New Model Army

Also known as N.M.A., NMA

Profile of the performer New Model Army: With their roots embedded in the punk era, New Model Army were formed in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, in 1980, and immediately outlined their manifesto by naming themselves after the Sir Thomas Fairfax/Oliver Cromwell revolutionary army. The group was led by Justin "Slade The Leveller" Sullivan (b. 1956, Buckinghamshire, England; guitar, vocals), a former platform sweeper and Mars bar production-line worker, with the help of Jason "Moose" Harris (b. 1968; bass, guitar) and Robb Heaton (b. 1962, Cheshire, England, d. 4th November 2004; drums, guitar).



Their brand of punk folk/rock attracted a loyal cult following, much of which shared the band's grievances towards the Tory government policies of the 80s. This was best executed on their debut album, which combined militant themes such as "Spirit Of The Falklands" and "Vengeance" (a vitriolic anthem about getting even with one's trespassers) with the haunting lament for childhood, "A Liberal Education". The group's championing of traditional working-class ethics saw an unexpected boost for a dying art and trade - that of the clog.



New Model Army made their first public appearance at Scamps Disco in Bradford in October 1980. After releasing singles on Abstract Records, enjoying a number 2 UK independent chart hit with "The Price" in 1984, they formed an unlikely alliance with the multinational EMI Records, which saw the band acquire a higher profile and a significantly increased recording budget.



They eventually broke through to a wider audience with "No Rest", which peaked at number 28 on the UK singles chart in 1985 - a position they were never to beat in an impressive run of 12 UK chart singles between 1985 and 1991. With often inflammatory lyrics, the band have never compromised their beliefs for commercial gain.



They ran into trouble with BBC Television's Top Of The Pops show for donning T-shirts with the (albeit laudable) slogan, "Only Stupid Bastards Use Heroin". This attracted some derision from "anarcho-punk" traditionalists [a251960], who replied with their own motif: "Only Stupid Bastards Help EMI". They subsequently continued to release high-quality albums, with considerable crossover potential, always maintaining credibility with their original fanbase.



In December 1991 the group left EMI, eventually finding a new home on Epic Records. Their first single for the label revealed few concessions to the mainstream: "Here Comes The War" featured a picture of a charred body, and a pull-out poster instructing the user in how to prepare a nuclear bomb. In 1994, a dance remix of "Vengeance' was released as a protest against the Criminal Justice Bill. After a lengthy absence the band reconvened for 1998's "Strange Brotherhood". New Model Army's short spell with Epic ended as quickly as it started with the band prefering to self publish and go back to their roots. By 2000 their most recent studio album was ready. Named "Eight" it included a now familar, though no less effective, formula and energy.

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# Release cover Release title Tracks amount Download release in mp3? Official release date Label production
1 New Model Army - Eight Eight 11 mp3, CD 2000-01-31
2 New Model Army - ...& Nobody Else ...& Nobody Else 26 mp3, CD 1999-08-16 Attack Attack
3 New Model Army - Vengeance Vengeance 8 mp3, CD 1984-04-04 Abstract Records
4 No Rest For The Wicked 11 mp3, CD 1985 Fame
5 New Model Army - The Ghost Of Cain The Ghost Of Cain 10 mp3, CD 1986-09-00
6 New Model Army - Impurity Impurity 11 mp3, CD 1990-09-00
7 New Model Army - Thunder And Consolation Thunder And Consolation 10 mp3, CD 1989
8 New Model Army - Raw Melody Men Raw Melody Men 16 mp3, CD 1991-06-10
9 New Model Army - Strange Brotherhood Strange Brotherhood 12 mp3, CD 1998 Eagle Records
10 New Model Army - Strange Brotherhood Strange Brotherhood 12 mp3, CD 1998 EMI Electrola
11 New Model Army - Here Comes The War Here Comes The War 3 mp3, CD 1993-02-01 Epic
12 New Model Army - History (The Singles 85-91) History (The Singles 85-91) 14 mp3, CD 1992-03-03
13 New Model Army - B-Sides And Abandoned Tracks B-Sides And Abandoned Tracks 18 mp3, CD 1994-09-23
14 New Model Army - Small Town England Small Town England 36 mp3, CD 1997 Recall 2cd
15 New Model Army - The Ghost Of Cain The Ghost Of Cain 10 mp3, CD 1986 EMI
16 New Model Army - Impurity Impurity 11 mp3, CD 1990 EMI
17 New Model Army - No Rest For The Wicked No Rest For The Wicked 11 mp3, CD 1985 EMI
18 New Model Army - Radio Sessions '83- '84 Radio Sessions '83- '84 12 mp3, CD 1988-06-00
19 New Model Army - The Price The Price 5 mp3, CD 1984-10-00 Abstract Records
20 New Model Army - Poison Street Poison Street 3 mp3, CD 1987 EMI Electrola
21 New Model Army - Thunder And Consolation Thunder And Consolation 11 mp3, CD 1989 EMI
22 New Model Army - Space Space 3 mp3, CD 1991-06-02 EMI
23 No Rest / Heroin 2 mp3, CD 1985-04-12 EMI
24 New Model Army - History (The Singles 85-91) History (The Singles 85-91) 16 mp3, CD 1992
25 New Model Army - No Rest For The Wicked No Rest For The Wicked 11 mp3, CD 1989
26 New Model Army - The Ghost Of Cain The Ghost Of Cain 10 mp3, CD 1987-04-00 EMI
27 New Model Army - Vengeance (The Independent Story) Vengeance (The Independent Story) 18 mp3, CD 1991
28 New Model Army - Thunder And Consolation Thunder And Consolation 15 mp3, CD 1989
29 New Model Army - Impurity Impurity 12 mp3, CD 1990
30 New Model Army - The Love Of Hopeless Causes The Love Of Hopeless Causes 10 mp3, CD 1993-06-01 Epic
31 New Model Army - Lost Songs Lost Songs 22 mp3, CD 2002-02-18 Attack Attack
32 New Model Army - All Of This: The All Of This: The "Live" Rarities 14 mp3, CD 2003-02-24 EMI
33 New Model Army - The Love Of Hopeless Causes The Love Of Hopeless Causes 10 mp3, CD 1993-03-29
34 New Model Army - Radio Sessions 83-84 Radio Sessions 83-84 12 mp3, CD 2002 Abstract Sounds
35 New Model Army 7 mp3, CD 1987 EMI
36 New Model Army - Raw Melody Men Raw Melody Men 16 mp3, CD
37 New Model Army - Wonderful Way To Go Wonderful Way To Go 4 mp3, CD 1998-03-02 Eagle Records
38 New Model Army - The Love Of Hopeless Causes The Love Of Hopeless Causes 10 mp3, CD 1993 Epic
39 New Model Army - No Rest For The Wicked No Rest For The Wicked 11 mp3, CD 1985-05-00
40 New Model Army - No Rest - Heroin No Rest - Heroin 2 mp3, CD 1985-04-23 EMI
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