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1970s-1980s Liverpool bands, Signing On, Job Interviews and the DHSS.

1970s-1980s Liverpool bands, Signing On, Job Interviews and the DHSS.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Me playing bass with Pink Military in March 1979, at Eric’s Club, Liverpool. (I know it’s that month because I still have my crappy second-hand shop bass I learnt on. And that’s a red plectrum in my mouth, not a thick lip – or lipstick…) I was amused to come across a note I’d made in the spring ... Read More Two New Nightmares In Wax Tracks On You Tube.

Two New Nightmares In Wax Tracks On You Tube.

1 month 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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Love Hangover: Diana Ross versus The Associates.

Love Hangover: Diana Ross versus The Associates.

2 days ago
Above Photo: Diana Ross. Curiously, in my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out! the song Love Hangover receives two very different mentions as sung by two very different artists. Diana Ross in the 1979s. It was one of my favourite songs in 1976 when Diana Ross released it. She was apparently initially reluctant to sing it, as she wasn’t a ... Read More Hidden Images: Bombed Out Punk Art Revealed – The Goree Warehouses.

Hidden Images: Bombed Out Punk Art Revealed – The Goree Warehouses.

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: Detail from the front cover of Bombed Out! As regular readers will know, the front cover of my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!, is littered with book-relevant imagery, and I often receive emails concerning different aspects of it. The full book cover I’ve previously written about the painter/engraver, Samuel Austin in an article on this site, with reference ... Read More
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Punk and New Wave Gig Photos: Ultravox Play Liverpool in 1978.

Punk and New Wave Gig Photos: Ultravox Play Liverpool in 1978.

4 days ago
Above Photo: Chris Cross and Billy Currie of Ultravox onstage in September 1978, Eric’s, Liverpool. I first saw Ultravox perform in Eric’s club Liverpool on 23 September 1978, when I took the accompanying photos. Robin Simon of Ultravox on guitar, with Chris Cross on drums in the background I’ve used some of these previously, but decided to put all the photos ... Read More Memorabilia: Punk Badges.

Memorabilia: Punk Badges.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: More of my Punk Memorabilia discovered recently. I recently discovered these badges amongst my other Punk and band memorabilia recently, but wondered where I had got them, as I would never have bought them. This is still my favourite, but I don’t remember where or how I got it. Back then, in 1977 – 1978, I would never ... Read More
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1970s Manchester Punk Bands: Slaughter & The Dogs.

1970s Manchester Punk Bands: Slaughter & The Dogs.

1 week ago
Above Photo: The cover of Do It Dog Style, Slaughter & The Dogs’ 1978 album. One of my favourite Punk bands of the late 1970s was Slaughter & The Dogs, and as such they get a number of honorable mentions in my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!. They also have special significance, as their album motivated me to learn ... Read More Play That  (1970s) Funky Music: The Commodores – Brick House and Machine Gun.

Play That (1970s) Funky Music: The Commodores – Brick House and Machine Gun.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: The Commodores. The only non-Punk single I bought in 1977 was the superb Brick House, by the Commodores, a band that would later bring us the overly mawkish Three Times a Lady and others of that ilk. The Commodores superb single, ‘Brick House’. And yet they’d also delivered the fantastic single Machine Gun in 1974, which I remember ... 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.

2 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.

12 months 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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Two New Nightmares In Wax Tracks On You Tube.

Two New Nightmares In Wax Tracks On You Tube.

1 month 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 Exclusive: Pete Burns, Nightmares In Wax And Another Unheard Demo – Black Leather.

Exclusive: Pete Burns, Nightmares In Wax And Another Unheard Demo – Black Leather.

5 months ago
Above Photo: Pete Burns at a Nightmares in Wax gig at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, February 1980. (© Mick Reid) There have been lots of nice things said about Pete Burns since his shock death last week. As is often the way in death, the more-hidden, humane and decent characteristics of a person are emphasized and highlighted by a broad spectrum ... Read More
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