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Punk Band Photos in 1978: The Adverts.

Punk Band Photos in 1978: The Adverts.

20 hours ago
Above Photo: Gaye Advert at Liverpool’s Mountford Hall in April 1978. I recently discovered these photos I’d taken when I first saw the Adverts play live, at Liverpool University on 29 April 1978. They were supported by The Night and Agency (my gig-notes say), although I can’t remember anything about those bands. It might even be possible that the Adverts ... Read More The Velvet Underground and ‘Heroin”.

The Velvet Underground and ‘Heroin”.

5 days ago
 Above Photo: Mexican smugglers perhaps lead authorities to smell a rat by smuggling heroin in “coke” cans. I recently read an interesting article about the upsurge of heroin use in the USA (see link at the end of this article). Part of a haul of Tar Heroin from Mexico. Some blame is placed on previous abuse of prescription painkillers, which doctors ... Read More
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Art Attack: Some Great 1970s London Graffiti Photos.

Art Attack: Some Great 1970s London Graffiti Photos.

5 days ago
Above Photo: Timeless 1970s British Graffiti. I was interested to see an article about a catalogue of black and white photographs recording London’s political and counter-cultural graffiti in the 1970s, which was republished for the first time in almost 40 years. A bit of scurrilous graffiti about a popular female childrens’ TV presenter and someone from the Royal Family. I really ... Read More 1980s Liverpool: The English city that wanted to break away from the UK.

1980s Liverpool: The English city that wanted to break away from the UK.

2 weeks ago
Above photo: Canning Dock, the Port of Liverpool Building, Cunard Building and the Liver Building in Liverpool as they appeared in the 1980s. I recently read an excellent and thought-provoking BBC article by Helen Grady. It was about Liverpool’s desire to break away from the rest of the UK in the early 1980s, to escape from Margaret Thatcher’s disastrous government, which also ... Read More
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Bombed Out Book Cover Images: The Liver Building, Liverpool.

Bombed Out Book Cover Images: The Liver Building, Liverpool.

20 hours ago
The Liver Building at the Pier Head, on Liverpool’s Waterfront. The most prominent stone edifice on the front cover of my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out! (ignoring Margaret Thatcher) is Liverpool’s Grade 1 Listed Building, the Liver Building. This post explains why I used the image, and its relevance to proceedings chronicled in the book. Front cover of Bombed ... Read More Bombed Out: Liverpool Then and Now Photos (2)

Bombed Out: Liverpool Then and Now Photos (2)

7 days ago
Above Photo: Mann Island in 1897 and 2014 (Keith Jones) (Click to enlarge all photos) Many people commented on the recent ‘Liverpool Then and Now’ post I put up, which featured the superb photographs of Keith Jones, showing modern-day Liverpool street scenes juxtaposed with old photographs taken from the same place, decades earlier. My original article is here: http://www.bombedoutpunk.com/locations/bombed-out-liverpool-then-and-now-photographs/ I’ve ... Read More
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Music »

Punk Band Photos in 1978: The Adverts.

Punk Band Photos in 1978: The Adverts.

20 hours ago
Above Photo: Gaye Advert at Liverpool’s Mountford Hall in April 1978. I recently discovered these photos I’d taken when I first saw the Adverts play live, at Liverpool University on 29 April 1978. They were supported by The Night and Agency (my gig-notes say), although I can’t remember anything about those bands. It might even be possible that the Adverts ... Read More Stiff Little Fingers’ Contribution – to Road Safety in Vietnam.

Stiff Little Fingers’ Contribution – to Road Safety in Vietnam.

7 days ago
Above Photo: Stiff Little Fingers live. I recently travelled down the spine of Vietnam through the Central Highlands, on minibuses driven by seemingly drug-crazed nutters. We flew along dangerously winding roads, passing landslides and precipitous drops, shutting my eyes at near misses –  and wandering buffaloes – as we narrowly-avoided head on collisions with similarly-driven suicide vehicles. It made for pretty ... 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.

3 months 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…

4 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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Life After The Sex Pistols: John Lydon Interview in 1978.

Life After The Sex Pistols: John Lydon Interview in 1978.

1 month ago
 Above Photo:  An early photo of John Lydon. I recently came across this interesting , short (6 minutes) video of John Lydon, who jettisoned the ‘Johnny Rotten’ tag after the Sex Pistols broke up, being interviewed by Janet Street-Porter. Lydon being interviewed by Janet Street-Porter. Shot in 1978, the interview is conducted in and around Covent Garden in London, where ... Read More An Exclusive 1980s Nightmares In Wax Rehearsal Track: Couldn’t Care Less.

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

5 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
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