Here's one more from last summer's Rebellion Festival. Recorded at Club Casbah on 4th August. Thanks to Peter for sharing this one! Johnny Moped were one of the proto-punk bands of the British scene. Like Doctor Feelgood Moped laid down some of the key elements of what became the '77 London punk scene. Unlike Doctor Feelgood they brought a sense of chaos to proceedings! Hailing from Croydon Johnny's friendship with the Burns' brothers gave rise to Johnny Moped a band that started the process of ripping up the rock 'n' roll rule book that The Damned would continue to do a year or so later, when they took the musical chaos theory on to the next level.
In addition to the Captain, a young Chrissie Hynde also passed through the band's ranks, one of many relationships she had with the early London based punk bands whilst enroute to forming her own band, The Pretenders.
Johnny Moped's contribution to the rock 'n' roll canon is I think rather well summed up by this quote from the 'Great Indie Discography'...
‘Moronic punk ‘n’ roll fusing future Chiswick label-mates Motörhead with the manic humour of John Otway’
You can't say fairer than that!