Category Archives: punk rock

17: Keys to your Heart..the 101ers

I was going to write a more substantial piece about the 101ers but I found I had already done this a couple of years ago, that’s the great thing about a failing memory; life is full of surprises. Here’s my … Continue reading

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16: Janie Jones….The Clash

The conventional story is that punk hit hard in 1977 and things were never the same again. That might have been the case in the London world of the New Musical Express or even the Factory Records world in Manchester. … Continue reading

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15:Hallogallo… Neu

Covid coma has hit me this week so I am recycling an old post Hallogallo holds a place in my heart even though I’ve sometimes gone decades without listening to it. This is partly because its a great track perfectly … Continue reading

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14: Welcome to the Working Week..Elvis Costello

So, it’s ok to go back to work as long as you can’t work from home (I can!) and its safe to do so (?) and you can get there without using public transport (??), or you can use public … Continue reading

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The Doctors of Madness

Many years ago while working in Leicester I came across a story in the local paper, the Leicester Mercury, about Leicester bands who had not quite made it. Leicester is not exactly a rock and roll city but it’s made … Continue reading

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Andy Gill

The death of Andy Gill, Gang of Four Guitarist in many ways seems more tragic than the Amy’s, Janis’s and Jimi’s. Gill was only 63, it’s tempting to think that if you’ve made it that far you should be entitled … Continue reading

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This is Pop, ‘Gabrielle’, the Nips

Shane MacGowen was a face on the UK punk scene almost from its inception. His face in itself was a remarkable feature, even by British 70’s standards, due to standard abysmal dental hygiene and treatment and aided by a copious intake … Continue reading

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This is Pop…The Rezillos

The career of the Rezillos was short and punchy, just like their songs. Coming from Edinburgh they emerged fully formed, had a couple of hits, released an album that was in effects a greatest hits record and then squeezed out … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Squeeze

    And so this is Christmas and it’s time for another super 70’s Christmas single. ‘Christmas Day’ is a single by Squeeze, you may not have heard of it and that’s got a lot to do with the fact … Continue reading

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Goodbye Pete Shelley

It’s a compliment to Pete Shelley that his death has provoked some rather fine online tributes from his friends and peers. In the modern world where something along the line of ‘Pete Shelley, sad news, RIP’ is regarded as newsworthy … Continue reading

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