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Is Vic There

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A-side  "Is Vic There?"
Format  7" and 12" vinyl
Released  29 December 1980
Genre  Post-punk, indie rock
B-side  "Solid Gold Easy Action"
Label  Demon Records, RCA Records, Stiff Records

"Is Vic There?" is the debut single by post-punk band Department S, released by Demon Records on 29 December 1980.

It was produced by former Mott the Hoople members Buffin and Overend Watts. The title is a quotation from a Monty Python sketch.

Release

"Is Vic There?" charted at No. 22 on the UK Singles Chart and, when re-released on RCA Records in March 1981, it made No. 67 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

The Demon and RCA UK B-side was a cover of T.Rex's "Solid Gold Easy Action", featuring Thunderthighs on backing vocals.

A 1981 release of the single in the US by Stiff Records featured a different B-side, "Put All the Crosses in the Right Boxes", as did a remixed edition of the song released that year by Stiff as a single in Europe.

References

Is Vic There? Wikipedia


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