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1979

1979 Feb 02 New York City

Sid Vicious dies, aged 21.


1979 Mar
If It Ain't Worth A Fuck -
       Fuck Off

Free Tour
Free Tour organised by JB & Kif-Kif of the recently formed Fuck Off Records. A short tour made positively tiny due to the number of cancelled gigs; this was 'documented' by JB in an International Times piece titled 'Going Down The Spermbank' (written on the '23rd March for trivia freaks'), and later by Danny & The Dressmakers with their 3x cassette release on Fuck Off Records 200 Cancellations.

Zounds played Meanwhile Gardens on the 10th; they may have played some others gigs on this tour. I've no evidence that they did but have included the tour as the cancellations are amusing and it gives an idea of the bands that were on 'the bus'. Zeitgeist innit.

ATV were mentioned in the music press as appearing at some of these gigs. They didn't, which made a number of the gruntled that turned up, somewhat disgruntled.

1979 Mar 02 Manchester Manchester University
Danny & The Dressmakers
Seventh Angel
Wilful Damage The 012

CANCELLED. Double-booked with the Egyptian Society who win the day.

1979 Mar 03 Liverpool Arts Centre
Danny & The Dressmakers
Seventh Angel
Wilful Damage The 012

CANCELLED. Inadequate fire regulations.

1979 Mar 04 Birmingham Bournebrook Hotel
The Fuck Off All-Stars
The Astronauts
Life Support
Danny & The Dressmakers
Suze Da Blooze
The 012
Dangerous Girls
The Sellouts
Wilful Damage

ATV were "erroneously" advertised as playing but didn't; Wilful Damage were scheduled to play but couldn't make it as their car broke down.

Grant Showbiz, hitherto acting as Soundman splits the tour following an over the PA argument with Kif Kif.

Great quote from a chap who I think goes by the moniker PJ Peanutz... " Wow am I glad this tape exists 'cos I was at this gig and it is amazing to find that there is a recording of it (not recorded - 012 and Astronauts). After splitting from Here & Now Kif Kif, Suze and a cast of thousands did a Fuck Off Records free tour. This date was well attended as Alternative TV were advertised as appearing (but did not). Ted Chippington was there as well as Nikki Sudden from Swell Maps. A tape was for sale at the door featuring Wilful Damage, Astronauts, Blank Space etc and the gig was my first exposure to a killer local band called Dangerous Girls. Also on the bill was another local band called Life Support who according to a great new book by John Robb had a future Nightingale in their ranks. The band also supported Here & Now at the same venue when the band played there in late '79. This was also my first exposure to the excellent Astronauts and Mark Astronaut is still gigging now with a band called the Otters. This was my only live experience of the legendary Danny & The Dressmakers who were amazing. Everyone joined on stage for the finale of "Don't Worry Fuck Off!" Suze Da Blooze fresh from Here & Now but pre Androids Of Mu constructed her band each night from people she asked in the audience. She asked myself and a friend if we wanted to be in her band for the night and with a bit of encouragement from Nikki Sudden we agreed. There was Suze on vocals, a hippy on flute, my friend on bass, a hippy on guitar and me on drums. We'd never met each other before and in the case of my friend and myself had never played on a stage before and couldn't even play our instruments! But it was good fun and seemed to go down well and kinda hangs together in a free jazz stylee! This tape proves it wasn't just a dream I had. Kif Kif also released a tape of me and my friends which is rubbish really but we had a go!"

If the aforementioned 'hippy on flute' and 'hippy on guitar' would like to step forward...

1979 Mar 05 High Wycombe The Nags Head
The 012
The Astronauts
Danny & The Dressmakers
Fun Boy Five
Wilful Damage
Suze Da Blooze

CANCELLED. Double-booked with a disco, but hurriedly rearranged and took place at a local college.

1979 Mar 05 High Wycombe Bucks College Of higher Education
The 012
The Astronauts
Danny & The Dressmakers
Wilful Damage
Suze Da Blooze
Fun Boy Five



1979 Mar 06 Canterbury Art College
Fun Boy Five
The Astronauts
Danny & The Dressmakers
Alternative TV
Blank Space
Wilful Damage
The Pop Rivets
The 012
Suze Da Blooze
The Sellouts
Andy T



1979 Mar 07 Brighton The Vault
Resource Centre

Blank Space
Danny & The Dressmakers
The Astronauts
Wilful Damage
The 012
Suze Da Blooze
The Sellouts



1979 Mar 08 Norwich White's





CANCELLED. Or rather, blown out due to low spirits.

1979 Mar 09 Colchester University Of Essex

Psycho Hamsters
Blank Space / Killer Doughnuts
Danny & The Dressmakers
The 012
Vince Pie & The Crumbs



1979 Mar 10 London
Meanwhile Gardens
Westbourne Park
The Dogends
Psycho Hamsters
Danny & The Dressmakers
The Sellouts
The 012
Zounds
Aqua




1979 May 04 London





Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister. We've yet to recover.

1979 May 14 London

Meanwhile Gardens
Westbourne Park

Here And Now
The Fixation
Zounds

BIT Benefit

1979 Jun 16-24 Stonehenge Solstice Festival Here And Now / Zounds
The Mob / Dack Dyde
Blank Space / Dick Heley
Vince Pie & The Crumbs
Fun Boy Five / Gong
The Pop Group / Nik Turner
Dangerous Girls / Keith Christmas
Wilful Damage / Cardiac Arrest


A host of Here And Now / Fuck Off Free Tour and future Idiot Ballroom participants were present.
Recordings of some exist


1979 Jul 20-22 Dursley
Gloucester
Severn Vale Festival
Here And Now; Zounds
Androids Of Mu; The 012
Cardiac Arrest; The Mob
The Sell-Outs; Wilful Damage
The Pop Group; Throbbing Gristle
Steve recalls first meeting up with The Mob at Severn Vale Festival[9] and he also has Judge taking over on drums at the same festival.

The Really Weird, Slightly Weirdsville compilation tape includes Holland Park from this festival.


1979 Aug 3-5 Bury Deeply Vale Festival Here And Now
Wilful Damage



1979 Aug 15 London Acklam Hall Zounds
The Good Missionaries
Blank Space
Dick Heley
The Sell-Outs
Good For Nuffinks

1979 Aug 26 Yeovil Ham Hill The Mob
Here And Now
Zounds
Dead Popstars

All unconfirmed

This event fizzled out apparently.
1979 Aug 27 Bristol Trinity Hall Here And Now
The Pop Group
The Mob
Zounds

All unconfirmed

Here And Now went on to play various gigs around the country, unsure if Zounds went with them.

1979 Sep Weird Tales Free Tour
Zounds line-up for this tour:
Laurence Wood (gv); Nick Godwin (gv);
'Punky' Steve (not Lake) (b); Judge (d)

Steve Lake not present for this tour.

The Astronauts & Bob Green turned up for some gigs, only listed where I'm reasonably sure.


Source: Nick Godwin Collection. Larger image and detail here.


1979 Sep 18 Leeds
Fforde Green Hotel
Zounds
The Mob
Androids Of Mu
The Astronauts

1979 Sep 19 Blackpool
Norbeck Castle Hotel
Zounds
The Mob
Androids Of Mu
The Astronauts

1979 Sep 20 Liverpool Eric's Zounds
The Mob
Androids Of Mu
The Astronauts
Bob Green

    

1979 Sep 21 Birmingham Bournbrook Hotel Zounds
The Mob
Androids Of Mu
The Astronauts

1979 Sep 22 Manchester Funhouse Club
The Mayflower
Zounds
The Mob
Androids Of Mu
The Astronauts
Danny & The Dressmakers

    

1979 Sep 23 Oxford Oranges & Lemons Zounds
The Mob
Androids Of Mu
The Astronauts

1979 Sep 24 Bishops Stortford Triad Leisure Centre Zounds
The Mob
Androids Of Mu
The Astronauts

1979 Sep 25 Canterbury
Arts College
Zounds
The Mob
Androids Of Mu
The Astronauts

1979 Sep 26 Brighton
The Buccaneer's Bar
Zounds
The Mob
Androids Of Mu
The Astronauts


1979 Oct 16 London Acklam Hall Zounds
The Mob
Androids Of Mu
The Astronauts




1979 Nov 07 Bishops Stortford Triad Leisure Centre Here And Now
Zounds
D-Notice




     Updated: Aug 2022

  Sources

009
Steve's list of lineups here
020
Lance Hahn's interviews with Steve Lake & Josef Portar for his book. Printed as an article titled The Story Of Zounds in Maximum Rock 'n' Roll #227
0xx
Some general information deduced from Joseph Porter - Genesis To Revolutions - Downwarde Spiral
Available at Blyth Power HQ
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Some general information from Kill Your Pet Puppy and contributors.