(London 71 – Aug 73)
Proto-Punk, later renamed Arrows (Aug 73 – 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


Pavilion, Ayr 28-9-75 (Tracks unknown)

The Arrows TV Series Mar 76 – 77


Further Information;

Line up:

Streak #1
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)
Alan Merrill (voc/bass)
John Siomos (drms)

Ben Brierley (bass/voc)
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)
John Siomos (drms)

Ben Brierley (bass/voc)
David Wesley (drms)
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)

Ben Brierley (bass/voc)
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)
Paul Varley (drms)

73 – late 73
Ben Brierley (bass/voc)
Rick Sharpe (gtr)
Paul Varley (drms)

Arrows #1
late 73 – 74
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)
Alan Merrill (voc/bass)
Clive Williams (drms)
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)

74 – 76
Paul Varley (drms)
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)
Alan Merrill (voc/bass)

76 – autumn 77
Alan Merrill (voc/bass)
Jake Falsworth (gtr/voc)
Paul Varley (drms)
Terry Taylor (gtr)

Alan Merrill is ex-Paul Clayton’s Band, Waterhouse West, solo (69-73), Tetsu (Japan), Yugin Harada (Japan), Vodka Collins (72-74, Japan), Heartbeat
Jake Hooker is ex-Sweet Wine (68, USA), Heartbeat, Ben Gunn (70, USA)
Paul Varley is ex-Hookers, MBQ, Purple Haze, Little Free Rock (68), also in The Rats
Ben Brierley later in Front, Vibrators, Dave Goodman & Friends


Gigography (up to end 78)
30/09/74 Dusseldorf
01/10/74 Gruga Halle, Essen
02/10/74 Frankfurt
06/10/74 Stuttgart
10/10/74 Hamburg
12/10/74 Hanover
23/02/75 Apollo, Glasgow
24/02/75 City Hall, Newcastle
25/02/75 Hard Rock Concert Theatre, Trafford
26/02/75 Guildhall, Preston
03/03/75 Liverpool Stadium
04/03/75 City Hall, Sheffield
05/03/75 Town Hall, Birmingham
06/03/75 Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich
08/03/75 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
27/05/75 City Hall, Salisbury
23/08/75 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
07/09/75 New Theatre, Coventry
09/09/75 Meadow Vale Country Club, Cardiff
10/09/75 Top Rank, Plymouth
12/09/75 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
13/09/75 Norbreck Castle, Blackpool
14/09/75 Davenport Theatre, Stockport
15/09/75 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
16/09/75 Guildhall, Preston
17/09/75 City Hall, Sheffield
19/09/75 City Hall, Newcastle
20/09/75 City Hall, Newcastle
23/09/75 Civic Hall, Guildford
24/09/75 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
25/09/75 Tiffany’s, Ilford
27/09/75 Congress Theatre, Eastbourne (*)
28/09/75 Woodville Hall, Gravesend (*)
28/09/75 Pavilion, Ayr (*)
29/09/75 Apollo, Glasgow
01/10/75 Grand Theatre, Leeds
02/10/75 Queensway, Dunstable
03/10/75 Odeon, Lewisham
04/10/75 Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich
05/10/75 Wimbledon Theatre, London
06/10/75 Odeon, Taunton
08/10/75 Gaumont Theatre, Doncaster
10/10/75 Opera House, Manchester
11/10/75 Grand Pavilion, Withernsea
13/10/75 Market Hall, Carlisle
14/10/75 Pavilion, Ayr
15/10/75 Apollo, Glasgow (date moved)
17/10/75 Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen
18/10/75 Caird Hall, Dundee
20/10/75 New Theatre, Oxford
21/10/75 Glen Ballroom, Llanelli
22/10/75 Capitol Theatre, Cardiff
23/10/75 Dixieland Showbar, Colwyn Bay
24/10/75 Gaumont State, Kilburn, London
25/10/75 Pavilion, West Runton
26/10/75 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
27/10/75 Top Rank, Reading
28/10/75 Guildhall, Southampton
23/04/76 Wirrina Stadium, Peterborough
(?) = noted but uncertainty with date / venue
(*) = cancelled (or date moved) / band did not show up