|"We were too bad and too
young to be accepted by the
pub rock scene, and when punk
came along we were too old and
too good to be accepted by
them. 'Grip' was a rites of
passage song for me, about
having to be tough to achieve
the rock'n'roll life I wanted."
- Hugh Cornwell - 2001
|The Stranglers release their
debut 45 'Grip' today. Gaining it
the second major label punk
release after 'Anarchy'.
'Grip' featured the saxophone
delights of Welsh miner Eric Clarke
who dropped his sax solo onto the
track and caught the train back to
Wales to work down the pit!
|play London's Central Polytechnic tonight.
|Alberto Y Lost Trios
Paranois play North Staffs
|The Sex Pistols receive the final EMI pay
Meanwhile Dave Goodman mixes, at
Eden Studios in Chiswick, the six tracks
that were recorded earlier in the month at
|play Eric's club in Liverpool.
|Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranois
Tractor who have probably got the
worst punk band name ever play
Oldhams, Boundary Inn tonight.