Category Archives: punk rock

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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The Clash ‘Sort it Out’

November 1978, 10 young men stuck in a concrete block on the outskirts of a midlands city. Trent Polytechnic seemed far removed from the dreaming spires. Many of my new companions departed for the big city every day to do … Continue reading

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More Junkie Business with the Only Ones

1997 a boy child is born. My wife and me were pretty smug. We already had a daughter, now we had the full set. The new arrival appeared healthy and happy, quite a bundle of fun. There are those who … Continue reading

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The Three Record Rule and Dr Feelgood

It’s a sad but true fact that almost every artist has a sell by date. The rule I usually live by is that no one needs more than 3 CDs from any one artist, once you’ve got three that’s enough, … Continue reading

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Don’t Dictate

One of the things that comes up time and time again when researching the early days of punk is the resourceful nature of virtually all of the protagonists. Whether it was Steve Jones nicking enough equipment to equip the Sex … Continue reading

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