Coventry – Spring 1983. The Furious Apples vocalist Greg Crabb recruited Robin Hill (Pink Umbrellas) on drums, John Westacott (ex-Urge) on bass and Raphael Moore on guitar, along with Mike Crabb, and Abbe Collins on keyboards to record a 7″ vinyl single – Engineering b/w Belladonna, was released in October 1983 recorded at 8 track Cabin Studio in Coventry. This was the second release on the Sonar record label and Paul Sampson engineered and produced both songs. A few copies are still available from the Sonar shop.
The Apples were the first band managed by Wayne Morris, owner of the European Son T-Shirt shop in Gosford Street and a budding pop svengali. John Peel played the Apples single and some interest was shown by CBS