Tag Archives: Britain

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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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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Pub Rock.. The Glory Years

Gradually more musical venues became available and more bands appeared to fill them so buy the middle of the decade there was a thriving scene in north London at least. The importance of this scene was almost certainly blown out … 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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Unsung Heros Georg Kajanus

WHO? Well lets give the man his full name; for a start we are talking about Prince Georg  Johan Tchegodaieff singer, guitarist, artist,  composer, songwriter, inventor of the Nickelodeon and all round renaissance man. Most importantly for the purposes of … Continue reading

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QUO !

The necessary fashion accoutrement for the aspiring bohemian at my school was the canvas rucksack. Cheap and hard wearing, available at all army surplus shops, the bag suggested ‘although I recognise that I have to carry school work around this … Continue reading

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