The Valves

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The Valves
The Valves.jpg
Publicity photo taken by Paul Slatterly, circa 1977
Background information
Origin Edinburgh, Scotland
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1977–1979
Labels Zoom, Albion
Website www.thevalves.co.uk
Members Dave Robertson - vocals
Ronnie Mackinnon - Guitar
Gordon Scott - Bass
Gordon Dair - Drums

The Valves were one of the early punk groups from Edinburgh, Scotland. The band, chronicled in Henrik Poulsen's book 77: The Year of Punk and New Wave, featured Dave Robertson as Dee Robot on vocals, G. Dair / Teddy Dair aka Gordon Dair on drums, Gordon Scott or Pada on bass guitar and Ronnie Mackinnon on guitar. [1][2]

The Valves released three singles and then broke up in 1979.They reformed for a one-off gig in Edinburgh 21st December 2014.[3] Ronnie, Pada and Gordon joined up with Joe Donkin of The Cheetahs and are currently going out as The Valeetahs doing Valves, Cheetahs and new material. Dave/Dee now lives in Belgium [1]

Members[edit]

  • Dee Robot (Dave Robertson) - vocals
  • Ronnie (Ronnie Mackinnon) - Guitar
  • Pada (Gordon Scott) - Bass
  • G.Dair / Teddy (Gordon Dair) - Drums

Singles[edit]

  • "Robot Love" / "For Adolfs Only" (Zoom - September 1977)
  • "Ain't No Surf in Portobello" / "Tarzan of the Kings Road" (Zoom - December 1977)
  • "It Don't Mean Nothing At All" / "Linda Vindaloo" (Albion - June 1979)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Valves - Dee Robot Interview". www.punk77.co.uk. May 2000. Retrieved 27 Jan 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Valves". www.punk77.co.uk. Retrieved 27 Jan 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Valves". fletchWeb. Retrieved 27 Jan 2015. 

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