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999
29/09/99



Please give a brief history of the band, including current line up.

999 fact file:
Formed Sunday 5th December 1976. Line up, three original members Nick Cash vocals & guitars, Guy Days guitars & vocals, Pablo Labritain drums, Jon Watson bass was replaced in 1986 by Danny Palmer and subsequently by Arturo Bassick in 1991.

Gigs;
First gig 22.1.77 at Northampton Cricket Club followed by:-
87 London gigs 26 UK Tours 13 US Tours 20 European tours visiting Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Italy, Yugoslavia, Japan, Argentina & Brazil. '90-'98 French tour, German tours, Thal Festival, Austria Bizarre Festival, Scandinavian tour, Los Angeles, British, French & Italian tours, Tokyo Japan, Argentina & Brazil.

1999 Proposed tours of England, Scotland, U.S.A., Germany, England

Discography.

Singles;
I'm Alive, Nasty Nasty, Emergency, Me & My Desire, Homicide, Feeling Alright with the Crew, Found Out Too Late, Trouble, Obsessed, Lil' Red Riding Hood, Indian Reservation, Wild Sun, 13th Floor Madness

Albums;
999, Separates, The Biggest Prize in Sport, Concrete, 13th Floor Madness, Face to Face, Lust Power & Money, Live & Loud, The Cellblock Tapes, 999 C.D. The Early Stuff (The UA Years) C.D. You Us It , The Albion Years, Emergency, Takeover, Slam.


Additionl releases - (information from Michael from Sweeden)
High Energy Plan, Passport Rec.-79, Canada
Singles Album, UA, SOS999, -80
The Biggest Tour In Sport, Albion, -81, Homicide on the first side and five track on the second.

Which bit have you enjoyed best in the bands history and why?

Pablo- Being a pop star for a day in Sweden.
Nick- Lubbock Texas - the best gig - the band played the best it's ever played and the audience, of only 13 people, went totally ape shit.

What bands were you in before PUNK came along?

Guy - none.
Nick - Kilburn & the Highroads, C Stream and The Pentagon.

If you could see any band play live, either of the past or present who would it be?

Pablo - Jimi Hendrix Experience (original line-up)
Nick - The original Iggy & the Stooges.

What do you think of the current crop of US bands such as Offspring, doing well in the British charts?

Nick - Guy - Pablo ..... Good Luck to 'em!!

What is the favourite song (and what band is it by) of each member of the band?

Nick - Time, by Richard Hell
Guy - Hasn't got one

Do you still go and see other punk/oi bands when they play in your area? If so, what was the last band you saw?

Nick - Subs/Vibrators
Guy - Sick Boy Federation/Dickies
Pablo - B Bang Cider


Plans, gigs and releases planned for 99.

Scotland, England, U.S.A. & Germany

Any final comments?

Thanks for the interview.
Guy - none
Nick - 999 must go on for another 30 years.



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