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What did Punk do for us ?

A year after the infamous Bill Grundy incident the media frenzy had just about died down. Punk, by its very nature was not going to last that long, it had built in obsolescence. In a few months the Dammed and … Continue reading

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It was 40 years ago today …. The Clash

Having been diverted, for a while into the realms of 70’s pop I have just managed to miss the anniversary of the first Clash album.That’s quite fitting though as I was late to the party 40 years ago. It took … Continue reading

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The Clash sort it out

Sometime in the spring of 1977 journalist Tony Parsons boarded a train on the Circle Line to meet all three members of The Clash, and so began one of the defining interviews of the era.Parsons had responded to an advertisement … Continue reading

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1977

And so, in a predictable fashion 1976 became 1977. This was to be something of a watershed year for me. In 1976 I was going to school and eating my mum’s fruitcake while watching Pussycat perform Mississippi on Top of … Continue reading

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In The Bleak Midwinter

In 1845 Sir John Franklin mounted an expedition to chart and navigate the Northwest Passage. Potentially a source of glory not to mention financial rewards from trade if indeed the passage could be navigated. Unfortunately Franklin probably picked the worst … Continue reading

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‘Is She Really Going Out With Him’ ?

In early 1976 commentators were starting to use the term ‘Punk’ in relation to music being played with a certain amount of energy by men who were younger than we were accustomed to. Age was a critical factor, the ‘old … Continue reading

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Unsung Heros Nick Kent

Ok as a writer Nick Kent was not unsung in fact if anything he’s been somewhat over romanticised but to point out his limitations as a writer is a bit like stating all Marc Bolan’s songs sound the same. Kent’s … Continue reading

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