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: For Adolf’s only, Robot love

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

 

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