Valves

(Edinburgh, Scotland 77 – 79)
originally called Angel Easy, Sale

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

 

For Adolf’s only 7” (Zoom, ZUM-1) recorded Aug 77, released Sep 77
Tracks: Robot Love, For Adolf’s only

 

 

Ain’t no surf in Portobello 7” (Zoom, ZUM-3) released Dec 77
Tracks: Ain’t no surf in Portobello, Tarzan of the kings road

 

Don’t mean nothing at all 7” (Albion, DEL-3) recorded Dec 78, released Jun 79
Tracks: Don’t mean nothing at all, Linda vindaloo

 

It Don’t Mean Nothing At All 7″ (Albion, P528) recorded 78, released 79, Italy
Tracks: It Don’t Mean Nothing At All, Linda Vindaloo

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Transport Halls, Edinburgh 9-6-78 Videoed (Tracks unknown)

Rock Garden, London 9-9-78
Tracks: 54321, Ain’t no surf in Portobello, Anytime, Bay city rollers, Diana Barrymore, Fab front loader, For adolf’s only, Haircuts from mars, Happy, I’m so happy, Linda vindaloo, Mandolin wind, Martian help, Sisters radios, So stuck up, Subway train incident parts 1-5, The way I walk, Walk don’t walk, Wolfman

Demo recorded 18-12-78 Regent Sound Studios
Tracks: Anytime, Diana Barrymore, Don’t mean nothing at all, Haircuts from mars, Radios, Walk don’t walk

BBC Mike Read session 78
Tracks: Ain’t no surf in portobello

BBC Kid Jensen session 78 (Tracks unknown)

 

Further Information;

http://www.thevalves.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Valves
http://www.fletchweb.myby.co.uk/valves/
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/valves.htm
http://www.boredteenagers.co.uk/valves.htm

Line ups:

Angel Easy #1
75
Gordon Dair (drms)
Gordon Scott (bass)
Keith Raeburn (voc/gtr)
Stuart Spinrad (gtr)

#2
75
Gordon Dair (drms)
Gordon Scott (bass)
Keith Raeburn (voc/gtr)
Ian Brown (gtr)

#3
76
Gordon Dair (drms)
Gordon Scott (bass)
Ian Brown (gtr/voc)
Ronnie McKinnon (gtr)

Splinter Band
c76/77
Ronnie McKinnon (gtr)
Ian Boughton (bass)
Dave Robertson (voc)

Angel Easy #4
76
Gordon Dair (drms)
Gordon Scott (bass)
Ian Brown (gtr/voc)
Ronnie McKinnon (gtr)
Dave Robertson (voc)

#5
77 – Jul 77
Gordon Dair (drms)
Gordon Scott (bass)
Ronnie McKinnon (gtr)
Dave Robertson (voc)

Sale
Jul 77
Gordon Dair (drms)
Gordon Scott (bass)
Ronnie McKinnon (gtr)
Dave Robertson (voc)

Valves
Jul 77 – 79
Gordon Dair (drms)
Gordon Scott (bass)
Ronnie McKinnon (gtr)
Dave Robertson (voc)

Dave Robertson is ex-Phoenix (64), Devils Disciples (64), later in Fun City (79), Mudsharks
Ian Brown later in Afterburner
Ian Boughton later in Band For Life?
Gordon Scott later in Mudsharks
Gordon Dair, Gordon Scott are also in Dirty Dossers

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
Angel Easy
75           Waterloo Lounge, Edinburgh
12/09/75 Claymore Lounge, Cowdenbeath
76           Minto Hotel, Edinburgh
26/06/76 Grosvenor, East Wemyss
01/07/76 Town Hall, Lochgelly
08/07/76 Grosvenor, East Wemyss
Valves
11/07/77 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh (Sale)
02/09/77 Belleville Hotel, Dunfermline
06/09/77 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh
08/09/77 Theatre Workshop, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
09/09/77 West End Club, Edinburgh
10/09/77 West End Club, Edinburgh
19/10/77 Nicky Tams, Edinburgh
24/10/77 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh
19/11/77 Edinburgh University
21/11/77 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh
03/12/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
04/12/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
08/12/77 George Square Theatre, Edinburgh
31/12/77 Nicky Tams, Edinburgh
06/01/78 Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline
07/01/78 Nicky Tams, Edinburgh
20/01/78 Dundee College of Technology
12/02/78 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh
13/02/78 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh
14/02/78 Apollo, Glasgow
17/02/78 Edinburgh University
24/02/78 Glasgow Art College
09/04/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
09/05/78 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh
14/05/78 Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline
06/78      Yellow Carvel, Edinburgh
03/06/78 Meadows Festival, Edinburgh
09/06/78 Edinburgh Art College
09/06/78 Transport Halls, Edinburgh
20/07/78 West End Club, Edinburgh
27/07/78 Astoria, Edinburgh
05/08/78 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh
11/08/78 Pavilion, Strathpeffer
25/08/78 Pavilion, Strathpeffer
01/09/78 Clouds, Edinburgh
09/09/78 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
11/09/78 Pegasus, Stoke Newington
12/09/78 Bridge House, Canning Town, London
13/09/78 White Hart, Acton, London
14/09/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
16/09/78 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
18/09/78 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
21/09/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
22/09/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
23/09/78 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
30/09/78 Apollo, Glasgow
13/10/78 Pound, Belfast
27/10/78 Pavilion, Strathpeffer
01/11/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
02/11/78 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
03/11/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
04/11/78 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
07/11/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
08/11/78 White Hart, Acton, London
10/11/78 Acklam Hall, Ladbrooke Grove, London
23/11/78 Astoria, Edinburgh
01/12/78 Clouds, Edinburgh
09/12/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
12/12/78 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
14/12/78 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
16/12/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
18/12/78 Railway Hotel, West Hampstead (Moonlight), London
19/12/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
20/12/78 Bridge House, Canning Town, London
21/12/78 Fforde Grene Hotel, Leeds
22/12/78 JB’s Club, Dudley
23/12/78 Birksgate Hotel, Kirkcaldy
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