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Punk Mementos: My Eric’s Club Membership Cards.

Punk Mementos: My Eric’s Club Membership Cards.

Above Photo: Tim Whittaker formerly of Deaf School, plays drums in Pink Military at Erics Club, Liverpool in 1979.

I was recently pleased to find my old Eric’s Punk club membership cards for the years 1977 – 1980.

My 1977 - 1978 Membership card.

My 1977 – 1978 Eric’s Membership card.

As mentioned in my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!, during this period when I was playing bass in Liverpool New Wave bands,  I was also working in Eric’s, hung out there, played there, rehearsed there and and, fueled by free admission to the club (a perk from the club owners), I also got to see almost 200 Punk and New Wave bands perform down there too.

On the back of the 1977-1978 membership card are autographs from Penetration's Pauline Murray and Neal Floyd.

On the back of the 1977-1978 membership card are autographs from Penetration’s Pauline Murray and Neal Floyd from their 1978 Eric’s gig.

There’s some double counting, as I saw some bands more than once, but still, not a bad effort.

My 1979 - 1980 Eric's Membership card.

My 1979 – 1980 Eric’s Membership card. The club closed in 1980.

Bearing in mind I also played there ten times with the bands I was in, and went to the club over 150 times to see gigs over that three year period, the club remains an important part of my formative years, which also comes through in the narrative of Bombed Out!.

Tim Whittaker, formerly drummer of Liverpool bands Deaf School and (with me in) Pink Military used the back of this card for his phone number.

Tim Whittaker, formerly drummer of Liverpool bands Deaf School and (with me in) Pink Military, used the back of this card for his phone number.

My Eric's 1978 - 1979 Membership Card.

My Eric’s 1978 – 1979 Membership Card.

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