Archive February 2001
Flesheating Punks on Hastings Pier

Flesheater’s Ball, Hastings Pier
(from Jonathan Mendenhall, Bexhill News, June 28 1979)

The Piranhas, Nicky & the Dots, the Lillettes, Smeggy & the Cheesey Bits

"Multiplicity of crew cuts, Mohican tufts and straightforward hacking jobs would have been enough to turn Vidal Sassoon grey. It was the full splendour of punk colour adorning the Pier ballroom last Saturday with orange and purple blobs and stripes bouncing to the beat of the Flesheater’s Ball. An inevitable but sad reflection on our times that a group called the Lillettes should be christened with a barrage of sanitary towels as soon as they walked on stage..."

So wrote the hack of the day back then. After some initial problems with the sound system the show finally got underway and was an absolute belter with an audience of about 500, mostly local punks. Click to read the entire review

The Lillettes at the Flesheater's Ball on Hastings Pier, back in 79.
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