Automatics

(London 76 – 79)

 

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

 

When the tanks roll over Poland again 7″ (Island, WIP-6439) released Apr 78
Tracks: When the tanks roll over poland again, Watch her now

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demo recorded 77/78
Tracks: British Beat

Unreleased 7″ (Island, WIP-6433) scheduled release Apr 78
Tracks: Walking with the radio on, Watch Her Now

Demo recorded Mar – Jun 78 (unreleased LP)
Tracks: Walking with the radio on, Like a moth into the flame, When the tanks roll over Poland again, Run forever, Danger signs, Wild one, Stab it back, To the good times, Watch her now, Dumb games, You can`t catch me, Wear your love like a ball & chain

 

Further Information;

http://theautomatics.com/
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/automatics.htm
http://www.mhendriks.fsnet.co.uk/Automatics%20discography.html
http://walterhacon.com/

Line ups:

#1
Gary Tibbs (bass)
David Philp (voc)
Walter Hacon (gtr)
Rick Goldstein (drms)

#2
Bobby Collins (bass)
David Philp (voc)
Walter Hacon (gtr)
Rick Goldstein (drms)

Gary Tibbs is later in Vibrators
David Philp is ex-Choirboys
Walter Hacon is ex-Skyscraper, Speedometers, later in Wreckless Eric
Rick Goldstein is later in Sham 69

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
17/10/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
17/11/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
24/11/77 Doncaster College of Education
25/11/77 New College, Durham
30/11/77 Sheffield Polytechnic
07/12/77 Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme
12/12/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
15/12/77 Uxbridge Technical College
04/01/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
23/01/78 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
24/01/78 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
28/01/78 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
11/02/78 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
23/02/78 Head & Heart Inn, Coventry
04/03/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
18/03/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
07/04/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
21/04/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
04/05/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
14/05/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
18/05/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
01/06/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
08/06/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
15/06/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
22/06/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
28/06/78 Friars, Aylesbury
29/06/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
30/06/78 Town Hall, Ryde, Isle of Wight
13/07/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
21/08/78 White Hart, Acton, London
25/08/78 Reading Festival
19/10/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
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