Lockjaw, Crawley, Sussex, England, UK

Lockjaw, Crawley, Sussex, England, UK

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 funny and entertaining MOR punk with no standout features, and 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 worst of all the punk bands on Raw, but I still like them anyway.

Lockjaw - Radio Call SignLockjaw - Journalist Jive - UK 7" 1978 (Raw - RAW 19)


Gary Bower (Bo Zo) - vocals
Stuart Hinton (Micky Morbid) - guitar on 1st single
Steve Mushroom - guitar on 2nd single
Simon Gallup (Andy Septic) - bass
Martin Ordish (Oddy Ordish) - drums



Singles & Albums

Lockjaw - Radio Call SignRadio Call Sign (7", 1977)

Lockjaw - Journalist	Jive Journalist Jive (7", 1978)

Various Artists

Punk Collectors Series Vol 1: Raw Records UK CD 1991 (Damaged Goods): Journalist Jive / Radio Call Sign

Raw Records Punk Collection UK CD 1993 (Anagram): Radio Call Sign / The Young Ones / Journalist Jive

Screaming Fists Volume 1 France LP 1996 (Anarchy International Productions): Radio Call Sign

Oh No It's More From Raw UK LP/CD 2003 (Damaged Goods): Journalist Jive / The Young Ones

Action Time Vision (A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979) UK 4xCD 2016 (Cherry Red): Radio Call Sign




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