we are very proud to finally announced the new
Minny Pops LP Stockholm 1974.
The pre-sale starts on 6/16/21.
1. DAD DOG
3. 1234 SATISFY
4. SPECTRUM SQ
5. STAY AWAKE
6. LAST TRAIN
The Album will be available in two different versions, standard black vinyl and limited white vinyl.
The vocalist/songwriter/programmer Wally van Middendorp formed the band in 1978, taking the name from a primitive Korg drum machine, the Mini Pops.
Minny Pops, which van Middendorp originally intended to be a project for just three performances, had an initial lineup of van Middendorp, bass guitarist Frans Hagenaars, guitarist Peter Mertens, and two dancers, including van Middendorp’s older brother Rob.
After opening for Joy Division in Eindhoven and Den Haag in January 1980, the band was brought to the attention of Factory Records by Rob Gretton, Joy Division’s manager.
Minny Pops’ first single for Factory, “Dolphin’s Spurt”/”Goddess” was produced by Martin Hannett and recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport. It reached number 23 in the UK Independent Chart. The band’s first live appearance in England was at the Beach Club, a Manchester venue associated with Factory. They went on to share further bills with Joy Division and, after Ian Curtis’ death, New Order, as well as appearing with A Certain Ratio, Scritti Politti, the Au Pairs and Comsat Angels. In 1980, Minny Pops undertook a seven-date North American tour during which they played with Suicide in New York.
In 1980, they became the first Dutch band to be invited to record a Peel session for BBC Radio. A line-up of van Middendorp, Dekker, van Zoeren and Walhof recorded “Dolphin’s Spurt”, “Mono”, “Jets” and “Ice Cube Wall”; the session was broadcast on 12 November 1980. Minny Pops’ final live performances were in December 1981.