Vibrators

(London Feb 76 – present)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Chris Spedding & the Vibrators

Pogo Dancing 7″ (RAK, RAK-246) released Nov 76
Tracks: Pogo dancing, The pose

Various Artists – Hit Fever LP (Arcade, ADE G-41) released 78, Germany
Tracks: Pogo dancing

Vibrators

We vibrate 7″ (RAK, RAK-245) released Nov 76
Tracks: We vibrate, Whips & furs

Bad Times 7″ (RAK, RAK-253) released Mar 77
Tracks: Bad times, No heart

Baby Baby 7″ (Epic, S EPC-5302) released May 77
Tracks: Baby baby, Into the future

Pure Mania LP (Epic, EPC-82097) released Jun 77
Tracks: Into the future, Yeah yeah yeah, Sweet sweet heart, Keep it clean, Baby baby, No heart, She’s brining you down, Petrol, London girls, You broke my heart, Whips & Furs, Stiff little fingers, Wrecked on you, I need a slave, Bad time

London Girls 7″ promo (Epic, S EPC-5565 ADJ) *Marquee 30-7-77, released Aug 77
Tracks: London girls, London girls (live)*

London girls (live) 7″ (Epic, S EPC-5565) * Marquee 30-7-77, released Aug 77
Tracks: London girls (live)*, Stiff llittle fingers (live)*

Various Artists – Sounds like a good album to us: The sounds Album Vol. II LP promo (CBS, SOUND-2) released 77
Tracks: He’s a psycho

Automatic Lover 7″ (Epic, S EPC-6137) released Feb 78
Tracks: Automatic lover, Destroy

Baby baby 7″ (Columbia, 3-10685) released Feb 78, USA
Tracks: Baby baby, London girls

Baby baby (mono) 7″ promo (Columbia, 3-10685) released Feb 78, USA
Tracks: Baby baby (mono), Baby baby (stereo)

V2 LP (Epic, EPC-82495) released Apr 78
Tracks: Pure mania, Automatic lover, Flying duck theory, Public Enemy no.1, Destroy, Nazi baby, Wake up, Sulphate, 24 hour people, Fall in love, Feel alright, War zone, Troops of tomorrow

Judy says 7″ (Epic, S EPC-6393) released May 78
Tracks: Judy says, Pure mania

Various Artists – ΠΑΝΚ ΡΟΚ LP (Epic, EPCX-82061) released 78, Greece
Tracks: Baby baby, Automatic lover

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Despair

Demos recorded 74-75
Tracks: Andy warhol, Country girl, Dance to the music, I can see it in your eyes, Lady easy action, Love is, Sailors on the sea, She’s bringing you daow, Sweet sweet heart

Vibrators

Demo recorded Mar 76
Tracks: Say mania

Demo recorded Apr 76
Tracks: She’s bringing you down, We vibrate

Demo recorded May 76
Tracks: Dance to the music, Interstellar overdrive, Young lust

Demo recorded Aug 76
Tracks: Andy warhol, I can see it in your eyes, Ready steady go

100 Club, London 21-9-76
Tracks: 1969, Jumpin jack flash, Saw her standing there, She’s bringing you down, Sweet sweet heart, Whips & furs

Acetate 7″ (Pye) recorded 76
Tracks: Do the pose

BBC John Peel session 21-10-76
Tracks: Dance To The Music, Sweet Sweetheart, Jenny Jenny, I’m Gonna Be Your Nazi Baby, We Vibrate

Unreleased 7″ (RAK) scheduled release Feb 77
Tracks: Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Unreleased 7″ (RAK, RAK-253) scheduled release Mar 77, Test pressings exist
Tracks: Bad time, No Head

Demo recorded Jun 77
Tracks: But I do, Feel alright, Flying duck theory, He’s a psycho, I loved her

BBC John Peel session 13-6-77
Tracks: Petrol, Keep It Clean, Baby Baby, London Girls, She’s Bringing You Down

Marquee, London 30-7-77
Tracks: 24 hour people, Automatic lover, Baby baby, Bad time, Flying duck theory, He’s a psycho, I feel alright, I need a slave, Jumpin jack flash, Keep it clean, London girls, No fun, Raw power, No heart, Sex kick, She’s bringing you down, Stiff
little fingers, Sweet sweet heart, Wake up, Whips & furs, Wrecked on you, You broke my heart

Live 4-8-77, Radio 1 In Concert
Tracks: Wrecked On You, London Girls, Stiff Little Fingers, Wake Up, He’s A Psycho, Baby Baby, Flying Duck Theory, Whips And Furs, I Need A Slave, Keep It Clean, Feel Alright, Sex Kick, Bad Time

100 Club, London 3-9-77
Tracks: Bad time, Feel alright, He’s a psycho, I need a slave, Into the future, Keep it clean, London girls, Stiff little fingers, Wake up, Whips & furs, Wrecked on you

Speakeasy, London Sep 77 “Jimmy Saville Show”
Tracks: 24 hour people, Flying duck theory, London girls, War zone

Demo recorded Oct 77
Tracks: 24 hour people, Drive, Eye witness, Public enemy no.1, Still not over you

Capitol Radio session 13-10-77
Tracks: Happy birthday

Demo recorded Nov 77
Tracks: City of mirrors, Dong, Frontline europe, Sometimes I want it so bad, Stitch you up

Nashville, London 77
Tracks: Baby baby, Bad time, I need a slave, Jumpin jack flash, Keep it clean, London girls, Nazi baby, No fun, Raw power, No heart, Petrol, Sex kick, She’s bringing you down, Stiff little fingers, Sweet sweet heart, Whips & furs, Wrecked on
you, Yeah yeah yeah, You broke my heart

BBC John Peel session 27-2-78
Tracks: Automatic Lover, Destroy, Troops Of Tomorrow, Fall In Love

New Regent Hotel, Brighton 17-3-78
Tracks: War zone, Wrecked on you, Sweet sweet heart, 24 hour people, Automatic lover, London girls, Flying duck theory, Public enemy no.1, Fall in love, Baby baby, Troops of tomorrow, Wake up, Keep it clean, Destroy, Bad time, Pure mania, Nazi baby, She’s bringing you down

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test 4-4-78
Tracks: War zone, Flying duck theory, Wake up

Paris Theatre, London 4-5-78
Tracks: 24 hour people, Automatic lover, Destroy, Eye witness, Fall in love, Judy says, Public enemy no.1, Troops of tomorrow, War zone, Pure mania

Revolver TV Show 78
Tracks: Judy says

Demo recorded 78, V2 LP outtake
Tracks: Pushin’ too hard

 

Further Information;

http://www.thevibrators.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vibrators
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/vibrators_history.htm

Line ups:

Despair
c73 – 75
Richard Wenham (drms)
John Reeves (gtr)
Knox (gtr/voc)
Ray Cooper (drms)
Dave Wernham (bass)
Dave Fudger (gtr)

Vibrators #1
Feb 76 – Jun 77
Knox (gtr/voc)
Eddie (drms)
John Ellis (gtr)
Pat Collier (bass)
[Chris Spedding (gtr)]

#2
Jun 77 – Mar 78
Knox (gtr/voc)
Eddie (drms)
John Ellis (gtr)
Gary Tibbs (bass)

#3
Apr – Jun 78
Gary Tibbs (bass)
Knox (gtr/voc)
Eddie (drms)
David Birch (gtr)
Don Snow (keyb)

#4
Aug – Oct 78
Knox (gtr/voc)
Eddie (drms)
Ben Brierley (bass)
Greg Van Cook (gtr)

#5
Oct 78 – mid 80
Eddie (drms)
Phil Ram (gtr)
Ian Woodcock (bass)
Kip (voc)
Adrian Wyatt (gtr)

Richard Wernham is later in Bazooka Joe, Snakes
Dave Fudger is later in Snivelling Shits
Jonathan ‘Eddie’ Edwards, John Ellis, Pat Collier are ex-Bazooka Joe, Eddie Edwards also later in PiL
Pat Collier later in Flames, Boyfriends, Knox, Eddie & Greg Van Cook are also in Roses Are Red
Gary Tibbs is ex-Automatics, later in Masterswitch, Roxy Music, Blast Furnace, Code Blue (US)Adam & the Ants
David Birch is later in Bruce Woolley & the Camera Club
Jon Snow is later in Sinceros
John Ellis is later in Rapid Eye Movement, Drones
Ben Brierley is ex-Streak, Front, also in Dave Goodman & Friends, later in Nazi’s Against Fascism (79)
Ian Woodcock is ex-Eater, also in Dave Goodman & Friends
Kip is ex-Cane, Greg Van is ex-Wayne County & the Electric Chairs, Front and also in The Innocents
Ian (Knox) Carnochan is ex-Renegades, Knox & the Nightriders (61), Heavy Parrot (74), Rocking Pneumonia, Lipstick, Stilleto

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)

11/03/76 Hornsey Art College, London (1st gig)
21/07/76 Windsor Castle, Harrow Rd, London
10/08/76 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
11/08/76 White Hart, Acton, London
08/09/76 White Hart, Acton, London
20/09/76 Lord Nelson, Holloway, London
21/09/76 100 Club, Oxford Street, London (punk festival)
23/09/76 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
29/10/76 Town Hall, Fulham, London
30/10/76 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
12/11/76 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
15/11/76 Oxford Polytechnic
18/11/76 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
19/11/76 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
20/11/76 Friars (Vale Hall), Aylesbury
21/11/76 Fulcrum Entertainment Centre, Slough
22/11/76 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
23/11/76 Speakeasy, Margaret Street, London
23/11/76 Speakeasy, Margaret Street, London
27/11/76 North East London Polytechnic
30/11/76 Apollo, Glasgow (*)
01/12/76 Affair, Swindon
01/12/76 Caird Hall, Dundee (*)
03/12/76 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
04/12/76 King’s Hall, Derby (*)
04/12/76 Scunthorpe (*)
05/12/76 Sheffield (*)
10/12/76 Prescott (*)
11/12/76 Liverpool Stadium (*)
13/12/76 Colston Hall, Bristol (*)
14/12/76 Village Bowl, Bournemouth (*)
16/12/76 Bingley Hall, Birmingham (*)
17/12/76 City Hall, Sheffield (*)
19/12/76 Civic Hall, Guildford (*)
22/12/76 Lord Nelson, Holloway, London
23/12/76 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
24/12/76 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
02/01/77 Kingston Polytechnic, London
04/01/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
06/01/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
07/01/77 Paradiso, Amsterdam
12/01/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
20/01/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
21/01/77 City University, St John Street, London
22/01/77 Loughborough University
27/01/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
28/01/77 Kingston Polytechnic, London
29/01/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
01/02/77 Railway Pub, Putney, London (?)
01/02/77 White Lion, Putney (?)
03/02/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
04/02/77 JB’s Club, Dudley
05/02/77 Brighton Polytechnic
09/02/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
10/02/77 Red Deer, Croydon
11/02/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
14/02/77 Toby Jug, Tolworth
15/02/77 Railway Pub, Putney, London
16/02/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
17/02/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
18/02/77 South Bank Polytechnic, London
19/02/77 Portsmouth College of Education
01/03/77 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
02/03/77 City Hall, Newcastle
03/03/77 Apollo Theatre, Manchester
04/03/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
04/03/77 Eric’s, Liverpool (?)
05/03/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
07/03/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
09/03/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
09/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
10/03/77 Rebecca’s, Birmingham
11/03/77 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
12/03/77 Berkshire College, Reading
13/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
24/03/77 Bergerac
25/03/77 Le Mans
26/03/77 Epernay
27/03/77 Lyon
28/03/77 Palais des Glaces, Paris (Les Nuites de Punk)
29/03/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
09/04/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
29/04/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
30/04/77 Southampton University
01/05/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
02/05/77 Toby Jug, Tolworth
04/05/77 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham
05/05/77 Red Deer, Croydon
07/05/77 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
10/05/77 Oaks Hotel, Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy
11/05/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
13/05/77 Royal College of Art, Kensington, London
14/05/77 JB’s Club, Dudley
17/05/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
18/05/77 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham
25/05/77 Roundabout Club, Newport
26/05/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
27/05/77 South Bank Polytechnic, London
01/06/77 Incognito, Darlington
03/06/77 Gaumont Theatre, Doncaster (?)
03/06/77 Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle
03/06/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough (?)
05/06/77 Maxim’s, Barrow-In-Furness
06/06/77 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh
07/06/77 Town Hall, Birmingham
08/06/77 Free Trade Hall, Manchester
09/06/77 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
10/06/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
10/06/77 Top Rank, Cardiff (?)
11/06/77 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
12/06/77 Electric Circus, Manchester (*)
12/06/77 Hammersmith Odeon, London
17/06/77 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
18/06/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
24/06/77 Leeds Polytechnic
25/06/77 Colchester Institute of Higher Education
26/06/77 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
28/06/77 Tiffany’s, Harlow
29/06/77 Affair, Swindon
30/06/77 Leeds Polytechnic
01/07/77 Seaburn Hall, Sunderland
02/07/77 California Ballroom, Dunstable
03/07/77 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
06/07/77 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham
07/07/77 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
08/07/77 Pavilion, West Runton
09/07/77 Priory Hotel, Scunthorpe
10/07/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
12/07/77 Unity Hall, Wakefield
13/07/77 Tiffany’s, Leicester
14/07/77 Mr George, Coventry
15/07/77 Porterhouse, Retford
16/07/77 Tracey’s, Redditch
18/07/77 Tiffany’s, Edinburgh (?)
18/07/77 Top of The World, Stafford (*)
21/07/77 Mr Digby’s, Birkenhead
23/07/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
25/07/77 Top of The World, Stafford
26/07/77 Top Rank, Cardiff
26/07/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London (?)
27/07/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
28/07/77 Garden, Penzance
29/07/77 Harvey’s, Ross-on-Wye
30/07/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
31/07/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
01/08/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
03/09/77 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
29/09/77 Affair, Swindon
15/10/77 Sussex University, Brighton
16/10/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
25/10/77 Hotel Nelson, Montreal
05/11/77 New Yorker Theatre, Toronto
26/11/77 University of London (Imperial College)
15/01/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
09/02/78 Eric’s, Liverpool (CBS audition night)
10/02/78 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
11/02/78 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
11/02/78 Newcastle University, Ballroom
12/02/78 Leicester Polytechnic
13/02/78 Granary, Bristol
14/02/78 400 Club, Torquay
15/02/78 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
16/02/78 Birmingham Polytechnic
17/02/78 Bath University
18/02/78 Farnborough Technical College
19/02/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
20/02/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
21/02/78 Tiffany’s, Shrewsbury
22/02/78 Bones Club, Reading
23/02/78 Mr George, Coventry
24/02/78 Sheffield Polytechnic
25/02/78 Bradford University
26/02/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
02/03/78 Satellite City, Glasgow
03/03/78 Clouds, Edinburgh
05/03/78 St Andrew’s University, Fife
08/03/78 Stowaway Club, Newport
11/03/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
12/03/78 Top Rank, Sheffield
14/03/78 Bones Club, Reading
15/03/78 Wolverhampton, Polytechnic
16/03/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
17/03/78 New Regent, Brighton
18/03/78 Tracey’s, Redditch
19/03/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
20/03/78 Circles, Swansea
23/03/78 F Club (Roots), Leeds
25/03/78 County Cricket Ground, Northampton
26/03/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London (?)
26/03/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
27/03/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham (?)
27/04/78 Drill Hall, Lincoln
28/04/78 Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth
30/04/78 Tiffany’s, Shrewsbury
03/05/78 Slough College
04/05/78 Paris Theatre, Lower Regent Street, London
05/05/78 Edinburgh University
06/05/78 Preston Polytechnic
10/05/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
12/05/78 Rafters, Manchester
13/05/78 Sunderland Polytechnic (*)
14/05/78 Regal Cinema, Ashington
15/05/78 King George’s Hall, Blackburn
16/05/78 Locarno, Bristol
17/05/78 Sussex University, Brighton
18/05/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
19/05/78 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
21/05/78 Locarno, Portsmouth
22/05/78 Top of The World, Stafford
23/05/78 Town Hall, Cheltenham
16/06/78 Markthalle, Hamburg
01/07/78 Surrey University, Guildford
29/07/78 Paradiso, Amsterdam
09/08/78 Town Hall, Torquay
10/08/78 Chequers, Barnstaple
13/08/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
14/08/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
20/08/78 Stonebridge Park, Brent
07/09/78 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
10/09/78 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
11/10/78 Triad Leisure Centre, Bishop’s Stortford
13/10/78 Chiswick Polytechnic, London
21/10/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
22/10/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
26/10/78 Ruffles, Aberdeen
29/10/78 Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline (*)
06/11/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
07/11/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
08/11/78 Mayflower Club, Manchester
09/11/78 F Club (Brannigans), Leeds
11/11/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
13/11/78 Routes, Exeter
15/11/78 Stowaway Club, Newport
27/11/78 Dundee University

(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved

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