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Bombed Out! – Another Sales Milestone and More Great Readers’ Feedback.

Bombed Out! – Another Sales Milestone and More Great Readers’ Feedback.

3 days ago
Above Photo: Bombed Out! Book display in Waterstones, Liverpool One. Let me start this article at the end, as it were. You can buy signed paperback copies of Bombed Out! in three Liverpool bookshops. Waterstones in Liverpool One, News From Nowhere in Bold Street and Pritchards in Moor Lane, Crosby. Pritchards bookshop in Moor Lane, Crosby, Liverpool have signed ... Read More What Is The Legacy of Punk And New Wave Today?

What Is The Legacy of Punk And New Wave Today?

4 days ago
Above Photo: The Sex Pistols play in Holland, 1977. I read an interesting article by Dorian Lynskey in the UK’s Guardian newspaper a while ago, called ‘No Future? Punk is still the sound of youth the world over’. Punk’s legacy is something I often considered when (and since) writing my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out! because without exposure to ... Read More
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Liverpool Port’s Boom Times Revealed – In Shipwrecks.

Liverpool Port’s Boom Times Revealed – In Shipwrecks.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: the shipwreck of the Ionic Star, Liverpool. (© Liverpool Echo/Colin Lane) The action in my ‘70s-‘80s Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out! takes place in Liverpool, a port city then in brutal decline because of changing international trade patterns and the results of the then-British governments economic policies. The former greatness of Liverpool’s port is firmly woven into ... Read More Bombed Out and Liverpool’s Murky Role in the American Civil War.

Bombed Out and Liverpool’s Murky Role in the American Civil War.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: The bombardment of Fort Sumter in 1861. A canon made in Liverpool fired the first shot of the American Civil War at the start of this bombardment, and Liverpool was the venue for the last official act of the Civil War too. As well as providing a detailed look at the state of Liverpool in the late ‘70s ... Read More
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A ‘Bombed Out’ Book Locations Tour of Liverpool City Centre: Mathew Street.

A ‘Bombed Out’ Book Locations Tour of Liverpool City Centre: Mathew Street.

1 week ago
Above Photo: How to find the site of former Punk and New Wave club, Eric’s on Mathew Street, Liverpool – all red-circled items have nothing to do with commemorating the club, which was located through the black doorway, below, right. (The main Beatles statue I have left uncircled as that predated Eric’s – see photo below). (First published in 2015) ... Read More Unseen 1980s Liverpool Band Images: Ex Post Facto.

Unseen 1980s Liverpool Band Images: Ex Post Facto.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Christine Clarke and Frank Sparks of Ex Post Facto. When I was going through some band and music memorabilia recently, I came across this photo of Christine Clarke, the lead singer of Ex Post Facto, and (the back of) Frank Sparks on keyboards. On the back of the photo was a nice personal message from Christine and the ... Read More
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Music »

Revealed: The Ziggy Stardust Album Cover Location in London.

Revealed: The Ziggy Stardust Album Cover Location in London.

1 day ago
Above Photo: Another image from the photo shoot in Heddon Street W1, this one rejected as the cover for the Ziggy Stardust album. David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album played an important part in the tale recounted in my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!, especially during the early 1980s, almost 10 years after the ... Read More A Link between Bombed Out!, Liverpool Musicians in New York and The Vietnam War in Laos.

A Link between Bombed Out!, Liverpool Musicians in New York and The Vietnam War in Laos.

1 week ago
Above Photo: A Cold Day in New York (© Camera2, Facebook) I recently uploaded a video on You Tube. Shot in Vieng Xai, northern Laos, inside a massive cave complex where POWs were held during the Vietnam War, it was part of my research when writing my anti-war Backpacker/Vietnam crossover novel, BACK. So why the fuck am I writing about it ... Read More
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The Violent Birth of Manchester’s Vibrant Punk Scene.

The Violent Birth of Manchester’s Vibrant Punk Scene.

6 days ago
Above Photo: The writer, Frank Owen with two Manchester Punks, Denise Owen and Joan (© Kevin Cummins) I recently read a fascinating article about the birth of Punk in Manchester by writer Frank Owen. Many of his observations about the dismal social and economic worlds of pre-Punk Manchester mirror my own experiences in nearby Liverpool, as chronicled in my ‘70s – ‘80s ... Read More ‘Class War’ in Bands, Music and The Arts in Britain.

‘Class War’ in Bands, Music and The Arts in Britain.

1 year 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
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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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Punk v Disco. Saturday Night Fever & Bombed Out!

Punk v Disco. Saturday Night Fever & Bombed Out!

5 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 Two New Nightmares In Wax Tracks On You Tube.

Two New Nightmares In Wax Tracks On You Tube.

12 months 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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or signed paperback copies from:
News From Nowhere, Bold Street Liverpool; Waterstones, Liverpool 1 or Pritchards, Moor Lane, Crosby.

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