Way back when, during the ‘Rise of the Machine’ some time in the spring of 1981, Rockin’ Kurt and his Saur Krauts started pounding the well-rotten boards of the London Rock’n’Roll clubs and pubs.
Initially the line up consisted of Jeff Harvey — vocals, (Handsome) John Reddington — guitar, Alan (Junior, later aka Maggot) Power — saxamaphone, Robert (Boppin’ Bert) Boustead — bass, Mark (Rory) Lyons — drums, and after seeing their second show, Paul (Thwack) Laventhol joined on geeter in time for the third gig in July of ’81.
During the autumn of that year, Rockin’ Kurt & His SK’s took a trip up to Bangor, North Wales, where Jeff had some chums who’d set up two shows. They were well attended, at least 5 people came to both shows! After spending our hard-earned cash (20 pounds for both nights I seem to recall, and no, not each, altogether!), we drove back through the Welsh hills to London. On our way we decided to do a show for the passing tourists in their lovely warm coaches while we stood on a big rock. From that day on we dropped the ‘Roc’ from Rockin’ Kurt and his Saur Krauts (was too long and hard to say it pissed!) and became known simply as King Kurt.
After all that we are back in good old Paisley for you to have a great night out!