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1981

1981 Feb

Zounds announce the forthcoming recording of a new EP on their 'own label'. Tracks to be included are:
Fear
Little Bit More
Did He Jump Or Was He Pushed
My Mummy's Gone


Evidently this idea was superceded by an agreement with Rough Trade and the subsequent recording of the album containing these tracks.

Read the announcement from Fack #6 here.
 


1981 Mar London  
 

The Curse Of Zounds album and 2nd single Demystification recorded at Berry Street Studios.

1981 Mar 18 High Wycombe The Nag's Head
Zounds
The Astronauts
The Entire Cosmos

1981 Mar 21 London Archway Club
Brixton
Zounds
The Astronauts
The Entire Cosmos
The Really Nice People



Photo credit: please advise



1981 Apr / May


"The 1955 Revue" Tour



NME Ad for Zounds/Astronauts "The 1955 Revue".
I suspect the title of this tour was a tongue-in-cheek nod i.e. pisstake, of an ongoing tour by the forgettable Classix Nouveau.


1981 Apr 03
Birmingham
The Golden Eagle
Zounds
The Astronauts
The Entire Cosmos

1981 Apr 04
Manchester
Manchester Polytechnic

Zounds
The Astronauts
The Entire Cosmos
The Really Nice People



City Fun Manchester Poly Ad and gig guide


1981 Apr 06
London Clarendon Hotel
Hammersmith

Zounds
The Astronauts
The Entire Cosmos
The Really Nice People

1981 Apr
The Astronauts - Peter Pan Hits The Suburbs LP released on Bugle Records this week.
Both this and Demystification, although not officially released until June, are mentioned in the tour advert.

1981 Apr 10 Bristol Trinity Hall Zounds
The Astronauts
The Really Nice People

1981 Apr 18 Doncaster Bentley Pavillion Zounds
The Astronauts
Instant Automatons



1981 Apr 23 Aberdeen Summer City
Community Centre
Zounds
The Astronauts
Murphy Federation
The Entire Cosmos
Toxik Ephex


1981 Apr 24 Edinburgh The Cavendish Zounds
The Astronauts

Also advertised as April 22nd at the Edinburgh Nite Club (see poster)

1981 Apr 25 Dundee St. David's North Church Hall
Hilltown

Zounds
The Astronauts

1981 Apr 30 Leeds Fforde Green Hotel Zounds
The Astronauts
Instant Automatons (?)


1981 May 01 Bangor Bangor University Zounds
The Astronauts


1981 May 02 Huddersfield Huddersfield Polytechnic Zounds
The Astronauts
Instant Automatons
Murphy Federation
The Really Nice People

Rock Against The Bomb tape released by/for Retford CND with tracks from this gig.


1981 May 04 Retford Porterhouse Zounds
The Astronauts



1981 May  


Short German Tour

Short German tour that comprised 2 dates in Hannover, 2 in Berlin and maybe another (?).
The bass player for this tour was the variously named Punky Steve / Little Steve / Steve Public who had played on the 1st Weird Tales tour.

1981 May 08 Hannover UJZ
Kornstraße


Zounds
Wutstock
Daily Terror
Umleitung

Recorded set:
Fear
Can't Cheat Karma
New Band
Loads Of Noise > Did He Jump Or Was He Pushed
My Mummy's Gone
Target > Mr. Disney > War
Subvert
Great White Hunter
This Land
Dirty Squatters
War



1981 May 16 Berlin Sumpfblüte
Wedding

Zounds

Recorded set, contaning some oldies:
Fear
Can't Cheat Karma
New Band
Angels
Little Bit More
I Just Wanna Be Loved
Did He Jump Or Was He Pushed? > My Mummy's Gone
Target > Mr. Disney > War
Subvert
Great White Hunter
This Land
Dirty Squatters
I Made It Happen
Not Me
War [not on tape]
Demystification [not on tape]
Subvert



1981 May 19 Berlin Musikhalle
Steglitz

Zounds





1981 Jun

2nd single Demystification / Great White Hunter released on Rough Trade.




27th June - the single crashes into the Sounds Independent Charts at #28


1981 Jul 22 London The Rock Garden
Covent Garden
Zounds
The Close-Ups

1981 Jul 24 Middlesbrough The Rock Garden
Zounds


1981 Aug 13 Preston The Warehouse
Zounds


1981 Aug 23 London Adventure Playground
Parliament Hill Fields

The 012
Dick Heley
Zounds
The Mob
The Astronauts (?)
The Entire Cosmos
Blue Midnight
King Trigger
Murphy Federation

   

Afternoon gig. Recorded set:
War
My Mummy's Gone
Biafra
Dirty Squatters
Demystification
This Land
Make Me Smile
Subvert
Dancing



1981 Aug 23 London The Lyceum The Exploited
Anti-Pasti
Vice Squad
Zounds
The Dark

Evening gig.



Backstage at this gig Zounds were interviewed by Mick Sinclair of Sounds for a 'feature' article that would appear in the September 19th issue.

Zounds may have bumped into Mr. Sinclair as an Anal Surgeon a few years earlier.



1981 Aug 28 Weymouth Rock Club / Hotel
Zounds
These three late August gigs were oddly listed as "Zounds Lane" in the August 29th issue of NME.
Src: NME 81-08-29 Listing


1981 Aug 29 London Centro Iberico
Harrow Road
Zounds
The Mob
The Astronauts
Null & Void
Youth In Asia (?)

Src: NME 81-08-29 Listing / Poster (credit unknown)


1981 Aug 30 London Atlantic Road Festival
Brixton

Zounds

Src: NME 81-08-29 Listing



1981 Sep 03 London The Rock Garden
Covent Garden
Zounds
The Onlookers


Src: NME 81-08-29 Listing

1981 Sep 10 London The Moonlight Club
West Hampstead
Zounds
The Room




1981 Sep  
 
 
The Curse Of Zounds album released on Rough Trade.





The Mob record No Doves Fly Here / I Hear You Laughing at Southern Studios with Joseph on drums.



1981 Oct 03




The Curse Of Zounds smashes into the pop charts
(or rather, the NME Independent Chart at #22.)



1981 Oct 04 Hasselt Ontmoetingscentrum
Kuringen
Zounds (?)
The Mob
Regiment Of Disorder
Struggler

This tour needs some information added.

1981 Oct 07 Bruxelles Autonomia
Zounds (?)
The Mob
More Actions
Alienation



1981 Oct 14 Bruxelles Autonomia Zounds
The Mob
Siglo XX

Zounds are, I presume incorrectly, advertised as playing The Rock Garden with Ton Ton M'écoute on this day!
Src: aredje.net/marcor (& NME 81-10-21 at the Rock Garden)


1981 Oct 16 Eindhoven Effenaar Zounds
The Mob

Recorded set:
Biafra
Target > Mr. Disney > War
Subvert
Dancing
Time
Fear
Demystification
My Mummy's Gone
More Trouble coming Everyday
Can't Cheat Karma
This Land
War
New Band

Src: circulating tape / KYPP


1981 Oct 18-26 The Clash play 7 nights at The Lyceum as part of their Radio Clash tour.


1981 Oct 18 Gillingham King Charles Hotel
Theatre Of Hate
Zounds


According to Joseph [25] Zounds only played 3 gigs with ToH - Gillingham, Southampton & Nottingham, despite being booked for the tour.


1981 Oct 20 London Moonlight Club
West Hampstead

Zounds
Parting Shots

Src: advertised in the October 17th issue of New Musical Express.





1981 Oct 27 London North East London
            Polytechnic
Plaistow


Zounds

Src: listing in the October 24th issue of New Musical Express.


1981 Nov 01 Leeds Tiffany's
Theatre Of Hate
Zounds
King Pleasure




Src: Tiffanys Flyer

On the bill - but did not play. [25]



1981 Nov 16 London The Golf Club
(aka The Pits)
Euston Road

Zounds
Ut




Src: The Pits Flyer
.



1981 Nov 17 London North East London
            Polytechnic
Zounds

See 27/10 - odd to play so soon after.



Tim Hutton, friend of The Mob and their occasional drummer, joins the band at some stage late '81.
Having played drums on the studio recording of True Love due to Joseph's dislike of the song. He plays bass live, with Steve switching back to guitar


1981 Dec 04 London 115 New Cavendish St
[Central Polytechnic]

Theatre Of Hate
UK Decay
The Meteors
Zounds

Advertised in Sounds but Zounds didn't play. [25]


1981 Dec 06 London Autonomy Centre
Metropolitan Wharf
Wapping Wall

Zounds
The Mob
Null & Void
The Apostles
Luz Y Fuerza
Hagar The Womb

Recorded set:
More Trouble Coming Every Day
Target > Mr. Disney > War
Subvert
Dancing
Great White Hunter
True Love
Demystification
Little Bit More
This Land
Dirty Squatters
Subvert


1981 Dec 12 Manchester The Mayflower

Zounds
Special Duties
Xposer





     Updated: Aug 2022

  Sources

004
Steve Lake - Zounds Demystified - ISBN 9781909798014 Active Distribution
Available by emailing bevrecords@btinternet.com
020
Lance Hahn's interviews with Steve Lake & Joseph Porter for his book. Printed as an article titled The Story Of Zounds in Maximum Rock 'n' Roll #227
025
Some general information deduced from Joseph Porter - Genesis To Revolutions - Downwarde Spiral
Available at Blyth Power HQ
030
Some general information from Kill Your Pet Puppy and contributors.