's unguarded comments about starting a solo career had ensured the death of the original Vibrators
in 1980, they seemed destined to be remembered as underachieving also-rans from punk's first wave. However, in 1982 bass player Pat Collier
, who had established the highly successful studio enterprise Alaska 127, decided to get the old gang back together, putting out a call to fellow original members John Ellis
, and Eddie
recalls the spirit behind the reunion: "They were initially saying, 'Oh, we can knock out any old rubbish and make some money.' But I said that we couldn't really; we had a history for being a good band, so we had to write good material." One thing his fellow band members did impress on Knox
was that they wanted an equal share in songwriting. Not a good idea -- the resulting Guilty
suffers from a lot of uneven compositions.