Just read a bit of the start there, seems the most interesting bit. I was pretty much moving in the same musical landscape at the time, oi, punk, ska etc.
Thing is, I'm sure i've read that The Ptrol played at the Vortex in Lymm. We used to hang around there a lot when i was young, usually outside as we were skint. I can remember there being bands on, no one big, maybe I was there when they played?
Anyone know if they played the Vortex at all? it was a punk club in the village, Thursday or Friday nights.