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In New York, Punk’s Not Bread.

In New York, Punk’s Not Bread.

4 days ago
Above Photo – Agent Orange: An interesting mohican on Bleecker Street, New York. My Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out! frequently references New York bands who were influential in shaping the British Punk and New Wave scene, and on my last visit to New York, when I was checking out former Punk sites, I dived into this dollar-a-slice pizza ... Read More The Riddle of Marc Bolan’s Missing Millions.

The Riddle of Marc Bolan’s Missing Millions.

5 days ago
Marc Bolan with Ringo Starr, looking for his Royalties. Given the unusual importance Law has to my Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out!, I thought I’d feature some unfortunate legal problems faced by musicians and bands mentioned in the book. The below is based on a piece that first appeared in the UK Observer a couple of years ago. ... Read More
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The Clash, Combat Rock, the Khmer Rouge and a Mysterious Vietnam War Disappearance.

The Clash, Combat Rock, the Khmer Rouge and a Mysterious Vietnam War Disappearance.

4 days ago
The Clash playing live in Boston Massachusetts, USA in 1979 (Bob Gruen).  On the Clash’s Combat Rock album, released in 1982, there’s a song called Sean Flynn (although my favourite tracks on that album are Know Your Rights and Rock The Casbah.) “This is a public service announcement…” The story of Sean Flynn involves an interesting Punk/Cambodia/Khmer Rouge/Vietnam War link, and ... Read More Westway To The World: The Story of The Clash.

Westway To The World: The Story of The Clash.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: The Clash play live in the late 1970s. I recently watched a superb documentary by Don Letts about the Clash, called Westway To The World (from where I took all the below screenshots). Shot in 2000 and featuring interviews with all the band, including both drummers Terry Chimes and Topper Headon, it spanned the band’s earliest beginnings to ... 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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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1978: The Police’s First Album, Outlandos d’Amour.

1978: The Police’s First Album, Outlandos d’Amour.

6 hours ago
Above Photo: Sting, Steward Copeland and Andy Summers, The Police in 1978. It’s now fashionable for Punks to hate British New Wave band The Police, but back in 1978 and 1979, before their (and especially Sting’s) more mainstream commercial successes, they were initially embraced by the New Wave movement. By then, like many bands who clambered onto the welcoming Punk ... Read More Transformer: A Product of Lou Reed and Andy Warhol’s New York.

Transformer: A Product of Lou Reed and Andy Warhol’s New York.

6 hours ago
Above Photo: Street Hassle – The Bowery, New York, 1970s (© Eddie Borga). One of my favourite Lou Reed albums is Transformer. Released in November 1972, it made a massive impression on me. I recently watched an excellent documentary about the album, called “Classic Albums – Transformer”, with contributions from musicians associated with the making of the album, including Lou Reed, David ... 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 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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