The Sods, Harlow, Essex, England, UK

Formed: Harlow, Essex, England, UK

One of the legion of bands formed in the wake of the Bill Grundy incident, The Sods were a marvellous little band which gigged only locally (save for the odd London gig) and never got further than two exceptionally strong self-financed singles. They were, however, the biggest local punk band by some distance. They formed as The Rage but in November 1977 became The Sods when another band called The Rage began making a name for itself at The Roxy.

They supported: Wire, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Eddie & The Hot Rods, The Lurkers etc. They also headlined above The Newtown Neurotics and The Darleks (who later became The Epileptics). Scott Barker (later in 'Fatal' Microbes) played bass on the 2nd single.


Singles / Albums

The Sods - No Pictures The Sods - Mopey Grope      
No Pictures
(7", 1979)
Mopey Grope
(7", 1979)

Extraneous Releases

The Sods - Makes Me Sick!        
Makes Me Sick!
(CD, 2006)


Various Artists

Stortbeat: A Musical Collective UK CD (Handsignal): tracks not known


BORED TEENAGERS - Typically awesome info

PUNK 77 - More nice stuff

HARLOW BANDS ARCHIVE - Lots of info about the Harlow punk scene




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