X-Ray Spex

(London late 76 – 79)
later known as Agent Orange

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Mari Elliott (Poly Styrene)

Silly billy 7” (GTO, GT-58) released Apr 76
Tracks: Silly billy, What a way

X-Ray Spex

Various Artists – The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77) LP (Harvest, SHSP-4069) recorded 2-4-77 released Jul 77
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

Oh Bondage up yours 7” (Virgin, VS-189) released Oct 77
Tracks: Oh Bondage up yours, I am a cliché

Various Artists – Geef Voor New Wave LP (Ariola records, 25541 ET) released Nov 77, Holland
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

Various Artists – Ce N’est Pas De la Couille, Voice la New Wave (New Wave Greatest Hits) LP (Ariola Benelux, 25804ET) released Dec 77, Holland
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

Various Artists – Catch a Wave 2 x 10” LP (Chiswick, NICE-1) released early 78
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

The Day the world turned dayglo 7” (EMI International, INT-553) released Apr 78
Tracks: The Day the world turned dayglo, I am a poseur

Identity 7” (EMI International, INT-563) released July 78
Tracks: Identity, Lets submerge

Various Artists – Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival LP (Warner Brothers, K-66077) recorded 10-12-77, released Sep 78
Tracks: Lets submerge

Germ free adolescents 7” (EMI International, INT-573) released Oct 78
Tracks: Germ free adolescents, age

Various Artists – Dead on Arrival LP (Virgin, VD-2508) released Oct 78
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours

Germ Free Adolesents LP (EMI International, INS-3023) released Nov 78
Tracks: Artificial, Obsessed with you, Warrior in woolworths, Lets submerge, I cant do anything, Identity, Genetic engineering, I live off you, I am a poseur, Germ free adolescents, Plastic bag, The day the world turned dayglo

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Mari Elliott (Poly Styrene)

Demo recorded 75
Tracks: Oh bondage up yours, Winston

X-Ray Spex

Roxy, London 2-4-77
Tracks: Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, Identity, Let’s Submerge, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, I Am a Cliche, I Can’t Do Anything, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

Demo recorded Jun 77, Rough Trade
Tracks: I am a cliché, I cant do anything, I live off you, Lets submerge, Obsessed with you, Oh bondage up yours, Plastic bag, The day the world turned dayglo

Roxy, London 22-7-77
Tracks: Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, Obsessed With You, Identity, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, I Am a Cliche, I Can’t Do Anything, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

Demo recorded 77
Tracks: Identity, Oh bondage up yours

White Lion, Putney 16-10-77
Tracks: Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, Obsessed With You, Identity, Let’s Submerge, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, I Am a Cliche, I Can’t Do Anything, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, I Am a Cliche

100 Club, London 1-1-78
Tracks: Artificial, Obsessed with you, Let’s submerge, Identity, Plastic bag, I live off you, Germ free adolescents, I am a poseur, Genetic engineering, I am a cliche, The day the world turned dayglo, Oh bondage up yours, Artificial #2, Identity #2

New Regent Hotel, Brighton 17-2-78
Tracks: Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, Obsessed With You, Let’s Submerge, Identity, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, Germ Free Adolescents, I Am a Poseur, Genetic Engineering, I Am a Cliche, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

BBC John Peel session recorded 20-2-78
Tracks: Genetic engineering, Artificial, I am a poseur, Identity

CBGB’s, New York 17-3-78
Tracks: Art-I-Ficial, Obsessed With You, Let’s Submerge, Identity, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, Germ Free Adolescents, I Am a Poseur, Genetic Engineering, I Am a Cliche, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, No Cure For Society, Art-I-Ficial

CBGB’s, New York 25-3-78
Tracks: Art-I-Ficial, Obsessed With You, Identity, Let’s Submerge, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, I Am a Poseur, Genetic Engineering, I Am a Cliche, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!, I Am a Cliche

Victoria Park, London 30-4-78 Rock Against Racism
Tracks: Art-I-Ficial, Obsessed With You, Identity, Let’s Submerge, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, I Am a Poseur, Genetic Engineering, I Am a Cliche, The Day the World Turned Day-Glo, Warrior in Woolworths, Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

Roundhouse, London 14-5-78
Tracks: Art-i-ficial, Obsessed With You, Identity, Lets Submerge, Plastic Bag, I Live Off You, Germ Free Adolescents, I Am A Poseur, Genetic Engineering, Warrior In Woolworths, I Am A Cliche, The Day The World Turned Day-glo, Oh Bondage Up Yours

Demo recorded Sep 78
Tracks: Age, Artificial, Genetic engineering, Germ free adolescents, I cant do anything (instru), Obsessed with you, Prefabricated icon, Warrior in woolworths, Warrior in woolworths (instru), What a way

BBC John Peel session recorded 6-11-78
Tracks: Germ free adolescents, Warrior, Age

Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow University 18-11-78
Tracks: Artificial, Obsessed with you, Warrior in Woolworths, Let’s submerge, I can’t do anything, Identity, Age, Highly inflammable, Genetic engineering, I live off you, I am a poseur, Germ free adolescents, The day the world turned day-glo, I am a chiche, Oh bondage up yours

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test 5-12-78
Tracks: Artificial, I live off you, Warrior in woolworths

Rock World TV Show, USA 78 (Tracks unknown)

 

Further Information;

http://www.x-rayspex.com
http://www.poly-styrene.com
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/x_ray_spex.htm
http://www.boredteenagers.co.uk/XRAYSPEX1.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Ray_Spex
http://www.punkrockers.com/X-Ray%20Spex
http://www.terrapin.co.uk/xrayspex

Line ups:

Dec 76 – Sep 77
Lora Logic (sax)
Jack Stafford (gtr)
Paul Dean (bass)
Rich Tee (drms)
Poly Styrene (voc)

Sep – Oct 77
Rich Tee (drms)
Jack Stafford (gtr)
Paul Dean (bass)
Poly Styrene (voc)
John Glynn (sax)

Nov 77 – May 78
Jack Stafford (gtr)
Paul Dean (bass)
Poly Styrene (voc)
Rudi Thompson (sax)
Paul Hurding (drms)
[Ted Bunting (sax)]

May – Nov 78
Jack Stafford (gtr)
Paul Dean (bass)
Rudi Thompson (sax)
Paul Hurding (drms)

Nov 78 – 79
Jack Stafford (gtr)
Paul Dean (bass)
Poly Styrene (voc)
Rudi Thompson (sax)
Paul Hurding (drms)

79 – Aug 79
Jack Stafford (gtr)
Paul Dean (bass)
Rudi Thompson (sax)
Paul Hurding (drms)
[Anthony Doughty (voc)]
[Jim Lyttle (voc)]
[Poly Styrene (voc)]

Paul Hurding is ex-Shag Nasty (77), Paul Hurding & Jack Stafford later in Classix Nouveaux
Paul Dean is ex-Skinflint, Jack Stafford is ex-Puncture
Rich Tee, Lora Logic later in Essential Logic
Rudi Thompson is ex-Peroxide Romance and later also in The Members
Jim Lyttle is also in Pretty Boy Floyd & the Gems
John Glynn is ex-Young Bucks (75-76) and later in Bank of Dresden (78-79)
Anthony Doughty (Tex Axile) is ex-Moors Murderers and later in The Outpatients (78-82)
Ted Bunting is also in GT Moore & His Reggae Guitars
Paul Dean, Rudi Thompson, Anthony Doughty later in Agent Orange (79)

Thanks to Brett Tobias for additional information

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
01/01/77 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon (?)
01/01/77 White Lion, Putney, London (?)
11/03/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London (1st gig)
02/04/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
16/04/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
11/05/77 Man in the Moon, Chelsea, London
18/05/77 Man in the Moon, Chelsea, London
23/05/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
13/06/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
01/07/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
06/07/77 Man in the Moon, Chelsea, London
09/07/77 Elizabethan Ballroom, Belle Vue, Manchester
12/07/77 Railway Pub, Putney, London
18/07/77 Man in the Moon, Chelsea, London
19/07/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
22/07/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
02/08/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
06/08/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
08/08/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
20/08/77 Long Marston Aerodrome, Stratford-upon-Avon (*)
27/08/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
12/09/77 Railway Hotel, West Hampstead (Southside Club), London
16/09/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
17/09/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
20/09/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
24/09/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
26/09/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
26/09/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
30/09/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
06/10/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
08/10/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
09/10/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
13/10/77 Old Fellows Hall, Portsmouth
15/10/77 Eric’s, Liverpool (?)
16/10/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
18/10/77 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
20/10/77 Rafters, Manchester
23/10/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
25/10/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
26/10/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
28/10/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
30/10/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
05/11/77 Oxford Polytechnic
08/11/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
11/11/77 Town Hall, Lambeth
18/11/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
26/11/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
29/11/77 F Club (Ace of Clubs), Leeds
30/11/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
08/12/77 Stratford-upon-Avon
09/12/77 Chiselhurst Caves
10/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
13/12/77 F Club (Ace of Clubs), Leeds (?)
30/12/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
01/01/78 100 Club, Oxford Street, London (?)
06/01/78 New Regent, Brighton
12/01/78 Rebecca’s, Birmingham
15/01/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
17/02/78 New Regent, Brighton
17/03/78 CBGB’s, New York
25/03/78 CBGB’s, New York
30/03/78 Rafters, Manchester
31/03/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
01/04/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
06/04/78 Tiffany’s, Bristol
07/04/78 Metro, Exmouth Rd, Plymouth
08/04/78 Town Hall, Cheltenham
10/04/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
11/04/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
14/04/78 New Regent, Brighton
15/04/78 Triad Leisure Centre, Bishop’s Stortford
16/04/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
17/04/78 Affair, Swindon
18/04/78 Top Rank, Cardiff
20/04/78 Civic Hall, Middleton
21/04/78 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
22/04/78 PG’s Club, Harrogate
23/04/78 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
24/04/78 King George’s Hall, Blackburn
25/04/78 Locarno, Coventry
27/04/78 Birmingham University
28/04/78 Maidstone College
30/04/78 Tiffany’s, Shrewsbury (?)
30/04/78 Victoria Park, Hackney, London
14/05/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
20/05/78 Paradiso, Amsterdam
21/05/78 Vieux St Job, Uccle, Belgium
30/05/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
02/06/78 Winter Gardens, Malvern (*)
09/06/78 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
10/06/78 Eric’s, Liverpool (*)
27/10/78 Hammersmith Odeon, London
17/11/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
18/11/78 Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
23/11/78 Tiffany’s, Bristol
24/11/78 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
27/11/78 Hammersmith Odeon, London
29/11/78 Apollo Theatre, Manchester
03/12/78 Odeon Theatre, Birmingham (?)
10/12/78 Odeon Theatre, Birmingham
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date, venue or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear, gig cancelled and/or date moved
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