John Cooper Clarke

(Manchester 76 – present)


Official Pre-79 Releases;

Innocents EP 7” (Rabid, TOSH-103) released Oct 77
Tracks: Suspended sentence, Innocents, Psycle sluts parts 1 & 2

Various Artists – Streets LP (Beggars Banquet, BEGA-1) released Nov 77
Tracks: Innocents

Ou Est La Maison de Fromage? LP (Rabid, NOZE-1) released 78, *demo recorded 77, ** demo recorded 78
Tracks: The serial pt 1**, Letter to fiesta**, Film extra’s extra**, Majorca**, Action man**, Kung fu international**, Sperm test**, Missing persons**, Split beans*, Dumb row laughs**, Bunch of twigs**, Trains**, The cycle accident**, Gimmix**, Readers wives**, Ten years in an open neck shirt pt 1**, Nothing**, Monster from outer space**, Ten years in an open neck shirt pt 2**, Daily express**, Ten years in an open neck shirt pt 3**, Salome malone**, Psycle sluts pt 1**

Post-war Glamour girl 7” (CBS, S CBS-6541) *live Eric’s, Liverpool 12-5-78, released Aug 78
Tracks: Post-war Glamour girl, Kung Fu International*

Various Artists – Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus 10” LP (Virgin, VCL-5003) recorded 2-10-77, released Jun 78
Tracks: Daily Express, Monster from outer space

Disguise In Love LP (CBS, S CBS-83132) released Sep 78. *live 8-5-78, Ritz Ballroom, Manchester
Tracks: I don’t wanna be nice, Psycle sluts parts 1 & 2 (live)*, (I’ve got a brand new) tracksuit, Teenage werewolf, Readers wives, Post war glamour girl, Monster from outer space, Salome Maloney (live)*, Health fanatic, Strange bedfellows, Valley of the lost women, The pest (live)*, Gimmix (live)*, Kung fu international (live)*


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Eric’s, Liverpool 2-10-77
Tracks: Daily express, Monsters from outer space

Ritz Ballroom, Manchester 8-5-78
Tracks: Psycle sluts parts 1 & 2, Salome, The pest, Gimmix, Kung fu international

Eric’s, Liverpool 12-5-78
Tracks: Post war glamour girls, Kung fu international

BBC John Peel session 3-10-78
Tracks: Health fanatic, Monster from outer space, Reader’s wives, Split beans

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test Nov 78
Tracks: I don’t want to be nice


Further Information;

Line ups:

John Cooper Clarke & the Curious Yellows
John Cooper Clarke (voc/gtr)
Martin Hannett (bass/perc)
Joe Viality (drms)
John Scott (gtr/bass)
Tony Roberts (drms)
Phil Middleton (bass)

John Cooper Clarke & the Invisible Girls
John Cooper Clarke (voc/gtr)
Steve Hopkins (keyb)
Martin Hannett (bass)
Paul Burgess (drms)
Lyn Oakey (gtr)
John Scott (gtr)
Bill Nelson (gtr)
Pete Shelley (gtr)

Steve Hopkins is ex-Durutti Column, later in Jilted John
John Scott is ex-Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, later in Bet Lynch’s Legs (79)
Bill Nelson is ex-Be-Bop Deluxe and also in Bill Nelson’s Red Noise
Lyn Oakey & Paul Burgess also in Freshies
John Cooper Clarke is ex-Manchester Anarchists (70), also in Rick Goldstraw & his Ferrets
Pete Shelley is also in the Buzzcocks, Tony Roberts is ex-Gyro and later in Cairo (79)


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
07/03/77 Band on The Wall, Manchester
14/03/77 Band on The Wall, Manchester
29/05/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
04/07/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
17/09/77 Chelmsford Stadium
21/09/77 Civic Centre, Stretford
01/10/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
02/10/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
03/10/77 Band on The Wall, Manchester
07/10/77 Liverpool Polytechnic
19/10/77 Liverpool Polytechnic
14/11/77 Elizabethan Ballroom, Belle Vue, Manchester
25/11/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
26/11/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
27/11/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
10/12/77 Lexicon Club, Stockport
13/12/77 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
14/12/77 Lodestar Hotel, Ribchester Rd, Blackburn
16/12/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
23/12/77 Civic Centre, Stretford
27/12/77 Nikkers Club, Keighley
08/01/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
11/02/78 Manchester University (UMIST)
13/02/78 Castaways Club, Plymouth
13/02/78 City Hall, Sheffield
15/02/78 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
18/02/78 Nottingham University
19/02/78 Apollo Theatre, Manchester
21/02/78 Bank House, Worcester
22/02/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
23/02/78 Rainbow Upstairs, Finsbury, London (?)
23/02/78 Rebecca’s, Birmingham
25/02/78 University of London (LSE)
25/02/78 Wilmot Youth Club, Finchley (?)
26/02/78 Castaways Club, Plymouth
26/02/78 Hammersmith Odeon, London (?)
28/02/78 Dixieland Showbar, Colwyn Bay
10/03/78 Lyceum, Strand, London
12/03/78 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
25/03/78 Mayflower Club, Manchester
26/03/78 Mayflower Club, Manchester
30/03/78 Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
14/04/78 Rafters, Manchester (*)
15/04/78 Manchester Polytechnic
23/04/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
08/05/78 F Club (Ace of Clubs), Leeds
08/05/78 Ritz, Manchester
12/05/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
13/05/78 University of London (Goldsmith’s College)
30/06/78 Royal College of Art, Kensington, London
15/07/78 Alexandra Park, Manchester
21/07/78 Club Row Club, London
28/07/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
28/07/78 Rafters, Manchester
08/08/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
14/08/78 Longcross Hotel, Port Quin
15/08/78 Longcross Hotel, Port Quin
16/08/78 Longcross Hotel, Port Quin
18/08/78 Russell Club, Manchester
19/08/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
03/10/78 North London Polytechnic, Holloway Rd
01/11/78 Arts Centre, Battersea, London
03/11/78 North London Polytechnic, Holloway Rd
04/11/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
05/11/78 Lyceum, Strand, London
09/11/78 Leeds Polytechnic
11/11/78 Warwick University, Coventry
15/11/78 Revolution Club, York
02/12/78 Russell Club, Manchester
06/12/78 Manchester Polytechnic
18/12/78 Dominion Theatre, London
19/12/78 Dominion Theatre, London
20/12/78 Dominion Theatre, London
21/12/78 Dominion Theatre, London
23/12/78 Dominion Theatre, London
24/12/78 Dominion Theatre, London
29/12/78 Pavilion, Bath
30/12/78 Odeon Theatre, Canterbury
12/02/78 Civic Theatre, Halifax
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved