Formed: Crawley, Sussex, England, UK
Raw Records band, from Crawley, Sussex, Lockjaw began life as The Guernsey Flowers and then The Amazing Doctor Octopuss. They recorded two singles, both for Raw. The first of these is middling but moderately entertaining MOR punk with no standout features, although the shambolic destruction of The Young Ones on the flipside still makes me smile. Journalist Jive, issued in 1978, is in no way memorable. Their continued claim to fame is that Simon Gallup was in the band before going on to The Cure, and his older brother Dave wrote ‘Radio Call Sign’. Apart from that, they were probably the least interesting of all the bands on Raw.