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Elvis Costello and the Falklands War.

Elvis Costello and the Falklands War.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Argentine troops on the Falklands Islands during the war. I recently wrote an article about the superb Elvis Costello song “Shipbuilding” (see link below), its relevance to the Falklands War in 1982 and how that fitted into the timeline of my ‘70s-‘80s Punk and New Wave memoir Bombed Out!. DIscarded helmets from surrendered Argentine troops during the Falklands War. ... Read More Bombed Out: Best Screenplay Award Arrives.

Bombed Out: Best Screenplay Award Arrives.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Bombed Out book cover with the award from the Golden Gate International Film Festival. I was really delighted to finally get my hands on the ‘Best Screenplay’ award for my Punk and New Wave screenplay, Bombed Out, which arrived by courier today. It came from the Golden Gate International Film Festival in California. Me onstage at Eric’s with Nightmares ... Read More
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Elvis Costello and the Falklands War.

Elvis Costello and the Falklands War.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Argentine troops on the Falklands Islands during the war. I recently wrote an article about the superb Elvis Costello song “Shipbuilding” (see link below), its relevance to the Falklands War in 1982 and how that fitted into the timeline of my ‘70s-‘80s Punk and New Wave memoir Bombed Out!. DIscarded helmets from surrendered Argentine troops during the Falklands War. ... Read More Who’s Your Dada? Punk Art In History.

Who’s Your Dada? Punk Art In History.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Ubu Imperator, Max Ernst, 1923. A top spins in an empty landscape. I was interested to read about the Dada art movement recently in an article on an art website (www.theartstory.org) which I have summarized and added to below. I was particularly struck by Dada’s anti-establishment origins and aims the movement shared with the Punk Revolution, which came over 50 ... Read More
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Generation X And the Ziggy Stardust Sign in London.

Generation X And the Ziggy Stardust Sign in London.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo Billy Idol and the Gen X boys muck around under the iconic K West Sign. (Ray Stevenson) Whilst doing some Bombed Out! photo research, I recently came across the above 1977 photo of Punk band Generation X walking (or pissing about) under the K West sign, made famous by its appearance on David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album cover. The ... Read More Bombed Out’s Real Life Locations: Nightmares’ Bass Player Doubles As Night Watchman.

Bombed Out’s Real Life Locations: Nightmares’ Bass Player Doubles As Night Watchman.

1 month ago
Above Photo: One of the gigs I played, having arranged cover that night at the watchman’s hut – Nightmares in Wax play at Eric’s, March 1980. (© Mick Reid). Reader of Bombed Out! will know that I once worked as a night watchman in a transport yard in Boundary Street, off Liverpool’s Dock Road, during the time I was also playing bass ... Read More
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How Much Are Your Punk and New Wave Records Worth?

How Much Are Your Punk and New Wave Records Worth?

6 days ago
Above Photo: My copy of the Holidays In The Sun Sex Pistols single. Mine aren’t (yet) for sale, but I recently came across a list of some of the most valuable late 20th century music releases in the UK’s Daily Telegraph of all unlikely places, and was interested to see there were quite a few Punk records in the top ... Read More Any Idea? Punk People Before They Were Famous…

Any Idea? Punk People Before They Were Famous…

2 weeks ago
The above low resolution photo shows the Godfather of British Punk, aka Malcom McLaren, at his Bar Mitzvah ceremony. A long time after this photo was taken, McLaren went on to manage the New York Dolls, the Sex Pistols and to become a significant force in carving out space and massive publicity for the Punk scene in the UK, especially ... Read More
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‘Class War’ in Bands, Music and The Arts in Britain.

‘Class War’ in Bands, Music and The Arts in Britain.

10 months ago
Above Photo, Seagulls fighting over discarded chips in England (© Martin Parr). The below is an edited version of a superb article which is highly relevant to the period of musical creativity in Britain described in my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out! By Stuart Maconie, it was published in the New Statesman, and was called ‘The privileged ... Read More Medieval Beast Banter: An Unorthodox Approach To Art History.

Medieval Beast Banter: An Unorthodox Approach To Art History.

2 years ago
Above Photo: This boar thought he had it under control but he did not. Although not much to do with my Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out!, someone recently sent me an article called “44 Medieval Beasts That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now” by Tom Phillips on the website www.buzzfeed.com. I thought it was excellent: the depth of research to find ... 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.

3 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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Punk v Disco. Saturday Night Fever & Bombed Out!

Punk v Disco. Saturday Night Fever & Bombed Out!

2 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 Two New Nightmares In Wax Tracks On You Tube.

Two New Nightmares In Wax Tracks On You Tube.

9 months ago
Mick Reid, Pete Burns and I onstage at Eric’s Club, Liverpool at a Nightmares in Wax gig in early 1980. (© David Bailey) My friend and former Nightmares in Wax guitarist, Mick Reid, recently posted another couple of previously-unheard NIW rehearsal tracks to You Tube (see link below). They were recorded in our rehearsal space in the basement of 8 ... Read More
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