1977 Lineup

Formed: London, England, UK

Pretty boring quintet, typical of the "not really punk but lumped in with it" brigade.

The abysmally named Jet Bronx was actually Loyd Grossman, now better known for his equally average soups and sauces and for rifling through the knicker drawers of Z-list celebrities on Through The Keyhole and doing some shit on the BBC show Masterchef.

Grossman was an Anglo-American (born in Boston, living in England) rock journalist who graduated to writing for Rolling Stone. Seeing punk bands in 77, he formed The Forbidden and began playing unexciting, unmemorable pub-rock/new wave. Ain't Doin' Nothin' was issued on red (as well as black) vinyl and even made it into the Top Fifty. Rock & Roll Romance, issued three months later with a truncated name, was even less punky but was a better song, though still a long way from being in any way genuinely interesting. Grossman was certainly incapable of writing a decent lyric and the band were workmanlike.

The New Forbidden
Above: The New Forbidden

Amazingly, in 2006 Grossman reactivated the band as Jet Bronx And The New Forbidden and has played punk nostalgia shows like Rebellion in Vienna and Blackpool and a new utterly mundane album in 2010 (Ain't Doin' Nothin')! See footage of this band on YouTube.



Singles & Albums

Jet Bronx & The Forbidden - Ain't Doin' NothinAin't Doin' Nothin' (7", 1977)

Rock & Roll Romance Rock & Roll Romance (7", as Jet Bronx, 1978)

Various Artists

Lightning Records Punk Collection UK CD 1996 (Anagram): Ain't Doin' Nuthin'

Young Raw Sounds UK (Rare Punk Vol 1) UK LP 1997 (Zeus): Ain't Doin Nothin

Cool Punk UK CD 1999 (New Sound 2000 Ltd.): Ain't Doin' Nothin'



Loyd Grossman kicks out the jams



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