Sick Of You

One of the best of the punk singles gets a review from Tony Stewart in the NME, 14 May, 1977.

The Users: Sick Of You (Raw)

Finally . . . in my personal search for the new wave band that would definitely be the future of rock ‘n’ roll I’ve encountered all sorts of problems. Even The Adverts weren’t bad ‘n’ nasty enough for the accolade, and the most likely candidates of all, a group called XTC who claimed to be led by a guy described as “a nuclear-powered Syd Barrett”, just weren’t talentless enough. But today I discovered The Users. Remember the name, because they’re wild and crazy and made this single with dreadful sneering lyrics and a backing that sounds like an even-more-deranged Black Sabbath. Raw sent us a second copy of this record because they claimed the first was badly pressed, but I had a hard job telling the difference. So don’t forget who told you about The Users first … me!

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