THE NOISE

   It was the summer of 1978 when Glenn and Greg ('Weg') Evans started The Noise with Greg's schoolmate, Dave Monk, after seeing the Trendies and Mannequin at one of those classic Saturday night gigs at the SSA Bar on Upper Union Street. Quickly drafting in Nick Boyle on drums, they played their first gig at the following Saturday night's session, serving up rough approximations of Subway Sect, Slits and Damned covers at the bottom of the bill supporting The End and Johnny & The Exits.

Later that year, Jenni Rogers (younger sister of Mannequin's 'Bear') joined on rhythym guitar to round out the sound but, after frequent late nights and bad reports at school got fourteen-year-old Weg grounded, the band fell apart. They played their last gig at the Circles nightclub on 5th February 1979 on an all-star bill including The Exits, Next Step, The Nuforms, and The Dyfatty Flats.

The only surviving record of The Noise's existence is a thrash through Dai Monk's version of The Slits' "Number One Enemy" (which eventually morphed into the Venom song "Working For a Living")                

Weg's exercise book
Olchfa Comprehensive School
Sketty Park, Swansea