Support group The O Band???
John Storer… Great gig, this … Had seen them a few months before in Guildford, and had met Chris (Rat Scabies) and Ray (Captain Sensible) again at a Dr Feelgood gig in London. Think The Adverts supported them on this gig at the Pier. Remember Chris telling me they had wanted Nick Lowe to produce their debut album because the band were huge fans of Brinsley Schwarz (a band I also had a great fondness for) and country-rock in general Smashing blokes, and Ray sent me a couple of postcards when they were on their first American tour. A bloke I know, Chris Moon, has stepped in to play with them on a number of occasions in recent years.
Richard Brown… I was there it was a great gig.
Tony Ham… I was only 11, wish I was a few years older!
Alan Esdaile… I was looking for the French documentary film which featured The Damned playing the fruit machines on the pier but looks like its now been taken off you tube.
Pete Fairless… Shame! I’ll have a search…
Iain Cobby… Met the Captain at Kerrang studio in Birmingham, a few years back whilst recording a Led by Zeppelin concert to be played live on the night the real Zep did that gig at the O2. We had just finished the interview bit and he breezed in to do a promo with two of his leather adorned friends. What a really nice chap, stood and chatted for ages. long drive back to Peasmarsh from there………………
Virginia Davis… They were brilliant
Jo Turner… Always good
Martin Curcher… I was there!
Richard Brown… I might be wrong but the following week I think the Radio Star came down and launch the new LP songs for swing lovers
Alan Esdaile… I got down that Radio Stars supported Eddie & The Hot Rods and Squeeze on the 18th March 1978.
Mark Gilham… The Damned are back! well, almost, DLWP in the New Year!
Ralph Town… I was there and enjoyed a chat with the boys, pre gig on the prom whilst girlfriend and her friend got their make up on.
Tony Ham… Saw them last week.
Pete Houghton… I was there and after the concert I got my album signed by them all and had a good talk with them
Tony Court-holmes… help was I there? having a senior moment
Claudia Moore… I went to this gig only because my BF did the security ! I remember one of the band shouting”Don’t clap, spit !!!”and all the kids did so and the safety pins they had artfully placed in their mouths to look’punk’all fell out onto the floor !
Kevin White… I remember, some mates and I having a chat with the Captain in the bar before they went on stage. He, like Lemmy was partial to Newcastle brown ale, if my memory serves me right. I couldn’t tell you what i had for lunch yesterday though!!
xris007… The best punk band to play at the Pier. Great show. Yep, it was the Adverts in support, there seemed to be more blokes standing on the left of the stage in front of Gaye Advert than on the rest of the floor. Loved the Damned’s entrance, lights out, Rat standing on his drum stool bashing his cymbal’s and building the atmosphere. Then bang, Full lights on and into the first number at 90 mph. Somehow during the Adverts set I found myself sitting on the floor at the back chatting with the Captain. Brilliant night.
Peter Houghton… It was a great night loved both Band’s. Both Band’s signed stuff for me