(Cambridge / London, UK Dec 76 – 78)







Official Pre-79 Releases;

Simon Boswell


Various Artists – Guitar Workshop 2xLP (Transatlantic records, TRA-271) recorded Jul 72 – Jul 73, released 73
Tracks: Trout joins the cavalry, Trout sundae


The Mind Parasites LP (Transatlantic records, TRA-307) released 76
Tracks: As I see you, Crawling away, Ideal love, Lemmings lament, Maidstone, Punchline, The mind parasites, Too much thinking, Wet Mexicans, When the sun sets on the sage, Yangste gangster




Lipstick 7” (EMI, EMI-2710) released Oct 77
Tracks: Lipstick, Lonely Guys



Lipstick 7″ (Sonopresse, 2S 008-06579) released 77, France
Tracks: Lipstick, Lonely Guys



Stolen Love 7” (EMI, EMI-2754) released Feb 78
Tracks: Stolen Love, Suspender fun


Advertising Jingles LP (EMI, EMC-3253) released Jun 78
Tracks: Lipstick, Ich liebe dich, Pleasure seekers, Suspender fun, Shy, The look-alikes, A.R.T. art, Respect, Mean to me, The lonely guys, My advice, Jealousy, Stolen love, You cost too much


Various Artists – Meet the New (Punk) Wave LP (EMI-Bovema, 5C 050-25896)
Released 78, Holland
Tracks: Lipstick


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

A Special Moment

Unreleased 7” on Island records, 76
Tracks: Lets socialize

Simon Boswell

Demo recorded Aug 76, spaceward studios
Tracks: The house on the hill, How the other half dies, Stolen love, Lovers only meet to say goodbye, Lonely guys


Further Information;
Line ups:

A Special Moment
75 – 76
Tot Taylor (keyb)
Simon Boswell (gtr/voc)
Gus Goad (bass/voc)
Mick Bass (gtr)
John Whetstone (drms)

Simon Boswell Band
Simon Boswell (gtr/voc)
Tony Durant
Michael Gregory

Advertising #1
Mick Cox (bass)
Paul Bultitude (drms)
Simon Boswell (voc/gtr)
Tot Taylor (keyb)

Tot Taylor (keyb)
Simon Boswell (voc/gtr)
Paul Bultitude (drms)
Dennis Smith (bass)

Gus Goad, Mick Bass, John Whetstone (Fontaine) are later in Blue Kittens, The Zips
Simon Boswell & Mick Cox are ex-Duke Duke & the Dukes (Cambridge, 74), Simon Boswell later in Live Wire
Tot Taylor later Sham 69, Tot & the Girls From Room 419
Dennis Smith & Paul Bultitude later in Secret Affair


Gigography (up to end 78, incomplete)
06/03/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
11/04/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
05/77      Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
02/05/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
11/07/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
22/07/77 Pavilion, West Runton
20/09/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
21/09/77 Tracy’s, Ipswich
22/09/77 Bloo Blos Disco, Leicester
23/09/77 Electrc Circus, Manchester
18/10/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
22/10/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
24/10/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
31/10/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
07/11/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
15/11/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
16/11/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
22/11/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
23/11/77 Spooky Lady, Hackney, London
29/11/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
06/12/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
09/12/77 Royal Holloway College, Egham
10/12/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith
12/12/77 Hornsey Art College, London
15/12/77 Speakeasy, Margaret Street, London
16/12/77 Victoria Palace Theatre, London
24/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
24/12/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London (?)
11/01/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
13/01/78 New Regent, Brighton
17/01/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
20/01/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
21/01/78 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
25/01/78 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
28/01/78 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
01/02/78 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
02/02/78 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
03/02/78 JB’s Club, Dudley
03/02/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
10/02/78 Pegasus, Stoke Newington
19/02/78 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
23/02/78 King George’s Hall, Blackburn
24/02/78 Sheffield University
25/02/78 Strathclyde University, Glasgow
28/02/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
05/03/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
05/03/78 Salisbury College of Technology  (*)
09/03/78 Bristol Polytechnic
10/03/78 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
11/03/78 Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London
12/03/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
13/03/78 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
15/03/78 Salisbury College of Technology
16/03/78 Metro, Exmouth Rd, Plymouth
17/03/78 Porterhouse, Retford
19/03/78 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
23/03/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
27/03/78 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
31/03/78 JB’s Club, Dudley
02/06/78 Weybridge Food Tech College
01/07/78 Hainault Forest Country Park, London
06/07/78 Metro, Exmouth Rd, Plymouth
21/07/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
23/07/78 McGonagle’s, Dublin
24/07/78 McGonagle’s, Dublin
28/07/78 Pound, Belfast
29/07/78 Pound, Belfast
11/08/78 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
12/08/78 Red Cow, Hammersmith
16/08/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
18/08/78 Porterhouse, Retford
29/09/78 Dundee College of Technology
13/10/78 RGIT MacRobert Hall, Aberdeen
(?) = noted but uncertainty with date / venue
(*) = cancelled (or date moved) / band did not show up