Here And Now / Alternative TV – Deptford Fun City Records – 1978

Here And Now – What You See Is What You Are / Dog In Hell / Addicted

Alternative TV – Action Time Lemon / Going Round In Circles / Fellow Sufferer / Splitting In Two

A little snippet of the ‘free tour’ by ATV and Here And Now, with many different support acts around the country including The Fall, The Mob, Zounds, Patrick Fitzgerald, and any other local bands that happened to be around where a gig was being held indoors or out.

This is a decent LP but for a real good time, purchase the ‘Give And Take’ studio LP (with a picture of Latimer Road, and surrounding West London squatted area’s on the front cover), and / or  the ‘Floating Anarchy’ LP with Daevid Allen from Gong. Both these LPs are now both available to listen to on this site if you use the search function.

Tributes to Suze Da Blooze, one of the vocalists for Here And Now, who passed away peacefully in August 2007 can be sent here.

Below is some text / history from the site:

By popular request, here is a brief description of Suzy and her life:

Suze was born in Lancaster on Feb 11th 1950. Her family moved to Ealing in West London about 2 years later.

In the early 70’s Suze attended Exeter University where she graduated with a degree in Greek Mythology.
While in Exeter she joined the band called “Tribe”.

In the mid 70’s she moved to the famous Latimer Road / Frestonia area in Notting Dale, (Notting Hill) West London.
I first met her in Bath, on the way to Trentishoe (Pinhoe) free festival in Devon, in early summer 1976. She danced on stage with us (Here & Now) at the festival, and gradually joined the band over that summer, and we became partners.

There are more tales about those free festival days on various pages at the main website:

Suze was also a member of Planet Gong, along with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and the rest of Here & Now in 1977.

Planet Gong completed a European tour in Nov/Dec 1977, and released the Album “Floating Anarchy 1977” and the single: “Opium for the People” early in 1978.

Suzy had two children: Lily-Rose, our daughter, was conceived during the Planet Gong tour, and born in August 1978 during a Here & Now British tour. Tommy, our son, was born in December 1979.

Suze left the Here & Now band in January 1979. By 1980 she had formed all girl band The Androids of Mu with Corrina, Cozzie and Birsen. Although a collaborative project, Suzy shared lead vocals with Corrina and wrote much of their material.

The Androids were well received by all, including the music press of the day. They were an integral part of the post punk scene and released one album “Blood Robots”, with one music paper headline proclaiming it as “Android Genius”.


The Androids often performed with other West London squatland heroes including The Mob and toured in Britain and Europe until about 1983.

Suzy lived in London’s Shepherds Bush from the early ’80’s until around year 2000, when she moved to Devon for a year, then Tottenham in North London, and more recently in Leominster and Hammersmith.

Outstandingly creative, Suze was a living artwork, frequently wearing clothes she designed for herself. She designed wonderful clothes, some of which featured on the front cover of Melody Maker magazine in 1988. Suze was aesthetically gifted and naturally talented in many media, including drawing, painting and ceramic work (she learned techniques from potter John Churchill).

A brilliant astrologer, having been a student of Liz Greene in the 1990’s, Suze was also great at Tarot, and several well known folks sought her out for Astro as wall as Tarot readings.

Mainly during the 1990’s, a lot of Suze’s time went into organising theatrical events at various venues and camps, including co-ordinating week-long performing arts camps for the rainbow circle in the UK. She was particularly good at working with folks who had never performed before, inspiring them to recognise and express previously hidden talents. She also directed ‘Astro-theatre’ at astrology camps and often performed with Alan Dogend’s fun “Little Majic Theatre”.
Suze was a great originator of ideas.

Many of us alternative-minded folks try to think for ourselves. But Suze just couldn’t help it. She was simply incapable of following the norm. She always saw things the way she saw them, and gave it to you straight. I think this was the essence of her marvelous creative talent.

I remember in France 1976 when we pulled up in the snow on the edge of the Alps. We were excited because none of us had seen snow for a few years. Suzy just took all her clothes off, ran out of the bus and started literally rolling around in it!
She was some girl…

If you have some fun memories of Suze, why not share them with everyone via the MessageBook?

With love, Kif Kif.

  1. alistairliv
    January 18, 2008 at 12:33 am

    We all come from the goddess, and to her we shall return… [for Suze]

    I don’t have Give and Take, but Floating Anarchy’77 is ace. Will have to dig it out after Captain Lockheed. “Violence is caused by governments, armies, police force…” . Crass inspired by Here and Now?

  2. Nic
    January 18, 2008 at 2:13 am

    R.I.P. Suze…

    But – at this point: Ah great!
    Someone half-inched this from me in 1987 (along with ‘Chappaquidick Bridge’ by Poison Girls, Bad Brains ‘I Against I’ and ‘Who Will Save the World?’ by The Groundhogs)…
    I believe there are Mob people on the front sleeve (far right)?

    I don’t believe that ‘Give and Take’ is currently available on CD (I was discussing this on another message-board a while back): some pressings of it have come and gone, but I believe they are currently in limbo again…
    However, you can buy ‘Floating Anarchy’ via the Here and Now website…

    They are 2 great albums…
    “This time: I won’t take ‘No’ for an answer!”
    I like the ‘Dog in Hell’ 7″ too, and the ‘All Over the Show’ LP has some great tracks (‘Little Things’ and ‘Think for Yourself’ spring to mind)…

    Thanks for this!!!

  3. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    January 18, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Have checked the Amazon site for the CDs mentioned above, they have both at the moment. I told Mark Mobbler about the sleeve, him with curly hair and Graham behind him with the nose, he reckons not though!
    Saying that though, his memory is not so hot, so who knows!

  4. Farmer Glitch
    Farmer Glitch
    January 18, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Damn fine LP that one – always preferred it to Give and Take for the Here and Now tracks myself … bought that one when The Mob supported them in possibly Exeter ..

    Did that ATV track ‘Going Round in Circles’ ever get another recording – fine stuff that one .,.

    The guy on the right could possibly indeed be Graham …

  5. Xis
    January 23, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Give and Take may be available from amazon BUT…

    from the kasbah/shop section of

    Note: Unfortunately the musicians can expect no royalties on sales or publishing from this release. The only way they benefit in any way from sales this CD is if you buy it here.

    I think this is true for anything Charly have reissued or subsequently licenced to other labels.

    As far as I know, ‘All Over the Show’ has never been issued on CD.

    Good H&N discog at…

    The 79 tape ‘Off The Cuff’ is currently being remastered.

    Many thanks for also posting the Androids of Mu album -I haven’t heard this for a very long time!


  6. jamie
    February 22, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    22nd feb.08 21:40ish
    There is still 1 copy of ‘Give & Take’ available on c.d.
    on Ebay FOR SALE ,NOT as a lot ,it will cost you just £7.50
    plus p&p. There were 2 copies available but i bought the
    If someone dosn’t buy it soon I will!

  7. jamie
    February 22, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    P.S. it’s brand spanking new & is still sealed !

  8. burger
    April 10, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    I was very taken by Suzie when I met her first time. She was handing around the bag for “free money” after a awesome and great gig. I caught Here & Now live many many times. “what you see” is not the greatest recording but it does capture the feel of a gig during that very heady period that was 77. The Androids of Mu were another hippy house band with some very clever material, Blood Robots is worth seeking out. Sadly I have not seen a copy for some years. I suppose we are now entering that part of life when friends start to die off from natural causes, having lost so many friends to drugs and motorbikes in our twenties. Like Suzie and Kif Kif my greatest achievement is probably my children and its good to know that Suzie lives on in that respect. I will carry my memories of Suzie and the Bands she was in to the grave. She really was one of us our sort of Girl.

  9. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    April 10, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Androids Of Mu LP is on this site if you use the search function burger. Cheers.

  10. james
    November 2, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for this!!!!! All I need now is to find ‘All Over the Show’ and the jewel in the crown..’Stolen Moments’ which I had once (the cassette) but lost at a festy many moons ago!!!!! Cheers people!

  11. Dave Sez
    Dave Sez
    March 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks a million, Penguin, for this and other ATV, Here and Now etc. I’ve found elsewhere four recordings of Here and Now on tour – want them? The four are two lower-quality single wma files: HERE & NOW 1978-06-17 London Woodbridge Adventure Playground – sbd (44m) and Here and Now 07.06.77 Bristol Gardens, London 45 minutes, and two higher quality FLAC recordings, three Rapidshare downloads each: Here & Now – 1978-07-26 – 77 Club, Nuneaton (no time/source indicated) and Here & Now 1978-12-18 University Of East Anglia (102 min, sbd/aud?) Let me know, and thanks, Dave Sez.

  12. Chris
    June 5, 2009 at 12:08 am

    thanks so much for the download links for what you see is what you are

    i have been after this for AGES

    Great !

  13. Baron Elborg von Dogbeater
    Baron Elborg von Dogbeater
    July 13, 2009 at 9:28 am

    The Give and Take Album and the All Over the Show album are available on iTunes as Here and Now Selected Hits. Give and take is now available seperately on iTunes but you may as well get the 2 combined albums for the same price. Live Floating Anarchy 77 is also available on iTunes under the Planet Gong banner.
    The same Selected Hits album is also available from Amazon as an MP3 download.

    Also lots of new stuff has appeared at where 65% of the money goes to the artists. A GOOD THING.

    I have Give and Take Floating Anarchy and All over the Show on LP and I have 2 copies of What You See is What You Are one of which has the Here and Now side pressed backwards so that it plays backwards on the turntable – bizarre!!!!!

    Remember seeing them many times around London and the South. Sleeping on Waterloo Station after missing the last train home from a Kingston Poly gig. Taking fantastic blurry pictures in Tunbridge Wells, seeing them stoop under the very low ceilings at Winchester Art College and being introduced to the monumental Cardiacs as support band at the old Marquee Club.

    Those were the days!

    October 20, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Great stuff, my old vinyl copy died years ago, along with “Fantasy Shift”, “Theatre” and “All Over The Show”, hope they all get remastered and released again, and get them all, respect Marv.

  15. slim tim slide
    slim tim slide
    November 5, 2009 at 1:50 am

    yeah the first pressing was backwards! now that steffy has quit the band (again) the original line up are recording new lp under the name Ici Maintenants details of which can be found on kif kifs herenowbe website mentioned above. me and steve lake from zounds played together on the polytantric stage at watchfield the day after the legendary first here&now gig, i heard from steve just the other day and hope to collaborate again – hopefully he’s gonna help me mix tapes of a recent gig i played guitar on with Mick Farren plus Russel Hunter and Duncan Sanderson of the Pink Fairies at our Real Music Club in Brighton (google it for our website and send us some demos for a gig!) Glad to find this wonderful site, thanks a million for existing! Big Love from TIM xxx

  16. Kent
    November 28, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks Very Very much for sharing this.. is one of my All time favs some great memories wrapped up in this one I had it on cassette taped off a mate lost it years ago was looking for it on ebay but would need to get the turntable fixed!! Give and Take is a great lp but not got the live magic that is on this little gem “Ave you got a light there lucifer???” anyone know what album “how much longer (you bastard)” was it on “all over the show”
    Youve made an old balding hippy very happy thanks.

  17. Ross J  Warren
    Ross J Warren
    November 29, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Is that Tim Blake sat on the monitor behind Suze in the photo below the record sleeve? Those silver pants and that top look awful familiar. In which case the photo could well be from Stonehenge 1977. Anyone know?

    November 29, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Please upload “All Over The Show” I miss it so much, check out Free Love Records for some great Here & Now gems at £7 a disc inc. p&p, respect MARV

  19. Ross J  Warren
    Ross J Warren
    November 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    If anyone is interested I have a single copy of Here & Now “what you see” & “ATV”, that I would be happy to sell to a reasonable bidder.

    I will limit the time to 7 days, after which the highest bidder gets the goods.

    Has been set up for this single sale, so feel free to bid. Sadly I have just the one spare copy, but its in very good condition and worth adding to any decent collection.

  20. ib
    July 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you for this. I sold my own copy of “What You See…” – along with several other LPs – sometime in 1981 to finance an evening of drinking. It is great to ‘hear’ it once more after so many years.

    Sad to read Suze da Blooze’s passing.

  21. Da-Renn
    November 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Penguin: Please can you upload “All Over The Show” like you said you would? I haven’t heard it for years. My Here & Now collection will then be complete…

  22. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    November 28, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    OK, I will upload it sometime in the next few days. Feel like listening to it again. It is live and not quite as vital as this live release posted above, or the studio LP ‘Give And Take’…

  23. Dave Sez
    Dave Sez
    December 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Grand, Penguin, can’t wait for “All Over The Show” when you have the time! Cheers, Dave Sez.

  24. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    December 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Well Dave it is sort of uploaded but Mediafirepro are being shite today so not sure what is happening! The first side is ok, the second side continually stalled and failed. Tried restarting computer, renaming the file, and even re-recording and re-transfering to mp3 from WAV files and re-upload under a slightly different name to mediafirepro. Still no luck so far and hopefully whatever is wrong from their end will be sorted soon. Never had hassle with this lot before after 100’s of mp3 uploads so again not sure…

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