Friday, 23 September 2011


List-D cropped up on the local music scene in the late 70's.
The band kinda started off as teenage punks, music-wise, and their gigs had a bit of a reputation for often ending in fights!
Later in 1980, they tried to develop a more mature sound.
They played locally at venues such as the Tech (Bowling Alley), Tay Centre, Marryat Hall, and they sometimes ventured out of town too.
The above photo was taken in 1980 in the spare grounds near the Grey Lodge in the Hilltown area. The Grey Lodge being where they rehearsed. Spot the nifty piece of graffiti in the background!
Line-up, L to R...
Jim Grieves (Sykes), drums.
Mark Stuart (deceased), guitar.
Eddie Harrington, bass.
Dek McHugh aka Zippy, vocals.
This was the band's strongest line-up but a couple of other members came & went - Colin Ramsay, Gordon "Fanta" Walker for example.
Zippy was only 17 at the time of the photo, and then he left Dundee before he was 18.
The photo was published in the Dundee Standard, and while they were at it, Dek was asked to supply his Top 5 records.
Many thanks to Dek.


  1. No mention of "Zippy" the singer ? shame there because it really started off as his idea. I think Eddie Harrington played bass for a wee while too. Saw them a few times, typical punk gig, never dull :) met Sykes a few times in his club. dab hand with a spray tin.

  2. List d were Zippy vocals, Sykes drums, Mark (r.I.p)guitar, Eddie bass. I can't remember fanta or colin being in List d weren't they in Quick Spurts or The aerosols?

  3. Thanks for the low-down on the band members. Couldn't find any complete info on that.
    It was Colin & Fanta themselves who said they had a stint in List-D, so that's why I mentioned it.

  4. I'm sure they rehearsed with them or "jammed" or something, most folk did :) but "cut out" is spot on with the line up most folk watched gig, as for "dab hand with a spray tin" rumour has it when in London Sykes used to go to all the football grounds and spray "DFC" at the front doors, it wouldn't surprise me !

  5. I'm sure Fanta and Hendrickx played in List-D when they did that gig at Tealing.

    1. The Tealing gig was Eddie Mark Sykes and Zippy,which was the line up in the above photo,the lineup always had me(Zippy)Mark and Sykes,me and Mark my 2nd cousin formed the band and I recruited Sykes whom I went to school with,at the time we were the only punks at the Rocky.Hendrix jammed/rehearsed with us but wasn't a member,Colin was for a while before Fanta or Eddie and Abe Macintosh was also in us for a while when we played st Martins hall at the tap o the hill,which ended in a full scale punch up,as did most of our gigs.Zippy Punk 365

    2. Ps,the above photo is L to R Sykes,Mark,Eddie,Zippy

    3. St Martin's was something else what a laugh

  6. did hendo no play with them in the bowling ally wearing a kilt and fell through some drums

  7. was abe mcintosh not in listd? i know he was in the quick spurts and the aerosols with fanta he was also in bands with sykes hendrix and most of the rest of them

  8. Colin R use to ware a kilt all the time maybe it was him. So sad to hear of Marc Stuart's passing great guy

  9. Replies
    1. Indeed,but you are confusing the two, the Zippy who you refer to as dead is not me (Zippy Dek McHugh List -D) but a younger kid who became an early fan of ours. RIP

    2. Shared a shit-hole with you Dek. Been a long time mate.

  10. Not Dek tho ?????
    Sure there was another Zippy

  11. Fuck Trainspotting 2, Choose the List-D REUNION!