Having played 3,000 capacity venues on their last UK tour the Stranglers still retain a certain passion for playing sweaty cellars with that face to face contact of an audience of a hundred or so. They perform on the first night of the 3-week Hope & Anchor 'Front Row Festival' in Islington which is also being recorded for a live compilation album released in March 1978. It celebrates an array of punks who have become big names since first treading the boards of this North London pub. Amongst the billing are X-Ray Spex, Tom Robinson Band, Suburban Studs, 999, The Saints, Only Ones who will all play amongst others over the next few weeks.
This was to be the last gig the Heartbreakers played for another 7 years!
The Roxy, London
Peroxide Romance played about 80 gigs in and around London during 77/78 and were one of the many faceless punk bands doing the circuit. The Vortex was the main gig spot due to them being managed by Barbara the Vortex Manageress, they also played The Nashville, The Marquee, The Red Cow, The 100 Club, The Man in the moon, and various other toilets including tonights venue the Roxy.
Top Rank, Cardiff
Newlands Club, High Wycombe