Reluctant Stereotypes

The Reluctant Stereotypes were an English New Wave/ska band from Coventry that issued a three-song EP on A&M-subsidiary Oval Music in 1979, followed by the album The Label with three accompanying singles/b-sides on WEA in 1980. Vocalist Paul King, who joined just prior to the WEA releases, later recorded two albums with his own surname-sake band King.

Members: Paul King (vocals), Paul Sampson (guitar), Steve Edgson (clarinet), Steve Haddon (guitar), Tony Wall (bass), Colin Heanes (drums)


  • “The Lull” / “Rounds” / “Fetch Mr Clifford the Political Boys Are on Us” (1979)
  • The Label (1980)
  • “She Has Changed (Not You)” / “Ben Shirtman” (1980)

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