(London Jun 76 – 82)
Originally called The Choirboys, also recorded as The Yobs







Official Pre-79 Releases;



I don’t care 7” (Nems, NES-102) recorded Feb 77, released Apr 77
Tracks: I don’t care, Soda Pressing



I Don’t Care 7″ (NEMS, 02.1272/4) released 77, Spain
Tracks: I Don’t Care, Soda Pressing


The Boys LP (Nems, NEL-6001) recorded May 77, released Sep 77
Tracks: Sick on you, I call your name, Tumble with me, Tonight, I don’t care, Soda pressing, No money, First time, Box number, Kiss like a nun, Cop cars, Keep running, Tenement kids, Living in the city



First Time 7” (Nems, NES-111) released Jul 77
Tracks: First Time, Turning Grey, Watcha gonna do


First Time 7″ (NEMS, NES 111) released 77, Italy
Tracks: First Time, Turning Grey


First Time 7″ (NEMS, 02.1315/7) released 78, Spain
Tracks: First Time, Watcha Gonna Do, Turning Grey



Brickfield Nights 7” (Nems, NES-118) released Feb 78
Tracks: Brickfield Nights, Teacher’s pet


Alternative Chartbusters LP (Nems, NEL-6015) recorded Nov 77, released Mar 78
Tracks: Brickfield nights, USI, Taking on the world, Sway, Do the contract, Heroine, Not ready, Classified Susie, TCP, Neighbourhood brats, Stop stop stop, Talking, Backstage pass, Cast of thousands

Various Artists – Punk Collection LP (RCA, PL-42339) released 77, Italy
Tracks: I don’t care

Various Artists – English Waves! LP (RCA Victor, PLWL-1009) released 78
Tracks: First Time



Run Rudolph run 7” (Nems, NES-114) released Nov 77
Tracks: Run Rudolph run, Worm Song



Run Ruldolph Run 7″ (NEMS, 02.1300/4) released 77, Spain
Tracks: Run Rudolph Run, The Worm Song



Silent Night 7” (Yob records, YOB-79) released Nov 78
Tracks: Silent Night, Stille Nacht


Other Pre-79 Recordings;


Demo recorded 76
Tracks: Sad Souvenir

Demo recorded 28-1-77 ‘home demo’
Tracks: I don’t care, Kiss like a nun, No money, Soda pressing

Demo recorded 3-2-77, Ecclestone street
Tracks: I don’t care, Kiss like a nun, Soda pressing


I Don’t Care 7″ Acetate (Utopia) recorded / released Feb 77
Tracks: I Don’t Care, Soda Pressing


Demo recorded 11-2-77 ‘home demo’
Tracks: Box number, No money

Demo recorded 13-2-77 ‘home demo’
Tracks: Tenement kids

Roxy, London 16-3-77
Tracks: Living in the city, Sabre dance, Sick on you

Roxy, London 24-3-77 (Tracks unknown) recorded for Live at the Roxy LP

Roxy, London Apr 77 (date uncertain possibly 24-3-77 gig?)
Tracks: Lonely cowboy, TCP, Independent girl, New guitar in town, Cop cars, See ya later, You cant hurt a memory, Kamikaze, Soda pressing, Bricjfield nights, Terminal love, Living in the city, Sabre dance, Sick on you

Demo recorded 20-3-77 ‘home demo’
Tracks: Box number, Cop cars, Don’t hurt me, Living in the city, Love’s dead, Tenement kids, Watcha gonna do

Demo May 77, LP sessions
Tracks: Lonely schooldays, I don’t care (alt vers), Take a heart

BBC John Peel session recorded 3-8-77
Tracks: Sick on you, The first time, Cop cars, Bix number, Living in the city

Mont de Marsan Punk Festival recorded 5-8-77
Tracks: Cop cars, First time, I don’t care, Keep running, Sick on you, Tenement kids

Porterhouse, Retford 18-10-77
Tracks: Box number 939, Contract hustle, Cop cars, First time, I don’t care, No money, Not ready, Sick on you, Soda pressing, TCP, Tenement kids, Tonight, Trouble with me, USI, What she gonna do

Demo recorded 77
Tracks: Hollywood brats

BBC john Peel session recorded 2-5-78
Tracks: TCP, Brickfield nights, Classified suzy, Boys

Demos recorded late summer 78, Rockfield studios (3rd album)
Tracks: Cool, Independent girl, No leaders


Demo recorded Oct/Nov 77
Tracks: Run Rudolph run, The worm song


Further Information;

Line ups:

Jan – Jun 76
Matt Dangerfield (gtr)
Casino Steel (keyb)
Wayne Manor (bass)
Andrew Matheson (voc)
David Philp (voc)
Geir Waade (drms)

Boys #1
Jun 76 – mid 80
John Plain (voc/gtr)
Jack Black (drms)
Duncan Reid (bass)
Matt Dangerfield (gtr)
Casino Steel (keyb)
(Kelvin Blacklock (voc)

John Plain & Jack Black also later in The Rowdies (London, 79), John Plain also later in The Lurkers
Geir Wade & Kelvin Blacklock are ex-Violent Luck
Andrew Matheson, Casino Steel & Matt Dangerfield are ex-London SS & Hollywood Brats.
Wayne Manor is ex-Hollywood Brats
Geir Wade later in Wrekless Ericc band
David Philp later in Automatics
Duncan Reid is ex-Hollywood Killers
Kelvin Blacklock later in Rat Scabies’ Runners


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
??/09/76 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London (1st gig)
??/10/76 Brecknock, Camden Rd, London
31/12/76 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
??/01/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
17/01/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
03/02/77 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
07/02/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
18/02/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
25/02/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough (?)
02/03/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
05/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (?)
11/03/77 Leicester University
16/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
24/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
29/03/77 Gibus Club, Paris
30/03/77 Gibus Club, Paris
31/03/77 Gibus Club, Paris
01/04/77 Gibus Club, Paris
02/04/77 Gibus Club, Paris
07/04/77 Pavilion, West Runton
10/04/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
11/04/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
15/04/77 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
16/04/77 Kursaal Ballroom, Southend
17/04/77 Skindles, Maidenhead
18/04/77 Top Rank, Plymouth
19/04/77 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
21/04/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
22/04/77 Free Trade Hall, Manchester
23/04/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
24/04/77 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
25/04/77 Top of The World, Stafford
28/04/77 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
29/04/77 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham (*)
30/04/77 Odeon Theatre, Canterbury (*)
01/05/77 Leeds University
02/05/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
23/05/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
26/05/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
01/06/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
04/06/77 Boat Club, Nottingham
09/06/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
12/06/77 Chelsea FC, London (*)
12/06/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
18/06/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
27/06/77 Town Hall, Battersea
01/07/77 Boat Club, Putney (rehearsal)
02/07/77 Boat Club, Putney (rehearsal)
02/07/77 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
04/07/77 Boat Club, Putney (rehearsal)
05/07/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
12/07/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
14/07/77 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
21/07/77 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
22/07/77 Pavilion, West Runton
24/07/77 Electric Circus, Manchester (*)
24/07/77 Hammersmith Odeon, London
28/07/77 Leeds Polytechnic
28/07/77 Lodestar Hotel, Blackburn
31/07/77 City Tavern, Chelmsford
05/08/77 Arenes du Plumaçon, Mont-de-Marsan
08/08/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
09/08/77 Top Rank, Cardiff (*)
10/08/77 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
11/08/77 Circles, Swansea
12/08/77 Top Rank, Cardiff
13/08/77 JB’s Club, Dudley
14/08/77 JB’s Club, Dudley (?)
16/08/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
18/08/77 Utrecht Festival
23/08/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
26/08/77 Noorde, Amsterdam
27/08/77 Gronigen
30/08/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
04/09/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
16/10/77 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
18/10/77 Porterhouse, Retford
20/10/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
24/10/77 Swindon
28/10/77 Porterhouse, Retford
29/10/77 Imperial College, London (? or 29/10/78)
29/10/77 Queens College, London
30/10/77 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
02/11/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
03/11/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
05/11/77 Belle Vue, Manchester
09/11/77 Limoge
10/11/77 Toulouse
11/11/77 Montpellier
12/11/77 Castres
14/11/77 Paris
16/11/77 Rotterdam
17/11/77 Amsterdam
18/11/77 Stokvishal, Arnheim
20/11/77 Leiden
06/12/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
08/12/77 Peaches Club, Harrogate
09/12/77 Penthouse, Scarborough
10/12/77 Katie’s, Middle Street, Beeston
12/12/77 Outlook Club, Doncaster
14/12/77 Gatsby’s Club, Torquay (?)
15/12/77 Chequers, Barnstaple (?)
16/12/77 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
16/12/77 Cardiff (?)
17/12/77 JB’s Club, Dudley
22/12/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
26/12/77 Le Havre
27/12/77 France
28/12/77 France
29/12/77 France
30/12/77 France
01/01/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
02/01/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
26/01/78 Canotier, Auderghem, Belgium
31/01/78 Newcastle University, Ballroom (cancelled?)
08/02/78 Star & Garter, Great Yarmouth
10/02/78 Maidstone College of Art, Oakwood Park
10/02/78 New Regent, Brighton
11/02/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
13/02/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
16/02/78 Mr Digby’s, Birkenhead
17/02/78 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
19/02/78 Fforde Grene Hotel, Leeds
20/02/78 Jenkinson’s, Blackpool
21/02/78 Nikkers Club, Keighley (cancelled?)
23/02/78 Rafters, Manchester
24/02/78 F Club @ Roots, Leeds
25/02/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
27/02/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
02/03/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
06/03/78 Circles, Swansea
09/03/78 Metro, Exmouth Rd, Plymouth
10/03/78 New Regent, Brighton
14/03/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
16/03/78 Troubadour, Port Talbot
17/03/78 Pavilion, Worthing
19/04/78 Lyceum, Strand, London
15/05/78 Hawk Club, Trondheim
16/05/78 Steinkjer, Norway
17/05/78 Nidarohallen, Trondheim
18/05/78 Kristiansund
03/06/78 Pop In The Park, Harlow
29/10/78 Queen Mary College, Mile End, London (cancelled?)
17/11/78 Chiswick Polytechnic, London
11/12/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
(?) = noted but uncertainty with date and/or venue or whether band played
(*) = band did not play (gig cancelled and/or date moved)