Combat 84's first line up was Jim on guitar, John Depford on bass, Chubby Chris on vocals, and Brownie behind the kit. Their first gig was at Walmer Castle in Peckham in South East London. The two main members of the group had pretty polar opposite views. Chubby was nigh on racism and Depford John was far from racist. There was a riot at one of their gigs on the Arena TV show in '82. The band sort of called it a day a while after. Chubby went on to follow Chelsea in the firm. There was a short comeback attempt just after 2000 and they released a small bit of material and played some gigs.