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China Drum are an English punk rock band from Ovingham in Northumberland, England, active initially from 1989 to 2000, playing under the name The Drum beginning in 1999. The group originally consisted of brothers Bill and Dave McQueen, a guitarist and bassist respectively, and singing drummer Adam Lee. They released three moderately successful full-length albums and toured in support of noted punk and alternative rock groups, including Green Day, Ash, and Supergrass. They reformed in 2013 under the China Drum moniker.

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Peel played in 1993 the group's debut single, 'Simple', which was self released by the band. He would then play further material from the group including choosing their video, 'Barrier', as one of the songs on 120 Minutes which he presented an episode in 1995. However, after 1997, Peel seemed to have lost interest in the group and never played any songs from their 2000 album, 'Diskin'.



China Drum - Reading Festival - 25.08.95

Recorded for the Reading Festival. First Broadcast: 25 August 1995

  1. Barrier
  2. Simple
  3. Meaning
  4. Fall Into Place
  5. Wuthering Heights
  6. Down By The River

Recorded for the Reading Festival. First Broadcast: 24 August 1996

  1. Fall Into Place
  2. God Bets
  3. Last Chance
  4. Wipe Out
  5. Situation

Other Shows Played


China Drum - Simple


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