The Rivals were one of the best Kent Punk bands ever, who infamously turned down a support slot to The Clash and were denied a Top Of The Pops appearance with "Here Comes The Night" because of a technician strike and split up soon after.
This song was covered by The Last Resort on their debut album "Skinhead Anthems - A Way Of Life"
Band members later went on to play with The Thoughts/Naughty Thoughts, The Gems, Decades Of Pleasure, The Resort, Heavy Metal Outlaws, Anti Nowhere League, Brand New Heavies and Leftfield
Rose Of England was never released originally but is available on the "If Only" Cd
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