Kursaal Flyers

(Southend, Essex Oct 73 – late 77)
Pub Rock.

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Chocs Away! LP (UK Records, 2330101) released Apr 75
Tracks: Pocket money, Hit Records, Kung Fu, Tennessee, Chocs Away, Speedway, Brakeman, Now I’m Back, Yellow Sox, Silver Wings, Cross Country

Chocs Away 7” (UK Records, 201 2001) released Jun 75
Tracks: Chocs Away, Speedway

Hit Records 7” (UK Records, 116) released Nov 75
Tracks: Hit Records, Brakeman

Great Artiste LP (UK Records, 2330 106) Recorded Aug 75, released Feb 76
Tracks: Ugly guys, The great artiste, Fall like the rain, Cruisin’ for love, Back to the book, Palais de danse, Pain and misery, Hypochondriac, Television, Drinking alone

Cruisin’ for love 7” (UK Records, 129) released Mar 76
Tracks: Cruisin’ for love, slimmin’ (for the women)

Little does she know 7” (CBS, CBS-4689) released Oct 76
Tracks: Little does she know, drinking socially

Golden Mile LP (CBS, CBS-81622) recorded July/Aug 76, released Oct 76
Tracks: Little does she know, One arm bandit, Drinking socially, Two left feet, Modern lovers, Street of the music, Radio romance, When the band’s on the stand, Detroit tin, Third finger left hand, Ready to go

Various Artists – The Greatest Rock n Soul Sensations LP (Polydor, 2480 306) released 76, Germany
Tracks: Pocket Money

Radio Romance 7” (CBS, CBS-4973) released Feb 77
Tracks: Radio Romance, Girl talk

Five Live Kursaals LP (CBS, 82253) recorded live 3/4-5-77, Marquee, London. Released Jul 77
Tracks: Original model, Yellow Sox, Pocket money, Cruisin’ for love, The sky’s falling in on our love, Little does she know, Street of the music, TV Dinners, Speedway, Revolver, On my mind, Anna, Friday on my mind

The sky is falling in on our love 7” (CBS, CBS-5498) released Aug 77
Tracks: The sky is falling in on our love, Revolver

TV Dinners (live) 7” (CBS, CBS-5706) released 77, recorded live 3/4-5-77 at the Marquee, London. Promo
Tracks: TV Dinners (live), Revolver (live)

Television Generation 7” (CBS, CBS-5771) released Oct 77. *recorded live 3/4-5-77, Marquee, London
Tracks: Television Generation, Revolver (live)*

Various Artists – The Super Groups: 20 Explosive Hits! LP (Ronco, RTL-2023) released 77
Tracks: Little does she know

Various Artists – Black and White Connection LP (Valer records, VRTV1CT) released 77
Tracks: Little does she know

Various Artists – Sounds Like a good album to Us: The Sounds Album LP (CBS, SOUND-2) released 77
Tracks: Original model

Paul Shuttleworth

Mixed-up Shock-up Girl 7” (EPIC, S EPC-6117) recorded Jan 78, released Apr 78
Tracks: Mixed-up Shock-up Girl, Take-away love

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demos recorded Nov 75 – Sep 77
Tracks: Walking to School (Nov 75), The questionnaire (Apr 77), Everything but a heartbeat (Sep 77), Girlfriend kinda guy (Sep 77), Girls that don’t exist (Sep 77)

Paris Theatre, London, 75
Tracks: Now I’m back, Yellow sox, Fall like the rain, Palais de dance, Hit records, Speedway, Cross country

Reading Festival 24-8-75 (Tracks unknown)

Robert Gordon College Aberdeen 21-11-75 (Tracks unknown)

BBC TV documentary aired 21-2-76, ‘So you want to be a rock and roll star?’ included footage from a number of gigs.

Supersonic TV Show Nov 76
Tracks: Little does she know

Supersonic TV Show Mar 77
Tracks: Little does she know, Radio Romance

Musikladen TV Show Feb 77
Tracks: Little does she know

So it Goes Concert Series, broadcast 15-5-77, Live
Tracks: One arm bandit, Pocket money, Yellow sox, Street of the music, Radio Romance, Speedway, Little does she know

Paul Shuttleworth

Unreleased 7″ EPIC records, recorded summer 78, Wessex studios
Tracks: Just one smile, Say hello

 

Further Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kursaal_Flyers
http://www.kursaalflyers.net (now defunct)
http://www.willbirch.com
http://www.graemedouglas.co.uk
http://www.southendpunk.com/html/kursaalf.html

Line ups:

#1                                    #2                                   #3
Oct 73 – 74                     74 – early 77                   early – late 77
Paul Shuttleworth (voc)   Paul Shuttleworth (voc)   Paul Shuttleworth (voc)
Richie Bull (banjo)           Richie Bull (banjo)           Richie Bull (bass)
Will Birch (drms)              Will Birch (drms)              Will Birch (drms)
Graeme Douglas (gtr)     Graeme Douglas (gtr)     John Wicks (gtr)
Dave Hatfield (bass)        Vic Collins (gtr)               Barry Martin (gtr)
.                                      Chris Underhill (drms)

Graeme Douglas, Paul Shuttleworth & Will Birch are ex-Surly Bird
Graeme Douglas is also ex-Eddie & the Blizzards, later in Eddie & the Hot Rods.
Will Birch & John Wicks joined The Records.
Barry Martin is ex-Hamsters
Chris Underhill later in Warsaw Pakt

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