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Thatcherism, Monetarism & Fuck You-ism in 1980s Britain.

Thatcherism, Monetarism & Fuck You-ism in 1980s Britain.

3 days ago
Above Photo: A woman sits on a bus in 1980s Liverpool (Tom Wood) Readers of Bombed Out! know that it’s a lot more than a Punk and New Wave memoir. Events in the book play out against a grim 1980s recession, mass unemployment and catastrophic economic and political forces that were laying waste to the city of Liverpool and many other ... Read More Banging The Drum for Bombed Out!

Banging The Drum for Bombed Out!

7 days ago
Above Photo: Rat on a Hot Tin Roof – The Damned’s drummer Rat Scabies poses for a Getty Photo. I’ve illustrated this article with photos of drummers and drum kits of bands mentioned in the book. I’m still receiving fantastic feedback on my Punk, New Wave memoir, Bombed Out! and now I have also re-commenced trying to get the film made. ... Read More
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Sid Vicious’s Gigs at Max’s Kansas City, New York, in 1978.

Sid Vicious’s Gigs at Max’s Kansas City, New York, in 1978.

1 week ago
Sid Vicious with then-manager and girlfriend Nancy Spungen backstage at Max’s Kansas City, New York, in 1978 (© unknown). Max’s Kansas City opened in December 1965 at 213 Park Avenue South, New York. It was the last place Sid Vicious performed onstage before he died in February 1979. After the Sex Pistols broke up on their 1978 US tour, Sid moved to ... Read More Arthur Kane: The Sad Demise of A New York Doll.

Arthur Kane: The Sad Demise of A New York Doll.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: A ‘Killer’ Look from Arthur Kane at David Johansen. I recently watched a superb documentary about Arthur ‘Killer” Kane, the bass player for the New York Dolls. The Dolls have their own place in my personal musical history, as recorded in Bombed Out!, as I used to skive school and listen to their eponymous album at a friend’s ... Read More
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The Cavern Club, Liverpool, “Birthplace” of the Beatles: Why it was demolished.

The Cavern Club, Liverpool, “Birthplace” of the Beatles: Why it was demolished.

2 days ago
Above Photo: the Cavern Club on Mathew Street, Liverpool in the 1960s. A lot of the action in Bombed Out! takes place on Mathew Street, around a Punk and New Wave club called Eric’s, which was located opposite what had been the site of the Cavern. I was never a Beatles fan, but I have always been a fan of ... Read More A Bombed Out Book Tour of Liverpool City Centre: The Central Library.

A Bombed Out Book Tour of Liverpool City Centre: The Central Library.

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: The Picton Reading Room, Liverpool Central Library. A friend recently asked to be taken on a tour of Bombed Out! book locations in Liverpool city centre.  This was another stop on the tour. “Went to the Library, the Grapes and Eric’s.” In that short sentence from my 1979-1980 diaries, I could have been describing any one of hundreds ... Read More
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1970s Punk Band Covers: Walk On By. The Stranglers v. Dionne Warwick.

1970s Punk Band Covers: Walk On By. The Stranglers v. Dionne Warwick.

2 days ago
Dionne Warwick in London in the 1960s. (© unknown) If you knew what this article was about just from the title, then you were almost certainly “There” or thereabouts, and will know that there could never really be a winner in such a contest, but that the two versions of “Walk On By” by the Stranglers and by Dionne Warwick are equally ... Read More 1970s Punk Bands: 999 and Dodgy Policework.

1970s Punk Bands: 999 and Dodgy Policework.

4 days ago
Above Photo: 999 onstage at Eric’s Club, Liverpool, 1978. (Lofty Varsteiner) In Bombed Out!, my Punk and New Wave music memoir, the antics of Merseyside Police in the 1980s get a hammering for various reasons, but mainly because I just didn’t like the methods they employed as they went about their work back then. Who ya gonna call? (Photo: dddocproductionsmusic.blogspot.com) ... Read More
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Five Punk Sell-outs ? Or people just making a living…

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

1 week 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 The Nostalgia Circuit: 1980s Bands Touring Old Peoples’ Homes.

The Nostalgia Circuit: 1980s Bands Touring Old Peoples’ Homes.

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: David Van Day and Thereza Bazar in 1980s band Dollar. Late ‘70s and 1980s band Dollar didn’t get a mention in my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!. That said, I still managed to reference contemporary mainstream music I liked (and, especially, that I didn’t like) back then, but Dollar were a band too far. And given some ... 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.

2 weeks 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!

7 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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