Kraken (1)


Location: Manchester | Website: n/a

Line Up
Andy Hopkins (v,b)
Ian Leach (g)
Jim Connoly (d)

– Formed in the late 1970s as a young cover band playing mostly pubs in the Manchester area. Around 1977 they started to write their own songs
– Despite the not-so-good reviews of the music press, Kraken were playing gigs quite often around Midlands and the North West of England. After signing to a London-based agency the band played a number of high profile venues and universities in many other places too.

KRAKEN - Fantasy Reality


Fantasy Reality

7″ Knave (1980) EJSP 9370

1. Fantasy Reality
2. Deadmans Dreamland
3. Winged Bulls Of Ninevh

*No picture sleeve



Demo 1982

1. Lord Of The Mountain
2. Destroyer
3. Take My Hand
4. Freakshow

KRAKEN - Fantasy Reality CD

Fantasy Reality

CD Obscure Nwobhm Releases (2021) ONR023

1. Fantasy Reality
2. Deadman’s Dreamland
3. Winged Bulls Of Ninevh
4. Freak Show
5. Saurian God
6. The Destroyer
7. The Hydra

*Compilation including the remastered tracks from the 7″ and the 1982 Demo. Limited to 500 copies