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