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New for 2015: The Things website

The Things website is launched Jan 2015. Call back for news of the latest releases, live dates, photos, history and more…

The Things 1980

L-R: Joe Brehony, Tim Lyons, Ella Burton, John Maher, Dave Holmes



2 comments to New for 2015: The Things website

  • Peter Rapaport  says:

    Hi. I was amazed to stumble across your site when I tried a speculative search for some trace of The Things. I thought you had disappeared without trace decades ago. I never caught you live back in the day (despite spending most of my late teens/early 20s at gigs in and around M/cr) – but I have a much-treasured cassette (high-quality VHF stereo recording) of a track called ‘If You’re There On Time’, taped off Radio Manchester on a Saturday afternoon circa ’82 (Mark Radcliffe programme). Have you got any plans to re-release this fantastic track any time soon? regards, Peter

    • Joe Brehony  says:

      Hi Peter. Your message came through last year and I saw it on The Things email and not as a post on here. We were thrilled that you had a recording of “If Your’re There On Time” I replied at the time by email saying how much we loved the sound / production on that session as it captured the spirit of the song. I asked if you would contact us as you have a good sound recording of it as we would like to hear it and possibly even release it. I didn’t know if you received my reply or if something had gone wrong but didn’t want to hassle you either but we really are desperate to hear your recording of it as we don’t have a master tape ourselves. If you get this message PLEASE contact me here or at my own email address ( to make sure I don’t miss it ) I would really like to hear from you. Thanks Joe Brehony ( The Things bass player )

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