Nowadays Lucozade style drinks & > 130bpm bad dance music all use the term NRG. Back in 1978 we had problems with this name. People would look at you with puzzled looks on their face & ask what does it mean! We’d ask them to “say it fast”. And they’d say NERG?
Thats me with the tie & white shirt. At the time we had to crop bottom of photo to avoid showing Gilly’s flares. (1st on left)
We played 70% original songs along with Clash, Radiators & Ramones covers in Dundalk pubs & the Magnet in Pearse St, Dublin. A couple of support gigs in McGonagles & supported the Radiators from Space in the Imperial hotel just before Christmas. Thank god for the Ramones, I learned the bass by playing along to their songs. The best way to learn. Never played an instrument before buying this 2nd hand bass. Wish I still had it. My bass has a sticker on it, which came free with a Devo single.
The best thing about Punk was the D.I.Y attitude.