Formed in Egremont, Cumbria (home of the World Gurning Championships – go up the M6 to Kendal, turn left for Barrow and then turn left again for Egremont), It Bites were an instant hit, with this song storming into the top 10 in the middle of its 12 week chart stay in the summer of 1986.
Released in the w/e 12th July, Calling All The Heroes was taken from the band’s debut album, The Big Lad In The Windmill. I bought it on the 30th July – looking back now, it is possible that the song is a wee bit cheesy, after all if your first single is a top tenner, you should be pushing on for more chart success? That they have kept going to little commercial success, but great critical acclaim is a testament to their determination.
But when all’s said and done, I loved this single. Is it possible that you may have too, if you could only remember it?