Inspired to play guitar by the skiffle revolution, Larry Wallis was the gossamer-thin tie that bound the British summer of love, proto-metal and punk. Starting off his career with The Entire Sioux Nation (a bandname you probably couldn’t get away with today), he had short-lived spells with Bloodwyn Pig, UFO and Shergat before joining The Pink Fairies in 1972, quickly becoming their lead songwriter. While still with the Fairies he started recording with a new band called “Motorhead” alongside Lemmy and Lucas Fox. He left after a year, although the recorded material he laid down with the band was, for some reason, released as their fourth album long after his departure. He then moved into the punk sphere and worked as the in-house producer for Stiff Records, handling the mixing for classic tracks by the likes of Wreckless Eric and The Adverts.