Nine Below Zero
The autumn before he released the first single with The Truth Dennis Greaves had still been in his old band Nine Below Zero, who landed somewhere between the bluesy pub rock of Dr Feelgood and the punky mod pop of old Mr Weller and The Jam. After the demise of The Truth, following an awful American style rock album which actually saw some success in the States, Dennis reformed Nine Below Zero and they’re still going strong now.
Back to autumn 1982 and a new series started on BBC2 called The Young Ones. Yes, that series. Halfway through each episode a band played a song live. Nine Below Zero were the first band on and played this: