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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

1977 John Peel Sessions

Here is a list of the Punk John Peel Sessions from 1977:

15 February        Eddie & The Hot Rods
  1 March            Stranglers  [officially released]
22 March            Motors
12 April              Generation X  [officially released]
25 April              Adverts  [officially released]
26 April              Jam  [officially released]
10 May               Damned  [officially released]
17 May               Radio Stars
13 June               Vibrators  [officially released]
21 June               Chelsea  [officially released]
  4 July                Models
12 July                Generation X  [officially released]
16 July                Cortinas [officially released]
19 July                Jam  [officially released]
26 July                Boomtown Rats
 3 August            Boys  [officially released]
23 August           Adverts  [officially released]
30 August           Stranglers  [officially released]
  7 September     Buzzcocks  [officially released]
12 September     Motors
13 September     Only Ones  [officially released]
19 September     Slits  [officially released]
25 September     Wreckless Eric  [officially released]
 3 October           New Hearts
10 October          Eddie & The Hot Rods
11 October          Killjoys
17 October          Vic Godard & Subway Sect  [officially released]
18 October          Lurkers  [officially released]
19 October          Skrewdriver
31 October          Rich Kids
 1 November       Tom Robinson Band
 7 November       Radio Stars
22 November      Suburban Studs
28 November      Sham 69
29 November      Siouxsie And The Banshees  [officially released]
30 November      Zeros
 5 December       Alternative TV  [officially released]
 6 December       Drones  [3/4 officially released]
12 December      Rezillos

The officially released ones should be easy enough to find so I'll only post the ones I have that have not (to my knowledge) been officially released.

Go here for complete list of 1977 Peel Sessions:

I used to have the Suburban Studs and Drones sessions but those have gone missing over the years. If anyone has the Eddie & The Hotrods, Radio Stars or New Hearts sessions let me know as I would like to get copies of them.

New Christs - Tivoli, Sydney 7-83

The singer of New Christs was Rob Younger whose previous band had been Radio Birdman.  They formed in 1980 released a single and then split.  But, in 1983 Rob Younger rounded up a new lineup in order that the New Christs could be the support group for Iggy Pop on his Australian tour.  This show is from one of those gigs but as you'll hear in the stage announcements Iggy had to cancel this gig. The line up is Chris Masuak – guitar, Mark Kingsmill – drums, Tony Robertson – bass, Kent Steedman – guitar. This was recorded from the audience but is very good quality. From cassette tape.

01. Sun God
02. Gotta Keep Movin' [MC5]
03. Born Out Of Time
04. The Hipster
05. -stage announcements-
06. Did You No Wrong [Sex Pistols]
07. Outcast
08. Creature With The Atom Brain [Roky Erickson]
09. Louie Louie [Richard Berry]
10. Addiction
11. Search And Destroy [Stooges]
12. T.V. Eye [Stooges]
13. Smith And Wesson Blues [Radio Birdman]

Victims - Perth Australia 1978

These Victims were from Perth Australia and released one classic single in 1977 and one ep in 1978 before splitting in 1979. This live recording features both songs from the first single and a pile of cover songs. The recording is from the audience so the sound quality is rough and raw but surely worth a listen.

01 Chinese Rocks [Johnny Thunders]
02 Chinese Rocks [Johnny Thunders]
03 Out Of My Head
04 I'm Looking For You
05 Television Addict
06 New Society
07 Elvis Is Dead
08 Helter Skelter [Beatles]
09 I Feel Alright [Stooges]
10 Pretty Vacant [Sex Pistols]+ (I'm) Flipped Out Over You
11 I Wanna Be A Monster
12 Dooeayh
13 What The Hell Is New Wave + Disco Junkie