Larry Wallis’ Psychedelic Rowdies

(London, 77 – present)


Official Pre-79 Releases;

Larry Wallis

Police Car 7″ (Stiff, BUY-22) recorded Sep 77, released Nov 77
Tracks: Police car, On parole

Various Artists – Excerpts from stiff’s greatest Hits 7″ (Stiff, FREEB-2) released 77
Tracks: Police car

Various Artists – English Waves! LP (RCA Victor, PLWL 1009) released 78, Italy
Tracks: Police car

Larry Wallis’ Psychedelic Rowdies

Various Artists – Live stiffs live LP (Stiff, GET-1) recorded Oct/Nov 77, released Feb 78
Tracks: Police car, Sex & drugs & Rock & Roll & Chaos


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demos recorded early 78 (Stiff) unreleased LP
Tracks: Police car, On parole, There isn’t anything else, Rhapsody in blue, As long as the price is right, Leather forever, Seeing double, Crying all night, Story of my life, I can’t see what it’s got to do with me, Godzilla


Further Information;

Larry Wallis band #1
Sep 77
Larry Wallis (gtr/voc)
Paul Gray (bass)
Steve Nicol (drms)

Larry Wallis’ Psychedelic Rowdies
Oct – Dec 77
Larry Wallis (gtr/voc)
Pete Thomas (drms)
Nick Lowe (bass)
Dave Edmunds (gtr)
Penny Tobin (keyb)
Terry Williams (drms)

Larry Wallis band #2
early 78
Larry Wallis (gtr/voc)
Pete Thomas (drms)
Deke Leonard (gtr)
George Webley (bass)

Larry Wallis is ex-The Entire Sioux Nation (68-69), Pink Fairies (69-70, 72-77, 78), Shagrat (70-71), Blodwyn Pig (71), UFO (72), Took (72, 75-76, 77), Motorhead (75-76) and is also in Takeaways (77-78), Wreckless Eric‘s band, Mick Farren & the Deviants (77-78), and later in Nick Lowe’s Last Chicken In The Shop (78), Mick Farren & the Good Guys (78-79)
Paul Gray & Steve Nichol are also in Eddie & the Hot Rods
Pete Thomas is ex-Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers and also in Nick Lowe’s band, Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Penny Tobin later in Nick Lowe’s Last Chicken In The Shop (78)
Terry Williams is ex-Man, Dodgers and is also in Rockpile, later in Celia & the Mutations, Nick Lowe’s Last Chicken In The Shop (78), Dire Straits, Motors
Deke Leonard is ex-Man, Help Yourself, Iceberg


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
03/10/77 Town Hall, High Wycombe
03/10/77 High Wycombe
06/10/77 Exhibition Centre, Bristol
07/10/77 Bath University
08/10/77 Loughborough University
09/10/77 Town Hall, Middlesbrough
11/10/77 Empire Theatre, Liverpool
13/10/77 Apollo, Glasgow
14/10/77 Sheffield Polytechnic
15/10/77 Leeds University
16/10/77 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
18/10/77 University of East Anglia, Norwich
19/10/77 Top Rank, Brighton
21/10/77 Apollo Theatre, Manchester
21/10/77 Salford University, Manchester (*)
22/10/77 Leicester University
24/10/77 Champness Hall, Rochdale
25/10/77 Town Hall, Birmingham
26/10/77 Top Rank, Cardiff
27/10/77 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
28/10/77 Lyceum, Strand, London
31/10/77 Civic Hall, Guildford
02/11/77 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
03/11/77 University of Essex, Colchester
04/11/77 Newcastle Polytechnic
05/11/77 Lancaster University
19/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London (?)
20/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London (?)
21/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London (?)
22/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London (?)
06/10/78 Sussex University, Brighton
16/10/78 Gig, Birmingham
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved