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The Summer of 77….in Norwich

It might seem that in 1977 Britain was just on fire with punk, new bands were appearing from unlikely places and bands that were less than a year old had become spokesmen for their generation. This was, of course patently … Continue reading

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When Punk Comes to Town

My diary from 1977 is a pretty miserable specimen illustrating all too clearly that youth is wasted on the young. Boredom was a pretty constant factor but when I wasn’t bored I would go out with numerous friends to numerous … Continue reading

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The Adverts…Straight Outta Biddeford

There’s always something rather wonderful about a band that isn’t from London. Perhaps it’s just me but surely there’s a certain romance in a band from Swindon (XTC) or Andover (the Troggs) or even Bournemouth (um.. Al Stewart). There must … 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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DIrty Habits

Last week we looked at how two relatively obscure prog musicians tried to re-market themselves as punks with decidedly dodgy results. This week we will look at how two relatively obscure prog musicians tried to re-market themselves as punks with … Continue reading

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Pig Story… The Pork Dukes

In a week when David Cameron was implicated in matters porcine my thoughts naturally turned to pig related musical incidents from the 70’s. It’s a niche market I know but I’ve managed to come up with one. Gnidrolog were a … Continue reading

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