Heavy Metal Kids

(London autumn 72 – 78)
Proto Punk, also known as The Kids and H.M.K.

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Rock ‘n’ Roll man 7″ promo Flexi (Atlantic) released May 74
Tracks: Rock n Roll man

Heavy Metal Kids LP (Atlantic, K-50047) released May 74
Tracks: Hangin On’, Ain’t It Hard, It’s The Same, Run Around Eyes, We Gotta Go, Always Plenty Of Women, Nature Of My Game, Kind Woman, Rock ‘N’ Roll Man, We Gotta Go (Reprise)

It the same 7″ promo (Atlantic, HMK-X-DJ) released 74
Tracks: It’s the same, Run around eyes, Nature of the game

Rock n roll man 7″ (Atlantic, K-10465) released Jul 74
Tracks: Rock n roll man, Hangin’ on

It’s the same 7″ (Atlantic, K-10509) released 74, France
Tracks: It’s the same, Rock n roll man

Various Artists – The Best of British EP 7″ (Atlantic, BF-44) released 74
Tracks: Rock n roll man

Blue Eyed boy 7″ (Atlantic, K-10613) released Jun 75
Tracks: Blue eyed boy, You got me rollin’

Anvil Chorus LP (Atlantic, K-50143) released Jul 75
Tracks: Hard At The Top, You Got Me Rollin’, On The Street, Situation’s Outta Control, Blue Eyed Boy, Old Time Boogie, The Turk (An Wot’E Smoke), Crisis, The Cops Are Coming, The Big Fire

The big fire 7″ (Atlantic, K-10627) released 75, France
Tracks: The big fire, Blue eyed boy

Ain’t nothing but a House Party 7″ (Atlantic, K-10671) released Oct 75
Tracks, Ain’t nothing but a house party, You got me rollin’

She’s no angel 7″ (RAK, RAK-234) released May 76
Tracks: She’s no angel, Hey little girl

From Heaven to hell and back again 7″ (RAK, RAK-239) released Jul 76
Tracks: From heaven to hell and back again, Boogie woogie

Various Artists – Hit Power LP (Arcade, ADE G 20) released 76, Germany
Tracks: She’s no angel

Various Artists – Gold Hits Vol 2 LP (EMI Electrola, 1C 058-31 901) released 76, Germany
Tracks: She’s no angel

Various Artists – Hits hits hits LP (Electrola, 1C 058-98191) released 76, Germany
Tracks: She’s no angel

Various Artists – By Invitation only: Alan Freeman pick of the pops guests 2xLP (Atlantic, K-60112) released 76
Tracks: Rock n roll man

Kitsch LP (RAK, SRAK-523) recorded 76, released Apr 77
Tracks: Overture, Chelsea Kids, From Heaven To Hell & Back Again, Cry For Me, She’s No Angel, Jackie The Lad, Docking In, Squalliday Inn

Chelsea Kids 7″ (RAK, RAK-258) released Jun 77
Tracks: Chelsea Kids, Jackie the lad

Delerious 7″ (RAK, RAK-262) released Sep 77
Tracks: Delirious, Chelsea Kids

Delirious 7″ (RAK, 1C 006-99.569) released 77, Germany
Tracks: Delirious, Docking In

Various Artists – RAK sampler Album LP promo (RAK, PSLP-239) released 77
Tracks: Delirious, Chelsea Kids

Various Artists – Disco Fever LP (K-Tel, TG-1159) released 77, Germany
Tracks: She’s no angel

Various Artists – Disco Fire LP (K-Tel, TG-1169) released 77, Germany
Tracks: Delirious

Various Artists – Die Giftgrune Superplatte LP (EMI, 1C 060-32.647) released 77. Germany
Tracks: Delirious

Various Artists – Die Rote Superplatte LP (EMI, 1C 060-32.411) released 77, Germany
Tracks: She’s no angel

Various Artists – Bravo Prasentiert Die Grossen Hits LP (RAK, 1C 038-99.077) released 77, Germany
Tracks: She’s no angel

Various Artists – Hit Tornado LP (Arcade, ADE G 25) released 77, Germany
Tracks: Chelsea kids

Various Artists – Hit Tornardo LP (Arcade, ADE H 27) released 77, Holland
Tracks: Delirious

Various Artists – Hit Rocket LP (Arcade, ADE G 29) released 77, Germany
Tracks: Delirious

Various Artists – Stars LP (HEP, HN 4011) released 77, Holland
Tracks: She’s no angel

Various Artists – Super Hits LP (EMI, 8C 062-37361) released 78, Sweden
Tracks: She’s no angel

Various Artists – Skate n Roll 12″ (WEA, WEA 58 017) released 78, Germany
Tracks: We gotta go

Various Artists – Disco Fire LP (K-Tel, TS 4001) released 78, Sweden
Tracks: Delirious

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Live 77 (Venue unknown)
Tracks: Chelsea Kids, Squaliday Inn, Jackie The Lad, She’s No Angel, The Cops Are Coming, It’s The Same, Ain’t Nothing But A Houseparty

Fulham Greyhound, London 4-8-77
Tracks: Chelsea kids, Cry for me, Delirious, On the street, She’s no angel, Squaliiday inn

 

Further Information;

http://www.heavymetalkids.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Metal_Kids
http://www.garyholtontribute.co.uk/#!hmk/c1yi7

Line ups:

#1
autumn 72 – 73
Gary Holton (voc)
Ronnie Thomas (bass)
Mickey Waller (gtr)
Keith Boyce (drms)
Cosmo Verrico (gtr)
Barry Paul (gtr)

#2
73 – late 74
Gary Holton (voc)
Ronnie Thomas (bass)
Mickey Waller (gtr)
Keith Boyce (drms)
Danny Peyronel (keyb)

#3
late 74 – 75
Gary Holton (voc)
Ronnie Thomas (bass)
Keith Boyce (drms)
Danny Peyronel (keyb)
Cosmo Verrico (gtr)

#4
75 – 77
Gary Holton (voc)
Ronnie Thomas (bass)
Keith Boyce (drms)
Barry Paul (gtr)
John Sinclair (keyb)

#5
77 – 78
Gary Holton (voc)
Ronnie Thomas (bass)
Keith Boyce (drms)
Barry Paul (gtr)
Jay Williams (gtr)

#6
78
Gary Holton (voc)
Ronnie Thomas (bass)
Barry Paul (gtr)
Jay Williams (gtr)
Ricky Squires (drms)

Gary Holton is ex-Biggles, later in The Damned (Dec 78) and solo (with the Crabs as backing band)
Ronnie Thomas, Barry Paul & Mickey Waller are ex-Heaven
Mickey Waller is ex-Stranglers (61), Mickey Finn & the Blue Men (63), later in Steve Marriott’s All Stars (75), Fallen Angels (76)
Keith Boyce is ex-Long John Baldry, later in Bram Tchaikovsky’s Band
Danny Peyronel is ex-Rats, later in UFO
John Sinclair later in Uriah Heep

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
05/08/73 Alexandra Palace, Camden, London
17/08/73 Speakeasy, Margaret Street, London
18/08/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
03/09/73 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
18/10/73 California Ballroom, Dunstable
19/10/73 University of East Anglia, Norwich
23/10/73 University of London (Imperial College)
24/10/73 Apollo, Glasgow
27/10/73 Sundown, Edmonton, London
28/10/73 Sundown, Edmonton, London
30/10/73 Hard Rock Concert Theatre, Trafford
31/10/73 Odeon Theatre, Birmingham
03/11/73 Loughborough University
08/11/73 Guildhall, Portsmouth
10/11/73 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
13/11/73 Heavy Steam Machine, Hanley
14/11/73 Corn Exchange, Bedford
15/11/73 Liverpool Stadium
16/11/73 Apollo, Glasgow
17/11/73 Empire Theatre, Edinburgh
20/11/73 City Hall, Newcastle
21/11/73 City Hall, Newcastle
22/11/73 Hard Rock Concert Theatre, Trafford
23/11/73 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
24/11/73 Kursaal Ballroom, Southend
25/11/73 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
26/11/73 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
30/11/73 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
14/12/73 High Wycombe College of Art
21/12/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
29/12/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
11/01/74 Brunel University, Uxbridge
12/01/74 Luton Technical College
14/01/74 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
25/01/74 Bath University
26/01/74 Exeter University
27/01/74 Pandora’s, Swansea
01/02/74 Exeter College of Art
02/02/74 Hitchin Technical College
11/02/74 Golden Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield
14/02/74 Carlisle Technical College
15/02/74 Newman College, Birmingham
16/02/74 Stoneground, Gorton, Manchester
17/02/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
17/02/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
23/02/74 Manchester Polytechnic
08/03/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
09/03/74 University of London (Imperial College)
30/03/74 Glen Ballroom, Llanelli
05/04/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
06/04/74 Stoneground, Gorton, Manchester
07/04/74 Pandora’s, Swansea
14/04/74 Locarno, Bristol
18/04/74 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
21/04/74 Tithe Farm House, Harrow
26/04/74 Public Hall, Beccles
29/04/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
01/05/74 City Hall, Sheffield
12/05/74 Apollo, Glasgow
13/05/74 Caird Hall, Dundee
18/05/74 Liverpool Stadium
24/05/74 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
26/05/74 Colston Hall, Bristol
29/05/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
14/06/74 Red Lion, Leytonstone
15/06/74 Granary, Bristol
19/06/74 Great Yarmouth Art College
22/06/74 Hammersmith Odeon, London
28/06/74 Gladstone Hall, Liverpool
02/07/74 Pandora’s, Swansea
05/07/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
06/07/74 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
22/07/74 Hammersmith Odeon, London
03/08/74 Red Lion, Warrington
05/08/74 Top Hat, Spennymoor
08/08/74 Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes
09/08/74 Locarno, Sunderland
10/08/74 Priory Hotel, Scunthorpe
11/08/74 King’s Rd Theatre, Chelsea, London
16/08/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
17/08/74 Embankment, Peterborough
20/08/74 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
24/08/74 Reading Festival
30/08/74 Biba’s, Kensington, London
31/08/74 Biba’s, Kensington, London
01/09/74 Woodville Halls, Gravesend
06/09/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
07/09/74 JB’s Club, Dudley (?)
07/09/74 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
08/09/74 Palace Theatre, Watford
11/09/74 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
14/09/74 Boat Club, Nottingham
15/09/74 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
20/09/74 Free Trade Hall, Manchester
21/09/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
21/09/74 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London (?)
22/09/74 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham
28/09/74 Westfalenhalle 3, Dortmund
01/10/74 University of London (Imperial College)
03/10/74 Warwick University, Coventry
04/10/74 Newton Abbot College
06/10/74 Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead
11/10/74 Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
12/10/74 Nottingham University
17/10/74 Cleopatra’s, Derby
18/10/74 Rugby Polytechnic
19/10/74 Peterborough Technical College
20/10/74 Palace Theatre, Watford
26/10/74 Main Hall, Darlington
01/11/74 Liverpool Polytechnic
02/11/74 Glen Ballroom, Llanelli
03/11/74 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
05/11/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
08/11/74 Paisley Technical College, Glasgow
09/11/74 Glasgow University
10/11/74 Shuffles, Glasgow
11/11/74 Top Hat, Spennymoor
22/11/74 Patti Pavilion, Swansea
23/11/74 ?
30/11/74 Lion Hotel, Warrington
17/12/74 Somerset Art College, Taunton
21/12/74 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
22/12/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
31/12/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
03/01/75 Patti Pavilion, Swansea
05/01/75 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham (?)
08/01/75 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham
10/01/75 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
15/02/75 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
06/04/75 GW Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC
08/04/75 Civic Centr, Akron, USA
15/04/75 Stanley Warner Theater, Pittsburgh
24/04/75 Science High School, Johnson City, USA
17/05/75 Hertfordshire College of Art, St Albans
18/05/75 Gravesend
21/05/75 Brunel University, Uxbridge
22/05/75 Walsall College of Education
23/05/75 Town Hall, Skipton
24/05/75 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
25/05/75 Swindon
26/05/75 Palace Theatre, Newark
27/05/75 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
28/05/75 Newcastle Polytechnic
29/05/75 York University
30/05/75 Bradford University
31/05/75 Links Pavilion, Cromer
01/06/75 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
05/06/75 York College of Education
06/06/75 De La Salle College, Salford, Manchester
07/06/75 Plymouth Polytechnic
09/06/75 Apollo, Glasgow
16/06/75 Philipshalle, Dusseldorf
17/06/75 Sportpaleis, Antwerp
15/08/75 Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle
23/08/75 Reading Festival
01/09/75 Scandinavium, Goteborg
03/09/75 Falkonen Theatre, Copenhagen
04/09/75 Stadthalle, Bremen
05/09/75 Sporthalle, Bublingen
06/09/75 Radstadion Friesheim, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
07/09/75 Stadthalle, Vienna
08/09/75 Cirkus Krone, Munich
11/09/75 Empire Pool, Wembley
11/09/75 Wellington Town House, London (?)
12/09/75 Empire Pool, Wembley
12/09/75 Wellington Town House, London (?)
14/09/75 Empire Theatre, Liverpool
16/09/75 La Vilette, Paris
19/09/75 Ermst Merik, Hamburg (*)
20/09/75 Westfalenhalle 3, Dortmund (*)
08/10/75 Metro (Van Dike Club), Plymouth
01/11/75 Liverpool Stadium
03/11/75 Civic Hall, Guildford
05/11/75 City Hall, Glasgow
06/11/75 Citadel Theatre, Leith
07/11/75 Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
08/11/75 Shenstone College, Bromsgrove
09/11/75 Albany Ballroom, Nottingham
10/11/75 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
14/11/75 North Staffs Polytechnic, Stoke-on-Trent
15/11/75 City Hall, Newcastle
18/11/75 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
19/11/75 Town Hall, Leeds
20/11/75 King’s Hall, Derby
21/11/75 Albert Hall, Bolton
23/11/75 Bedworth Civic Hall, Coventry
24/11/75 Music Hall, Shrewsbury
25/11/75 Queensway (Civic) Hall, Dunstable
29/11/75 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
30/11/75 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
13/12/75 City Hall, St Albans
31/12/75 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
04/01/76 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
18/01/76 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham
29/01/76 Wirrina Stadium, Peterborough
10/04/76 Skindles, Maidenhead
12/06/76 Citadel Theatre, Leith
11/07/76 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
16/07/76 (unknown) (*)
23/07/76 Brunel Rooms, Swindon
27/07/76 Skindles, Maidenhead
15/08/76 Pavilion, Torquay
27/08/76 Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle
03/06/77 Pavilion, West Runton
06/06/77 Apollo, Glasgow
07/06/77 City Hall, Newcastle
09/06/77 Free Trade Hall, Manchester
10/06/77 Empire Theatre, Liverpool
11/06/77 Odeon Theatre, Birmingham
12/06/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
06/07/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
28/07/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
04/08/77 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
05/08/77 Royal Spa, Bridlington
09/08/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
12/08/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
13/08/77 Hitchen College of Education
22/09/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
23/09/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
25/09/77 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
01/10/77 City Hall, St Albans
21/10/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
22/10/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
23/10/77 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
24/10/77 Sheffield University
19/11/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
26/11/77 Casino, Wigan
09/12/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
10/12/77 Dudley Technical College
10/02/78 Links Pavilion, Cromer
11/02/78 County Cricket Ground, Northampton
18/02/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
23/02/78 Derby
24/02/78 Penthouse, Scarborough
03/03/78 Metro, Exmouth Rd, Plymouth
15/03/78 Motel, Tiverton
17/03/78 Rochdale
20/03/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
31/03/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
27/04/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
30/04/78 Regal Cinema, Ashington
11/09/78 Wellington Town House, London
(?) = 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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