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

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.

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

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)

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

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

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

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