Posts tagged with: 1978

Magic || Steeley || Street Choir, Baileys Nightclub, Bank Street, Sheffield. June 1978

Timbo’s Dad was a cop. Plain clothes, CID. Through his connections on Sheffield’s night-life scene he engineered a gig for our band, The Sounds, at a salubrious spot called Baileys, just a collar-feel…

Read More

The Extras Sheffield Polytechnic 27th May 1978

In November 1974, I presented my sister-in-law, Susan with a short list of albums from which to select my Christmas present. This list comprised: Paul McCartney & Wings – “Red Rose Speedway” (Apple) Eno – “Here Come…

Read More

Rokka, The Sportsman Pub, Cambridge Street 24th May 1978

We are divided into tribes, cultural camps divided by hair length or flare width. Modelling a baggy mohair jumper, a neat Motown logo, or the wrong type of footwear can open up a sartorial chasm.…

Read More

After The Fire || Harlow Sheffield Polytechnic 13th May 1978

“I’m going to join the army.” The drummer’s off to be a man in uniform, and with this bombshell, the band I hang around with overnight becomes the band I’m in. Spring…

Read More

Be Bop Deluxe and John Cooper Clarke. Sheffield City Hall, 13th February 1978

Tickets bought 7th January. BBC ‘Sight & Sound In Concert’ watched on telly and taped off the radio 4th February. New album – ‘Drastic Plastic’ – bought 11th February. I’m ready for this. Be Bop Deluxe…

Read More