Dec 17

BOOMTOWN RATS

DATE: December 17, 1977

PLACE: Rainbow, Finsbury Park

PRICE: £2.00

boomtown rats

Neon Heart, Don’t believe what you read, Joey, Do the Rat, Mary of the 4th Form, Looking after no.1, Born to burn, Close as you’ll ever be, Never bite the hand that feeds, Feel so strange, kicks, She’s so modern, Barefootin’

The Yachts

Hypnotising lies, Secret Agent, Mantovani’s Music

Blast Furnace and the Heatwave

Numbers included: Ready for you, going through the motions, Don’t worry ‘bout that, Shame Shame Shame, Don’t start me talking, Keep on Dancing

Dec 09

STRAY/STRIFE

DATE: December 9, 1977

PLACE: Brunel University, Uxbridge

PRICE: 80p

stray

Smile, One night In Texas, Livewire, Take A Life, Houdini, Stone Free, Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before, Percy the Pimp, How Could I Forget You?

Support: Strife

Shockproof, School, Feels so good, You don’t know, Number one, Back streets of heaven, Indian Dream

Nov 16

SEX PISTOLS

DATE: December 16, 1977

PLACE: Brunel University, Uxbridge

PRICE: £1.75

sex pistols

God Save The Queen, I Wanna Be Me, New York, Seventeen, EMI, Holidays In The Sun, Bodies, Belsen Is A Gas, Submission, Pretty Vacant, No Feelings, Problems, Anarchy in the UK, No Fun, Liar, God Save the Queen

Blistering, snarling first tour. A roadie played Sid’s bass lines from behind a curtain. Best gig ever – see Top Ten.

Nov 03

STEVE HILLAGE

DATE: November 3, 1977

PLACE: Rainbow, Finsbury Park

PRICE: £2.50

Octave Doctors, All Too Much, Radio, Aftaglid, Solar Musick Suite, Light In The Sky, Electric Gypsies, Salmon Song, Motivation, Saucer Surfing, Searching for the Spark

Support: Glen Phillips

Nov 03

STEVE HILLAGE

DATE: March 26, 1977

PLACE: Rainbow, Finsbury Park

PRICE: £2.50

steve hillage

Salmon Song, Hurdy Gurdy Glissando, Solar Musick Suite, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Lunar Musick Suite, Echo Improvisation, It’s all too much, Electrick Gypsies, Not fade away

Support: Paul Brett (12-string guitarist)

Jun 04

RUSH

DATE: June 4, 1977

PLACE: Hammersmith Odeon

PRICE: £2.00

rush

Bastille Day, Anthem, Lakeside Park, 2112: Overture, the Temples of Syrinx, Presentation, Soliloquy, Grand Finale, Something for Nothing, By-tor and the Snow Dog, The Necromaniac, Zanadu, Working Man, Finding my way, Fly by night, In the mood, What you’re doing, The best that I can

Support: Stray

Livewire, I take a life, One night in Texas, Stone free

May 20

THE STRANGLERS

DATE: May 20, 1977

PLACE: Brunel University, Uxbridge

PRICE: 80p

(Get a) Grip (on yourself), Sometimes, Feel like a wog, Dagenham Dave, Something better change, Peaches, No more heroes, Hanging around, London Lady, Down in the Sewer, Peasant in the big shitty, Straighten Out

stranglers

Support: London

Young, Everyone’s a winner, Fashionable, Speed Speed, Need a reaction, Summer of Love, Sex appeal, Friday on my mind, Out on the skids, Come come it’ll be alright now, Handcuffed, Everyone’s a winner take 2

– Gained possession of Hugh Cornwell’s plectrum

Jul 11

THIN LIZZY/GRAHAM PARKER AND THE RUMOUR

DATE: July 11, 1976

PLACE: Hammersmith Odeon

PRICE: £2.00

thin lizzy

Jailbreak/It’s only money, Emerald, Warriors, Still in love with you, The boys are back in town, Rosalie/Cowboy Song, Suicide, Sha-la-la, Baby-baby, Me and the boys

Graham Parker and the Rumour:

White Honey, Soul Shoes, Chains, Don’t ask no questions, That’s what they all say, Gypsy Blood, Howlin’ wind, Back to school days, Nothing’s gonna pull us apart

Mar 26

THIN LIZZY/GRAHAM PARKER AND THE RUMOUR

DATE: March 26, 1976

PLACE: Brunel University, Uxbridge

PRICE: £1.20

thin lizzy

Jailbreak /It’s only money, Emerald, Warriors, Still in love with you, The boys are back in town, Rosalie/Cowboy Song, Suicide, Sha-la-la, Baby-baby, Romeo and the lonely girl, Wild one, King’s Vengeance, The Rocker

Graham Parker and the Rumour:

White Honey, Soul Shoes, Chains, Don’t ask no questions, That’s what they all say, Gypsy Blood, Howlin’ Wind, Back to school days, Nothing’s gonna pull us apart