....SATURDAY JANUARY 15TH 1977
Generation X flyer Jan 15th 1977
CRIME November 1976
CRIME review NME January 15th 1977
Crime hailed from the Hippy streets of San Francisco,
USA. And despite this major drawback (most notably
from amongst the more snottier LA scene down the
coast) they were as punk as it came. This debut 45
'Hotwire My Heart' and 'Baby You're So Repulsive'
Featuring Frankie Fix (vocals/guitar), Ron 'the Ripper'
Greco (bass), Johnny Strike (guitar/vocals) and Ricky
Tractor (Drums).This
Crime report to your right
appeared today in the New Musical Express 2 months
after the release of their November 1976 debut and
was their first British press.




Crime used to walk their local San Francisco streets
dressed in full cop uniforms. And this is the band who
got paid $100 not to play what would've been their first
gig after using a picture of Hitler on the flyer.
Today's New Musical Express features a 2-page interview with the Sex
Pistols
entitled 'Spittin In The Eye Of The Hurricane'. It's conducted with
Malcolm McLaren (the manager), Paul Cook (drums) and Glen Matlock
(bass) while in Amsterdam.
It is also announced today that the
Sex Pistols 'Anarchy In The UK' single has
sold 55,000 copies before being withdrawn by EMI records and despite
receiving only 5 plays on the Radio.
Also appearing in this issue is the
Vibrators gig review (see January 5th).
"Idol holds the mike like it was a python
going for his throat and screams and spits
out the words as his face contorts and
turns purple. James makes his runs back
and forth across the stage, Bob Andrews
stands motionless and Towee whacks hell
out of his shiny drumkit." -
Tony Parsons
reflects on tonights Generation X
performance.
Bethnal a hard gigging band of street rebels from
Wood Green in London have one distinction, an
electric violin to give their energetic songs an
identity. They play
Traceys, Ipswich tonight.
The Adverts make their world debut supporting
Generation X down the Roxy tonight.
Gaye Advert making her debut
Bethnal the band not the hood.
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