the CRABS
Great Yarmouth

 
 

 
Tony Day (aka Tony Diggines) - Vocals & Guitar Ricci Tic (aka Ricci Titcombe) - Drums
William Strang (aka Bill Stickers / Will Kimbling) - Bass  Ronny Rocker (aka Rick O'Mortis / Rick Newson) - Guitar

 

Sadly, this great early UK Punk band never made a single under the name of "The Crabs". They are associated with the obscure release by "The Fulham Furies" (These Boots Were Made For Walking’/’Under Pressure’ (GM 9050) that is also connected to "The Lurkers". Their ONLY vinyl appearance as "The Crabs" is the amazing "Lullabies Lie" that was released on the brilliant 'Farwell to the Roxy' compilation album that was released on the 'Lighting' label in 1978.

The band were reported to of signed to the 'Lighting' label and a 3-Track EP was scheduled for release. The tracks were "Victim" / "Blue Unicorn" / "My Skin". Sadly this was never pressed.

Recently a live gig appeared that was recorded at the famous "Vortex" and is from 3rd January 1978.

The tracks featured are:

Hawaii 5-0 Theme

Dull Kid

C.R.A.B.S.

All of the day (and all of the night)

Don't want your love

For us

Under pressure

Save my skin

Victim

Wartime memories

Lullabies Lie

You really got me

 

In 1978, the late great John Peel gave the band a session on Radio 1.

The four tracks that they did were:

Under pressure

Victim

Don't want your love

Lullabies Lie

 

Above is an original unused A4 Gig Poster

 

The above gig advert for 'Siouxsie & The Banshees', 'The Crabs' & 'Wrist Action' at the 'New Regent', Brighton on Friday 25th November 1977.

 

The above "Roxy Club" gig listing is from 1977 / 1978.

 

The above "Roxy Club" gig listing is from 1977 / 1978.

 

Above is an original A4 Gig flyer for the "VORTEX" that is advertising 'Adam & The Ants', 'Black Slate', 'The Rage' & 'The Slugs' for Monday 19th September 1977. PLUS, it also advertises 'X-Ray Spex', 'The Tools', 'The Crabs' & 'The Losers' for Tuesday 20th September 1977.

 

The above gig advert is from 1977 The above gig advert is from 1978

 

Above is an original gig flyer for the 'White Hart' in Acton, London from late 1978

 

Above is an original Crabs T-Shirt from 1978.
Thanks to "Worzelboy" for the image.

 

The above list of gig dates appeared in "Sounds" on 17th September 1977.

 

The above gig date appeared in "Sounds" on 17th September 1977.

 

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