Plummet Airlines

(Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 74 – early 78)
Pub Rock, also known as Moonlight Drive & the Brothel Creepers (73) and Glyder (74)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Silver shirt 7” (Stiff, BUY-8) released Nov 76
Tracks: Silver shirt, This is the world

It’s hard 7” (State, STAT-66) released Feb 77
Tracks: It’s hard, My time in a while

Various Artists – Hits Greatest Stiffs LP (Stiff, FIST-1) released 77
Tracks: This is the world

Various Artists – Stiff Records Box Set No. 2 10 x 7” (Stiff, BUY 11-20) released Nov 78
Tracks: Silver shirt, This is the world

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Brothel Creepers

Film “One more chance” by John Crompton, 73
Tracks: Blue suede shoes, Whole lotta rock

Plummet Airlines

Hope & Anchor, London Aug 76
Tracks: (Down at the) Rodeo

BBC John Peel Session 14-9-76
Tracks: Don’t give a damn, Stars will shine, Water to wine, You’re keeping up talking

BBC John Peel Session 24-1-77
Tracks: Call out the engine driver, Doctor boogie, Our last dance, Since I left you

Demo recorded 77 Britannia Row studios
Tracks: Down on the floor, Heart of stone, I dig rock n roll, Oscars

London School of Economics Feb 77
Tracks: Keep us talking, Casey Jones, Doctor boogie, The engine driver

Malcolm Morley & Plummet Airlines

Demo recorded 76, Foel studios
Tracks: Without a word, Burning love, Lost & found, Honey please, All that I need, All that I need #2, Ruby, Grace, Fish and chips, Whiteman’s blues, Romance in a tin, Naked as the night

 

Further Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plummet_Airlines
http://www.malcolm-morley.co.uk/biographyarchive/early-years/
http://www.terrascope.co.uk/MyBackPages/Plummets.pdf

Line ups:

Brothel Creepers
73 – 74
Harry Stephenson (voc/gtr)
Richard Booth (gtr/voc)
Darryl Hunt (bass)
Simon Bladen (drms)

Plummet Airlines #1
74 – 76
Harry Stephenson (voc/gtr)
Darryl Hunt (bass)
Richard Booth (gtr/voc)
Keith Gotheridge (drms)
Duncan Kerr (gtr/voc)

Malcolm Morley & Plummet Airlines
76 – Feb 77
Harry Stephenson (voc/gtr)
Darryl Hunt (bass)
Richard Booth (gtr/voc)
Keith Gotheridge (drms)
Duncan Kerr (gtr/voc)
Wayne Evans (bass)
Malcolm Morley (keyb)

Plummet Airlines #2
Feb 77 – 77
Richard Booth (gtr/voc)
Duncan Kerr (gtr/voc)
Keith Gotheridge (drms)
Darryl Hunt (bass)
Harry Stephenson (voc/gtr)
Gasper Laval (percussion)

Harry Stephenson is ex-Junkyard Angel, also in Cycle Annie, later in Harry & the Atoms (80)
Malcolm Morley is ex-Man, Help YourselfBees Make Honey, later in Wreckless Eric’s Band
Richard Booth & Duncan Kerr later in Brainiac 5
Keith Gotheridge is ex-The Pugma Ho Rock Band, later in Some Chicken, Darts
Darrly Hunt & Duncan Kerr later in The Favourites
Gasper Laval is ex-Clancy

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
06/03/76 JB’s Club, Dudley
30/03/76 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
06/04/76 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
03/05/76 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
05/06/76 JB’s Club, Dudley
08/09/76 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
29/09/76 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
02/10/76 JB’s Club, Dudley
07/10/76 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
14/10/76 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
15/10/76 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
13/01/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
21/01/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
01/02/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
04/02/77 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
20/02/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
20/03/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
27/03/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
02/04/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
03/04/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
10/04/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
17/04/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
24/04/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
29/04/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
05/06/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
09/09/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
16/09/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
01/10/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
01/10/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
08/10/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
28/10/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
02/11/77 Gatsby’s Club, Torquay
07/11/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
10/11/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
17/11/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
19/11/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
24/02/78 North Staffs Polytechnic, Stafford
15/03/78 Oscar’s, Green Gate, Ilford
(?) = 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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