DATE: December 12, 1978

PLACE: Corndolly, Oxford

Night train, Sweet rock n’roll, Day tripper, Lady driver, Annabella, Never happened at all, Route 66

I was up for interview at Oxford and ripped my trousers climbing over the fence back into college after I had been locked out.


DATE: October 29, 1978

PLACE: Marquee

PRICE: 85p

the yachts

On and on, Look back in love (and not anger), Mantovani’s music, The yachting types, Hypnotising lies, Secret agent, Suffice to say

Support: Deadringer

Money, Down to the river, Population boom


DATE: August 8, 1978

PLACE: Marquee

PRICE: £1.40

steve hillage

Saucer Surfing, Searching for the Spark, Octave Doctors, Salmon Song, Palm Trees, Light in the sky, It’s getting better, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Radio, Sun Song, Lunar Musick Suite, Unidentified (flying being), The glorious Om riff, It’s all too much, Electrick Gypsies

Recorded for a live album


DATE: June 28, 1978

PLACE: Town Hall High Wycombe

PRICE: £1.50

the rezillos

Flying Saucer attack, No, Somebody’s gonna get their head kicked in tonight, Top of the pops, It gets me, Can’t stand my baby, (my baby does) good sculptures, I like it, Getting me down, Smoke on the water, Twist and shout, Ballroom blitz, I need you, 2000 AD, Cold wars, Destination Venus

Support: The Sinceros

Are you ready, Last night

Patrick Fitzgerald

Politicians, Safety pin stuck in my heart, Stay in, get out, Reject


DATE: June 28, 1978

PLACE: Brunel University, Uxbridge

PRICE: £1.60

the motors

Bring in the Morning light, Sensation, Cold love, Mama Rock n’ roller, Emergency, You beat the hell outa me, Be what you gotta be, Phoney heaven, Dancin’ the night away/ Airport, I can’t forget about you, Whisky and wine

Support: The Jolt

Numbers Include: I’m leavin’, All i can do, I can’t wait, Chains, Route 66, Mr.Radio Man, It’s over, Watcha gonna do, In my time, Young rhythm


DATE: April 18, 1978

PLACE: Marquee

PRICE: 50p

the look

Joan, Little book, Superman, Radio Ronnie, I saw her standing there, Cherry runaway, Laugh, Take me for what I am, Cashier craze, On the beat, Identikit, I spy, Nothing on you, She won’t respond, It’ll be me, Spanish holiday, Chemical depression

Support: The Press

One night stand, Gambler, Down the road apiece, Turning bad, Falling down drunk, I need some luck, Leaving for the USA, Back seat, Grab what you can, Drive fast cars, Sweet little R&R, River deep, Steal your thunder, Margate ’65, Tonight/Carol


DATE: April 11, 1978

PLACE: Marquee

PRICE: 65p

dire straits

Down To The Waterline/Six Blade Knife/In The Gallery/Eastbound Train/Easy Easy/Water Of Love/Lions/Real Girl/Setting Me Up/Sultans Of Swing/Me And My Friends/Wild West End/Something Else To Do

Charlie Aden Band

Jungle Rock/Walk/I’m Angry/In Trouble With The Law/New York New York/Blow Baby Blow/In The Heat Of The Night


DATE: April 8, 1978

PLACE: Nashville

PRICE: £1.00

radio stars

Good personality, Is it really necessary, Eric, Talkin’ bout you, Nervous Wreck, Dirty Pictures, From a rabbit, Johnny Mekon, Beast of Barnsley, No Russians in Russia, Macaroni n’ Mice, Elvis is dead boring (let’s rot), Box 29

Support: The Skids

Reasons, Charles, Test tube babies, TV stars, Scared to dance, Take a walk on the wild side, Of one skin

Met Lemmy of Motorhead


DATE: March 26, 1978

PLACE: Marquee

PRICE: £1.00

the saints

Run down, This perfect day, Stranded, Messin’ with the kid, No time, Demolition girl, Nights in Venice, Know your product, Do the robot, Orstralia, River Deep Mountain High, Stranded

Support: Coventry Automatics

It’s Up To You, Day Walker, Blank Expression

Coventry Automatics later became The Specials


DATE: February 18, 1978

PLACE: Friars, Aylesbury

PRICE: £1.95

eddie and the hotrods

That’s what I want, Telephone Girl, What’s really going on, Quit this town, Ignore them, Life on the line, 96 tears, Do anything you wanna do, Beginning of the end, Get our of Denver, Gimme Money, Schoolgirl


Sex Master, Bang bang, Strong in reason, She’s so ugly, The call, Backtrack

Radio Stars

Good personality, Talkin’ bout you, Beast of Barnsley, Is it really necessary, Eric, Arthur, Nervous wreck, Macaroni n’ mice, Johnny Mekon, No Russians in Russia, Dirty Pictures