Squad were the archetypal Cov punk band.

Comments (8)


  1. Nigel Mulvey

    Brilliant work Mark, makes me feel quite nostalgic.

    June 11, 2011

  2. marko

    plenty more shots you in the pipeline

    June 11, 2011

  3. Raphael

    Mark, these pictures are wonderful, well executed & so evocative.

    Great seeing all the punters, long hair, short hair, flares, skinheads, bum fluff moustaches, futurists, rockers…the old venues, marvelous.

    Does the archive extend beyond 81?

    I hope you will revisit it and add even more images.

    October 24, 2012

  4. marko


    great to hear from you & glad you like the site

    I should have finished uploading pretty much everything by christmas 2012.

    After 1981 all I’ve got is a few films of the Furious Apples…

    It would be nice to tie them with a set of Gregs posters if such a collection exists.


    October 24, 2012

  5. Danny Cunningham

    Hi Mark,
    Great job,might have some more squad photos you could use?

    February 19, 2013

  6. marko


    do you know when they are from

    I’m not going to be adding much to the site while I’m trying to sort funding to do some prints etc


    February 20, 2013

  7. Tony Smyth

    Hi Mark, I was the bass player & song writer for Cov band This Heat. We had to change our name because of the band that you mention on the site. We were managed by Dave Howarth who was the ents sec at the Lanch. We went on to live in London, signed with a good agency, got a reasonable publishing deal but couldn’t quite breakthrough, we had most success as The Glory Boys…have u any gig pics? Tony

    April 1, 2015

  8. marko


    pretty much everything I took 1979-81 is up on the site


    April 1, 2015