Penetration only 4 gigs old impressed Generation X enough after last weeks support slot in Middlesboro to make their London debut at The Roxy tonight in the same role.
Birthday of Tommy Ramone(Tom Erdelyi) of The Ramones in Budapest, Hungary 1949
A long haired hippy looking Tom Robinson gets a profile from Julie Birchhill. And finally Slaughter & The Dogs and The Boys both get live reviews.
'The Clash's coach driver was a Norman, and they'd all sing," Noo-orman, Noo-orman." I knew that Boredom was registering with people on some fundamental level." - Howard Devoto, 2001
The Buzzcocks release their debut self financed 4-track EP Spiral Scratch today on their own New Hormones label. It features 'Breakdown', 'Times Up', 'Boredom' and 'Friends Of Mine'. All Devoto/Shelley compositions. Which were recorded on 28/12/76 at a cost of £500 pound, which half was borrowed off Pete Shelley's Dad who was present in the studo "to make sure we didn't much about!". It went onto to sell 16,000 copies before being deleted in the Summer of '77 when the band got a major label deal.
The Vibrators play the Nashville tonight
This weeks 29/1/77 edition of British music weekly New Musical Express features a damning Generation X interview with Tony Parsons who took a distinct dislkiking to em.
Also in today's issue was a story on Pete Townsend of The Who who was spotted drinking with a couple of Sex Pistols.
The Snakes cover 45 and
The Runaways - 'Queens Of Noise' both get hatchet jobs in the record reviews.