Formed: Crawley, Sussex, England, UK
Unsung fourth division punks, Lockjaw began life as The Guernsey Flowers and then The Amazing Doctor Octopuss.
They recorded two singles, both for Raw. The first of these is middling but moderately entertaining MOR punk with no standout features, although the shambolic destruction of 'The Young Ones' on the flipside still makes me smile. Journalist Jive, issued in 1978, is in no way memorable.
Their continued claim to fame is that Simon Gallup was in the band before going on to The Cure, and his older brother Dave wrote 'Radio Call Sign'. Apart from that, they were probably the least interesting of all the punk bands on Raw.
Gary Bower (Bo Zo) - vocals
Stuart Hinton (Micky Morbid) - guitar on 1st single
Steve Mushroom - guitar on 2nd singfle
Simon Gallup (Andy Septic) - bass
Martin Ordish (Oddy Ordish) - drums
Singles / Albums
|Radio Call Sign
Punk Collectors Series Vol 1 UK CD 1991 (Damaged Goods): Journalist Jive / Radio Call Sign
Screaming Fists Volume 1 France LP 1996 (Anarchy International Productions): Radio Call Sign