Tag Archives: 70’s biography

Politics

Once punk had started politics was on the agenda big time but this was the politics of the truculent teenager. It seemed the mainstream parties had nothing to offer us and, in fact, seemed to be totally disinterested with the … Continue reading

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More from Detroit

For a long while Detroit has held a fascination for me. It’s not exactly on the tourist trail so I am probably not ever going to visit. I imagine that in Detroit it is always winter and everyone is driving … Continue reading

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101ers

From 1974 onwards I was completely under the spell of the New Musical Express (NME). This was my window on the world of music and I slavishly lapped up every word by the likes of Charles Shaar Murray and Nick … Continue reading

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1976 Number 1 Records

So here is 1976 I the form of number one records. And its every bit a grim as I remember, glad I didn’t make this up 10 January “Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen Bloody Bohemian Rhapsody, It will always be there along … Continue reading

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The Long Hot Summer

The early 70s were pretty much the late 60s, by 69 the hippie dream had started to fall apart just couple of years after it had started. The early 70’s were superficially grim at least economically in the UK. There … Continue reading

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The Beginning of a Neu Age

And so the great day arrived! Being the prospective  drummer the band was going to come to me. Plainy and Sucho were traveling reasonably light with guitars and practice amps. Robbo the bass player was cursed with the 70’s bass cab … Continue reading

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Racism, Mud and New Opportunities

When you’re young the passage of time is a wondrous thing. I started the 70’s as a child, I would enjoy Bernard Cribbins singing ‘Right Said Fred’ as much as Chicory Tip (still do in fact). I liked animals and … Continue reading

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