Rings

(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;

http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/rings.htm
http://www.alanleeshaw.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Lee_Shaw

Line ups:

#1
Apr – Jul 77
Alan Lee Shaw (gtr/voc)
Rod Latter (drms)
Dennis Stow (bass)
Twink (voc)

#2
Jul 77
Alan Lee Shaw (gtr/voc)
Rod Latter (drms)
Robert Crash (bass)
Twink (voc)

#3
Aug 77
Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Twink (voc.drms)
Chris Chesney (gtr)

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

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
19/05/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
26/05/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
03/07/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
06/07/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
13/07/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
27/07/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
28/07/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
05/08/77 Arenes du Plumaçon, Mont-de-Marsan
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