY STEPHANIE GRAPPELLI AND MIKE BATT.PIC COVER

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THE TOYS TAKE OVER//A SPORTING LIFE ...............Deltic DELT 1 ......................................17 06 88

PIC COVER
THE FOLLOWING IMAGE IS A COPY OF A LETTER SENT TO SENSIBLE FANS WHO WERE ON A MAILING LIST AT THE TIME THE SINGLE WAS RELEASED,PLEADING WITH FANS TO BUY THE SINGLE.A SIMILAR LETTER WAS SENT OUT WHEN REVOLUTION NOW ALBUM WAS RELEASED.

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I GET SO EXCITED//THE DELTIC SUITE Pts 3 & 6 .....Deltic DELT 2 .....................................17 10 88

PIC COVER

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HAPPY TALK//GLAD IT'S ALL OVER ........................Old Gold OG 9811 ...............................11 88

ISSUED IN BLANK COVER

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SMASH IT UP Pt 4//MARKET DAY ............................Deltic DELT 5 ......................................06 90

B-SIDE BY THE BROTHERHOOD OF LIZARDS.PIC COVER

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UK 12" SINGLES

HAPPY TALK//IT-I CAN'T STAND IT ........................A & M CAPP 1 ...................................18 06 82

PIC COVER

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WOT//STRAWBERRY DROSS .....................................A & M CAPP 2 ........................................08 82

BOTH TRACKS ARE EXTENDED VERSIONS.PICTURE COVER

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STOP THE WORLD//BACK TO SCHOOL ..................A & M CAPP4 ........................................07 83

BOTH TRACKS ARE EXTENDED VERSIONS.PIC COVER.ALSO RELEASED ON A LIMITED EDITION PICTURE DISC,CAT. NO A& M CAPX 4.

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GLAD IT'S ALL OVER/HAPPY TALK//DAMNED ON 45 ....A & M CAPX 6 ........................03 84

PIC COVER

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THERE ARE MORE SNAKES THAN LADDERS(REMIX)..A & M CAPX 7 .......................20 07 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .THERE ARE MORE SNAKES THAN LADDERS(FOLK VERSION)//THE 4 MARYS GO GO DANCE ALL NIGHT AT THE GROOVY CELLAR

PIC COVER

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ONE CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE/RELAX// ........................A & M CAPY 8 ........................11 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .POCKETFUL OF DOSH/WENDY,WHERE ARE MY SNAPS?

LIMITED EDITION HAD A FLUFFY BEARD ON THE FRONT!!!ALSO AN EXTRA TRACK APPEARS ON THE RECORD,BUT NOT ON THE LABEL,ENTITLED 'SAY WHAT YOU WILL' PIC COVER

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COME ON DOWN(EXTENDED)//BEGGARS CAN BE .....A & M AMY290 .......................09 11 85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CHOOSERS/LIKE MARGERINE/THE BALLAD OF SHULA AND MARK

PIC COVER

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REVOLUTION NOW(EXTENDED)//THE COWARD .......A & M AMY395 .......................19 06 87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OF TREASON COVE.

PIC COVER

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THE TOYS TAKE OVER(EXTENDED)//A ........................Deltic DELT 1T ..........................17 06 88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SPORTING LIFE/V.O.A.

PIC COVER

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I GET SO EXCITED(EXTENDED)/THE DELTIC ..............Deltic DELT 2T ..........................17 10 88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SUITE(EXTENDED)

PIC COVER

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SMASH IT UP pt4/A RIOT ON EASTBOURNE ............Deltic DELT 5T ...........................06 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PIER(LIVE)/REVOLUTION NOW(LIVE)/LOVE SONG(LIVE)/MARKET DAY/CARMOSINE

LIVE TRACKS RECORDED IN HOLLAND FOR VPRO RADIO.ALSO INCLUDES AN INTERVIEW WITH CAPTAIN.

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UK ALBUMS

WOMEN AND CAPTAINS FIRST ......................................A & M AMLH 68548 ...................................09 82

TRACKS:- WOT/A NICE CUP OF TEA/BRENDA pt1 + pt2/YANKS WITH GUNS/HAPPY TALK/MARTHA THE MOUTH/NOBODY'S SWEETHEART/WHAT D'YA GIVE THE MAN WHO'S GOTTEN EVERYTHING?/WHO IS MELODY LEE/SID?/GIMME A UNIFORM/CROYDON

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THE POWER OF LOVE .........................................................A & M AMLX 68561 ...................................11 83

TRACKS : - I'M A SPIDER/I LOVE HER/STOP THE WORLD/SIR DONALD'S SON/IT'S HARD TO BELEIVE I'M NOT/THANKS FOR THE NIGHT/GLAD IT'S ALL OVER/ROYAL RAVE-UP/SECRETS/IT WOULD BE SO NICE/THE POWER OF LOVE/I LOVE YOU ... RELEASED WITH AN INNER SLEEVE.

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SENSIBLE SINGLES .............................................................A & M AMA 5026 .......................................12 84

TRACKS : - HAPPY TALK/WOT/IT WOULD BE SO NICE/MARTHA THE MOUTH/STOP THE WORLD/RELAX/I LOVE HER//GLAD IT'S ALL OVER/IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE I'M NOT/THERE ARE MORE SNAKES THAN LADDERS/I'M A SPIDER/ONE CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE/I LOVE YOU

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REVOLUTION NOW .......................................................Deltic DELT LP 4 .......................................... 07 89

DOUBLE ALBUM RELEASED IN A GATEFOLD COVER.TRACKS :- MISSING THE BOAT/SMASH IT UP PART 4/S.2/A RIOT ON EASTBOURNE PIER//WAKE UP(YOU'RE ONLY DREAMING)/GREEN LIGHT/LIB 2-3/REVOLUTION NOW/PHONE-IN//I GET SO EXCITED/VOSENE/THE KAMIKAZE MILLIONAIRE/EXPLODING HEADS AND TEAPOTS(PAST THEIR PRIME)//THE COWARD OF TREASON COVE
Bollocks

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UK COMPACT DISC RELEASES

REVOLUTION NOW .....................................................Deltic DELTCD 4 ...........................................07 89

SAME TRACKS AS VINYL RELEASE,BUT ON A SINGLE CD.

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THE UNIVERSE OF GEOFFREY BROWN .................Humbug BAH 4 .............................................??????

11 TRACK DISC WITH INNER BOOKLET.LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY CAPTAIN.TRACKS:- HOLIDAY IN MY HEART/COME ON GEOFREY BROWN/GETTING TO ME/STREET OF SHAME/GEOFF LOOSENS HIS TIE/HOME/GOVT.DIRTY TRICKS DEPT.WC1/LIFE UP IN THE STARS/THE MESSAGE/A TRIP TO CORNWALL/THE UNIVERSE OF GEOFFREY BROWN.

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MEATHEAD ............................................................................??????????...........................................LATE 1995

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MAD COWS AND ENGLISHMEN...................................Scratch Records SCRCD 017......................1996

11 track CD described on the cover as ' 55 poptastic minutes ' Tracks are:
WHILE WRECKING THE CAR / BOB'S BROWN NOSE / THE STATELY HOMES OF ENGLAND / SMASHING THE CHAINS / MR BROWNS EXPLODING WALLET / MONTY'S REVENGE / MR FARMER / THE LOTTERY LOVE RAT / ONE HIT WONDER / THE WORLD OF MATILDA FREE

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CAPTAIN ON OTHER RELEASES

WARGASM ..............................................................................Pax PAX 4 ...............................................04 82

INCLUDES 'HEY JO' BY CAPTAIN

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LET THE CHILDREN PLAY ...................................................Panic PEACE 1 .......................................06 83

INCLUDES ' SEAL REQUIEM' BY CAPTAIN.DOUBLE ALBUM IN GATEFOLD COVER

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CAPTAIN PROMOS(SINGLES AND ALBUMS)

ALL OF CAPTAINS 7" A & M SINGLES ARE AVAILABLE AS PROMOS.SAME CAT.NO's BUT PROMO LABELS

ALL CAPTAINS A & M ALBUMS ARE AVAILABLE AS PROMOS WITH PROMO STAMPS ON THE COVERS.

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CAPTAIN IMPORT SINGLES

JET BOY JET GIRL//CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED....Poker POS 15077 ...................................07 78

IMPORT FROM HOLLAND.CAPTAIN APPEARS ONLY ON SIDE A.PIC COVER

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JET BOY JET GIRL//CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED...Polydor 2040-200 ....................................07 78

GERMAN IMPORT AS ABOVE BUT WITH DIFFERENT COVER

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HAPPY TALK/IT - I CAN'T STAND IT .......................A & M AMS 9218 ..................................06 82

SPANISH IMPORT.PIC COVER

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STOP THE WORLD//BACK TO SCHOOL ...................A & M AMS 9274 ................................07 83

SPANISH IMPORT.PIC COVER.

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STOP THE WORLD//BACK TO SCHOOL ...................A & M AMS 12.9274 ..........................07 83

12 " VERSION SPANISH.BOTH TRACKS EXTENDED

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THERE ARE MORE SNAKES THAN LADDERS// ....A & M AMS 9784 ................................07 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .THE 4 MARYS GO GO DANCE ALL NIGHT AT THE GROOVY CELLAR

SPANISH IMPORT. PIC COVER

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THERE ARE MORE SNAKES THAN LADDERS(REMIX)/....A & M AMS12.9784 ..............07 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .THERE ARE MORE SNAKES THAN LADDERS(FOLK VERSION)/THE 4 MARYS GOGO DANCE ALL NIGHT AT THE GROOVY CELLAR

12 " SPANISH IMPORT PIC.COVER

IMPORT ALBUMS

A DAY IN THE LIFE ...............................................A & M SP 5026 ........................................................1984

AMERICAN COMPILATION OF CAPTAIN HITS PLUS OTHER TRACKS .SIMILAR TO THE ' SENSIBLE SINGLES ALBUM,BUT .WITH A DIFFERENT TRACK LISTING ...AS FOLLOWS ;WOT / GLAD IT'S ALL OVER / IT WOULD BE SO NICE / MARTHA THE MOUTH / IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE I'M NOT / THERE'S MORE SNAKES THAN LADDERS / BRENDA(pts 1 AND 2) / I'M A SPIDER / I LOVE HER / HAPPY TALK

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THE MASTERS

A SLICE OF CAPTAIN SENSIBLE


 
 

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