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The Lurkers supported by Buzzbomb on Saturday 25th November 2017
THE LURKERS Live at Dreadnoughtrock Sat 25 November supported by BUZZBOMB
A huge loyal following since the punk heyday of 1977. Five top forty hits between 1977 and 1979. The Lurkers are still doing what they do best.
THE LURKERS Live at Dreadnoughtrock Sat 25 November supported by BUZZBOMB.
Inspired by American bands such as the Ramones and the New York Dolls, the British beat boom of the sixties and Glam Rock acts like Slade and Sweet, THE LURKERS formed in West London in mid 1976 and quickly forged their own identity with their own brand of punk tunes and lyrics encompassing subjects such as social unacceptability and personal politics.
The band built up a huge loyal following around the punk heyday of 1977 and signed to Beggars Banquet where they scored five top forty hits between 1977 and 1979 . They also appeared on Top of the Pops and many other television shows and became regulars on the popular Radio One John Peel Show.
Due to changing musical tastes within the band and Beggars Banquet concentrating on their new signing Gary Numan, The Lurkers decided to call it a day in 1980. Just two years later, a sudden resurgence of interest in the band inspired them to get back together to record for original manager, Mike Stone's, Clay Label, home of emerging hardcore punks Discharge and GBH. In 1984, new singer Mark Fincham ran off to work the drag clubs of Berlin and the band once again folded.
Original bassist Arturo Bassick got the whole thing going again in 1987 after a chance meeting with the huge German Punk band Die Toten Hosen, all of whom were massive Lurkers fans. Die Toten Hosen financed the comeback album, 'Wild Times Again', which launched The Lurkers' career once more - they have continued ever since, with one line-up or another.
Support from Bathgates very own BUZZBOMB.
BUZZBOMB are a powerful melodic punk outfit from Scotland, UK. In 2005 they reformed with a new sound and new line-up consisting of Stu Graham (Vox/Guitars), Billy Ross (Vox/Bass) and Dave Brett (Vox/Drums). The band have toured the UK supporting numerous acts and released a few albums along the way.
THIS IS A TICKET EVENT - Tickets are £8.00 advance.
Tickets available online NOW
Printed Tickets will be available NOW from MID STREET BARBERS / BATHGATE KILT STUDIO and DREADNOUGHTROCK PAYBOOTH.
STAGE TIMES APPROX 8pm - 11pm
ROCK CLUB follows on after the live session thro till 3am. ALL Ticket holders are welcome to rock on with us.
Music Genres: Punk
Music Genres: Punk
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