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1977
Back on this day 25 years ago...........SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th 1977
1977
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Sex Pistols in Terminal Decline - (?)
latest single hits stores today. It appears to the outside world that the Pistols are going through a phase of extraordinary productivity. However in reality their existence, was one of terminal decline. 'Holidays in the Sun', written in Berlin during a brief sojourn from being the British betes noires. The single's sleeve was ripped off from the artwork for a Belgian tourist brochure, is being released in a special picture bag with lyrics superimposed over cartoons of a happy family on holiday. Original plans were to have Sex Pistols holidayting - (Dont Care collection)"Bodies," but Virgin shied away from the song because of the censorship problems EMI had. The safer choice was "Holidays In The Sun" and "Satellite." The single probably their weakest to date was really a trailer for the group's album, titled 'Never Mind the Bollocks...Here's the Sex Pistols', and due for release at the end of the month. There were already advance orders in the UK of 125,000. For the full review go HERE


The Jam in the Modern World - (Dont Care collection)
CBGB's, New York, USA
While The Jam hit the New York punk mecca tonight, back in England they've unleashed another energetic 45, "This Is The Modern World". It's flipped with 3 live tracks recorded at their recent 100 club gig on September 11th. "B" side tracks include two soul classics "Sweet Soul Music" and "Back In My Arms Again," with a little portion of their own "Bricks and Mortar" thrown in to boot. The "A" side is the title track from their forthcoming LP, due out in November.

SOUNDS OCTOBER 15TH
The Stranglers 'No More Heroes reaches Number 2 in the National Album charts and the 45 is heading up the singles charts at 13, as the Clash come straight in at 28. Also in today's edition of Sounds magazine features interviews with The Clash and Janie Jones, John Cooper Clarke, Jonathon Richman, Johnny Curious And The Strangers, Ian Dury, plus interviews with two of Punks most unhappy drummers, Jerrry Nolan and Rat Scabies. Rat particularly shows his disenchantment with the whole scene claiming...
 'The punk thing has become the quickest sell-out I've ever seen. Now it's completely run by businessmen. It's just a trend to make money out of. That was one of the main things getting me down. Instead of Boring Old Farts, we had Boring Young Farts. We were all getting fat, especially me and the Captain. Suddenly we were on £50 a week when we were used to a tenner on the dole. We had it easier than we'd ever had it in our life and with that the desperation went.'

Alternative Chart October 15th 1977
1     COMPLETE CONTROL, The Cash, CBS (5664)
2     LOOKING AFTER NO. 1, Boomtown Rats, Emign (ENY4)
3     NO MORE HEROES, The Strangles, United Arttoto (UP 36300)
4     YOUR GENERATION, Generation X, ChrfiaUi (CHS 2165)
5     PROBLEM CHILD, The Damned, Stiff (BUY 18)
6     SHE'S A WDSDUP, Dr Feelgood, United Artiste 12" (UP 36304)
7     SLOW DEATH, Flaming Groovies, United Artist* EP (OEM 406)
8     ANARCHY IN THE UK, Sex Pistols, Glitterbat (import) (640112)
9     AINT BEEN TO NO MUSIC SCHOOL, The Nosebleeds, Rabid (TOSH 102)
10     GLORIA, Patti Smith, 12" (135)
11     DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY, The Motors, Virgin 12" (VS 18612)
12     SEARCH AND DESTROY, The Dictators, Asylum 12" (K13091)
13     EGYPTIAN REGGAE, Jonathan Richman, BaerUej (BZZ2)
14     LITTLE GIRL, Mink DeVille, Capitol (CL 15942)
15     GARY GILMORE'S EYES, The Adverts, Anchor (ANC 1043)
16     COKAINE IN MY BRAIN, Dillinger, Bbck Swan 12" (BS7)
17     FOR ADOLPHS ONLY, The Valves, Zoom (Zuml)
18     WHERE HAVE ALL THE BOOTBOYS GONE, Slaughter and the Dogs,  Decca 12" (LF 13723)
19     THE YOUNG ONES, The Secret, Arista (142)
20     SMALL AXE, U-Roy, Virgin 12" (VS 18712)
21     DO ANYTHING YOU WANNA DO, The Rods, bland (W1P6401)
22     ANIMAL JUSTICE, John Cale, Illegal 12" EP (IL 003)
23     SEX & DRUGS & ROCK 'N' ROLL, lan Dury, Stiff (BUY 17)
24     LITTLE JOHNNY JEWEL, Television, Ork (Import) (81975)
25     RAMBLES' ROSE, Wayne Kramer, Stiffwick (DEA/SUK 1)
26     PLAY WITH FIRE, Mick Farren, Ork (Import) (81980)
27     NO MORE ROCK AND ROLL, Tractor, Cargo (CRS 002)
28     SUFFICE TO SAY, The Yachts, Stiff (BUY 19)
29     ANTI-SOCIAL, Skrewdriver, CUswkk (NS18)
30     ENEMIES, .Radiators from Space, Chinrick (NS19)
301/2 NELLIE THE ELEPHANT, Mandi Miller. EMI
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Ollie asking questions - (Dont Care collection)THE UNWANTED
are the latest band to be picked up by Raw Records. Their debut 45 is "Withdrawal/1984" b/w "Bleak Outlook." The band was a regular feature down at the Roxy Club and appeared on the Live album. These studio tracks debut their new postman turned guitarist, twenty year-old Dave Lynch who replaces Paul Gardner. Lead singer Ollie Wisdom goes on to front Goff scene stealers Specimen in the 80's.

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

THE DRONES
Queens Hall, Leeds

ADAM & THE ANTS
Eric's, Liverpool

University Union, London

BETHNAL
Casino, Wigan

Polytechnic, Portsmouth

THE TICKETS
BAZOOMIS
The Roxy, London

ALBERTOS Y LOS TRIOS PARANOIAS
'Sleak'
Roundhouse, London

STAGE FRIGHT
Victory Club, Nottingham

FRUIT EATING BEARS
University Union Ballroom, Southampton
THE MODELS
THE KILLJOYS
University, Manchester

Circles, Swansea

ALTERNATIVE TV
NEO
SPITFIRE BOYS
The Bell, London

THE SNEAKERS
Marquee, London

WIRE
Red Cow, London

Barbarellas, London

SQUEEZE
MENACE
The Broadway Queen, Deptford , London

THE CRABS
Headland Ballroom, Bude

University, Newcastle

THE SKUNKS
Polytechnic Of Wales, Treforest
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