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Added 22nd September 2019 by curbsfan

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Photograph
The Curbs
The Squat
17th November 1978

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'.
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“These are amazing!”
24 Sep 2019
“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.”
03 Jan 2021
“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”
03 Jan 2021
“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”
25 Feb 2021
“Hi Pete! Phil here. Glad you like the pics. I managed to keep all I took. Put them, and other Curbs stuff I had collected, on MDMA for posterity. I always hoped you, Mike and Stuart would find them one day, and like what you see. A Curbs reunion in Manchester would be nice, for old and happy times sake. I put the International Set badge you gave me in 1980, on MDMA too. Recall we went to see the Fast Cars at the Portland Bars with some of the band members, 24th Nov 1980. Last ever gig of the original Fast Cars. I am still based in Berlin. Before the pandemic, I was over fairly often for music and football, and will be again when things normalise. Keep safe and well. All the best, Phil

My email : Phil.Painter@t-online.de”
04 Mar 2021
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