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FRIDAY, 17TH NOVEMBER 1978
8.00PM : THE SQUAT, DEVAS STREET, MCR
ROCK AGAINST RACISM PRESENTS..
BAND : EXODUS (MAIN BAND)
BAND : THE RISK (SUPPORT)
BAND : THE CURBS (WITH SPECIAL GUESTS)
POET : ALAN JOWETT (MANCHESTER POET)

Photos
1. The Curbs backstage
2. Mike Cross
3. Pete Taylor, Mike Cross, Stuart Cross

Flyer
1. Rock Against Racism flyer for record shops / punk venues

Posters
1. T J Davidson TJM Promo Poster (Curbs)
2. TJM Records Artists / Bands Poster (The Curbs)

Manchester Evening News
1. Squat Concert Advert
2. Squat Concert Advert blown up

The Curbs were a R.A.R. band based in Knott Mill
T J Davidson's (Rehearsal and Recording Studio)
35, Little Peter Street, Knott Mill, Manchester M15

Pete Taylor - Vocals & Bass Guitar (Partington)
Mike Cross - Vocals & Lead Guitar (Oldham)
Stuart Cross - Drums (Oldham)
Phil Painter - Roadie and Driver (Partington)
Dorne - Stuart's girlfriend (London)
Alan Stonehewer - Sound Engineer (Partington)

About the evening from curbsfan..
I drove The Curbs and their equipment down Oxford Road to The Squat.
It was a large cavernous venue with a generous back stage area, hit hard
with paint spray of the bands name, recall we sat on a sofa for a band photo.
The Curbs sat up on a wall, photos were taken but Pete Taylor has those.
I took a couple of the band on stage, belting out songs off The Clash's first album, stuff like Janie Jones, What's My Name, I'm So Bored With The USA.
The Clash were a major influence on The Curbs, who enjoyed coverin' em'.
Artefact added : 22nd September 2019
by curbsfan
Abigail Says –
These are amazing!
COMMENT ADDED 24th September 2019
Makab Says –
Curbsfan I am Mike Cross. Finding this fantastic material has absolutley made my day. Thank you so much, you have made an old punk rocker very happy.
COMMENT ADDED 3rd January 2021
curbsfan Says –
Hi Mike! Phil here. I am Curbsfan. Hope you, and Stuart are safe and well. Glad you like the Curbs photos, and other stuff I have put on MDMA. I have added more stuff under Curbs. And under Kelly's. I am based in Berlin, been here 37 years. I visit Manchester several times a year. We had some great nights back in 1978/79. All the best, Phil.

My email : Phil.Painter@t-online.de
COMMENT ADDED 3rd January 2021
Curbsbass Says –
Thanks for taking these pics in the first place and for sharing them now. Happy days.

I honestly kept none of it at the time

Peter T
COMMENT ADDED 25th February 2021
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