HOPE & ANCHOR FRONT ROW FESTIVAL
 
Artist Various artists (featuring Dire Straits)
Release date December 2019
Recording Front Row Festival, Hope and Anchor, Islington, London, UK, 22nd November - 15th December 1977
Format 2CD
Label Warner Records
Cat.no. 0190295406714
Tracks CD1
  1. Dr. Feelgood - The Wilko Johnson band
  2. Straighten out - The Stranglers
  3. Styrofoam - The Tyla gang
  4. Don't Munchen it - The Pirates
  5. Speed kills - The Steve Gibbons band
  6. I'm bugged - XTC
  7. I hate school - The Suburban Studs
  8. Billy - The Pleasers
  9. Science friction - XTC
  10. Eastbound train - Dire Straits
  11. Bizz Fizz - Burlesque
  12. Let's submerge - X-Ray Spex
  13. Crazy - 999
     
Tracks CD2
  1. Demolition girl - The Saints
  2. Quite disappointing - 999
  3. Creature of doom - The only ones
  4. Gibson Martin Fender - The Pirates
  5. Sound check - Steel Pulse
  6. Zero hero - Roogalator
  7. Underground romance - Philip Rambow
  8. Rock & Roll radio - The Pleasers
  9. On the street - Tyla Gang
  10. Johnny Cool - Steve Gibbons band
  11. Twenty yards behind - Wilko Johnson band
  12. Hanging around - The Stranglers
     
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Additional comments Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival is a hit 2CD of live recordings taken from various bands mainly Power pop, Pub rock, Punk, and New wave groups - that played the Front Row Festival at the Hope and Anchor, Islington between 22nd November and 15th December 1977. It features both emerging punk / new wave bands and the numerous pub rock acts operating on the live circuit at the time. Among the artists is Dire Straits with a live performance of Eastbound train. That same version was also used as the B-side of the first Dire Straits single Sultans of swing. The recording from Dire Straits is from 9th December 1977.