Riff Raff

(Peterborough, Cambridgeshire / London Aug 76 – 80)
originally called Flying Tigers

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Ruan O’Lochlainn

Another Street Gang 7” (Virgin, VS-125) released 75
Tracks: Another street gang, Suburban disturbance

Riff Raff

I Wanna Be A Cosmonaut 7” EP (Chiswick, NS-34) released Jun 78
Tracks: I wanna be a cosmonaut, romford girls, sweet as pie, what’s the late set

Various Artists – Rock ‘N Roll Suburbano de Londres LP (Movieplay, 17.1401/9) released 78, Spain
Tracks:  Romford girls, What’s the late set, I wanna be a cosmonaut

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

St James Gate (Ruan O’Lochlainn)

unreleased 7” (Virgin records, Tracks unknown)

Riff Raff

Demos recorded cMar/Apr 77 Black Hole studios (Tracks unknown)

Demo, Bearshanks Lodge studios, Oundle (Tracks unknown)

Red Lion, Clopton (Tracks unknown)

 

Further Information;

http://billybragg.co.uk/news/riff_raff.html
http://braggtopia.com

Line up:

Flying Tigers
76 – Mar 77
Billy Bragg (voc/gtr)
Philip “Wiggy” Wigg (gtr)
Ricey “S.D.R. Gol’fish” (keyb)
Robert Handley (drms)

Riff Raff
Mar – Aug 77
Billy Bragg (voc/gtr)
Philip “Wiggy” Wigg (gtr)
Ricey “S.D.R. Gol’fish” (keyb)
Robert Handley (drms)

Aug 77 – Apr 78
Billy Bragg (voc/gtr)
Philip “Wiggy” Wigg (gtr)
Ricey “S.D.R. Gol’fish” (keyb)
Robert Handley (drms)
Johnny Waugh (bass)

Apr – Dec 78
Billy Bragg (voc/gtr)
Philip “Wiggy” Wigg (gtr)
Robert Handley (drms)
Ruan O’Lochlainn (bass)

Dec 78 –
Billy Bragg (voc/gtr)
Philip “Wiggy” Wigg (gtr)
Robert Handley (drms)
Ruan O’Lochlainn
Kevin Beech (bass)

Ruan is ex-Bees Make Honey

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