The Desperate Bicycles

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The Desperate Bicycles were an English punk band from London formed in 1977. They released a series of independent recordings through their own label Refill Records in the late 1970s, encouraging and inspiring many other bands to do likewise. The Desperate Bicycles pioneered the do-it-yourself ethic of punk, adopting a proselytising role exemplified by their ardent exhortation: "it was easy, it was cheap – go and do it!". The group have been described as "DIY's most fervent evangelists".[1]

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The Desperate Bicycles
OriginLondon, England
GenresPunk rock
Years active1977–1980
Past members
  • Dan Wigley
  • Nicky Stephens
  • Roger Stephens
  • Mel Oxer
  • Paul LeClerc
  • David Papworth
  • Dan Driscoll
  • Jeff Titley