Live At The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77) & Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival


Live At The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77)

re-pressed from the original 1977 release

Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival

re-pressed from the original 1978 release

Released on 6 December exclusively at


A brace of live limited edition vinyl albums from two of London’s most historic and legendary live music venues – The Roxy and Hope & Anchor – are to be re-pressed and will be released on 6 December. Pre-order is available now at


Live At The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77)

Capturing the full force of the first wave head-on, The Roxy is an essential historical reminder of the power and the glory of punk rock. Originally released on Harvest Records, ‘Live At The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77)’ features a number of emerging acts from the punk rock scene at the time. Capturing the club’s famous atmosphere, the release features many artists including Wire and Buzzcocks who went on to great success.


For a limited one-time run, this release is pressed on special pink and blue splattered vinyl.


Live At The Roxy London WC2 (Jan – Apr 77) Track List:

Side One

Slaughter And The Dogs – Runaway

Slaughter And The Dogs – Boston Babies

The Unwanted – Freedom

Wire – Lowdown

Wire – 1,2,X,U

The Adverts – Bored Teenagers


Side Two

Johnny Moped – Hard Loving Man

Eater – Don’t Need It

Eater – 15

X-Ray Specs – Oh Bondage! Up Yours

Buzzcocks – Breakdown

Buzzcocks – Love Battery


Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival

A live recording from the famous Hope & Anchor venue in London. As performed at The Front Row Festival from 22 November to 15 December 1977, this album features The Stranglers, XTC, Wilko Johnson, Dire Straits and more – re-pressed on 2LP black vinyl for the first time since 1978.


Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival Track List:

Side One

Wilko Johnson Band – Dr. Feelgood

The Stranglers – Straighten Out

Tyla Gang – Styrofoam

The Pirates – Don’t Munchen It

The Steve Gibbons Band – Speed Kills

XTC – I’m Bugged

Suburban Studs – I Hate School


Side Two

The Pleasers – Billy

XTC – Science Friction

Dire Straits – Eastbound Train

Burlesque – Bizz Fizz

X-Ray-Specs – Let’s Submerge

999 – Crazy


Side Three

The Saints – Demolition Girl

999 – Quite Disappointing

The Only Ones – Creatures Of Doom

The Pirates – Gibson Martin Fender

Steel Pulse – Sound Check

Roogalator – Zero Hero


Side Four

Philip Rambow – Underground Romance

The Pleasers – Rock & Roll Radio

Tyla Gang – On The Street

The Steve Gibbons Band – Johnny Cool

Wilko Johnson Band  – Twenty Yards Behind

The Stranglers – Hanging Around


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!