were from Southend, and existed between 1984 -1985, and consisted of Wayne
Stallard (Johnny Anderson), Tony Quinn, Oz, Gary Lewis, Jo Doors, Rick
Prevost (sp), Blaine Phillips and with Pigeon from the Armless Teddies
helping out at times. Speaking to Johnny Anderson in 2005, he said: "We
did a few gigs but the most memorable was Saturday 28-12-1985 above the
Cliff pub with the Armless Teddies. As my book puts it Steve, it was really
the last time we were all together as punx. From that night on it all
started to fizzle."
During their time together, the band managed to write quite a lot of original
material, including such songs as 'In For The Kill' and 'Twentieth Century
Vision'. Unfortunately they never made it into a recording studio, although
a cassette is known to exist of the aforementioned Cliff gig.
to Johnny about what became of the various Closedown members though, he
said: "Closedown later became Threshold and I was not part of that.
Within a few years Tony traveled around the UK and later settled in London.
Jo was in Southend in the 80's but moved away and I have no idea where.
Gary Lewis did various things musically but geographically I don't know
where he went. Blaine traveled to many parts of the world and is now in
Southend. Oz died in a fire in London many years ago. Pigeon died on Friday
November 10th 1995 in Southend, Essex. I left the UK on Sunday 12th of
July 1987 and traveled the world for ten years, hitchhiking over 64,000
miles through 15 countries. I now reside in Arizona, U.S.A. and after
15 years I completed my book which is on line as an e-book. The Southend
punk scene is part of that book also.'
Links to Johnny's e-book and web site can be found on the links page of