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The Punk Song Headings in Bombed Out!

The Punk Song Headings in Bombed Out!

6 days ago
The cover to the Siouxsie and the Banshees single, Playground Twist. In Bombed Out! I used over 400 Punk, New Wave and related singles, albums and band names to head up some of the over 600 mini-chapters in the book. Sometimes I used a song or band name because it was appropriate to the paragraph, or because that particular track ... Read More Punk Expo in Liverpool – June 16 – July 13, 2018

Punk Expo in Liverpool – June 16 – July 13, 2018

1 week ago
I was sent information about an interesting-looking Punk Expo in Liverpool, scheduled to run for a month from Saturday 16 June – Friday 13 July. Called “No Future” the Punk Expo will be FREE and will feature Punk memorabilia, photos, prints, live films and music. It’s taking place in Redbrick Hangar in the old Cains Brewery on Stanhope Street and the launch will be on Saturday 16th. It looks well worth supporting (location map below). For more information, check this out: https://www.facebook.com/Red-Brick-Hangar-Market-2067025093556016/  
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Made in Sheffield: The Human League, Heaven 17, ABC and others.

Made in Sheffield: The Human League, Heaven 17, ABC and others.

6 days ago
Above Photo: Susan Sulley and Joanne Catherall of the Human League. I recently watched a documentary called Made In Sheffield, in which all the bands featured had a link back to the Punk and New Wave music period of the city. The documentary opened with Jarvis Cocker explaining how Pulp (who found fame many, many years later) had originally formed ... Read More When Punks Fall Out: The Sex Pistols Sue Malcom McClaren (Twice).

When Punks Fall Out: The Sex Pistols Sue Malcom McClaren (Twice).

1 week ago
Above Photo: Where many Punk and New Wave bands from the 1970s and 1980s ended up: in The High Courts of Justice in London. After the Sex Pistols dramatically fell apart in 1978 during their US tour, the band went their separate ways, although manager, Malcom McClaren, was involved with Julian Temple in the making of a Sex Pistols’ project ... Read More
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Ex Post Facto’s Christine Clarke and a Life-Changing Punk Relationship.

Ex Post Facto’s Christine Clarke and a Life-Changing Punk Relationship.

4 weeks ago
Christine Clarke of Ex-Post Facto (flikr) Christine Clarke of 1980s Liverpool band Ex Post Facto gets many references in Bombed Out!  When we first met as teenagers in local Liverpool discos, we were the same age, our birthdays were only days apart, but she was much more mature than I was, as well as being beautiful, sexy and way, way ... Read More Elvis Costello: The ‘Secret’ Truth.

Elvis Costello: The ‘Secret’ Truth.

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: Elvis Costello, a Secret Lemonade Singer. I was a very early fan of Elvis Costello, and excitedly bought his debut album My Aim Is True, in 1977. Only a couple of years later, as I recount in my Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out! I was working in Eric’s Punk club in Liverpool when Elvis Costello bought me a pint ... Read More
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‘Barbarella On Speed’ – The Story of Early Blondie.

‘Barbarella On Speed’ – The Story of Early Blondie.

7 days ago
Above Photo: Andy Warhol print of Debbie Harry.  In November 1977, I first saw Blondie perform Rip Her To Shreds on a British TV programme called So It Goes. As a Punk, I thought they were fantastic, but by early 1979, listening to their increasingly disappointing singles (Hanging On The Telephone excepted), I knew I’d finally had enough when I ... Read More Punk Band Chelsea and The Right To Work.

Punk Band Chelsea and The Right To Work.

1 week ago
Above Photo: the cover for Chelsea’s Right to Work single, from 1977. I excitedly bought Chelsea’s single The Right To Work which had The Loner on the B side, in 1977 shortly after I’d been converted to Punk. The Chelsea album, produced in 1979. Back then, and especially in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, the song had significance for ... Read More
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‘The Night Punk Was Officially Born in the USA’ – When the Damned Played CBGBs.

‘The Night Punk Was Officially Born in the USA’ – When the Damned Played CBGBs.

1 month ago
Above Photo: The Damned pose in front of the World Trade Centre in 1977. The above headline is a quote from Binky Philips, a US Punk who was there the night The Damned played their first gig at CBGB’s, New York, in April 1977. I read an interesting article he wrote about that momentous gig and the impact he felt ... Read More Five Punk Sell-outs ? Or people just making a living…

Five Punk Sell-outs ? Or people just making a living…

2 months ago
Above Photo: John Lydon in one of his Country Life butter adverts. I was interested to read a Punk-related article by Deborah Coughlan in the UK’s Guardian Newspaper a while back, which is relevant to an article I wrote about the Sex Pistols’ Credit Cards (see link at the end). Called “There is no such thing as a punk credit ... Read More
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Our Award-Winning Short Film, Clueless? Now On You Tube.

Our Award-Winning Short Film, Clueless? Now On You Tube.

4 years ago
Above Photo: Joy Villanueva, Byron Bishop, Peter Alan Lloyd and Sahajak Boonthanakit at the SOHO Film Festival closing party in New York (Copyright: John Nacion Imaging) I’m pleased to announce that we have finally loaded our award-winning short film, Clueless? onto You Tube. It runs for 11 minutes. Sahajak, Peter and Byron looking a little less refined on the set. ... Read More


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An Exclusive 1980s Nightmares In Wax Rehearsal Track: Couldn’t Care Less.

An Exclusive 1980s Nightmares In Wax Rehearsal Track: Couldn’t Care Less.

3 months ago
Above Photo: Pete Burns and Mick Reid on guitar, in the Ullet Road rehearsal basement, Liverpool (© David Bailey). Back in the icy-cold winter of 1980, Liverpool band Nightmares in Wax was meeting every day to rehearse in a famous/infamous Liverpool rehearsal basement, in a dilapidated Victorian house at 8 Ullet Road. A few months later, the band would change ... Read More Punk v Disco. Saturday Night Fever & Bombed Out!

Punk v Disco. Saturday Night Fever & Bombed Out!

9 months ago
Above Photo: John Travolta as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. In an effort to tidy up the manuscript, I chopped out some paragraphs in the final draft of my Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out!  One of them included comment on the massive worldwide success of the 1978 Disco film, Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta. Who hasn’t been ... Read More
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