Generation X

(London, UK Dec 76 – Jan 81)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Your generation 7” (Chrysalis, CHS-2165) released Sep 77
Tracks: Your generation, Day by Day

Wild youth 7” (Chrysalis, CHS-2189) released nov 77. *B-Side mispressing
Tracks: Wild youth, Wild dub, No no no*

Various Artists – Geef Voor New Wave LP (Ariola records, 25541 ET) released nov 77, Holland
Tracks: Your generation

Various Artists – Ce N’est Pas De la Couille, Voice la New Wave (New Wave Greatest Hits) LP (Ariola Benelux, 25804ET) released Dec 77, Holland
Tracks: Your generation

Various Artists – Catch a Wave 2 x 10” LP (Chiswick, NICE-1) released early 78
Tracks: Your generation

Ready steady go 7” (Chrysalis, CHS-2207) released Mar 78
Tracks: Ready steady go, No no no

Various Artists – Top of the Pops 698 LP (BBC Transcription Services, 698) released Mar 78
Tracks: Ready Steady Go

Generation X LP (Chrysalis, CHR-1169) released Mar 78
Tracks: From the heart, One hundred punks, Listen, Ready steady go, Kleenex, Promises promises, Day by day, The invisible man, Kiss me deadly, Too personal, Youth youth youth

King Rocker 7” (Chrysalis, CHS-2261) recorded Dec 78, released Jan 79
Tracks: King Rocker, Gimme some truth

Valley of the Dolls LP (Chrysalis, CHR-1193) recorded Oct 78, released Jan 79
Tracks: Running with the boss sound, Night of the cadillacs, Paradise west, Friday’s angels, King rocker, Valley of the dolls, English dream, Love like fire, The prime of Kenny silvers part 1, The prime of Kenny silvers part 2

Various Artists – Punk Rock ’77 New Wave ’77 LP (Pirate Dream, PD-001) released 78, Portugal
Tracks: Your generation

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Roxy, London 21-12-76 (Tracks unknown)

Your generation white label 7” (GX-101) recorded Feb 77, released Aug 77, private release (demos)
Tracks: Your generation, Change our world

Demo recorded Feb 77, Chiswick Records
Tracks: Kleenex, Listen, New order (save my life), Ready steady go, Your generation

Kings Cross, London 5-2-77 (Tracks unknown)

Perfect Hits: The Demo Tapes 7” EP (GX-1) released Mar 77, private release (demos)
Tracks: Your generation, Ready steady go, Save my life

Punk Rock Movie (dir. Don Letts) recorded 31-3-77 Marquee Club
Tracks: Listen (off-stage), This Heat, Kleenex

Roundhouse, London 10-4-77
Tracks: Above love, Day by day, Day by day #2, Kleenex, Listen, London life, New order, No no no, Prove it love it, Ready steady go, Ready steady go #2, Too personal, Your generation, Youth youth youth

BBC John Peel session recorded 12-4-77
Tracks: Day by day, Listen, Youth youth youth, Your generation

Demo recorded 10-7-77 Wessex Sound Studios
Tracks: Your generation, From the Heart

BBC John Peel session recorded 12-7-77
Tracks: From the heart, Rock on, Gimme some truth, No no no

Perfect Hits Vol 2 7” EP (GX-2) recorded Jul 77, released Jul 77, private release (John Peel session)
Tracks: Rock on, No no no no, Gimme some truth, From the heart

Marquee, London 20-7-77 Filmed by Chrysalis records
Tracks: Rock on, From the heart, This heat, Above love, New order, Listen, Wild youth, ready steady go, Day by day

Demo recorded 24-7-77 La Maison Rouge studios (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded 27-7-77 Willesden Morgan studios
Tracks: Day by day, No no no, Ready steady gi, Your generation

Demo recorded 28-7-77 Willesden Morgan studios
Tracks: No no no, Ready steady go

Vortex, London 2-8-77
Tracks: From the Heart, Kleenex, Ready Steady Go, Trying for Kicks, Youth Youth Youth, Your Generation

Punk: The Early Years film, recorded 12-8-77 Marquee Club, London
Tracks: Your generation

Demo recorded 1-9-77 Chalk Farm Utopia studios
Tracks: Wild youth, Too personal, Kleenex

Acetate 7″ (Utopia) recorded Sep 77?
Tracks: Wild Youth

Marc TV Show, recorded 7-9-77 Granada studios
Tracks: Your generation

Demo recorded 12-9-77 Mayfair studios
Tracks: Your generation (backing track)

Demo recorded 26-9-77 Chalk Farm Utopia studios (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded 4-10-77 Chalk Farm Utopia studios (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded 10-10-77 Chalk Farm Utopia studios
Tracks: From the heart

Demo recorded 11-10-77 Chalk Farm Utopia studios
Tracks: Promises Promises

Demo recorded 12-10-77 Chalk Farm Utopia studios
Tracks: Too personal, Gimme some truth, listen

Demo recorded 13-10-77 Chalk Farm Utopia studios
Tracks: Wild youth

Gibus Club, Paris 19-10-77
Tracks: From The Heart, Trying For Kicks, Rock On, London Life, Your Generation, Promises Promises, Kleenex, Listen, Day By Day, Too Personal, Wild Youth, Ready Steady Go, Youth Youth Youth

Imapct TV show recorded 11-11-77
Tracks: Wild youth, Your generation

Demo recorded 29-11-77 TW studios (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded early 78, Chrysalis records (Tracks unknown)

Our Show TV show recorded 4-2-78
Tracks: Ready steady go, Promises promises

Greyhound Hotel, Croydon 26-3-78
Tracks: Your Generation, From The Heart, Trying for Kicks, Kiss Me Deadly, Invisible Man, Promises Promises, Wild Youth, 100 Punks, Kleenex, Listen, Too Personal, Day by Day, No No No, Ready Steady Go, Gimme Some Truth, Youth Youth Youth, Your Generation

Dreamland, Margate 31-3-78
Tracks: Your Generation, From The Heart, Trying for Kicks, Invisible Man, Kiss Me Deadly, Promises Promises, Wild Youth, 100 Punks, Kleenex, Listen, Too Personal, Day by Day, No No No, Ready Steady Go, Gimme Some Truth, Youth Youth Youth, Your Generation

Paris Theatre, London 11-5-78
Tracks: Your Generation, From The Heart, Shakin’ All Over, Kiss Me Deadly, King Rocker, Kleenex, The Invisible Man, One Hundred Punks, Youth Youth Youth, English dream, Love like fire, Night of the cadillacs, No no no, Paradise west one, Shakin’ all over

BBC David Kid Jensen session recorded 12-6-78
Tracks: Shakin all over, King rocker, One hundred punks

Demo recorded Aug 78 Wessex studios (2nd LP sessions)
Tracks: English dream, Love like fire, Night of the cadillacs

Electric Ballroom, Camden 20-12-78
Tracks: From the heart, King rocker, Kiss me deadly, Love like fire, Night of the cadillacs, No no no, Paradise west one, Promises promises, Ready steady go

Sheffield Polytechnic 8-12-78
Tracks: Ready steady go, 100 punks, Kleenex, Shakin all over, Rip it up, Day by day, From the heart, King rocker, Kiss me deadly, Love like fire, Night of the cadillacs, No no no, Paradise west one, Promises promises, Rock n roll, Say mama, Cant explain, Little bit of love, Wishing well, Let there be rock, Shakin all over #2, The English dream, Your generation

 

Further Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_X
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/generationx.htm
http://www.boredteenagers.co.uk/GENERATION%20X.htm
http://billyidol.net
http://www.billyidol.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Idol
http://www.billyidol.se
http://billyidolfans.webs.com
http://www.nemsworld.com/genx/

Line ups;

#1
Dec 76 – May 77
John Towe (drms)
Tony James (bass/voc)
Bob Andrews (gtr/voc)
Billy Idol (voc/gtr)

#2
May 77 – Mar 80
Tony James (bass/voc)
Bob Andrews (gtr/voc)
Billy Idol (voc/gtr)
Mark Laff (drms)

#3
Mar 80 – Jan 81
Tony James (bass/voc)
Billy Idol (voc/gtr)
Terry Chimes (drms)
James Stevenson (gtr)

Billy Idol, Tony James, John Towe & James Stevenson are ex-Chelsea
Bob Andrews is ex-Paradox
John Towe later in Alternative TV
Mark Laff is ex-Subway Sect
Billy Idol & Tony James also played in The Vice Creems (79)
Billy Idol later solo (81)
Terry Chimes is ex-Cowboys International
James Stevenson is also in the Henry Badowski’s band (79)

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
10/12/76 Central London School of Art & Design, Holborn (1st gig)
14/12/76 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
15/12/76 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (?)
17/12/76 Houldsworth Hall, Deansgate, Manchester
21/12/76 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
22/12/76 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
11/01/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
15/01/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
16/01/77 Greenwich Theatre, London
20/01/77 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
22/01/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
28/01/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
29/01/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
05/02/77 Kings Cross Theatre, London
11/02/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
02/03/77 Club Noriek, London
10/03/77 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
11/03/77 Leicester University
12/03/77 Harlesden Coliseum, London (*)
24/03/77 Rebecca’s, Birmingham
26/03/77 Rebecca’s, Birmingham
28/03/77 Palais des Glaces, Paris
30/03/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth (*)
31/03/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
01/04/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
02/04/77 Fforde Grene Hotel, Leeds
06/04/77 Swindon
09/04/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
10/04/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
11/04/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
06/05/77 Nottingham Festival
17/05/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London (?)
27/05/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
14/06/77 Top Rank, Cardiff
16/06/77 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
20/06/77 Cooks Ferry Inn, Angel Rd, Edmonton
21/06/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
27/06/77 Chutes Club, Bristol
29/06/77 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham
30/06/77 Oaks Hotel, Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy (*)
30/06/77 Rafters, Manchester
06/07/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
20/07/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
29/07/77 Huddersfield Polytechnic
01/08/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
02/08/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
04/08/77 Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes
06/08/77 Tracey’s, Redditch
10/08/77 Queen’s Hotel, Southend
11/08/77 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
12/08/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
17/08/77 Maniqui, Falkirk
18/08/77 Dreamland Cinema, Glasgow (*)
18/08/77 Zhivago’s, Glasgow
18/08/77 Silver Thread, Paisley (*)
19/08/77 Clouds, Edinburgh (*)
19/08/77 Pantilles Hotel, West Linton
20/08/77 Town Hall, Hackney, London
26/08/77 Brunel Rooms, Swindon
27/08/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
28/08/77 Sundown, Charing Cross Rd, London (*)
28/08/77 Castaways Club, Plymouth
29/08/77 Castaways Club, Plymouth (*)
09/77 Central London Polytechnic
05/09/77 Top of The World, Stafford
06/09/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
08/09/77 Windmill Club, Rotherham
09/09/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
10/09/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
11/09/77 Maxim’s, Barrow-In-Furness
13/09/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
16/09/77 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
17/09/77 Chelmsford Stadium (*)
18/09/77 Fiesta Club, Plymouth
20/09/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
22/09/77 Mr George, Coventry (*)
23/09/77 Rafters, Manchester
27/09/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
28/09/77 Babalou, Isle of Wight
01/10/77 North East London Polytechnic
02/10/77 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
07/10/77 Colchester Institute of Higher Education
08/10/77 Good Mood, Halifax
09/10/77 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
16/10/77 Sundown, Charing Cross Rd, London
18/10/77 Gibus Club, Paris
19/10/77 Gibus Club, Paris
20/10/77 Gibus Club, Paris
21/10/77 Gibus Club, Paris
22/10/77 Gibus Club, Paris
27/10/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London (?)
28/10/77 University of London (Kings College) (*)
04/11/77 University of London (Kings College)
09/11/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (as Wild Youth)
03/12/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London (as Wild Youth)
04/12/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
18/12/77 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
20/12/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham (?)
31/12/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
01/01/78 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
08/03/78 University of East Anglia, Norwich (*)
09/03/78 Leeds Polytechnic (*)
10/03/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
11/03/78 Newcastle University
12/03/78 Town Hall, Middlesbrough
13/03/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
14/03/78 Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
16/03/78 Rafters, Manchester
17/03/78 King’s Hall, Derby
18/03/78 Huddersfield Polytechnic
19/03/78 Locarno, Coventry (*)
20/03/78 Mayfair Suite, Birmingham
21/03/78 Elm Court, Oxford
22/03/78 Top Rank, Brighton (*)
23/03/78 Stars & Stripes, Yate
25/03/78 City Hall, St Albans
26/03/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
30/03/78 Bones Club, Reading
31/03/78 Dreamland (Sunshine Rooms), Margate
01/04/78 Dartford YMCA (*)
02/04/78 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
03/04/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth (*)
04/04/78 Stowaway Club, Newport
05/04/78 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
06/04/78 Garden, Penzance
07/04/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth
08/04/78 Triad Leisure Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (?)
09/04/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
11/04/78 Locarno, Coventry
12/04/78 Top Rank, Brighton
14/04/78 Town Hall, High Wycombe
15/04/78 County Cricket Ground, Northampton
20/04/78 Mayfair Suite, Birmingham
11/05/78 Paris Theatre, Lower Regent Street, London
19/05/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
03/06/78 Hippodrome, Paris
08/08/78 Stowaway Club, Newport
09/08/78 F Club (Roots), Leeds
10/08/78 Astoria, Edinburgh
11/08/78 Porterhouse, Retford
12/08/78 Limit Club, Sheffield
16/09/78 Eric’s, Liverpool (?)
20/09/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
23/09/78 Rafters, Manchester
16/11/78 Eric’s, Liverpool (afternoon)
16/11/78 Eric’s, Liverpool (evening)
24/11/78 Town Hall, High Wycombe
25/11/78 County Cricket Ground, Northampton
26/11/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
28/11/78 Top Rank, Cardiff
29/11/78 Wembley Arena, London
30/11/78 Town Hall, Cheltenham
01/12/78 Aston University, Birmingham
02/12/78 Pavilion, West Runton (*)
03/12/78 Locarno, Bristol
05/12/78 Hartford Castle Hall (*)
05/12/78 California Ballroom, Dunstable
06/12/78 Stowaway Club, Newport
07/12/78 Hamilton Club, Birkenhead (*)
07/12/78 Boat Club, Nottingham
08/12/78 Sheffield Polytechnic
10/12/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
11/12/78 F Club (Brannigans), Leeds
12/12/78 California Ballroom, Dunstable (*)
12/12/78 De Grey Rooms, York
13/12/78 Woods Leisure Centre, Colchester
15/12/78 Mayflower Club, Manchester (*)
15/12/78 Top Rank, Brighton (*)
16/12/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
19/12/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
20/12/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
22/12/78 Russell Club, Manchester
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved
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