- Vocals replaced by
Gus Chambers - Vocals
Danny Cunningham - Guitar
Mark Hatwood - Drums at some point
Billy Little - Drums replaced by
Rob Hill - Drums
Scully - Guitar
Sam McNulty - Bass replaced by
Nigel Mulvey - Bass
Johnny Adams - Guitar
Steve Young - Drums
Great punk band with a bewildering line-up. Gus went off to form 21 Guns
Millionaire / Brockhill boys
This was the band from which Terry Hall came from before the Specials. Gus Chambers also went on to quite a musical career and Johnny Adams had been in many bands in the 70's spanning blues, club and leader of Fission - an outfit in the general area of Hawkwind in the mid 70's - they almost had a contract in the bag with Island c 1974 but group disputes put an end to that. Johnny's guitar playing ranged from punk, rock blues and classical and he wrote his own songs too.
Memories from Nigel Mulvey
Coventry band. Classic single Red Alert / £8-A-Week(Squad 1978) . Sing along a punk with great riff and tune and a touch of 'The Kids In America' style crooning ! The b-side was covered by the Last Resort Millionaire / BrockHill Boys (1979 Squad) continued this rock'n'roll style punkiness unfortunately. One other excellent track , 'The Flasher', exists by the band on the 'Sent To Coventry' compilation.
The band were formed at the end of '77 and originally featured Terry Hall ( later of The Specials) who is credited on the label of Red Alert. So many line up changes meant 6 months after releasing the two singles none of the original band remained !
The Squad being filmed by the BBC 1978 below
Band: Gus Chambers - Vocals. Danny Cunningham - Guitar. Sam McNulty - Bass. Marc Hatwood - Drums.