(Bristol, Mar 76 – Late 78)






Official Pre-79 Releases;


Fascist Dictator 7″ (Step Forward, SF-1) released Jun 77
Tracks: Fascist dictator, Television families



Defiant Pose 7″ (Step Forward, SF-6) released Dec 77
Tracks: Defiant pose, Independence


True Romances LP (CBS, S CBS-82831) recorded Feb 78, released Sep 78
Tracks: Heartache, I don’t really want to get involved, Ask mr Waverley, Youth club dance, First I look at the purse, Radio rape, Tribe of the city, Have it with you, I trust Valerie singleton, Broken not twisted, Take that like away, Further education, I’ll keep my distance


Heartache 7” (CBS, CBS-6759) released Nov 78
Tracks: Heartache, Ask Mr Waverley


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


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Fiesta Club, Plymouth 22-3-77
Tracks: Defiant pose, Fascist dictator, Further education, Gloria, Gonna get mary in the bus shelter, Have it with you, Slow down, Television families, They, Tired of compromise, Tokyo joe, We’re gonna play in the subway today, Have it with you #2

BBC John Peel session recorded 16-7-77
Tracks: Defiant pose, Television families, Having it, Further education

Demo recorded Sep 77, GBH Studios
Tracks: Broken not twisted, Have it, I don’t really want to get involved, Mr Waverley, Tribe of the city, Youth club dance

Demo recorded 77
Tracks: Slow down, I don’t want to compromise, Television families

Demo recorded 9-1-78, Steppin’ Out Studio, CBS
Tracks: Tribe of the city, I don’t really want to get involved, Youth club dance, Ask Mr Waverley, Have it with you, Broken not twisted, First I look at the purse, Further education, Heartache, I trust Valerie singleton, Justice, Radio rape


Further Information;

Line up:

Daniel Swan (drms)
Dexter Dalwood (bass)
Michael Fewings (gtr)
Nick Sheppard (gtr)
Jeremy Valentine (voc/sax)

Nick Sheppard later in The Spics, Dexter Derwood later in Barry Andrews Band
Mike Frewings later in the Colortapes
Jeremy Valentine later in The Glaxo Babies


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
11/76      Chutes Club, Bristol
12/76      Southville
22/01/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
05/02/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
19/02/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
26/02/77 Bristol University (?)
19/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
26/03/77 Winter Gardens, Malvern
01/04/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (*)
15/04/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
09/05/77 Granary, Bristol
13/05/77 Colston Hall, Bristol
18/05/77 Roundabout Club, Newport
30/05/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
31/05/77 Colston Hall, Bristol
11/06/77 Redlands Teacher Training College, Bristol
18/06/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
24/06/77 Exhibition Centre, Bristol
26/06/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
02/07/77 Ashton Court Free Festival, Bristol
12/07/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
21/07/77 Acklam Hall, Ladbrooke Grove, London
27/07/77 Town Hall, Torquay
28/07/77 Johnson Hall, Yeovil
29/07/77 Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple
31/07/77 Castaways Club, Plymouth
01/08/77 Tiffany’s, Exeter
04/08/77 Garden, Penzance
05/08/77 Top Rank, Cardiff
07/08/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
08/08/77 Top of The World, Stafford
10/08/77 De Grey Rooms, York
11/08/77 Leeds Polytechnic
12/08/77 Brunel Rooms, Swindon
16/08/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
17/08/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
18/08/77 Old Fellows Hall, Portsmouth
20/08/77 Long Marston Aerodrome, Stratford-upon-Avon (*)
22/08/77 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh
23/08/77 Silver Thread, Paisley
24/08/77 Disco Harry, Glasgow
25/08/77 Maniqui, Falkirk
30/09/77 Southampton University
01/10/77 Chequers, Barnstaple
02/10/77 Fiesta Club Plymouth
03/10/77 Bath University
05/10/77 Unity Hall, Wakefield
06/10/77 St Andrew’s University, Fife
07/10/77 Strathclyde University, Glasgow
08/10/77 Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
09/10/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
14/10/77 Aberystwyth University
15/10/77 Birmingham University
16/10/77 Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London (*)
19/10/77 Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme
20/10/77 Leeds Polytechnic
21/10/77 Penthouse, Scarborough
22/10/77 Bangor University
23/10/77 Top Rank, Sheffield
24/10/77 Civic Hall, Guildford
26/10/77 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
27/10/77 Warwick University, Coventry
28/10/77 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
29/10/77 UMIST, Manchester
31/10/77 Outlook Club, Doncaster
01/11/77 Ace of Clubs, Leeds
04/11/77 Bristol University
06/11/77 Night Spot, Bedford
13/11/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
22/11/77 Gibus Club, Paris (*)
23/11/77 Gibus Club, Paris (*)
24/11/77 Gibus Club, Paris (*)
25/11/77 Gibus Club, Paris (*)
26/11/77 Gibus Club, Paris (*)
14/12/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
16/12/77 Locarno, Bristol
20/12/77 Locarno, Bristol
77           Leicester Punk Festival (?)
21/01/78 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
22/01/78 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
23/01/78 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
24/01/78 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
25/01/78 Stowaway Club, Newport
26/01/78 Albany Empire, Deptford
27/01/78 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
26/03/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
11/04/78 Gibus Club, Paris
12/04/78 Gibus Club, Paris
13/04/78 Gibus Club, Paris
14/04/78 Gibus Club, Paris
15/04/78 Gibus Club, Paris
28/05/78 Royal Standard, Bradford
02/06/78 Rafters, Manchester
08/06/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
24/09/78 Locarno, Bristol (last gig)
01/10/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London (?)
10/10/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London (?)
(?) = noted but uncertainty with date and/or venue
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved