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24 Hour Party People: The Film and Manchester’s Punk & New Wave Scene.

24 Hour Party People: The Film and Manchester’s Punk & New Wave Scene.

7 days ago
The Sex Pistols play Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall in July 1976. (Paul Welsh) I recently watched the film ’24 Hour Party People’, which was written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and produced in 2002. It dealt with the music scene in Manchester from 1976 until 1992, focussing on Tony Wilson’s mercurial role in the Manchester music world and his setting up ... Read More Control: The Tragedy of Ian Curtis, His Family and Joy Division.

Control: The Tragedy of Ian Curtis, His Family and Joy Division.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Ian Curtis with his wife Deborah and baby. I recently re-watched Control, a 2007 film about Joy Division and the death of the band’s singer Ian Curtis, who killed himself aged 23. Based on a book by his widow, Deborah Curtis, I first watched the film when it came out and thought it was a cinematic, screenwriting and ... Read More
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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.

1 week 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 God Save The Queen: The Infamous Sex Pistols’ 1977 Boat Trip Down The River Thames.

God Save The Queen: The Infamous Sex Pistols’ 1977 Boat Trip Down The River Thames.

1 week ago
 Above Photo: Sid Vicious on the Silver Jubilee Boat gig on the River Thames, passing Tower Bridge. I recently read an excellent eyewitness account by Jon Savage of the Sex Pistols’ Silver Jubilee boat trip down the River Thames in London, timed to coincide with the Queen’s Silver Jubilee year in 1977. First published in British music paper Sounds, I ... Read More
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1980s Liverpool Bands and Hanging Around.

1980s Liverpool Bands and Hanging Around.

2 days ago
St George’s Hall, Liverpool, in the 1890s. I love the above photograph, posted on Inacityliving’s Facebook page. At first sight you may not see why, but take a closer look: Close-up of the steps. Taken over 100 years ago, it shows people hanging around and sunbathing on the steps of the magnificent St George’s Hall, in Liverpool’s city centre, a ... Read More BUSTED: The Police Raid That Closed Eric’s Punk Club, Liverpool: Gary Ledwidge.

BUSTED: The Police Raid That Closed Eric’s Punk Club, Liverpool: Gary Ledwidge.

3 weeks ago
A closed Eric’s after the police raid (Mudkiss.com) Everyone who went to Eric’s or who hung around Liverpool city centre in the late 1970s and early 1980s will have their own tales to tell about the culture of harassment, perjury, corruption, extortion and criminality inside Merseyside Police. “I swear to see no evil – ours at any rate…” Hopefully things ... Read More
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Nancy Sinatra and These Boots Are Made For Walkin’.

Nancy Sinatra and These Boots Are Made For Walkin’.

2 days ago
Above Photo: Nancy Sinatra.  Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ was released in February 1966 and quickly shot to Number 1 in the US, the UK and many other countries around the world. A screenshot from the Boots video. It was released when the Vietnam War was raging, but for me it triggers memories of cold winter mornings in Liverpool, ... Read More I’ll Turn Away: Another Pete Burns/Nightmares in Wax Demo Uploaded.

I’ll Turn Away: Another Pete Burns/Nightmares in Wax Demo Uploaded.

5 days ago
Above Photo: Pete Burns onstage at a Nightmares in Wax gig at Eric’s Club, Liverpool, in March 1980.  My former Nightmares in Wax guitarist, Mick Reid, has uploaded another of the band’s tracks on You Tube featuring Pete Burns on vocals, and including an excellent video of all people who were in the band up until he and I left ... 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.

4 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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