Solid Waste

(Chelmsford, Essex 77 – 79)
later known as Street Bizarre


Official Pre-79 Releases;

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demos recorded 77, Spaceward studios
Tracks: Normal Life, Anti-Hero, Stray Bullets, If it Breaks

Demos recorded 24-8-77, Spaceward studios
Tracks: Solid Waste Chant, Red Guard, Running Sore, Nervous Exhaustion, Hell To Pay, Youth Treatment, Savage In The City, Survive, Kamikaze, Play Rough, If It Breaks, Raw Nerve, Stray Bullets, Normal Life, Problem Or The Solution, Ascending Star, Anti-Hero, Raging Paranoia, No-Go Area, Crash

Appeared briefly on a BBC news item covering the Chelmsford Punk Festival sep 77

Demos recorded  77, Spaceward studios. unreleased 7″
Tracks: Normal Life, Falling Apart


Further Information;

Line up:

Bill Wood (voc)
Ken Grainger (gtr)
Tim Green (bass)
Peter Leak (drms) replaced by
Terry Minns (drms)
Mick Dabrowski (keyb)

Peter Leak joins The Deep Throats
Mick Dabrowski later with James Vane (late 78)


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
25/08/77 City Tavern, Chelmsford
17/09/77 Chelmsford Stadium
04/10/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
02/11/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
13/11/77 Rock Club, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford
20/11/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
18/01/78 Kingston Polytechnic, London
07/02/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
09/04/78 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
09/04/78 City Tavern, Chelmsford (*)
21/04/78 City Tavern, Chelmsford
28/04/78 City Tavern, Chelmsford
15/05/78 Van Gogh, Basildon
26/05/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date, venue or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear, gig cancelled and/or date moved