Only now does the truth emerge ...
Back on the urban75 board, the members have been enjoying themselves immensely discussing a former Cardiff club called Grassroots.
1927 says: "I also remember an edition of Something Else,a BBC2 regional yoof programme came from Grass Roots one week and was inroduced by a local skinhead who I went to school with think his name was Michael or Steve Jones! Wonder what happened to him often!"
"Your memory is playing you up 1927, that edition of the programme featured grass roots as it was, but the section about it during the prog was narrated by me :p" replies our old mate (and Ronan's) s14n.
"Was the same episode that had a section about ganja done by two dreads called collie and Keith, and that had The Damned as guest band...can't remember the name of the local band featured, but they had a song called Wurlitzer Jukebox that they played. :)
"Unless of course they did an entire episode in the place that I missed, which is unlikely seeing that it was a different town or city each episode ;)
"RB, can't say for sure of course, but that arsonist skinhead girl sounds very much like it could have been a girl called Jen who was often in there at the time. :)"
A little later, another contributor called RubberBuccaneer (great name! Wonder where that came from?) points out:
"Wurlitzer jukebox is YMG, The Damned stage was overun by the audience ( I was discussing this the other day with someone who was there).
"Did Jen become a pyschobilly?"
"Yes indeedy, she surely did from what I remember (didn't know her that well personally)" s14n confirms.
"Right, YMG are the band who supported the Damned on that episode then, I knew the name was familiar but I wasn't a fan so didn't link the two. :)
"Ask the mate you were discussing it with about the guy who got into a drum challenge with Rat Scabies before they recorded their bit, he was a gingerish skinhead (very close cropped at any rate) iirc, can't remember his name, but it was bloody brilliant and the audience went nuts :D
"It was a lot of fun being involved in that program, a guy from penarth, Ronan Vibert was involved too, and later went on to be quite a successful actor. :)"
Don't you wish you'd been there?