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London were a four piece formed in London in 1976. The original line-up was Riff Regan (vocals), Steve Voice (bass/vocals), Jon Moss (drums) and Dave Wight (guitar).

In 1977 they recorded two singles, a 4 track EP and an album 'Animal Games' for MCA Records. Most of their songs were written by Riff Regan (including the first two singles 'Everyone's a Winner' and 'Summer of Love') or by Riff Regan and Steve Voice. All their records were produced by Simon Napier-Bell (who was also their manager) at the IBC Studios in London.

They toured extensively throughout 1977, including a major UK tour with The Stranglers. Their third release, the single 'Animal Games', was featured on the notorious Sex Pistols edition of the British TV show So It Goes.

Their final gig was at the Marquee Club in Wardour Street on the 8th December 1977. The band broke up shortly afterwards. On leaving, Moss joined The Damned and then formed Culture Club with Boy George. Riff Regan released solo records on MCA and CBS before reverting to his real name of Miles Tredinnick and becoming a comedy writer; Steve Voice formed a new band The Original Vampires and Dave Wight following stints in Metro and Holly and the Italians reverted to his real name of Colin Wight and became an academic (recently appointed Professor of International Relations at the University of Sydney). Simon Napier-Bell went on to manage George Michael and Wham! before becoming a best selling author of rock 'n' roll books.

MCA Records released the original band's one and only vinyl album, Animal Games, in 1978.

The band reformed circa 2010 for gigs and occasional studios forays.

The current line-up is Riff Regan (vocals), Steve Voice (bass/vocals), Hugh O’Donnell (guitar/vocals) and Colin Watterston (drums). Here they are in their own words.
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TC-MCF 2823, OC 262-60 364 London (4) - Animal Games album art London (4) Animal Games (Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records TC-MCF 2823, OC 262-60 364 UK 1978 Sell This Version
PUN77K London (4) - Get Out Of London album art London (4) Get Out Of London(CD, Ltd) PUNK77 Records PUN77K UK 2010 Sell This Version
RUBBISHCD012 London (4) - Reboot album art London (4) Reboot (Album) Bin Liner Records RUBBISHCD012 UK 2012 Sell This Version
BCR002 London (4) - The Hell for Leather Mob album art London (4) The Hell for Leather Mob(CD, Album) Beach Café Records BCR002 UK 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12-MCA319, 12 MCA 319 London (4) - No Time / Siouxsie Sue / Summer Of Love / Friday On My Mind album art London (4) No Time / Siouxsie Sue / Summer Of Love / Friday On My Mind (EP) MCA Records, MCA Records 12-MCA319, 12 MCA 319 UK 1977 Sell This Version
MCA 336 London (4) - Animal Games album art London (4) Animal Games MCA Records MCA 336 UK 1977 Sell This Version
MCS 8667 London (4) - Everyone's A Winner album art London (4) Everyone's A Winner (Single) MCA Records MCS 8667 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version

Compilations

AHOY CD 77 London (4) - London - The Punk Rock Collection album art London (4) London - The Punk Rock Collection(CD, Comp) Captain Oi! AHOY CD 77 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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February 19, 2020
One of the most underrated bands of the punk era.

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