Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fear of Music 

1976: As the murk of another British winter approached a couple of exciting things happened.Firstly The Sex Pistols released their first record ‘Anarchy in the UK’. Bear in mind that by now the band had been gigging for a year … Continue reading

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‘Is She Really Going Out With Him’ ?

In early 1976 commentators were starting to use the term ‘Punk’ in relation to music being played with a certain amount of energy by men who were younger than we were accustomed to. Age was a critical factor, the ‘old … Continue reading

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Live from Granadaland 

If you ever doubted the fact that Punk just had to happen just take a look at the next two videos.As previously mentioned ‘So It Goes’ was a Granada TV production which meant that it was seen in the northwest … Continue reading

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Meanwhile …..oop north

The influence of punk might extend as far as Bromley but that was about it’s geographical limit for the first half of 1976. Punk was the sound of London, punk accents were working class London accents. With no social media … Continue reading

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Different from the Rest 

The very thing that any band craves is attention or as most musicians would have it ‘a following’. Most musicians will tell stories of early gigs when the band outnumbered the musician on stage, it’s funny in retrospect but at … Continue reading

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