Tuff Darts

(New York 74 – 78)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Tuff Darts

Various Artists – Live At CBGB’s – The Home Of Underground Rock 2xLP (Atlantic, SD 2-508) recorded Jun 76, released 76
Tracks: All For The Love Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Head Over Heels, Slash

Various Artists – The Best Of American Punk Rock Recorded Live At CBGB’s 7″ (Atlantic, K 10893) recorded Jun 76, released 77
Tracks: All For The Love Of Rock N’ Roll, Head Over Heels

Tuff Darts! LP (Sire, SRK 6048) released 78
Tracks: Rats, Who’s Been Sleeping Here, Here Comes Trouble, She’s Dead, Phone Booth Man, (Your Love Is Like) Nuclear Waste, My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms, Love And Trouble, Head Over Heels, Slash, Fun City, All For The Love Of Rock & Roll

(I Wanna Know) Who’s Been Sleeping Here? 7″ (Sire, SRE 1015) released Mar 78
Tracks: (I Wanna Know) Who’s Been Sleeping Here?, Rats

(I Wanna Know) Who’s Been Sleeping Here? 7″ promo (Sire, SRE 1015) released Mar 78
Tracks: (I Wanna Know) Who’s Been Sleeping Here? (mono), (I Wanna Know) Who’s Been Sleeping Here? (stereo)

Various Artists – The Sire Machine Turns You Up LP (Sire, SMP1) released 78, UK
Tracks: Who’s Been Sleeping Here

Various Artists – Punk Collection Vol. 2 LP (RCA, PLWL 1007) released 78, Italy
Tracks: (Your Love Is Like) Nuclear Waste

Robert Gordon & Link Wray

Robert Gordon With Link Wray LP (Private Stock, PS 2030) released 77
Tracks: Red Hot, I Sure Miss You, Summertime Blues, Boppin’ The Blues, Sweet Surrender, Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll, The Fool, It’s In The Bottle, Woman (You’re My Woman), Is This The Way

Red Hot 7″ (Private Stock, PSR 45 156) released Jul 77
Tracks: Red Hot, Sweet Surrender

Red Hot 7″ promo (Private Stock, PS 45 156) released Jul 77
Tracks: Red Hot (mono), Red Hot (stereo)

Fresh Fish Special LP (Private Stock, PS 7008) recorded Dec 77, released 78
Tracks: The Way I Walk, Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache, If This Is Wrong, Five Days Five Days, Fire, I Want To Be Free, Twenty Flight Rock, Sea Cruise, Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track), Blue Eyes (Don’t Run Away)

The Way I Walk 7″ (Private Stock, PVT 155) released 78, UK
Tracks: The Way I Walk, Sea Cruise

The Way I Walk 7″ (Private Stock, PSR 4444X) released 78, Canada
Tracks: The Way I Walk, If This Is Wrong

Sea Cruise 7″ (Private Stock, PS 45 191) released Jul 78
Tracks: Sea Cruise, If This Is Wrong

Sea Cruise 7″ promo (Private Stock, PS 45 191) released Jul 78
Tracks: Sea Cruise (mono), Sea Cruise (stereo)

Fire 7″ (Private Stock, PS 45 203) released Nov 78
Tracks: Fire, If This Is Wrong

Fire 7″ promo (Private Stock, PS 45 203) released Nov 78
Tracks: Fire (mono), Fire (stereo)

The Fool 7″ (Private Stock, 1C 006-60 413) released 78, Germany
Tracks: The Fool, Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll

Robert Gordon With Link Wray 2xLP (RCA, PL 43209) released 78, France
Tracks: Red Hot, I Sure Miss You, Summertime Blues, Boppin’ The Blues, Sweet Surrender, Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll, The Fool, It’s In The Bottle, Woman (You’re My Woman), Is This The Way, The Way I Walk, Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache, If This Is Wrong, Five Days Five Days, Fire, I Want To Be Free, Twenty Flight Rock, Sea Cruise, Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track), Blue Eyes (Don’t Run Away)

Robert Gordon

Blue Christmas 7″ (RCA, JH-11452) released 78
Tracks: Blue Christmas (mono), Blue Christmas (stereo)

Endless Sleep 7″ (Private Stock, PVT 127) released 77, UK. also issued as a 12″
Tracks: Endless sleep, The Fool, The Fool (78 RPM)

Rock Billy Boogie LP (RCA, AFL1 3294) released 78
Tracks: Rock Billy Boogie, Love My Baby, I Just Found Out, All By Myself, Black Slacks, The Catman, It’s Only Make Believe, Wheel Of Fortune, Am I Blue, Walk On By, I Just Met A Memory, Blue Christmas

It’s Only Make Believe 7″ (RCA, JPB 6434) released 78, Italy. split 7″ w/Richard Clayderman
Tracks: It’s Only Make Believe

Various Artists – 20 Super Summer Hits! LP (EMI-Bovema, 5C 064X 26010) released 78, Netherlands
Tracks: Red Hot

Various Artists – Het Beste Uit De Top 40 Van Het Jaar 2xLP (EMI, 5N 152-26103) released 78, Netherlands
Tracks: Red Hot

Various Artists – Star Hits LP (EMI, 9C 062-38315) released 78, Finland
Tracks: The Way I Walk

Various Artists – Hit Explosion 9 LP (EMI, 5C 064-25950X) released 78, Netherlands
Tracks: Red Hot

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Tuff Darts

CBGB’s, New York 4-3-76
Tracks: Head over Heals, Are you high, Fun City, Attacked Seduced and Abandoned, Baby you and me, unknown #1, unknown #2, unknown #3, All For The Love Of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Slash my wrists, unknown #4, unknown #5

Max’s Kansas City, New York 21-5-76
Tracks: Head Over Heels, unknown #1, Fun City, 20 Flight Rock, unknown #2, unknown #3, unknown #4, Slash, All For The Love Of Rock ‘n’ Roll

CBGB’s, New York 24-6-76 set #1
Tracks: Head over heels, Oh shirley, Fun city, Love and trouble, You stepped in it, Slash, All for the love of rock n roll, Heartbreak hotel, Be bop a lula,

CBGB’s, New York 24-6-76 set #2
Tracks: Head over heels, Are you delerious, Fun city, You can’t give it away, Twenty flight rock

Demos recorded 77/78
Tracks: All for the love of rock n’ roll, Head over heels, Here comes trouble, Love and trouble, My guitar lies bleeding in my arms, Your love is like Nuclear Waste, Phone booth man, Rats, She’s dead, Slash

Robert Gordon & Link Wray

CBGB’s, New York 10-6-77 set #1
Tracks: intro, Red Hot, Band Intros, Twenty Flight Rock, The Fool, I Sure Miss You, Rumble, Ace Of Spades, Flying Saucer Rock And Roll, Summertime Blues, Five Days Five Days, Boppin’ The Blues, Endless Sleep

CBGB’s, New York 10-6-77 set #2
Tracks: I Wanna Play House, Band Intros, Red Hot, Twenty Flight Rock, The Fool, Instrumental, Instrumental, Rumble, Flying Saucer Rock And Roll, Boppin’ The Blues, Five Days Five Days, Summertime Blues, Walk Don’t Run, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Endless Sleep, I Sure Miss You, Ace Of Spades

CBGB’s, New York 15-7-77 set #1
Tracks: I Wanna Play House, You’re So Square (Baby I Don’t Care), I Want To Be Free, Flying Saucers Rock And Roll, Band Intro >> Red Hot, Summertime Blues, Boppin’ The Blues, Five Days Five Days, Twenty Flight Rock, I Sure Miss You, The Fool

CBGB’s, New York 15-7-77 set #2
Tracks: Twenty Flight Rock, Red Hot, Unknown Title, I Sure Miss You, Band Intros >>> Flyin’ Saucers Rock And Roll, You’re So Square (Baby I Don’t Care), I Want To Be Free, Boppin’ The Blues, Five Days Five Days, Endless Sleep, Summertime Blues

Paris Dec 77
Tracks: Intro, The Way I Walk, Too Tired To Rock, Lonesome Train, I Sure Miss You, Link W instrumental, Flying Saucers Rock’n’Roll, Summertime blues, Five Days, Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache, unknown, Fire, Medley (including I Got A Woman), unknown #2, My Girl Is Red Hot

Agora, Cleveland 25-3-78
Tracks: Heartbreak Hotel, If This Is Wrong, Mystery Train, The Way I Walk, The Fool, I Sure Miss You, Band Intros >>> Rumble, Raw-Hide, Big Finish, Red Hot, My Baby Left Me, Lonesome Train, Five Days Five Days, Summertime Blues, Twenty Flight Rock, Fire >>> Let’s Play House, Endless Sleep

Bremen, Germany 24-5-78
Tracks: Rock therapy, The way I walk, Heartbreak hotel, Twenty flight rock, Lonesome train, I sure miss you, Rumble, Raw-hide, Hot dog! That made him mad, Don’t, Fire, Flyin’ saucer rock’n’roll, Baby let’s play house, I got a woman, Baby what you want me to do, Be-bop-a-lula, Endless sleep, (You’re so square) Baby I don’t care

Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding

Max’s Kansas City, New York 11-10-78
Tracks: Walk Don’t Run, Rock Billy Boogie, I Just Found Out, Walk On By, All By Myself, Fire, The Way I Walk, Blue Christmas, Am I Blue, Red Hot, Lonesome Train, It’s Only Make Believe, Rock Billy Boogie, Heartbreak Hotel

 

Further Information;

http://web.archive.org/web/20101120020740/http://www.tuffjeffsalen.com/
http://robertgordon.dk/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuff_Darts
http://www.robstoner.com/

Line ups:

Tuff Darts #1
c76 – 77
Robert Gordon (voc)
Jeff Salen (gtr)
Bobby Butani (gtr)
John DeSalvo (bass)
Jim Morrison (drms)
Kelvin Blacklock (voc 76-77)

#2
77 – 78
Tommy Frenzy (voc)
Jeff Salen (gtr)
Bobby Butani (gtr)
John DeSalvo (bass)
Johnny Morelli (drms)

Robert Gordon & Link Wray
c77
Robert Gordon (voc)
Link Wray (gtr)
Billy Cross (gtr)
Jerry Matthews
Howie Wyeth (drms)
Rob Stoner (bass/keyb)
Charlie Messing (gtr)

Robert Gordon & Link Wray
c78
Robert Gordon (voc)
Link Wray (gtr)
Jon Paris (bass)
Anton Fig (drms)
Rob Stoner (bass/keyb)
Howie Wyeth (drms)

Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding
cOct 78
Robert Gordon (voc)
Chris Spedding (gtr)
Howie Wyeth (drms)
Rob Stoner (bass)
Scotty Turner (gtr)

Jeff Salen is ex-Butch, Wayne County & the Backstreet Boys, also in Sparks
Bob Butani is ex-Sniper
Kelvin Blacklock is ex-Boys, later in Bell Heirs, solo
Jim Morrison is later in 2-Timers