PUNKNET 77 - Cortinas


One of the first "second wave" bands and the the first which was singned to Step Forward which was run by Mark P. (Sniffin' Glue fanzine & ATV band). Band came from Bristols and their line-up was: Jeremy Valentine (vocals), Dexter Dalwood (bass), Nick Sheppard (guitar), Mike Fewins (guitar), Daniel Swan (drums). Cortinas was first managed by drummer's dad, but when recording to Step Forward Miles Copeland's sidekick Kim Turner started managing them and soot they moved to CBS. and made decent, but not so well sold LP.
Nick Sheppard joined the Clash during the period of Cut the Crap


Fascist dictator / Television Families (Step forward SF-1) 8/77
Defiant pose / Independence (Step forward SF-6; also as 12") 2/78
** LP ** True Romances (CBS 82831) 4/78
Heartache / Ask Mr. Waverly (CBS) 11/78

Most important tracks on compilations:

Permanent Wax: Heartache (Epic)

Cortinas links:

Cortinas - Trouser Press
Cortinas - All-Music Guide

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