Wayne County and The Electric Chairs







The band played some early London gigs, like THE ROXY CLUB, THE MARQUEE, THE ROUNDHOUSE, etc. and then toured exhaustively for the following three and a half years, taking in England, Scotland, Wales, France, Belgium, Holland, West and East Germany.

They released three albums, two e.p.'s, and twelve singles.

The Electric Chairs EP
The Electric Chairs EP
The Electric Chairs first release was

THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS 1977 E.P.
Released August 1977
(cat no. I L002) contained three tracks:

1. Stuck on you
2. Paranoia paradise
3.A cover version of Rolling Stones THE LAST TIME.
   

 

NME Singles review 1977 (170K)

     

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Electric Chairs Discography

Electric Chairs videos

Early Days
1976
Sex Pistols

Electric Chairs First release
Jubilee soundtrack
Erics
Reading Festival 77
Safari Records
First LP
Storm the gates of Heaven
Punk Rock movie
Things Your mother Never told you
John Peel Session
So Many Ways
Re-releases


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Thunder when she walks cover
THUNDER WHEN SHE WALKS
(cat no. I L005)

The band also recorded on the same session the tracks THUNDER WHEN SHE WALKS and AIN'T HOW MUCH YOU GOT (cat no. I L005) in 1977, but it was not released as a single until February 1979.

The E.P. and later the single were released by MILES COPELAND'S ILLEGAL RECORDS label, who also released early records by THE POLICE , with (HENRI PADOVANI on guitar), CHELSEA, ALTERNATIVE T.V. among many others.

 


 

Music Stack
All these records are obtainable at musicstack.com

 

 

 

Jubille soundtrack cover
JUBILEE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
C A R Records
Cat no. 2302079

THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS E.P. was released in August 1977, and the song PARANOIA PARADISE, was performed in,and the track was then used on, DEREK JARMANS, punk movie JUBILEE, in which WAYNE- JAYNE COUNTY, had a starring role and THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS appeared very briefly. POLYDOR, released the JUBILEE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
(cat no, polydor2302079), in April 1978 with Paranoia Paradise on the L.P. which featured ADAM AND THE ANTS, (Adam had a starring role in the film), along with JORDAN and TOYAH amongst others.

THE JUBILEE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM, was also re-released on another record label C A R, RECORDS, (cat no. 2302079 ).


Jubilee - the film

Released on DVD

 



The band had been touring exhaustively from early 1977, appearing at various sized venues, with bands such as THE POLICE ALTERNATIVE T.V., X-RAY SPECS, THE ADVERTS, ADAM AND THE ANTS, SQUEEZE, EATER, BIG IN JAPAN, GENERATION X, JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS, and others, playing some brilliant gigs at punk venues that seemed to mushroom up at the time, such as THE VORTEX CLUB in Oxford Street, and at more familiar London venues like The ROXY, DINGWALLS, HOPE & ANCHOR and THE ROUNDHOUSE. Not forgetting numerous gigs at the amazing ERICSin Liverpool and the ELECTRIC CIRCUS and THE RUSSELL CLUB, in Manchester, plus many more throughout Britain and Europe

Billing at Erics 76

At this point J.J. left the band briefly for a few weeks, to fulfil gigs and obligations to SPECTA and THE SKUNKS, which he was still intermitently part of at that time, and was replaced by, BRYSON GRAHAM from legendary 60's band SPOOKY TOOTH . Meanwhile, as Wayne and Greg had to return to New York they decided to play a few U.S gigs with the new line up, including Boston and Toronto. Things did not work out musically or personally, within this new line-up and J.J. was asked to rejoin the band when they returned to England around August 77.

 

 

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Typical billing at The marquee
Typical billing at the Marquee June 77

The Electric Chairs then gigged intensively and, after a blinding gig at THE MARQUEE CLUB, with then up and coming group THE POLICE , as support band, featuring new guitarist ANDY SUMMERS, Wayne and theElectric Chairs were offered a spot on the bill of the forthcoming, READING FESTIVAL, being, the first punk band to play the event

Marquee Club Billing

Billing at the Marquee May 77

 

 

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