Colon were a band from the Isle Of Man who were active from 1989-1991 and consisted of Selwyn Callister (Guitar), Nicky Smith (Bass/Vocals), Colin Christian (Samples/Guitar) and Phil Reynolds (Guitar/Vocals). Heavily influenced by Big Black and Sonic Youth, they released a 12" EP - titled "164" in 1990 on Comedy Pope Records, distributed by Backs/Cartel. They recorded a Peel Session in 1990, which was broadcast twice. The band reformed shortly in 2008, but split afterwards.
Links To Peel
Peel played tracks from the EP several times, including one memorable night when he opened his show not with his theme tune, but with the statement "I think there's something wrong with your radio, listeners..." followed by the mentalist blast of "Smizzle". Tracks were also played by him on the BBC World Service.
Festive Fifty Entries
- Top Quality Sturdy Bargains / Disco Bar / Corno / Sex Cadet
Other Shows Played(The list below was compiled only from the database of this site and is likely to be incomplete. Please add any missing info.)
- 17 July 1990: CE Slab (12 inch - 164 EP) Comedy Pope Best Of Peel Vol 10
- 19 July 1990: Smizzle (12 inch - 164 EP) Comedy Pope Best Of Peel Vol 10
- 06 August 1990 (Ö3): Smizzle (12 inch - 164 EP) Comedy Pope
- 27 September 1990: Smizzle (12" - 164) Comedy Pope Etc.
- 08 January 1998 (BFBS): (John claims that Colon are the only band from the Isle Of Man ever to record a Peel session, and plays an old release followed by a new one featuring former members) CE Slab (12" - 164 EP) Comedy Pope
- Best Of Peel Vol 15: (complete session)