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Song by Cumbrian punk band The Limps’ picked for film Snack Shack

March 23, 20242 Mins Read

Image source, Andy Semple

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The Limps playing a gig in Carlisle in 1979

  • Author, Tara Vallente
  • Role, BBC News, North East and Cumbria

A former punk band guitarist has spoken of his shock after one of their songs was picked to appear in a new film.

The Limps, blazed a trail in Carlisle, Cumbria, for a few months in the late-1970s before disappearing without a trace.

Nearly 50 years later, the song Someone I Can Talk To will feature on the soundtrack of coming-of-age comedy Snack Shack, by US director Adam Rehmeier.

Songwriter Andy Septic – now better known as Cumberland Council’s councillor Andrew Semple – said: “When Adam contacted us and said he wanted to use our song we couldn’t believe it.”

‘We weren’t very good’

Mr Rehmeier said he listened to the song every day when he was writing the film and said it was the only track that evoked the emotion he was looking for.

He then contacted Mr Semple, the former mayor of Cockermouth, to ask to use it.

Image source, Snack Shack/Republic Pictures/Adam Rehmeier

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Coming-of-age comedy Snack Shack is released later this year

“We formed on a housing estate in Annan but the punk scene back then was in Carlisle,” Mr Semple said.

“We weren’t very good – I was the only one who could play anything – and I think the most we ever played to was four or five people,” he laughed.

Mr Semple said since the news broke, the song – written in a bedroom in 1979 – has enjoyed a new lease of life on YouTube.

However, he said it was unlikely to make The Limps overnight millionaires.

“We’ve received a bit of money, but there’s not much when it’s got to be divided between four of us,” he added.

Snack Shack is due to be released later this year.

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