Archive January 2002
Stuart Jones Memoirs & Reviews
Piranhas scaled the heights

The chart hit 'Tom Hark' brought success and Top of the the Pops to Brighton's favourite punk band, the Piranhas, though it was to prove shortlived. Reaching the Top 5 was some achievement. Later the band were to be rewarded for their efforts with a silver disc.

An album was also in the offing after the band signed a deal with Sire Records. In September 1980, 'The Piranhas' LP entered the charts at No.42, one place above the Rolling Stones' 'Emotional Rescue'. The new replacing the old.

On tour as support to the Jam in November of that year, it seemed the Piranhas were finally on the road to bigger and better things, everything seemed to be opening up for them. Check out John Helmer's personal view for why it all ground to a halt.

The Piranhas go mainstream.Click to visit their pages
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