|has a major shakeup in the office today. A disagreement between co-founders Dave Robinson and Jake Riveria has resulted in Jake leaving Stiff and taking two of their best potential assets with him; Elvis Costello and producer/performer Nick Lowe. The fallout effect will result in The Damned 'label-less' by Christmas.
100 Club, London
are getting a big break in a most unusual way. Just when you thought that the establishment in London was against the very idea of punk rock, Sham 69 are asked to appear in a TV documentary about "new wave music" for the Inner London Education Authority. They performed two songs for the series "Confessions Of A Music Lover." It was shown to various colleges on cable TV. In the TV program there will also be a brief interview with Alternative TV leader Mark Perry who also just happens to be their label boss. Meanwhile Sham take another slot down the Roxy.
ADAM AND THE ANTS
Hope And Anchor, London