JERRY JAMRAG
&
THE AFTERBIRTHS

Gravesend, Kent

 
 
DERECK BAKER - Vocals COLIN MANWARING - Guitar
ANDY FELSTEAD - Bass DOUG MANTRIPP - Drums

 

DOUG MANTRIPP COLIN MANWARING DERECK BAKER

 

A short lived Punk band from Gravesend in Kent who formed mid '77 and slogged away at all the local venues around Gravesend & the Medway area. Their biggest break came when they played the famous 'Roxy Club' with 'Blood Sports' (pre 'Killing Joke') on Tuesday 28th February 1978.

 

Above is the original ¼ Master Tape from the Medway Studio from 1977

The band did actually venture into their local recording studio which was sittuated in the Medway area. Sadly the band were totally out of their heads and only manged to lay down six tracks before the studio engineer stopped a wobbly and gave up on them. However, the band did walk away with the reel to reel master to the actual recordings that included their stage favourites of 'ORAL SEX WITH A CATAPILLER' & 'I DANCED ALL NIGHT WITH A HAMPSTER UNTILL I TROD ON IT'.

As Punk started changing, the band found it more and more difficult to book gigs under their name of 'Jerry Jamrag & the Afterbirths' so they changed their name to "The Big Jobs" in late '78.

This name change gave the band new life but sadly it was short lived as 'Dereck' & 'Doug' were arrested in early '79 and went on a short break at her Majesty pleasure. As the band were now finished, 'Colin' persued a solo career and went under the name of 'King Ragapan' but this was only a short lived project before he up sticks and moved to Kibbutz.

DERECK  BAKER ANDY FELSTEAD
 

DERECK  BAKER COLIN MANWARING

 

DERECK BAKER

DOUG MANTRIPP

COLIN MANWARING

 

Special thanks to Colin Manwaring

 

 

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