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Photos: The Sex Pistols’ Anarchy Tour in 1976.

Photos: The Sex Pistols’ Anarchy Tour in 1976.

2 days ago
Above Photo: The Sex Pistols play Caerphilly in Wales, December 1976 ( © Dave Smitham) “The boredom. We didn’t know what the fuck was going on…” As mentioned in my Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out!, the Punk scene may never have ignited up and down Britain had the Sex Pistols not done three things in quick succession: Released ... Read More Play It Loud: Punk Is Great For Anger Management.

Play It Loud: Punk Is Great For Anger Management.

1 week ago
Above Photo: Reunited with some of my Punk record collection in storage recently.  A recent study by researchers at the University of Queensland found that people who listen to “extreme music” such as Punk can better process anger and become calmer, rather than angrier. The researchers found that extreme music helped listeners to explore their strong emotions, but also left them feeling ... Read More
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Photos: The Sex Pistols’ Anarchy Tour in 1976.

Photos: The Sex Pistols’ Anarchy Tour in 1976.

2 days ago
Above Photo: The Sex Pistols play Caerphilly in Wales, December 1976 ( © Dave Smitham) “The boredom. We didn’t know what the fuck was going on…” As mentioned in my Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out!, the Punk scene may never have ignited up and down Britain had the Sex Pistols not done three things in quick succession: Released ... Read More The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning and the 1981 British Riots.

The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning and the 1981 British Riots.

3 days ago
 Above Photo: Police walk through a riot-torn street in Toxteth, Liverpool in 1981. The Ruts were responsible for one of the best songs of the whole Punk period, when they released Babylon’s Burning back in June 1979, although I’d been into them as soon as I’d heard their first single, In A Rut, which was released earlier that year (You ... Read More
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Real Life Locations in Bombed Out!: St John’s Gardens, Liverpool.

Real Life Locations in Bombed Out!: St John’s Gardens, Liverpool.

1 month ago
Above Photo St John’s Gardens, Liverpool. One of my favourite places in Liverpool city centre is a small patch of greenery called St John’s Gardens. In Bombed Out!, my Punk and New Wave memoir, the gardens are an important location, as so much of my time in the bands was spent there back in 1979 and the early 1980s. St George’s Hall, seen from ... Read More An Unusual Link Between The Ramones, The Beatles and Mathew Street, Liverpool.

An Unusual Link Between The Ramones, The Beatles and Mathew Street, Liverpool.

1 month ago
Above Photo: The Ramones play live at Eric’s Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool (Ian Dickson). Now, unbelievably, all dead, the Ramones formed in New York in 1974 (where they all attended the same Forest Hills high school as Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, incidentally). Tommy Ramone on Mathew Street, posing in front of Eric’s gig flyers on the wall behind him. ... Read More
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Punk Band Crass Fought The Law…and Guess What?

Punk Band Crass Fought The Law…and Guess What?

1 week ago
 Above Photo:  Crass onstage at Eric’s Club, Liverpool, October 1979  – Penny Rimbaud on drums, Steve Ignorant singing. (© Mark Nick Jordan) I was recently contacted by a reader who’s a lawyer and who thought I might be interested in a legal run-in he had with Anarcho-Punk band Crass in the 1990s. I saw Crass play live at Eric’s Club in October ... Read More Punk And New Wave Vinyl On A Pub Ceiling In Belfast.

Punk And New Wave Vinyl On A Pub Ceiling In Belfast.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Record covers on the ceiling in the Spaniard Pub, Belfast, including a famous Punk album. I’m often struck by how many Punk and New Wave influences and references I come across, even when I’m not looking for them. When I was in Belfast recently, a friend of mine took me to a great city centre pub called The Spaniard. ... 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.

7 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.

1 year 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.

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

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

10 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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