Annals

Before The Dream Faded

Ben & Rob on one knee and Matt standing whilst playing their guitars in a manner reminiscient of the surf band The Venture

A rough history of the band with the occasional detour into matters contemporary. An over reliance on the West Sussex County Times back issues and in particular its Sound Wave…

A Heady Whirl

The band Whirl in full flow. The guitarist is playing teardrop shaped guitar with what looks like a Shergold headstock but a Burns logo on the body. The resolution isn't sufficient to be sure.

The first Gits gig at Champagnes on Tuesday 9th February 1988 where we supported Whirl. The local West Sussex County Times review read thus, Headliners Whirl were their usual boisterous…

Orange

Malcolm clutching guitars surround by equipment and cases in the eighties and 2000s, the latter notable for the beard and handlebar moustache

Supporting Orange at Champagnes in Horsham on Tuesday 5th April 1988. From a preview in the previous week’s County Times Soundwave column. Formerly called The Underpants, Orange are Malcolm Docherty…

As Seen In Brighton

Crop of the rear cover of a Chesterfieds showing the band in high spirits, if black and white

Our first trip to the seaside towards the end of May 1988 to support The Chesterfields and Ever at the Richmond in Brighton which later became the Pressure Point before…

A Brace of Hollands

Landscape with two Windmills oil painting by Jan Brueghel in 1612. Horse driven carts are seen in the foreground whilst rather precarious windmills on stilts are in the mid distance. A valley and town are beyond those whislt a cloudy though bright sky is above.

In which we support a brace of Hollands, Christopher & Richard, at Champagnes nightclub in Horsham on 9th August. The Squeeze sound crept into some of their songs but there…

Vox Pop

Photocopy from microfiche of No Geraniums in the West Sussex County Times looking suitably indie whilst posed around a park bench

From the segment in the West Sussex County Times Soundwave column asking local music fans their opinions. Sarah Horner a 20 year old business law student from Guildford Road in…

Vox Pop

Photocopy from a microfiche of Paul Byrne in the West Sussex County Times of 26th August 1988 sporting a fetching tweed jacket

From the segment in the West Sussex County Times Soundwave column asking local music fans their opinions. The growth in manufactured music has killed off the local music scene according…

Collyers College Horsham

The Gits on stage at Collyers Sixth Form College in 1988 with a black and white painted backdrop behind and coloured lights shining above that. Jim and Ben are going through their leather jacket phase.

With Spiralhead, Loveless, This Idiot Glitter & The Happy Potato Band Horsham’s five top bands played at Collyer’s Sixth Form College on Tuesday in a music spectacular that attracted around…

The Punter

Review of the Gits cassette 'Chris Morris' in the Brighton magazine The Punter

Based on the release date of the Gits Chris Morris cassette and the review of the 14 Iced Bears album below it this appearance in the Brighton magazine The Punter…

And Then There Were Three

Black and white photo of The Gits in Concert at Champagnes Horsham with Jim singing holding a microphone in one hand and a cigarette in the other whilst Matt can be seen playing his Squier Telecaster over Jim's left shoulder

With Jason heading to RADA and Matt to Oxford University (I forget which College) the “new streamlined “Thatcherite’ Gits” took to the stage of Champagnes night club in Horsham just…

Der Anfang vom Ende

Greenpeace logo of animals, plants and humans hand in hand on a planet earth of about twenty metres in diameter

On 2nd February 1989 the Gits in a rare headlining slot were joined for a benefit concert in aid of Greenpeace by The Perfect Shade and former Ever guitarist Pete…

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