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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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God Save the Queen

God save the Queen The fascist regime, They made you a moron A potential H-bomb God save the Queen She ain’t no human being There is no future IN England’s dreaming Don’t be told what you want Don’t be told … Continue reading

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The End of the Sex Pistols pt 1

On 10th March 1977 the Sex Pistols staged a very deliberate publicity stunt signing a recording contract with A&M records in front of Buckingham Palace.As stunts go it was pretty low budget involving little more than a trestle table. The … Continue reading

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You Dirty Sod!

Wednesday evening Dec 1st was when the storm hit. Thames Television programme ‘Today’ meant diddly squat to us in the provinces but in London it was popular family viewing- and remember these were the days when the family really did … Continue reading

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Fear of Music 

1976: As the murk of another British winter approached a couple of exciting things happened.Firstly The Sex Pistols released their first record ‘Anarchy in the UK’. Bear in mind that by now the band had been gigging for a year … Continue reading

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Meanwhile …..oop north

The influence of punk might extend as far as Bromley but that was about it’s geographical limit for the first half of 1976. Punk was the sound of London, punk accents were working class London accents. With no social media … Continue reading

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Different from the Rest 

The very thing that any band craves is attention or as most musicians would have it ‘a following’. Most musicians will tell stories of early gigs when the band outnumbered the musician on stage, it’s funny in retrospect but at … Continue reading

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