London punk folk singer Fitzgerald first attracted attention with his 1977 single, “Safety Pin Stuck in My Heart.” (The story goes that his career began after he put a home-brew tape through the mail slot of Small Wonder, a local record shop that had begun a label.) After a few years and a few more 45s, he delivered the aptly titled Grubby Stories LP. Some tracks use just acoustic guitar and vocals, while others employ a full backing band that features the bassist from Penetration, the Buzzcocks’ drummer and producer Peter Wilson on guitar and keyboards. The music is pretty mundane — Fitzgerald’s strength is his angry/sad/pathetic/strange lyrics, not lasting melodies — but the singing and unique attitude expressed make Grubby Stories a slight treasure for occasional enjoyment. The similarity to pre-rock Bowie is striking, although probably unintentional.