Sunday, February 26, 2006

'Walking down the Kings Road, I see so many faces'

This wonderful forgotten punk track was on the TV Personalities 1978 e.p 'Where's Bill Grundy Now'
The band listed on the sleeve was Nicholas Parsons (guitar), John Peel (vocals & drums), Russell Harty (guitar) and Bruce Forsyth (bass). In retrospect they were almost certainly Ed Ball, Dan Treacy & Joe Foster. The band had started in Chelsea in 1976.
They later went on to issue in 1980 the 45 single 'I know where Syd Barrett lives' - lucky them !!

Bill Grundy (1924-1993) became infamous as the presenter on Thames Televisions "Today" progamme who interviewed The Sex Pistols in Dec 1976 forcing his employers to suspend him when he encouraged them to swear live on air.
I expect everyone remembers Eamonn Andrews from the same show but does anybody remember roving reporter Monty Modlin ??

Part Time Punks - For Your Pleasure

'Then they go to Rough Trade - To buy Siouxsie & The Banshees - They heard John Peel play it - Just the other night'

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1 comment:

The shaduf de ma Tante said...

Monty Modlin was an enormous fat git. Certain Strode's boys were fascinated by him and drew pictures of him in French text books.