Punishment of Luxury

Punishment of Luxury were an English New Wave/hard-rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne that issued a standalone single on Small Wonder in 1978, followed by the album Laughing Academy with concurrent shortplayer sides on United Artists in 1979. After a pair of cassette-only self-presses, the band released a second proper album on Red Rhino Records in 1983.

Members: Nevilluxury (vocals, guitar, synthesizers), Steve Sekrit (drums, vocals), Jimi Giro (bass, vocals), Brian Bond (synthesizers, vocals), Rab Aitch (guitar, vocals), Malakabala (guitar, vocals)


  • “Puppet Life / The Demon (1978)
  • Laughing Academy (1979)
  • “Laughing Academy” / “Baby Don’t Jump” (1979)
  • “Secrets” / “Brainbomb” (1979)
  • “Engine of Excess” / “Jellyfish” (1979)
  • 7 (1983)

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