(London Apr – Aug 77)


Official Pre-79 Releases;

Alan Lee Shaw

Bolweevil 7” (Alaska, ALA-15) released Jul 73
Tracks: Bolweevil, She moans

The Rings

Automobile 7” (Chiswick, NS-14) released May 77
Tracks: Automobile, I wanna be free

Various Artists – La Boite Punk! Ouvrez ou ca va Sauter! 16×7″ promo Box Set (Barclay) released Nov 77, France
Tracks: I wanna be free, Automobile

Various Artists – Sonido Chiswick LP (Chiswick, 1731380/6) released Jun 78, Spain.
Tracks: I wanna be free

Various Artists – Long Shots, Dead Certs, & Odds on Favourites: Chiswick Chartbusters vol 2. LP (Chiswick, CH-5) released Apr 78
Tracks: I wanna be free

Various Artists – Punk Rock ’77 New Wave ’77 LP (Pirate Dream, PD-001) released 78, Portugal
Tracks: I wanna be free


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Alan Lee Shaw

Demo recorded Mar 73, Spaceward Studios, Cambridge
Tracks: Holy man, Don’t be cautious, Bolweevil, In the sixties

The Rings

100 club 26-4-77
Tracks: I wanna be free, News of the world, Kick out the jams, The snake, Do it, Teenage rebel, Shoot you down, I wanna be free #2

Rehearsal recorded live Saltram Crescent, London May 77
Tracks: I Wanna be Free, Automobile, Get yourself Home, I Wanna get High, Teenage Rebel, Shoot you Down

Red Cow, London 27-7-77
Tracks: Automobile, I wanna be free


Further Information;


Line ups:

#1                                      #2                                      #3
Apr – Jul 77                       Jul 77                                Aug 77
Alan Lee Shaw (gtr/voc)   Alan Lee Shaw (gtr/voc)   Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Rod Latter (drms)             Rod Latter (drms)            Twink (voc.drms)
Dennis Stow (bass)          Robert Crash (bass)       Chris Chesney (gtr)
Twink (voc)                       Twink (voc)

Alan Shaw, Rod Latter & Robert Crash later in Maniacs, Rod Latter also later in The Adverts
Twink (John Alder) is ex-Pink Fairies & Fallen Angels
Duncan Sanderson is ex-Pink Fairies