Signed colour 10″ x 8″ photo of The Vapors.
The photo is hand signed in black marker pen and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
The Vapors are an English new wave and power pop band that initially existed between 1978 and 1982. They had a hit with the song “Turning Japanese” in 1980, which reached No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart, and No. 36 in the US Billboard Hot 100.
Based in Guildford, Surrey, their members were David Fenton (songwriter, guitarist and vocalist), Howard Smith (drummer), Edward Bazalgette (lead guitarist) and Steve Smith (bass guitarist and vocals). (The band’s two Smiths were unrelated.) The group’s name was originally spelled “Vapours”, but they removed the u to seem like an American band.
They were discovered and managed by John Weller (father of Paul Weller) and by The Jam’s bassist Bruce Foxton. The song for which they are mainly remembered, “Turning Japanese”, was produced by The Jam’s producer Vic Coppersmith-Heaven and reached the top three in the UK at the same time that “Going Underground” was at number one. It was also a top ten hit in Canada, New Zealand and Australia, and (just barely) a top 40 in the US, something The Jam never managed. Read more….
The Vapors on allmusic.com