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The Importance of Iggy Pop’s ‘TV Eye Live’ Album.

The Importance of Iggy Pop’s ‘TV Eye Live’ Album.

6 days ago
Above Photo: A peckish Iggy makes short work of the microphone. Iggy pop receives many mentions in the pages of my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!, but  an important one was when, in 1978, I won a copy of his TV Eye Live, 1977 album. The TV Eye album cover. I’d won it by submitting a Punk playlist ... Read More The Punk Diaries I Used For Writing Bombed Out!

The Punk Diaries I Used For Writing Bombed Out!

2 weeks ago
Mathew Street in 1980, at the time of Bombed Out! (Inacityliving) February 1979 was a special month for me. I’d recently turned seventeen and I’d decided to keep a diary, which, all these years later, I still do, although obviously not the same one. From unglamorous beginnings. At first there was nothing worth noting in the first boring month of ... Read More
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Westway To The World: The Story of The Clash.

Westway To The World: The Story of The Clash.

2 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 The Influence of the Ramones on British Punk Bands.

The Influence of the Ramones on British Punk Bands.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Members of the Clash and the Ramones in London, 1976. (Side note – you just assume Paul Simonon’s on his (not-then-invented) mobile phone, looking at this photo today. How times have changed…). I recently watched an excellent documentary about the Ramones, which underlined how important they were in the development of the Punk music scene, both in New ... Read More
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Bombed Out Locations: Liverpool’s Dock Road and the Bramley-Moore Dock.

Bombed Out Locations: Liverpool’s Dock Road and the Bramley-Moore Dock.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: The old entrance to the Bramley-Moore Dock on Regent Road, Liverpool. As recounted in Bombed Out!, of my many late-night/early morning walking routes back home from Eric’s Club, as a young Punk in Liverpool, my favourite walk used to take me right along Liverpool’s deserted Dock Road. Liverpool’s docks stretch for over seven miles north, and at 3 ... Read More The Cavern Club, Liverpool, “Birthplace” of the Beatles: Why it was demolished.

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

1 month 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
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Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll…And Kate Bush.

Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll…And Kate Bush.

6 days ago
Ian Dury with Kate Bush in 1980. The above is one of my favourite Ian Dury photographs, taken with Kate Bush in 1980 at an awards ceremony, at a time when the two musicians represented totally different ends of the musical spectrum. The cover of Dury’s 1977 album, New Boots and Panties. Both Kate Bush and Ian Dury receive mentions ... Read More The End Of The Sex Pistols: Their Last US Radio Interview in 1978.

The End Of The Sex Pistols: Their Last US Radio Interview in 1978.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Former Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious. I recently came across a You Tube audio recording, which is relevant to the spectacular implosion of the Sex Pistols during their Winterland tour of the US in 1978. It is a recording of the final radio interview the band did in the US (or anywhere else, for that matter), on 14 January ... 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…

1 month 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!

8 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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