The Lost Cherrees were formed in 1979/1980 by Steve Battershill, Dave Greaves and Sián Jeffreys. After some rehearsals a six demo track were recorded and released on a tape, called "The worst demo ever recorded", sharing this tape with the band Warning. Soma gigs were played and soon Dave Greaves left the band and Andy Rolfe took his place as guitarist, Steve went to play bass and a new drummer, Nuts, joined the band as well. This line-up recorded a second demo in 1982 and some of them went to a split release with Subhumans. In 1983 the band started to play lots of gigs and and started to work with Dave Floyd and Riot/Clone and from this relationship they got their first offer for a proper release. The 7" No fighting, no war, no trouble, no more was released in late 1983. John Peel played this record lots of times on his shows. The band played gigs with the likes of Conflict and Subhumans all over England and a second 7" was recorded, A man's duty, a woman's place. It was released on Colin Jerwood's label Mortarhate Records. More gigs played with Rudimentary Peny, Flux of Pink Indians, Dirt, Icons of Filth, Partisans, Rubella Ballet and many others during this time. One of this gigs ended in a big riot with the appearance of the Special Patrol Group and was reported in the next day's national press. In this period Gail Thibert joined the band on keyboards, Beberly Cook-Abnott as vocalist with Sian so in a period of time the band played lots of gigs as a seven members line-up. A few weeks after The Lost Cherrees entered Ariwa studio in Brixton, engineered by legendary artist the Mad Professor and Patrick Donegan, and recorded a 16 track album. 'All Part of Growing Up', the band's first album was released on Fight Back records (through Conflict and Mortarhate) in 1985. Sometime between its recording and release, Sian eventually left to join Joseph Porter's Blyth Power collective. A classic album where the band explode their anarcho-punk with some post-punk and reggae moments, highly influenced by Mad Proffesor and The Ruts. First ever official reissue, limited to 500 copies in glorious balck vinyl, replica from cover/insert and NOT FUCKING DOWNLOAD CODE!!!