Blitzkrieg Bop

(Middlesbrough Yorkshire, UK May 77 – Feb 79)
originally called Adamanta Chubb, also known as Frank Blank & the Planks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

 

Let’s Go 7” (Mortonsound, MTN-3172-3) released Jul 77
Tracks: Let’s Go, 9 til 5, Bugger Off

 

 

Let’s Go 7” (Lightning, GIL-504) released Dec 77
Tracks: Let’s Go, Life is just a so so, Mental case

 

 

(You’re just like a) UFO 7” (Lightning, GIL-543) released Aug 78
Tracks: (You’re just like a) UFO, Viva Bobby joe

 

Scum 78 (Version 1) cassette-LP (Smellytapes, STINK 1) released Aug 78
Tracks: UFO, Dole walla (demo, Nov 77), Future shock (demo, Jul 78), Streetcorners (demo, Nov 77), Mental case, Let’s go, 9 till 5, West side story (demo, Jul 78), Life is just so so, Gloria (demo, Nov 77), Bugger off, Viva bobby joe (mix 1)

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Erection

Northallerton Community Centre late 76 (Tracks unknown)

Frank Blank & the Planks

Demo / rehearsal recorded 20-2-77
Tracks: Destroy, Bugger off, Bugger off #2, Bugger off #3, Ode to me, I wanna change the world, Now I wanna sniff some glue, So it goes, So it goes #2, So it goes #3, Destroy / bugger off, I wanna change the world #2

Adamanta Chubb

Speedway, Middlesbrough 3-4-77 (Tracks unknown)

Speedway, Middlesbrough 10-4-77 (Tracks unknown)

Speedway, Middlesbrough 1-5-77 (Tracks unknown)

Speedway, Middlesbrough 77
Tracks: Child in time

Blitzkrieg Bop

Speedway, Middlesbrough 8-5-77 (Tracks unknown)

Speedway, Middlesbrough 15-5-77 (Tracks unknown)

Speedway, Middlesbrough 29-5-77 (Tracks unknown)

Speedway, Middlesbrough 5-6-77 (Tracks unknown)

Speedway, Middlesbrough 12-6-77 (Tracks unknown)

Bowes Wine Cellar, Darlington 9-7-77
Tracks: Gloria

Demo recorded Sep 77
Tracks: Roxette, UFO

Town Hall, Middlesbrough 25-9-77
Tracks: 1977, Happy Crash, Let’s go, One chord wonders

Demo recorded Nov 77
Tracks: Dole walla, Streetcorners, Gloria

Bowes Wine Cellar, Darlington 10-12-77
Tracks: Police state

Hope & Anchor, London 77
Tracks: Happy Crash

BBC session recorded Feb 78
Tracks: UFO, Viva bobby joe

Unreleased 7” recorded Jul 78
Tracks: Future shock, West side story, Radio

Demo recorded Aug 78
Tracks: Viva Bobby Joe

Rock Garden, Middlesbrough unreleased Various Artists Live LP recorded 31-8-78
Tracks: Radio, Bugger off, Futire shock, Get out of my way, No emotions

Live 78 (Venue unknown)
Tracks: Mordors, Slave labour

 

Further Information;

http://www.blitzkriegbop.info/
http://www.hiljaiset.sci.fi/punknet/blitzk_e.htm
http://www.boredteenagers.co.uk/blitzkriegbop.htm

Line ups;

Adamanta Chubb #1
74
Alan Cornforth (drms)
Kevin McMaster (voc/gtr)
Stephen Sharratt (gtr)
Mike McDonald (bass)
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#2
Oct – Nov 74
Alan Cornforth (drms)
Kevin McMaster (voc/gtr)
Stephen Sharratt (gtr)
Damien Blackwell (bass)

#3
Nov 74 – 75
Alan Cornforth (drms)
Kevin McMaster (voc/gtr)
Stephen Sharratt (gtr)
Damien Blackwell (bass)
John Hodgson (keyb)

#4
– Oct 75
Alan Cornforth (drms)
John Hodgson (keyb)
Damien Blackwell (bass)
Kevin McMaster (voc/gtr)

#5
Oct – Nov 75
Alan Cornforth (drms)
John Hodgson (keyb/bass)
Damien Blackwell (gtr)

#6
Nov – Dec 75
Alan Cornforth (drms)
John Hodgson (keyb/bass)
Damien Blackwell (gtr)
Jackie Bradley (voc)

#7
Jan – May 76
Alan Cornforth (drms)
John Hodgson (keyb)
Damien Blackwell (gtr)
Brian Roberts (bass)
Brian Day (voc)

#7a
May 76 – Jan 77
Damien Blackwell (gtr)
Mick Hylton (bass)
Laurence Crallan (drms)

Contrast / Erection
May 76 – Feb 77
John Hodgson (keyb/voc)
Michael Charlton (gtr)
Eddie Hall (bass)
Ray Radford (gtr)
Steve Brown (sax)
Dee Dee Paterson (voc)
Jed Duffy (drms)
Yusef Nimar (congo)
Dave Hughes (voc)

Adamanta Chubb #8
Feb – Mar 77
Damien Blackwell (gtr)
Mick Hylton (bass)
Alan Lawrence (drms)
John Hodgson (keyb/voc)

#9
Mar – May 77
Damien Blackwell (gtr)
Mick Hylton (bass)
John Hodgson (keyb/voc)
Alan Cornforth (drms)
Colin Bilton (voc)

Blitzkrieg Bop #1
May – Jun 77
Damien Blackwell (gtr)
John Hodgson (keyb/voc)
Ann Hodgson (gtr)
Alan Cornforth (drms)
Mick Hylton (bass)
Michael Charlton (gtr)

#2
Jun – Oct 77
Mick Hylton (bass)
Alan Cornforth (drms)
John Hodgson (keyb/voc)
Ann Hodgson (gtr)

#3
Oct 77 – May 78
Mick Hylton (bass)
John Hodgson (keyb/voc)
Alan Cornforth (drms)
Ray Radford (gtr)

#4
May – Sep 78
Mick Hylton (bass)
John Hodgson (keyb/voc)
Alan Cornforth (drms)
Micky Dunn (gtr)

#5
Sep 78 – Feb 79
Pete Collins (drms)
Alan Cornforth (drms)
Micky Dunn (gtr)
Graham Moses (bass)
John Hodgson (keyb/voc)

John Hodgson is ex-Purity (66-74), also in ProtexBleak Future, Eater and later in Basssax
Mick Hylton is ex-Holocaust
Michael Charlton is also ex-Purity
Colin Bilton & Jed Duffy are ex-Government, Colin also ex-Harvest
Damein Blackwell later in Hitler Brothers, Killer, Nicky Beat & the Beatniks
Ann Hodgson later in Slaves
Mickey Dunn is ex-Lice, later in Beat
Alan Cornforth is also in Rampant Nasties (july 78), Amazing Space Frogs
Pete Collins is also in No Way
Graham Moses is ex-Lice, Post Mortem and also later in No way

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
02/04/77 Grangefield Community Centre, Stockton (1st gig Adamanta Chubb)
03/04/77 Speedway Hotel, Middlesbrough
10/04/77 Speedway Hotel, Middlesbrough
29/04/77 Bon Lea Pub, Thornaby (*)
01/05/77 Speedway Hotel, Middlesbrough
07/05/77 Ormesby Youth Club, Middlesbrough (1st gig Blitzkrieg Bop)
08/05/77 Speedway Hotel, Middlesbrough
15/05/77 Speedway Hotel, Middlesbrough
29/05/77 Speedway Hotel, Middlesbrough
05/06/77 Speedway Hotel, Middlesbrough
06/06/77 Speedway Hotel, Middlesbrough (*)
12/06/77 Speedway Hotel, Middlesbrough
23/06/77 Penthouse, Scarborough (*)
26/06/77 Black Swan, Guisborough (*)
01/07/77 Bowes Wine Cellar, Darlington
03/07/77 Black Swan, Guisborough
09/07/77 Bowes Wine Cellar, Darlington
25/07/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
05/08/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
06/08/77 Bowes Wine Cellar, Darlington
08/08/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough (*)
12/08/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough (*)
24/08/77 Portrack Social Club, Stockton (*)
27/08/77 Tropicana, Whitby
18/09/77 Black Swan, Guisborough
20/09/77 Ace of Clubs, Leeds
24/09/77 Pop Festival, Newton Aycliffe (afternoon gig)
24/09/77 Bowes Wine Cellar, Darlington
25/09/77 Town Hall, Middlesbrough
07/10/77 Newcastle Polytechnic
24/10/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
11/77      Durham University (*)
11/77      Northampton (*)
10/11/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough (*)
01/12/77 Teeside Polytechnic, Middlesbrough (*)
10/12/77 Bowes Wine Cellar, Darlington
11/12/77 Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay
12/12/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London (*)
13/12/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London (*)
14/12/77 Bridge Hotel, Newcastle
15/12/77 Rafters, Manchester (*)
23/12/77 Guildhall, Newcastle
24/12/77 Whinney Banks Youth Club, Middlesbrough (*)
11/01/78 Bridge Hotel, Newcastle
13/01/78 Leeds University
15/01/78 Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay
18/01/78 Carlton Club, Hartlepool
21/01/78 Rockerfellers, Grangemouth, Middlesbrough
26/01/78 Rafters, Manchester (*)
27/01/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
31/01/78 Newcastle University, Ballroom (*)
04/02/78 Tropicana, Whitby
05/02/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
10/02/78 Guildhall, Newcastle (*)
10/02/78 Van Mildert College, Durham
19/02/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough (*)
20/02/78 Carlton Club, Hartlepool
21/02/78 Nikkers Club, Keighley (*)
24/02/78 Durham University
25/02/78 Teeside Polytechnic, Middlesbrough
01/03/78 Durham University (*)
04/03/78 Tropicana, Whitby
09/03/78 Teeside Polytechnic, Middlesbrough (*)
11/03/78 Newcastle University
12/03/78 Town Hall, Middlesbrough
14/03/78 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
16/03/78 Rafters, Manchester
18/03/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
31/03/78 Berwick Hills Youth Club, Middlesbrough (*)
02/04/78 Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay
23/04/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
26/04/78 Stowaway Club, Newport (Do It Dog Style Tour)
30/04/78 Castaways Club, Plymouth
01/05/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth
02/05/78 Locarno, Portsmouth
03/05/78 Town Hall, Birmingham
04/05/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
05/05/78 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
06/05/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
07/05/78 Top Rank, Sheffield
08/05/78 Ace of Clubs, Leeds
09/05/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
10/05/78 Tiffany’s, Bristol
11/05/78 Locarno, Coventry
12/05/78 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
13/05/78 Dreamland, Margate
14/05/78 Rafters, Manchester
15/05/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
16/05/78 Clouds, Preston
17/05/78 Affair, Swindon
18/05/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham (*)
19/05/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
20/05/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
21/05/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London (*)
22/05/78 Pavilion, West Runton
24/05/78 Clouds, Edinburgh
25/05/78 Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline
26/05/78 Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
27/05/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London (*)
15/06/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough (*)
04/07/78 Town Hall, Middlesbrough (*)
10/07/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
16/07/78 Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay
17/07/78 Smartyz, Chester
23/07/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
01/08/78 Cooperage, Newcastle
04/08/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
10/08/78 Old 29, Sunderland (*)
17/08/78 Nashville Room, Kensington, London (*)
17/08/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough (*)
24/08/78 Old 29, Sunderland
31/08/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
07/09/78 Gatsby’s, Hartlepool
07/09/78 Portrack Social Club, Stockton (*)
07/09/78 Teeside Polytechnic, Middlesbrough
17/09/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
18/09/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar (?)
26/09/78 St Mary’s College, Middlesbrough
03/11/78 Limit Club, Sheffield (*)
17/11/78 Limit Club, Sheffield
04/12/78 Smartyz, Chester
08/12/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
08/12/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough (*)
08/12/78 Town Hall, Middlesbrough (*)
13/12/78 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington

(?) = noted but uncertainty with date and/or venue
(*) = band did not play (gig cancelled and/or date moved)

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