MEAN STREET

LONDON

 

 

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.

 

GIGOGRAPHY

 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

 

 

Above is 'Kenny Bishop' (the drummer) live on stage at the 'Roxy' some time in 1978 singing the bands swan song 'Royal Rape'.

 
 

Kenny Bishop Chris Doland Chris Corgier

The 'Hope Dinning Rooms', Holloway Road, London. The band Use to rehearse just around the corner.

 

 

Original gig ticket from the 'Rock Garden', London from Sunday 16th March 1980.

 

Mean Street reformed in 1980 with new singer Mitch Barker (ex-The Passions).


16.03.80; ROCK GARDEN, COVENT GARDEN ,LONDON

19.03.80; GREYHOUND, FULHAM, LONDON (With The Decoys)


 

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