Unseen 1980s Liverpool Band Images: Ex Post Facto.
Above Photo: Christine Clarke and Frank Sparks of Ex Post Facto.
When I was going through some band and music memorabilia recently, I came across this photo of Christine Clarke, the lead singer of Ex Post Facto, and (the back of) Frank Sparks on keyboards.
On the back of the photo was a nice personal message from Christine and the date of 1982, so I think the photo was taken at a Warehouse gig I went to and which I recount in Bombed Out!, my ‘70s-‘80s Punk and New Wave Memoir.
I’ve mentioned in a previous article (see link below) the importance of Christine Clarke to the events described in Bombed Out! and I gave her a special mention in the Foreword too, as she was my first real girlfriend and the catalyst for much of the subsequent action in the book.
Recently I was told she’d actually read Bombed Out! and loved it, which was a relief. I was sorry not to have been able to find her to send an advanced copy before I printed it, given it contains some intimate details of our relationship, but she apparently thought it was fantastic anyway.
Buy a signed copy of Bombed Out! here: http://www.bombedoutpunk.com/buybook.php
These are the two final the tracks on the band’s EP Oceanic Explorers (the title track is in the article linked to above):