Flux Of Pink Indians – 100 Club, London, W1 – 09/06/81

Tapioca Sunrise / Sick Butchers / Hitlers Still A Nazi / Background Of Malfunction / 1970’s / Is There Anybody There / Two Years Too Late / Progress / Tube Disasters 

Crass, Poison Girls and Annie Anxiety also performed at the concert. This is a decent audience recording lent to me to upload by Chris Low.

Rather than bang on about it myself, here is a rather convienient piece on Alistair’s Green Gallaway Site which saves quite a bit of time for me personally!

100 Club June 1981 gig review by Edwin Pouncy 

  1. alistairliv
    February 11, 2008 at 10:48 am

    If I was very organised, could go through greengalloway and make some more cross-links. There is a lot of interesting stuff out there in cyberspace, it just takes much digging in the bowels of google to discover the few pearls of wisdom amongst the “fetid slime” (copyright Bob Short / Your Sin is Your Salvation)…

  2. Mike Oxlong
    Mike Oxlong
    February 20, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Happy days! I fucking love these guys, missed them at the Feeding of the 5000, but saw some footage on Youtube, quality then, quality now!

    I recall a gig in Bletchley (not fucking Milton Keynes) where they played their entire set, had more time and asked if we wanted them to do it all again. I seem to recall the response was a resounding yes, at least they turned up …. unlike the poxy Redskins

  3. sean
    February 21, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    My hometown boys,as was,well I was halfway between them and the newtown neurotics,where beckham owns a house now (not in my families old steptoes yard I hasten to add).
    Would that be David “bambi” Ellesmere on the drums,straight outta discharge?The timing would be about right……

  4. Sidation
    May 29, 2008 at 11:46 am

    To answer your question Sean no it’s not Bambi from Discharge coz he never had any china cymbals, that would in fact be Sid the drummer from Rubella Ballet who put the tribal beat in Flux that played on “Tube Disaster” and wrote the music to “Background to Malfunction” and “Sick Butchers”. These were truly the best days of Flux, 100% energy, 100% original punk.
    The only thing missing from Flux’s performance at the feeding gig apart from Derek Burkett on Bass (Owner of One Little Indian) would have been the drummer Sid and Guitarists Andy & Neil who left Flux with Sid to join Rubella Ballet. I was asked by Colin and Derek to make a choice between my band (Rubella Ballet) or play for just Flux….That’s when Bambi joined.

    I am still in touch with Andy and Neil from Flux and we even had the idea that if we all got together we would have more members of Flux in Rubella Ballet that Flux currently have.

    Now wouldn’t that be something to talk about.

    Let’s get some feedback on that and you never know it might actually happen.

    (Rubella Ballet / Flux of pink Indians / X-Ray Spex)

  5. Jon
    December 6, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Sid,

    Was down at the Islington gig last weekend which I enjoyed, great event.

    Wondering if you have solved your guitar problem out for any future gigs.
    Please give me some consideration if you havn’t.
    You may be able to anwser this too, will Flux be out and about in the future.

    All the Best,


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