Sports

(Melbourne, Victoria 76 – 81)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Fair Game 7″ EP (Zak, ZR 001) released Feb 77
Tracks: (Right) Thru Her Heart, Twist Senorita, In Trouble With The Girls, Red Cadillac & A Black Moustache

Various Artists – Debutantes LP (OZ, OZS 1005) released 77
Tracks: Nothin’ Shakin’, Cruisin’ In A Citröen, In Trouble With The Girls

Boys! (What Did The Detective Say?) 7″ (Mushroom, K-7089) released Mar 78
Tracks: Boys! (What Did The Detective Say?), Modern Don Juan

Reckless LP (Mushroom, L36571) released May 78
Tracks: Boys! (What Did The Detective Say?), Amazon, Modern Don Juan, You Ain’t Home Yet, Mailed It To Your Sister, Reckless, When You Walk In The Room, Rockabilly Billy, Down In Chinatown, Moon On A String, I Put The Light On

When You Walk In The Room 7″ (Mushroom, K7187) released Jul 78
Tracks: When You Walk In The Room, True Stories, Taxi Rank

Who Listens to the Radio 7″ (Mushroom, K7300) released Nov 78
Tracks: Who Listens To The Radio, So Obvious

Don’t Throw Stones LP (Mushroom, L36844) recorded Nov-Dec 78, released Feb 79
Tracks: Suspicious Minds, Live Work & Play, Don’t Throw Stones, Thru The Window, Who Listens To The Radio, Tired Of Me, Wedding Ring, Reckless, Step By Step, Mailed It To Your Sister, You Ain’t Home Yet, Big Sleep

Various Artists – Nightmoves Concert #2 LP (Mushroom, L36745) released 78
Tracks: Boys! (What Did The Detective Say?), Wedding Ring

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demos recorded 77
Tracks: Pipeline / Nervous Breakdown, Don’t you Lie to Me, Nothin’ Shakin’ (3RMT version), White Honey, Now I’m Together, Cruisin’ In A Citroen (3RMT version), I Put the Light On (3MRT version), Chain of Fools, Ubangi Stomp, Red Hot, Taxi Rank, Hot Dog, Don’t Hold back That Feeling, From Saturday to Monday

Storey Hall, Melbourne 78
Tracks: Pipeline/Nervous Breakdown, Don’t You Lie To Me, Red Hot, Nothin’ Shakin’, White Honey, Now I’m Together, Chain Of Fools, Ubangi Stomp, Wedding Ring, Cruisin’ In A Citroen, Put The Light On

Live 78 “Nightmoves session”
Tracks: Who Listens To The Radio, Live Work & Play, Modern Don Juan, Rockabilly Billy, Mailed It To Your Sister

Demos recorded 78
Tracks: (Right) Thru Her Heart, Don’t Hold Back That Feeling, Missin’ Your Kissin’, The Big Sleep (1st Version)

 

Further Information;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sports

Line ups:

76 – Aug 77
Stephen Cummings (voc)
Ed Bates (gtr)
Robert Glover (bass)
Jim Niven (keyb)
Paul Hitchins (drms)

Aug 77 – Aug 78
Stephen Cummings (voc)
Ed Bates (gtr)
Robert Glover (bass)
Jim Niven (keyb)
Paul Hitchins (drms)
Andrew Pendlebury (gtr)

Aug 78 – 80
Stephen Cummings (voc)
Martin Amiger (gtr)
Robert Glover (bass)
Jim Niven (keyb)
Paul Hitchins (drms)
Andrew Pendlebury (gtr)

Andrew Pendlebury, Jim Niven, Steve Cummings are also in The Jam
Stephen Cummings, Ed Bates are ex-Pelaco Brothers
Robert Glover, Andrew Pendlebury are ex-Myriad
Jim Niven is ex-The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band
Martin Amiger is ex-Toads, Bleeding Hearts,