The Lurkers - Lineups

Lineup 1 (May 1976):

Vocals - Pete (Plug) Edwards
Guitar - Pete Stride
Bass - Nigel Moore
Drums - Pete (Manic Esso) Haynes

This short-lived lineup recorded nothing. Plug became the group's roadie instead, while Nigel Moore left to join Swank.

Lineup 2 (May 1976-November 1977):

The Lurkers - 1977

Left to Right:
Bass - Arturo Bassick (rn Arthur Billingsley)
Vocals - Howard Wall
Drums - Pete (Manic Esso) Haynes
Guitar - Pete Stride

Recorded Free Admission Single and Freak Show. In December Arturo left to form Pinpoint (1978-1981) and then The Blubbery Hellbellies (c.1984-1988).

Lineup 3 (November 1977-Early 1978):

The Lurkers - 1977

Left to Right:
Bass - Kym Bradshaw
Guitar - Pete Stride
Drums - Pete (Manic Esso) Haynes
Vocals - Howard Wall

Kym Bradshaw was ex-The Saints. This lineup recorded nothing. The guy on the right is Plug.

Lineup 4 (Early 1978-November 1979):

The Lurkers - 1979

Left to Right:
Drums - Pete (Manic Esso) Haynes
Bass - Nigel Moore
Vocals - Howard Wall
Guitar - Pete Stride

The classic lineup, responsible for: Ain't Got A Clue, Fulham Fallout, I Don't Need To Tell Her, Just Thirteen, Out In The Dark and God's Lonely Men.

Lineup 5 (November 1979 - Early 1980):

The Lurkers - 1979

Left to Right:
Vocals - Howard Wall (foreground)
Bass - Nigel Moore
Guitar - Honest John Plain
Guitar - Pete Stride
Drums - Pete (Manic Esso) Haynes

Honest John Plain was ex-The Boys. The only recording this lineup made was New Guitar In Town.

Lineup 6 (Spring 1982-1984):

The Lurkers - Lineup #3

Left to Right:
Vocals - Marc Fincham
Bass - Nigel Moore
Guitar - Pete Stride
Drums - Pete (Manic Esso) Haynes

Recorded: This Dirty Town, Drag You Out, Frankenstein Again, Let's Dance Now (No Time To Be Strangers) and The Final Vinyl.

Lineup 6 (1987-1988):

Vocals - Arturo Bassick
Guitar - Pete Stride
Bass - Nigel Moore
Drums - Pete (Manic Esso) Haynes

Recorded: Wild Times Again

Lineup 7 (1988-1990):

The Lurkers - Lineup #7

Left to Right:
Drums - Dan Tozer
Bass - Nigel Moore
Guitar/Vocals - Pete Stride
Vocals - Arturo Bassick

Recorded: King Of The Mountain and Powerjive. is that really Nigel Moore in this photo?! God, he looks different.

From 1992 to 2014 The Lurkers lineup chronology gets a bit sketchy. Here are the band lineups during this period at the expact point when they were actually making records.

Lineup 1992:

Vocals/Bass - Arturo Bassick
Guitar/Vocals - Pete Stride
Drums - Dan Tozer

Recorded: Non-Stop Nitro Pop. Pete Stride left the band at this point.

Lineup 1995:

Vocals/Bass - Arturo Bassick
Guitar - Tom Spencer (ex-Biko/Big Boy Tomato/Sugar Snatch)
Drums - Dan Tozer

Recorded: Ripped 'N' Torn

Lineup 1999:

Vocals/Guitar/Bass - Arturo Bassick
Drums - Damo Waters

Recorded: Go Ahead Punk

Lineup 2001:

Bass/Vocals - Arturo Bassick
Guitar - Dave Kemp
Drums - Damo Waters

Recorded: On Heat - Live In Brazil 2001

Lineup 2003:

Bass/Vocals - Arturo Bassick
Guitar/Backing Vocals - Bill Gilbert (ex-Fiend/Chelsea/Hang Ups)
Drums - Nelly (ex-Fiend/Hang Ups)

Recorded: 26 Years

Lineup 2008:

Bass/Vocals - Arturo Bassick
Guitar/Backing Vocals - Dave Kemp
Drums - Nelly

Recorded: Fried Brains

Other People Who Helped Out Dring The Period 1994-2013:

In between 1995 and 2014 Arturo fronted all versions of the band. The various other Lurkers during this period were:

Guitar - Gabba (Chaos U.K.)
Guitar - Steve Straughan
Guitar - Steve Racket (Hi Fi Spitfires)
Drums - Craig "Cass" Casson (1977)

Current Lineup (2014-Present):

The Lurkers - Lineup 2014

Left to Right:
Bass/Vocals - Arturo Bassick
Drums - Stuart Meadows (ex-Poundaflesh/Chimp Biscuit/English Dogs/The Moonthings/March to The Grave)
Guitar - Dave Kemp

Photo grabbed from the band's Facebook page. Info courtesy of Rachel Vickers (cheers).

 

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