The Mutant's ! A funny thing happened that summer, Mark was walking down City Road past the Black Abbot's recording studio in Chester, and Paul Codman drummer for the Mutant's, was standing in the doorway and stopped him.
The shakedown was like "Hey Punk did you hear of the Mutant's? Well we are recording our record right here". Mark and I spent the next couple of days hanging out with them in the studio as they recorded their EP. Paul was pushing the band to capture a Pistols sound on the tracks. But they were a mixed bag of musical backgrounds, and the sound came out that way.
On stage they were energetic, similar to Slaughter and the Dogs, but the art crowd was not letting them in at Eric's.
The Bombsite writers watched them play on a few occasions at the Havana in Liverpool, and in Bombsite #1 there is a write-up of a concert where they supported the Jam playing at Mr. Digby's in Birkenhead. The Bombsite writers spent most of the time with Paul. We remember how he expressed his frustration to be accepted as a Liverpool punk band.
supporting The Police.