THE DODGEMS

Formed: Brighton, England, East Sussex, UK

Punky new wave band with a penchant for quirk. Began life in 1977 as Jetslag, then became Slags, and then The Dodgems. In addition to the releases below is a 2005 12" EP on a label called 12 Apostles, which features five international DJ remixes of the 1980 song 'Lord Lucan Is Missing'.

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Lineup 1 (1977), as Jetslag and then Slags

Gary Turner - bass, lead vocals (ex-High Time)
Dave Owen - guitar (ex-High Time)
Doug Potter - guitar, sax, vocals
Charles Zuber - drums

Lineup 2 (1977-1878), as The Dodgems

Gary Turner - bass, lead vocals
Doug Potter - guitar, sax, vocals
Charles Zuber - drums

This lineup recorded 'I Don't Care' and 'Lord Lucan Is Missing' for the Vaultage 78 - Two Sides Of Brighton compilation LP, 1978

Lineup 3 (1978-1981)

Gary Turner - bass, lead vocals (ex-High Time)
Doug Potter - guitar, sax, vocals
Paul Birchall - keyboards, synthesizer
Charles Zuber - drums

This classic lineup, responsible for both singles. Zuber left England for Fiji and the band split,

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DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & Albums

The Dodgems - Science FIction (Baby You're So) Science Fiction (Baby You're So) (7", 1979)

The Dodgems - Lord Lucan Is MissingLord Lucan Is Missing (7", 1980)

Extraneous Releases

The Dodgems - Anthology 1978–1980Anthology 1978–1980 (CD, 2009)

Various Artists

Vaultage 78 - Two Sides Of Brighton UK LP 1978 (Attrix): I Don't Care / Lord Lucan Is Missing

Attrix Records - The Vaultage Punk Collection UK CD 1997 (Anagram): Lord Lucan Is Missing

Harmony In My Head: UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-81 UK 3xCD Box Set 2018 (Cherry Red): Science Fiction (Baby You're So)

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