The Diodes - THE DIODESThe Diodes - Red Rubber Ball Canada 7" 1978 (CBS - CA-4168) A-Side

The Diodes - The lads

Formed: Toronto, Canada

Poppy punks, closer to New Wave.

See also: Amerigo Marras and Bruce Eves

Lineup 1 (Autumn 1976 - April 1977)

Vocals: Paul Robinson
Guitar: John Catto
Guitar: Ian MacKay
Bass: David Clarkson
Drums: Brent Rassmussen

Lineup 2 (April - July 1977)

Vocals: Paul Robinson
Guitar: John Catto
Guitar: Ian MacKay
Bass: John Korvette
Drums/Vocals/Piano: John Hamilton

Lineup 3 (July 1977 to Autumn 1978)

Vocals: Paul Robinson
Guitar: John Catto
Bass/Vocals: Ian MacKay
Drums/Vocals/Piano: John Hamilton

Lineup 4 (Autumn 1978 - 1981)

Vocals: Paul Robinson
Guitar: John Catto
Bass/Vocals: Ian MacKay
Drums: Mike Lengyell

Lineup 5 (1981-1982 or thereabouts, I'm not sure)

Vocals: Paul Robinson
Guitar: John Catto
Bass: don't know
Drums: don't know

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DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & Albums

The Diodes - Red Rubber Ball Red Rubber Ball (7", 1977)

The Diodes - The DiodesThe Diodes (LP, 1977)

The Diodes - Tired Of Waking Up TiredTired Of Waking Up Tired (7", 1978)

The Diodes - ReleasedReleased (LP, 1979)

The Diodes - Action Re-ActionAction Re-Action (LP, 1980)

The Diodes - Strange TimeStrange Time (7", 1980)

The Diodes - Cat WalkerCat Walker (7", 1980)

Extraneous Releases

The Diodes - SurvivorsSurvivors (LP, 1982)

The Diodes - Tired Of Waking Up Tired - The Best Of The DiodesTired Of Waking Up Tired - The Best Of The Diodes (CD, 1998)

The Diodes - Time/Damage Live 1978Time/Damage (Live 1978) (LP, 2010)

The Diodes - RaritiesRarities (LP/CD, 2017)

The Diodes - The Diodes (Box Set)The Diodes (4xLP + CD , box Set, 2017)

Various Artists

A Deal A Day US LP 1977 (Import): Child Star

Permanent Wave US LP 1979 (Epic): Red Rubber Ball

DIY: Come Out And Play - American Power Pop I (1975-78) US CD 1993 (Rhino): Tired Of Waking Up Tired

England's Dreaming Germany 2xLP/CD 2004 (Trikont): Time Damage

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Links

The Diodes Official Website

Bandcamp

 

You can add stuff and make comments/corrections by emailing me at:

jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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