Clicks Sunderland Poly Wearmouth Hall 1980

Clicks Sunderland Poly Wearmouth Hall 1980
I found this ticket in my collection, but at first sight I had no idea who Clicks were, I am afraid. Marie and I went to the “Poly” dances quite often on Saturdays throughout the 70s and early 80s, and saw a lot of bands there including Sham 69, Stealers Wheel, Arhur Brown, Shakin’ Stevens and the Sunsets, Stray Cats, to name a few; but this one has escaped my memory. I’ve included it simply for completeness as I am working through the letter C. However I googled the name Clicks and found this from Penetrations Wiki page: “The remainder of the band (ie without Pauline Murray) briefly continued under the name Rhythm Clicks, releasing a 7” single in 1980 on the Red Rhino label containing the songs “Short Time”, “Lies Don’t Talk” and “Chains” “. It makes sense to me that this is probably the same band, with the word “Rhythm” missing from the ticket. I was a big fan of local punk heroes Penetration and Marie and I went to see them lots and lots of time from 1976 onwards. It would makes sense that I would have gone to see any spin off band if they played in Sunderland. There is a recording of “Short Time” on Youtube; the music is typical punk / new wave. Further searching revealed that the band were led by Gary Chaplin who was the original guitarist and songwriter from Penetration.

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