Album: Just Testing (1980)


  • According to the band's official biography, "Helpless" was the only track on the album not recorded at Surrey Sound Studios, but at Ian Gillan's Kingsway Recorders (formerly De Lane Lea); bass player and vocalist Martin Turner said it was a good song but didn't rate it, "For me, it was kind of trying a bit too hard".
    Turner is too hard on himself and the band; this is a fine, uptempo commercial track.
  • A single, recorded live from Live Dates 2 was released in both 7 inch and 12 inch formats in 1980, and like all Ash singles before and since, it bombed. The B Side was the equally commercial "Blowin' Free". >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2


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