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February 1981

February 28, 1981 1 comment

February 01 – The Mechanics. These Orange County rockers made it across the pond to play The Marquee, Here’s the only footage I could find of them from a Long Beach cable station two years ago.

February 02 – Taurus

February 03 – More. Support: Limelight

February 04 – The Gas

February 05 – Au-Pairs. Seen here with Come Again (from the film “Urgh! A Music War” which is out this year).

February 06 – Reluctant Stereotypes

February 07 – Pretty Things

February 08 – The Polecats

February 09 – Fatal Charm. Support: X-Effects

February 10 – More. Support: Bronz

February 11 – Weapon

February 12 – Lionheart. This band are supposed to be THE NWOBHM supergroup but seem to be dogged by problems. They recently ousted ex-Tygers Of Pan Tang singer Jesse Cox with John Farlam. Farlam flew in to London from his home in Switzerland for this show but the next day was sacked “for his lack of stage presence”.

February 13 – Budgie

February 14 – Atomic Rooster

February 15 – Any Trouble. Here they are from Swedish TV’s Måndagsbörsen on 2nd Feb. The interview is totally crazy but the track, “Girls Are Always Right” shows just how underrated Clive Gregson has always been.

February 16 – Fatal Charm. Support: Sinking Ships

February 17 – More. Support: Bastille

February 18 – Dedringer

February 19 – Theatre Of Hate

February 20 – Magna Carta

February 21 – Samson. Support: Money

February 22 – Spiff Radio Show (ex-Nina Hagen Band)

February 23 – Fatal Charm

February 24 – Sledgehammer. Support: The Lasers. The review of The Lasers below is taken from “Sounds” dated March 7th.

February 25 – The Moondogs. Support: TV-21

February 26 – Lionheart

February 27 – The Ruts DC. Here they are, live from Hurrah at the end of last year. The review below comes from “Sounds” dated March 7th.

February 28 – The Ruts DC

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January 1981

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January 01 – Closed

January 02 – Sector 27 with Tom Robinson. Here are Tom Robinson, Jo Burt, Stevie B and Derek Quinton performing “Where Can We Go Tonight” from the album Sector 27 

January 03 – Pretty Things

January 04 – Lindisfarne

January 05 – Thompson Twins

January 06 – The Straps

January 07 – The Rockets

January 08 – The Lambrettas

January 09 – Eddie & The Hot Rods

January 10 – Lionheart. Formed last month by ex-Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton and Tygers Of Pan Tang vocalist, Jess Cox, the band run into problems with this, their first gig. Stratton felt that Cox’s vocal style did not complement the harmony work of the rest of the band and they parted company. Why this wasn’t resolved in rehearsals is anyone’s guess!

January 11 – Long Tall Shorty

January 12 – Tea Set

January 13 – The Name

January 14 – The 01 Band

January 15 – Martian Dance

January 16 – The Jackie Lynton Band

January 17 – Frankie Miller

January 18 – New Electric Warriors, London Final: Turbo + Race Against Time

January 19 – The Look

January 20 – More

January 21 – Modettes

January 22 – Budgie, heard here with “Reaper Of The Glory”

January 23 – Johnny Marr’s 7th Sun

January 24 – Closed – Private party

January 25 – The Polecats. Here they are with their first single, “John, I’m Only Dancing” which captures the band as they were at this time

January 26 – Angelwitch

January 27 – More

January 28 – The Psychedelic Furs, seen above with “Dumb Waiters”. Support: In Camera

January 29 – The Psychedelic Furs. Support: In Camera

January 30 – The Spizzles. Until the end of last year The Spizzles were known as Athletico Spizz 80. The review below is from “Sounds” dated February 14.

January 31 – The Spizzles