Johnny Moped

(Croydon, London Jan 74-78)
originally called Genetic Breakdown (72-74)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Starting a Moped cassette-LP (self release) released 76?
Tracks: Johnny’s Intro, Groovy Ruby, Little Queenie, Starting a moped, Hard lovin’ man, Wolf & Dracula, The decision, Thanks for making it to side 2, 3-D time, Something else, These students, Hellrazor, Assault & buggery

Various Artists – The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77) LP (Harvest, SHSP-4069) recorded 2-4-77 released Jul 77
Tracks: Hard Lovin’ Man

No one 7” (Chiswick, NS-15) released Aug 77
Tracks: No one, Incendiary device

Various Artists – Never Mind Other Labels, Here’s Chiswick LP (Chiswick, 0900.045) released 77, Germany
Tracks: Incendiary device

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: No one

Various Artists – Geef Voor New Wave LP (Ariola records, 25541 ET) released Nov 77, Holland
Tracks: No one

Various Artists – La Boite Punk! Ouvrez ou ca va Sauter! 16×7″ promo Box Set (Barclay) released Nov 77, France
Tracks: No one, Incendiary device

Darling lets have another baby 7” (Chiswick, NS-27) released Mar 78
Tracks: Darling lets have another baby, Something else, it really digs

Basically the original Johnny moped tape EP 7” (Chiswick, PROMO-3) released Mar 78
Tracks: Starting a Moped, Groovy ruby, Little queenie, Hard lovin’ man, Something else, These students, Hell razor

Various Artists – Long Shots, Dead Certs, & Odds on Favourites: Chiswick Chartbusters vol 2. LP (Chiswick, CH-5) released Apr 78
Tracks: No one

Cycledelic LP (Chiswick, WIK-8) released Apr 78
Tracks: VD boiler, Panic button, Little queenie, Maniac, Darling let’s have another baby, Groovy ruby, 3D time, Wee wee, Make trouble, Wild breed, Hell razor, Incendiary device

Little Queenie 7” (Chiswick, NS-41) relased Jun 78, *recorded Roundhouse, London 19-2-78
Tracks: Little Queenie, Hard Lovin’ man*

Various Artists – Sonido Chiswick LP (Chiswick, 1731380/6) released Jun 78, Spain.
Tracks: Darling Let’s have another baby

Darling let’s have another baby 7″ (Chiswick, 0104128) released 78, Spain.
Tracks:  darling let’s have another baby, Little queenie

Various Artists – Punk Collection Vol. 2 LP (RCA, PLWL-1007) released 78, Italy
Tracks: Incendiary device

Various Artists – Sonido Chiswick Vol 1 LP (Chiswick/Movieplay, 01.0418/0) released 78, Spain
Tracks: Darling let’s have another baby

Various Artists – Chiswick Aquaria LP promo (Chiswick, CHWL-1004) released 78, Italy
Tracks: No one

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Live 74 (Venue unknown)
Tracks: Something else

Demo recorded 74
Tracks: Was that good

Demo recorded 75
Tracks: A, A zombie, Cut across shorty, Hi tomcats, studio, Hi tomcats, phone, I believed her lies, I wanna die, Incendiary device, Johnny’s underpants, Little queenie, Moped, New rose, Radio leeds interview, Ruby don’t take your love to the vibrators, Boogie city, Save the baby seals, Wee wee, You out there

Roxy, London 76
Tracks:  Moped, Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To The Vibrators / Boogie City

Roxy, London 4-2-77 (set #1)
Tracks: 3D-time, Groovy ruby, Hard lovin’ man, Hell razor, Incendiary device, Little queenie, No one, Something else, Wild breed

Roxy, London 4-2-77 (set #2)
Tracks: 3D-time, Groovy ruby, Hard lovin’ man, Hell razor, Incendiary device, Little queenie, No one, Something else, Wild breed

Brighton Polytechnic 7-5-77
Tracks:  Little queenie

Ronnie Scotts, London 21-6-77
Tracks:  New Rose

Marquee, London 7-7-77
Tracks: Groovy ruby, Wild breed, Little queenie, Maniac, VD boiler, Hell razor, 3D time, Something else, Panic button, Incendiary device, No one, Hard lovin’ man, New rose

Eric’s, Liverpool 77
Tracks: I wanna die, I believed her lies, Wee-wee, Save the baby seals, Incendiary device

Roundhouse, London 2-2-78
Tracks: Baby seals, Controversial, Darling let’s have another baby, Little queenie, Loony, Make trouble, Musical bore, No one, Panic button, Something else, VD boiler, Wee wee

Roundhouse, London 19-2-78
Tracks: Hard lovin’ man, Hell razor, Incendiary device, Little queenie, Make trouble, Panic button, Something else, VD boiler, Wee wee, Wild breed, Groovy ruby

Music Machine, London 7-8-78
Tracks: VD Boiler, No one, Save the baby seals, Make trouble, Little queenie, Darling lets have another baby, Bloomie-oliver, Wee wee, Something else, Hard lovin’ man, Wild breed, I wanna die, Incendiary device

 

Further Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Moped
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/johnnymoped.htm
http://www.mopedia.info
http://www.hiljaiset.sci.fi/punknet/moped_e.htm
http://damagedgoods.co.uk/band/?c=Johnny-Moped
http://grahamgaffney.com/

Line ups;

Genetic Breakdown #1
Jan 71 – Jan 72
Paul Halford (voc)
Phil Burns (piano)
Dave Berk (drms)
Ray Burns (organ)
Fred Mills (gtr)

#2
Jan – May 72
Phil Burns (piano)
Dave Berk (drms)
Ray Burns (organ)
Fred Mills (gtr)
Xerxes (voc)

#3
May – Sep 72
Paul Halford (voc)
Phil Burns (piano)
Dave Berk (drms)
Ray Burns (organ)
Fred Mills (gtr)
Xerxes (voc)
Roy Deacon (gtr)
.
#4
Sep 72 – Jun 73
Paul Halford (voc)
Phil Burns (piano)
Dave Berk (drms)
Ray Burns (organ)
Fred Mills (gtr)

#5
Jun 73 – jan 74
Xerxes (sax)
Paul Halford (voc)
Phil Burns (piano)
Ray Burns (organ)
Fred Mills (gtr)
Ronnie Warrington (drms)

Johnny Moped & the 5 Arrogant Superstars
Jan – aug 74
Xerxes (sax)
Paul Halford (voc)
Dave Berk (drms)
Fred Mills (gtr)
Ray Burns (organ)
Phil Burns (piano)

Assault & Buggery
Aug 74 – Oct 74
Paul Halford (voc)
Xerxes (sax/voc)
Fred Mills (organ)
Dave Berk (drms)
Ray Burns (gtr)
Shane ? (bass)

Commercial Band
Oct 74 – Jan 75
Fred Mills (bass)
Ray Burns (gtr)
Dave Berk (drms)
Bob Lilly (gtr)

Johnny Moped #1
Jan 75 – Jan 77
Paul Halford (voc)
Ray Burns (gtr)
Dave Berk (drms)
Fred Mills (bass)
Xerxes (sax/voc)

The Elite
Mar – Jun 75
Fred Mills (bass)
Ray Burns (gtr)
Dave Berk (drms)
Bob Lilly (bass/gtr)
Xerxes (sax/voc)
Frenchie (voc)

Rot/Tor #1
Jun 75 – spring 76
Pete Starks (voc)
Glyn Evans (gtr)
Phil Mitchell (bass)
Slimy Toad (gtr)
Rat Scabies (drms)

Tor #2
Jun – Sep 76
Slimy Toad (gtr)
Graham Gaffney (gtr)
Alistair Binney (gtr)
Rob Pinnock (gtr)
Martin Brett (bass)
Dave Berk (drms)
Phil Mitchell (bass)

Jennifer’s Diary
Sep 76
Dave Berk (drms)
Rob Pinnock (gtr)
Alistair Binney (gtr)
Martin Brett (bass)

Unusuals
Sep 76 – Mar 77
Dave Berk (drms)
Fred Berk (bass)
Chrissie Hynde (voc/gtr)

Johnny Moped #2
Jan – Mar 77
Dave Berk (drms)
Fred Berk (bass)
Paul Halford (voc)
Ray Burns (gtr)
Chrissie Hynde (gtr)
Shanne Bradley (bass)

#3
Mar 77 – 78
Dave Berk (drms)
Slimy Toad (gtr)
Paul Halford (voc)
Fred Berk (bass)

Paul Halford, Phil & Ray Burns (Captain Sensible) & Dave Berk are all ex-Black Witch Climax Blues Band (70-71)
Ray Burns later in Oasis (Jun 75 – Mar 76) & Subterraneans (76) and also in The Damned (77) with Dave Berk
Rat Scabies later in Subterraneans (76) then The Damned
Pete Starks later in Loser (78), Roy Deacon later in Corpse (74)
Phil Mitchell later in Cruella da VilleLoser
Chrissie Hynde is ex-Big Girls Underwear (76) and later in The Pretenders (77) with Fred Berk (Colin Mills)
Shanne Bradley is ex-Launderettes, also in Nipple Erectors
Dave Berk also in Pink Parts,  King (78).  Phil Mitchell is ex-Legend
Slimy Toad later in Slime (78), Phil Burns & Dave Berk both later in Cowards

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