FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Yellow Melodies tribute record to BMX Bandits!

Students of Life

Students of Life

This just in from our friends in Spain!

Press release:

Here we introduce you the new musical adventure by The Yellow Melodies, a tribute record to Duglas T. Stewart and his BMX Bandits.

These covers have been taken from the first Bmx Bandits’ releases, so here we can find two songs from their debut ‘C86’: “Your class” and “Whirlpool”; three others from their second album ‘Star Wars’: “Students of life”, “Extraordinary” and “Think tank”; and finally, the song that Dan Treacy from the TV Personalities wrote for the Bmx Bandits: “Girl at the bus stop”.

You may think this is another ordinary tribute record, but that wouldn’t reflect the reality. In this EP, where there used to be pianos now there are guitars, if it used to sound country now it sounds punk, the electric vibes turn into acoustic, some rhythm boxes are added, just as backing vocals,… brilliant changes touched by the fantastic band from Murcia.

They have taken care of all the details in the artwork, finding a connection with the honoured band, their songs and the pop musical scene. The inner sleeve of the 12″ vinyl features a lot of exclusive pictures and an interesting interview that Rafa Skam did to Duglas T. Stewart for his El Planeta Amarillo fanzine.

To sum up, Rafa Skam and his bandmates have shown all their love, admiration and respect for the glorious band, performing a new and fresh vision of all these classic tunes.

This record has been released on 12″ vinyl on the Spanish SWEET GROOVES Records label ( and on CD on the Canadian The Beautiful Music label (


Thanks so much to The Yellow Melodies, Duglas T. Stewart and his BMX BanditsSWEET GROOVES for helping us to make this happen!

Students of Life: A Tribute to BMX Bandits (CD)

The Yellow Melodies


$10.00 CDN

Here’s a great review already! :