(London 71 – 74)
Proto-Punk, later renamed Arrows (74 – 77)


Official Pre-79 Releases;


Gonna Have a good time 7″ (A&M, AME-602) released Jun 72
Tracks: Gonna have a good time, Be your ryder, Hard times

Gonna have a good time 7″ (A&M, AMS-7012) released Jun 72
Tracks: Gonna have a good time, Be your ryder

Gonna have a good time (mono) 7″ promo (A&M, 1375) released Aug 72, USA
Tracks: Gonna have a good time (mono), Gonna have a good time (stereo)

Bang bang bullet 7″ (Deram, DM-376) released Mar 73
Tracks: Bang Bang bullet, Black Jack man


Touch Too much 7″ (RAK, RAK-171) released Apr 74
Tracks: Touch too much, We can make it together

Toughen up 7″ (RAK, RAK-182) released Aug 74
Tracks: Toughen up, Diesel Locomotive

My last night with you 7″ (RAK, RAK-189) released Jan 75
Tracks: My last night with you, Movin’ next door to you

Broken down heart 7″ (RAK, RAK-205) released May 75
Tracks: Broken down heart, I love rock n roll

Hard hearted 7″ (RAK, RAK-218) released Sep 75
Tracks: Hard hearted, My world is turning on love

Various Artists – K Tel’s Music Power LP (K-Tel, TE-309) released 75
Tracks: My last night with you

Once upon a time 7″ (RAK, RAK-231) released Feb 76
Tracks: Once upon a time, The boogiest band in town

First Hit LP (RAK, SRAK-521) released 76
Tracks: Once Upon A Time, First Hit, Thanks, What’s Come Between Us, Boogiest Band In Town, Don’t Worry ‘Bout Love, Let Me Love You, Feelin’ This Way, Love Child, Love Is Easy, Gotta Be Near You

Various Artists – Hits Hits Hits LP (Electrola, 1C 058-98191) released 76, Germany
Tracks: Once upon a time


Other Pre-79 Recordings;


Demo recorded 72 New York
Tracks: Feel so good

7″ Acetate (Trident) recorded 72
Tracks: Cadillac Jack, Blind truth

Demo recorded 73, Acetate for unreleased LP (Decca) Basing Street studios
Tracks: Snake eyes, On the ball, Power over you, Dirty dick


The Arrows TV Series Mar 76 – 77


Further Information;

Line up:

Streak #1                              #2                                       #3
71                                         72                                       72
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)       Ben Brierley (bass/voc)       Ben Brierley (bass/voc)
Alan Merrill (voc/bass)         Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)      David Wesley (drms)
John Siomos (drms)             John Siomos (drms)            Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)

#4                                         #5                                       Arrows #1
72                                         73 – late 73                         late 73 – 74
Ben Brierley (bass/voc)        Ben Brierley (bass/voc)      Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)       Rick Sharpe (gtr)                Alan Merrill (voc/bass)
Paul Varley (drms)               Paul Varley (drms)              Clive Williams (drms)
.                                           Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)

#2                                        #3
74 – 76                                76 – autumn 77
Paul Varley (drms)              Alan Merrill (voc/bass)
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)     Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)
Alan Merrill (voc/bass)        Paul Varley (drms)
.                                          Terry Taylor (gtr)

Ben Brierley later in Front, Vibrators, Dave Goodman & Friends
Alan Merrill also in Vodka Collins (Japan, 72-74).  Paul Varley also in The Rats