|JEREMY HARRINGTON - VOCALS||CHRIS GORGIER - GUITAR|
|GARY WEBB - BASS||KENNY BISHOP - DRUMS|
Mean Street were a band that appeared at many a venue during the punk explosion of 1977. Originally called Heroin (and occasionally Stiletto or Riot) they were fronted by former B-Sides singer Jeremy Harrington, with Chris Gorgier on guitar and a solid rhythm unit of Gary Webb on bass and Kenny Bishop on drums.
After a few gigs Gary left the fold in early June 77 and the remaining members continued as a three piece outfit with Jeremy taking on bass duties. They claimed their 2.45m of fame on the "Live At The Vortex" album (and flipside of the spin off split single with The Wasps) with the track "Bunch Of Stiffs".
After almost a year of slogging the circuit with no record deal in sight the band called it a day in May 1978. Jeremy joined the Monochrome Set after a short stint with Gloria Mundi, whilst Chris and Kenny form a new group called Action Replay.
Gary Webb later changed his name to Gary Numan (via Valerian) and launched Tubeway Army and I think you all know how that turned out!
|Gary Webb||Kenny Bishop|
Live at Stanwell Moor Village Hall, Staines Late '77.
|Chris Corgier||Henry Sabini||Kenny Bishop||Mick Jones*||Chris Doland|
|Live at the 'Vortex' some time in 1978 with Kenny Bishop, the drummer singing the bands swan song 'Royal Rape' while the bands roadie jumped in on drums.|
*Mick Jones the stand in drummer / roadie became Ian Drury minder and used to help him get on stage.
26.05.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With Masterswitch)
04.06.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With 999 & The Eyes)
10.06.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (The Lurkers & The Police)
11.06.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With Adam & The Ants & Wire)
12.06.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (Johnny Moped)
16.06.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (Johnny Moped)
18.06.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With The Boys)
25.06.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With The Saints)
09.07.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With The Swords)
18.07.77; VORTEX, SOHO, LONDON
28.07.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With The Rings, The Rezillos & Menace)
09.08.77; VORTEX, SOHO, LONDON
11.08.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With The Buzzcocks & Some Chicken)
14.08.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2
10.10.77; VORTEX, SOHO, LONDON (Live At The Vortex LP recording)
05.11.77; MARQUEE CLUB, SOHO, LONDON
21.11.77; VORTEX, SOHO, LONDON
26.11.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With The Bears & The Shoplifters)
05.12.77; VORTEX, SOHO, LONDON (With The Wasps)
29.12.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With Puncture, Jesus Savage & The Goats)
06.01.78; ROCHESTER CASTLE, STOKE NEWINGTON, LONDON
16.01.78; VORTEX, SOHO, LONDON
24.01.78; VORTEX, SOHO, LONDON
08.02.78; ROCK GARDEN, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON
25.02.78; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With Lazers & Excorist)
13.03.78; THE AFFAIR, SWINDON
16.03.78; THE PHOENIX, OXFORD CIRCUS, LONDON
19.03.78; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With Billy Karloff & The Goats)
20.03.78; THE SPORTSMAN, LIVERPOOL
23.03.78; REBECCAS, BIRMINGHAM
29.03.78; PIP'S, MANCHESTER
02.04.78; EXCLUSIVE CLUB, CORBY
05.04.78; WINE BAR, YORK
06.04.78; ROOTS CLUB, LEEDS
08.04.78; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With Sinex & The Public)
18.04.78; MOONLIGHT CLUB, WEST HAMPSTEAD, LONDON
04.05.78; DE GREY ROOMS, YORK
10.05.78; UPSTAIRS AT RONNIES, SOHO, LONDON
15.05.78; MOONLIGHT CLUB, WEST HAMPSTEAD, LONDON
|Kenny Bishop||Chris Doland||Chris Corgier|
The 'Hope Dinning Rooms', Holloway Road, London. The band Use to rehearse just around the corner.
Mean Street reformed in 1980 with new singer Mitch Barker (ex-The Passions).
19.03.80; GREYHOUND, FULHAM, LONDON (With The Decoys)
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