A friend is compiling a list of new wave and punk bands 1977 – 1980 from the north-east of England for a project. If anyone can add any to the list below, please contact him at: thinkpinkfairies (at) aol.com
Amazing Space Frogs
The Four Plugs
Harry Hack & The Big G
Murder The Disturbed
Nicky Beat & The Beatniks
The Noise Toys
Punishment Of Luxury
Scottish Polis Inspectors
Marcus Abused was a bit later (I only know of his track on one vol. of Crass’ ‘Bullshit Detector’ comps.)
Basczax included members of Blitzkrieg Bop but were more Pop than Punk.
Crawling Chaos were more experimental but def with punk attitude: Kraut Punk?
Discharge: Not to be confused with the Stoke band of the same name.
Flesh were more experimental and incl Andrew McKenzie later of Hafler Trio.
King Crabs incl Jimmy Nail.
Nod: Punk poet.
Nothing incl members of Crawling Chaos.
Wavis O’Shave was an eccentric poet / singer. Tho not strictly Punk, he def had Punk attitude.
Soviet France (later Zoviet France) started as a Punk band.
NB: The first issue of ‘Smash Hits’ incl an article on the NE Punk scene (I kid ye not!)