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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.

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


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

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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