The band expanded to a four piece for their self-titled third album, employing ex-Pretty Things guitarist Victor Unitt. Despite the exposure that BBC disc jockey John Peel gave the band on his pioneering UK radio show Top Gear, the political and sexual themes of their songs had dated by the early 70s, although the band soldiered on for a number of years, maintaining a defiant political stance that gained acceptance with a loyal core of British and German rock fans. Unitt had left by the time the band recorded Bandages for the NEMS label in 1975. Prevented from recording by managerial problems, the band made a low-key return in 1979 now billed simply as the Broughtons. During subsequent decades, the Broughtons could still be found performing as part of late 60s revival shows and on the London pub circuit.