This is one of my favourite singles from that period. The EP "On the Air" is the second record from this band who released 7 more records which I did not dare to buy for years because I feared that they would not have the same quality - and I was right. There was a
"On the Air" (Conning/Phillips) / "Not Through Windows" (Conning) / "Dance For a Drop of Blood" (Conning/Forty/Phillips) (Red Records RS001, 7", 1979)
Richard Conning: vocal, guitar. / Joe Forty: Bass. / Nicholas Cash: drums. / Cover photo: Martin Mossop. / Recorded at "Soundsuite", Camden, Sept. 2nd 1979. / Produced by The Lines. Entrepreneur Steve Brown. / A Linear Single. (
6 years ago Acute Records released nearly all of the previous releases of The Lines on 2 CDs. Also on their webside they offer additional sound files of previous unreleased music which you download as one zip-file here (also I found download-links for Memory Span and Flood Bank). And now Acute anounces the release of a new The Lines-CD. "Hull Down" contains music of their third albunm that was never finished. Could be interesting. Ckeck out the thrack "Single Engine Duster" on soundcloud. Also I have to check out Rico Connings blog...