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ROCK GARDEN legends 999 originally formed in Dec 1976. Early singles included I’m Alive, Emergency, Nasty Nasty & Homocide. The title track of their third album The Biggest Prize in Sport includes a track called English Wipeout which actually name checks Middlesbrough Rock Garden. They return for a third time following two sold out gigs.
Duncan Reid & The Big Heads – Duncan’s pedigree was evident in The Boys who were one of the very first punk bands releasing singles in 1976/77 – I Don’t Care, First Time and Brickfield Nights were all on the poppier side of punk. Duncan formed The Big Heads last year and they do write their own material as evidenced on their debut album Little Big Head. They recently supported The Rezillos at the Georgian Theatre.
Menace – were one of the early London street punk bands. They signed with Illegal Records and released Screwed Up and I Need Nothing which gained them a cult following. Small Wonder released their most famous record GLC and Last Year’s Youth. They are just about to release a new album and quite incredibly have never played on Teesside before!
The Bermondsey Joyriders have previous having been in various bands including Chelsea, Cocksparrer, Johnny Thunders & The Little Roosters. Gary Lammin is a punk/r&b guitar legend whilst Martin Stacey was an early member of London punk band, Chelsea. He co-wrote Right To Work, The Loner & High Rise Living with Gene October. The band have just released a new album entitled ‘Flamboyant Thugs’ sounding like a cross between Slade and Dr Feelgood. Don’t miss this band!
HDQ – Sunderland-based they were one of the leading lights of the UK Hardcore Scene of the late 1980s. They released several albums and were renowned for their energetic live shows. They reformed last year and recently released their first album in 23 years entitled Lost in Translation. 75% of the band ended up in Leatherface.
Death Pedals from Dalston, London, are an exciting new hardcore band who vaguely exist in the same territory as early Meat Puppets and Rudimentary Peni, though they list bands as obscure as Shellac, The Sonics & The Wipers as influences. It’s their first show on Teesside and a bit of a coup for us as they rarely venture this far north. Most of their live sets are conducted within 30 mins – blink, and you might miss them!
Loaded 44 are an ass-shakin’ punk rock band from the North East of England. Formed in 1996, guitarist-songwriter Dave is joined by Beki (Steve Ignorant’s Last Supper European tour 2010) with Steve and Nelly from The Lurkers and Hi Fi Spitfires. Their new album, Wasted On You, includes two tracks featuring The Toy Dolls’ Olga on guitar and is out now on STP records.
Zeitgeist 77 are one of three local bands who have raised their game this year backed by a wall of sound drummer who it is rumoured once taught Grant Hart of Husker Du how to play drums. They recently supported The Rezillos and UK Decay at the Georgian Theatre.
The Filth have been added to the line-up after their blistering perfromance supporting Ruts DC at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton at the weekend. Originally from Thornaby and part of the orginal Teesside punk scene that had Middlesbrough Rock Garden at its epicentre. The Filth released a joint five track single with Discharge from Boro that can now sell for £250 and featured in an article on rare punk singles in Record Collector. They reformed four years ago and recently released new material – their first for 35 years.
The Antiseptics are a young up-and-coming punk band from Middlesbrough who have supported several bands at The Legion including Discharge, GBH and Vice Squad. They are part of the re-emerging Teesside hardcore & punk scene who promote their own nights in Middlesbrough.
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