Klub Foot Memories and Comments

Below I have listed some of the old comments left on the Stomping at the Klub Foot FACEBOOK  page and now defunct Myspace page dating back to 2008. Feel free to add your own memories or comments and I will update in time.


SIMON: My very first band, Shark Bait played the Klubfoot around six times including one live recording (volume 5) and the ‘Goodbye Klubfoot’ series of concerts (if I remember correctly we invited the Klingonz along to one of these without asking the promotors, who hit the roof, but let the guys play).. we were all under 18 years old and we used to make the overnight trek to the venue on the Dublin-Holyhead ferry, then onto the London train, changing a few times and arriving at the venue around lunchtime 🙂  Shark Bait disbanded when lead singer Dave Finnegan landed a starring role in Sir Alan Parker’s motion picture ‘The Commitments’ (he played the psychopathic roadie, naturally enough)


GARY DAY: Great idea for a page, brilliant!!! I spent many nights there as a punter, Iv’e still got loads of my ticket stubs.
all the best,


MIKE SPLIFFS: hey nice one jo.its mike from wigsville spliff i still got loads of the adverts from music press advertising klub foot gigs and photos etc. we prob played it 20 times and got loads of stories


GRAHAM DAY: I know the Prisoners played there several times but I’ve got no idea about the dates, sorry. It would’ve been between ’83 and ’85 I guess.
We used to play downstairs before we got a bit too popular and had to move upstairs,although I must admit I preferred the gigs downstairs.

Good luck collecting the memories, unfortunately mine’s a bit shot away.


BEN COOPER: Hi,  Thanx a million for the add.  What a great idea this page is. I will try and remember some Restless stories to put on the blog.  Rockin regards  Ben


STEVE WHITEHOUSE: We would love to be actively involved in this page as the Klubfoot holds many memories for me . I have loads of cool piccies of the great nights we spent up there…it was a special place ! When I get my shit together ( we are up to our eyes in it at the mo with last minute stuff for the American tour )I will make sure you get some stuff sent to you .

Congrats on a good idea !!

Best Frenzy Wishes   Steve Whitehouse


VERGE WALTON: Ohh I remember the old days – just about! I was at pretty much all the Klub Foot gigs. That’s me on the back cover of the first live Stompin’ album wearing the home made Guana Batz t-shirt with cut off sleeves and looking young and skinny.
I remember an early gig when the stage was at the opposite end to where it ended up. The Guana Batz played and announced it was going to be their last gig, I think Mick White was on electric bass then. They kept playing for ages as it was their ‘last gig’ and were superb.
I’m looking forward to seeing them again this Summer!  Good work, keep up the nostalgia,  Verge Walton




PHIL: hi Jo, great idea for the site
you are right we have aged well!!…a few of us were just old enough to go, although remember being told quite firmly by security not to go near the bar….or we were out!
anyway have a few flyers,tickets etc which I shall try and sort out for you, although me and technology don’t get on so stick with me on this one.
used to go up with a fair few from aylesbury/buckingham where I grew up, every now and again would get a mini bus/coach depending who was playing
sad to see it go although the boston arms was a good venue, cool to see things have really picked up with lots of gigs and great new bands as well as firm favourites who helped build the scene see ya soon
phil (goodwreckintonight)


I’ve just sent you some flyers and pics. Escalators played the upstairs too, several times. And King Kurt were 3rd on the bill to Erazerhead and the Escalators – this was definitely a Klub Foot gig.



THE GRISWALDS: We played there downstairs supporting The Frantic Flinstones.  Thanks for the add, for your info, I (Gary Griswald) am in the picture that you are using in the avatar. Underneath the “L” in the sign and above the guy with the “Y” on his jacket in the front row


PIP, GUANA BATZ:  thanks for the add jo.xxx.


MOJOCAT: The first I went to the klub foot was to see Restless ( one of my all time best rockin bands ) I got really drunk on cider. What great night. I have been waiting for something like this for a long time, thank you.


JOHN: thats cool Jo,  thank you for the effort,   you do for you thats great cheers john


ANDY: gonna be a great memorium to Klubfoot days Jo keep up the good work cosmic x


CARRIE: cheers for the add!  me and the old man have 1,000s of photos between us and a new scanner!!  i was only a child at the time,of course…snigger..


THE OPTIC NERVES: I used to spend a lot of time there.Played a few times as well.I’ve still got some adverts for gigs somewhere & a final curtain t-shirt.I’ll dig ’em out & send you some photos.


NICK: Thanks Jo, i’m looking forward in seeing this site GROW!


WELSHJOHN: Yeah,use my pics if you want Jo,some people say it wasn’t that good….IT WAS THOUGH


GEOFF: I went there a few times,no photos but i’m sure i’ve got some memories somewhere


PETE: looking forward to the pics/stories


OPREZ: Great stuff pet. The Guana Batz were the first ever psychobilly band I heard but it was the cover of the first Stomping At The Klub Foot LP that introduced me to what psychobillies actually looked like!


BRIAN: Memories!! I can hardly remember last weekend! haha!
KEV: Thanx for the add, aint it great being part of history!!


STEVE: cool site Jo. i am sure alison has a few more pics. i will get her to send them to you.


MISTERRAT: cheers for adding me :o) none of my pics survived the years so its gonna be great to see what other people come up with!!!


DOUG: Great idea Jo. Not sure if my mind goes back that far!!


HENRY: Hey Jo cool site 🙂 Henry x


FLIX: Thee Legendary klub Foot,wish i was born around that tyme to go to it


WENDY: Hi Klub Footers! I certainly was a punter and I still find it hard to believe that its 21 years next month that it shut down.  I still have the sign from the gents toilet door – don’t ask me why I chose that but i wanted a momento on the last night and thats where i was! Hmmmm, don’t ask me why there either lol!  Many happy memories, if not hazy through alcohol and the time and the passage of many years since. Will see if I can upload some pics cos I have loads 🙂
Wendy x


MATT: Great idea Jo, wish I could remember more about shows here then I can!! LOl!! I’ve not got any photos but i’ve got plenty of old tickets, flyers etc which I’ll get scanned and let you have
See you Sunday?
Matt x


MICK: cheers for the add, and yes I am an old fart lol !

RICKY: thnk you so much  I really love the old pics…  cheers RD


KING LEPA: Wow Klub foot. i heard stories 4m some guy in Pedro. So how are u? Sux that they turn it into a parking lot or into a office. Love the old pix. Cheerz!


TWINNY: it would of been great to be there at the time, but i’d now be an old fart like you lot lol cheers for the add


TORPEDO: Thanks for making this Site…. I wish I would’ve been there – but never had the chance to 😦


MARK: Thanks Jo,  brilliant idea so good luck with it.  Very best wishes,  Mark


ZOE: looks great Jo!… xxx


LUKE: Great times, great people, great drinkin’ sessions, great bands. Recieved many bruises during my time spent @ the Klub Foot. I fu*kin loved it!


MARK: Thanx for the add Jo, and good luck with the site. I’ll send what I’ve got.  Mark


JONNY: thanx jo,the closest i got to klubfoot was jumping around in my room as a weee l’il kid pretending i was there.oh the shame…lol…


SPAMABILLY: Hi Jo nice nice page ;), hope the people will send to you more pic so to see more pic in future.. great stuff, greetings from italy and best regard 😉


GENERATTION MONGOLOID: thanks to you for the great page!!




PSYCHOJAG: veritable pleasure for a french oldschool psychobilly’s


MANOUCHE: thank you, your page is really good


HEIDI: You are the psycho archive! Not to mention you find all of the really good pics of Pip!!!


CHARLIE: Thanks for going to all the effort of setting this up. Now all us nostalgic old men know where to come for our fix.


PSYCHOPHILE: looking forward to seein more top photo’s added from back in the day
cheeers n beers mate >;)


MICKSIDGE: Cheers for the add , spent all my youth at that place , i think i helped pay the ground rent for the Clarenden in 1984 !!!!!, good times . Will send all the info i have .


DENIS: Hi, The Klub Foot – only good memories for us! Stomping n°2, Guana Batz, Batmobile, Sting-Rays, Purple Things… We’ll scan some pictures and will send them asap.


BAD MOJO: Cheers,i wish i coulda made it down more often,but when i did it was psychobilly heaven.


STU: your’e welcome,makes me feel like an old fart but fuck it eh lol! maybe i am? see ya tommorow,gonna be a goodun!(K)666 ftw ps , welsh john,no more dodgy pics of me thanks!lol ftw


DANNY: Thanks for accepting! We should build a new Klubfoot for all the poor young suckers who wasn’t there in the good ole days 😉 greets from germany, danny


CONNY: hell yeeaaaah ””  the she cats = crazy times  it was fun !! good old days !!!  great page
love x she cat conny Belguim


FRANK: Good Work




MONI: Hey Jo, this is so great!!!!!Thanx again.


BEDLAM: Thanks for the add… I’m actually on the cover of the DvD and Album somewhere…I think I am on the right hand side… And I remember getting kicked in the head during The Coffin Nails Set….. Ah!!! MEMORIES


HOWLING: thanks so lot!  what a great page..


2 thoughts on “Klub Foot Memories and Comments

  1. Fond memories of a top venue , made some good friends there who are still around 30 odd years later , there hasnt been a feel like it at a gig since then , top stuff Thank You Jo , Cheers Jay

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