Josef K formed in Edinburgh in 1978 as TV Art. In 1979 the group began playing locally joining a thriving Edinburgh scene. In 1979 they changed their name to Josef K and recorded an eight-song studio demo tape but the songs failed to generate much interest. A chance meeting with Orange Juice drummer Steven Daly lead to an alliance between the bands and they began playing out together. After Daly set up his own label, Absolute, Chance Meeting by Josef K became its first (and only) release. Then they signed to Orange Juice singer Edwyn Collins' Postcard Records. In 1980 they recorded their debut album, Sorry For Laughing, but at the last minute the release was cancelled. Years later, the band would claim that the mix was unsatisfactory and that it failed to represent their blistering live sound. Nine months later came the Only Fun In Town, on which they re-recorded much of the scrapped album. The band claimed they would make one or two albums before splitting up and they did.
Paul Haig - Vocal & Guitar. Went on to form Rhythm of Life.
David Weddell - Bass .Played with Happy Family and Heyday.
Ronnie Torrance - Drums.Played with Happy Family and Heyday.
Malcolm Ross - Guitar & Piano. Played with Orange Juice, Aztec Camera
The scrapped debut album Sorry For Laughing has been released on CD along with Only Fun In Town