Billy Karloff & the Goats

(Orpington, London 77 – 82)
later known as The Billy Karloff Band, then Billy Karloff & the Supremes, then Billy Karloff & the Extremes

 

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Billy Karloff & the Goats

 

Various Artists – Farewell to the Roxy LP (Lightning Records, LIP-2) recorded 2-1-78, released Apr 78
Tracks: Relics from the past

 

Billy Karloff Band

 

Crazy Paving 7” (Wanted, CULT 45-001) released Apr 78
Tracks: Crazy Paving, Back Street Billy

 

 

The Maniac LP (Jupiter, 26 373 XOT/SOS LP-2) released 78, Germany
Tracks: The maniac, TV Personality, Heavy Rock, Katerina, Backstreet billy, Messin’ around, Lorry, New red handbag, Do a job, Crazy paving, Juke box hit

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Billy Karloff

Demo recorded 75
Tracks: It’s too hot, Little Linda

Streamliner

Demos recorded 75-77
Tracks: Joker, Alice, Claim to fame, Fly away, Heavy rock, HP, Naked, Skins, Come up here

 

Further Information;

http://punkygibbon.co.uk/bands/k/karloffbilly.html
http://www.boredteenagers.co.uk/goats.htm

Line ups;

Scum of the Earth
75
Billy Karloff (voc)
Mark Dawson (gtr)

Streamliner
75-77
Billy Karloff (voc)
Mark Dawson (gtr)

Billy Karloff & the Goats
77-78
Billy Karloff (voc)
Chris Pye (gtr)
Pedro Ortiz (drms)
Ed Duane (bass)
Julian Standen (gtr)

Billy Karloff Band
78-79
Billy Karloff (voc)
Chris Pye (gtr)
Pedro Ortiz (drms)
Ed Duane (bass)
Ivan Julian (gtr)

Billy Karloff & the Supremes
79
Billy Karloff (voc)
Neil Hay (gtr)
Paul Jelliman (gtr)
Glen Buglass (bass)
Gus Boyd (drms)

Billy Karloff & the Extremes
80-82
Billy Karloff (voc)
Neil Hay (gtr)
Paul Jelliman (gtr)
Dolphin Taylor (drms)
Glen Buglass (bass)

Billy Karloff (John Osborn) is ex-Slippery Sam and The Punks
Chris Pye later in The Books, Neil Hay & Paul Jelliman are ex-Somme
Dolphin (Brian) Taylor is ex-Dragon’s Playground, Tom Robinson Band, Cowboys International and later in Stiff Little Fingers

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
28/09/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
21/10/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
16/11/77 Leicester Polytechnic
17/11/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
19/11/77 Man In The Moon, Kings Rd, London
26/11/77 Mr George’s, Coventry
30/11/77 Clouds, Edinburgh
01/12/77 Silver Thread, Paisley
16/12/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
20/12/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
25/12/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
29/12/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
02/01/78 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
14/01/78 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
12/02/78 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
19/02/78 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
19/03/78 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
14/06/78 Satellite City, Glasgow
15/06/78 Satellite City, Glasgow
16/06/78 Clouds, Edinburgh
18/06/78 Clouds, Edinburgh
30/06/78 Bridge Hotel, Newcastle
12/08/78 Cooperage, Newcastle
19/08/78 Cooperage, Newcastle
(?) = noted but uncertainty with date and/or venue
(*) = band did not play (gig cancelled and/or date moved)
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