-tracks selected by a few of the regulars an thrown together by the slippery 1.
‘Croc’s on a Saturday was one of the first clubs we started goin to on a regular basis’
who would’ve imagined a little nightclub in darkest Essex, becomes the place to be- attracting kids from all over Essex an London…..
‘i remember going on the opening night, tho I think it was just a soul/jazz funk club then? you had to get your tickets in advance. i got up to the door an the bouncer said “what have you come as, Co Co the clown?”
‘They “refurbed” a nightclub but still kept the live crocodiles in the glass case, would love to have been at that meeting’
‘…………I think things really started happening around the time of the ‘Glamour Club’
with Gary Turner on a Saturday night ?……….
out come the freaks!….
‘I like to think of the start being more specifically 16/8/80, when DM played the first ever night of ‘The Glamour Club’, not sure what went on in there prior to that
Don’t know when the official ending was though?
‘I think that was when everyone started wearing headbands’
‘they use to play things like-
fascist groove thing, memorabillia, bela lugosi’s dead, a certain ratio-shack up, siouxsie’
‘they always played ‘Perfect Day’ at 2am’
to Cut A Long Story Short – Spandau and probably The Freeze by Spandau as well.
Gary definitely played ‘Southern Freeez’ by Freeez once, but he played it really early.
i just bought a record player so the vinyl is coming back out soon’
‘there’s a pic of steve linard there, boy george, spandau an steve strange use to go, I remember there was a coach that use to come down from London’
‘I remember fad gadget,Pigbag, omd, hiroshima mon amour, bela lugosis dead,
much anything by the early Cure’
‘everyone seems to remember Bela lugosi !!!
‘memory fade syndrome’.
is Some Bizarre represented?
simple minds – I travel’
‘DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE CANS OF LAGER, WITH THE HALF NAKED GIRLS ON’?
‘Fad Gadget played Croc’s , its all a little hazy but I think I remember him covered in blood by the end of it. Not sure what happened’
‘i remember the cans of lager, Tennents (with the girls on)
they also sold Swan lager
i remember The Birthday Party being fantastic
also remember that Culture Club gig, was it on Boxing Day?
also remember The Damned (“Sod the whale, save the slug”)
and Spandau dancing to one of their own songs, even pretending to play their instruments
‘Tvod – the normal
No gdm -gina x
Pull up to the bumper -grace jones
‘I remember arriving at Crocs just as the then unknown Culture Club took the stage, decided to get a drink in and then bumped into a mate at the bar and spent the whole of their set chatting to him. Missed the whole of their debut gig but still tell people that Iwas there’.
it says here that Culture Club played their 1ST GIG AT CROCS OCT 24TH 81’-
‘I can’t remember ANY bands playin there apart from the Mode boys’.
‘does anyone remember if Theatre of Hate played Croc’s? I’m sure I saw them’.
‘the Rah band – The Crunch (I think that’s the title).
Blah Blah Blah – I am in the army, that had one play that I know of but didn’t go down too well. Does anyone else remember seeing them there live?
‘they must have played some Japan – Quiet Life?
the Cure – the Forest, Warm leatherette by The Normal.
Bauhaus – Telegram Sam.
‘this is hard to do from memory so I am going to look at my Vinyl now’.
‘don’t recall Theatre Of Hate playing, but they probably did
Sounds about right’.
‘Blimey looks like everyone was busy yesterday! did anyone bagsy warm leatherette??
and what about;
ultravox -hiroshima mon amour
yazoo – situation (various remixes)
tubeway army – me i disconnect from you
….and – soft cell !!
-well that’s it then, good times had by all, but nobody remembers much about it!
An everyones getting their vinyl out now ! well, not such a bad thing, an even with memory loss, we still managed enough tunes to make about 4 playlists !!! so heres a selection of the most mentioned or most fondly remembered.
Fad Gadget-Back to Nature.
Tubeway Army-Me I disconnect from you.
The Normal –Warm leatherette.
Throbbing Gristle-Hot on the heels of love.
Gina X-No GDM.
Myst Re Dans Le Brouillard-Liaisons Dangereuses.
Cabaret Voltaire-Nag nag nag.
Simple minds-I travel.
The Cure-A Forest.
Human League-Empire state human.
Depeche Mode-Dreaming of me.
Soft Cell- Memorabilia.
Telex-Twist a st tropez.
Spandau Ballet-to cut a long story short.
The B-52’s-Planet Claire.
The Rah Band- The Crunch.
Pigbag-Papa’s got a brand new bag.
A certain Ratio-Shack up.
Bauhaus-Bela Lagosis Dead.
Joy Division-Love will tear us apart.
Ultravox-Hiroshima mon amour.
Lou Reed-Perfect Day.
Oh an heres the lagers with the lovely ladies! (more clothes than I remember)!!
THE CROC’S MIX