Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers

(London 71 – Feb 75)
Pub Rock


Official Pre-79 Releases;

Kings of the Robot Rhythm LP (Revelation Enterprises, REV-002) released 73
Tracks: Living Out My Suitcase, The Ballad Of Chilli Willi, Window Pane, I’ll Be Home, Nashville Rag, That’s All Right Mamma, Drunken Sunken Red Neck Blues, Get Your Gauge Up Let Your Love Come Down, Happy You/Fiddle Dee, Astrella From The Astral Planet, Paper Mill, A Page In History

Bongos Over Balham LP (Mooncrest, CREST-21) released 74
Tracks: Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie, We Get Along, Desert Island Woman, All In A Dream, Fiddle Diddle, Breathe A Little, Truck Driving Girl, Jungle Song, Midnight Bus, Just Like The Devil, 9-5 Songwriting Man

Choo Choo Ch’Boogie promo 7″ (Mooncrest?) released 74?
Tracks: Choo Choo Ch’Boogie, Fiddle diddle, All in a dream

Friday Song promo-7″ (Mooncrest?) released 74?
Tracks: Friday song, Desert island woman

Breathe a little 7″ (Mooncrest, MOON-40) released Feb 75
Tracks: Breathe a little, Friday song


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Roundhouse, London 28-4-74
Tracks: I’ll Be Home, The Streets of Baltimore, Papa and Mama Had Love, Midnight Bus, Older Guys, Desert Island Woman, Friday Song, Goodbye Nashville Hello Camden Town, Walkin’ Blues, Just Like the Devil, Boppin’ The Blues, Choo Choo Ch’Boogie, Fire on the Mountain, Drunken Sunken Redneck Blues, Six Days on the Road


Further Information;

Line upS:

c71/72                                   Dec 72 – Feb 75
Martin Stone (gtr/voc)            Martin Stone (gtr/voc)
Philip Lithman (gtr/voc)          Philip Lithman (gtr/voc)
Jo Ann Kelly (voc)                  Paul Bailey (gtr/sax)
John Fox (bass)                     Paul Riley (bass)
Nick Lowe (bass/voc)             Pete Thomas (drms)
Barry Everitt (drms)               Will Stallibrass (harmonica)
Dave Vorhaus (keyb)
Bob Andrews (keyb/voc)
Billy Rankin (drms)

Martin Stone & Philip Lithman are ex-Junior Blues Band
Martin Stone is later in Jive Bombers, Pink Fairies, 101ers
Philip Lithman is later in The Residents (US), Snakefinger
Paul Bailey is later in Bontemps Roulez
Paul Riley is later in Graham Parker‘s band, Dave Edmund‘s band, Roogalator, Strutters, Dyaks, Survivor
Oete Thomas is later in Elvis Costello‘s band, Larry Wallis‘s band, Nick Lowe‘s band
Nick Lowe, Billy Rankin & Bob Andrews are also in Brinsley Schwarz
Barry Everitt is ex-Dear Mr Time
Dave Vorhaus later in White Noise
Jo Anne Kelly also performs solo