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Punk and New Wave Photos: The Buzzcocks in Liverpool in 1978.

Punk and New Wave Photos: The Buzzcocks in Liverpool in 1978.

17 hours ago
Above Photo: Steve Diggle of the Buzcocks in Virgin Records, Liverpool, Friday 17th March 1978. I took these photos of the Buzzcocks in March 1978, at a signing they’d attended at Virgin Records in St John’s Market in Liverpool city centre, after playing at Eric’s the night before. I’d skived off school especially so I could see them. Back then the ... Read More Punk Bands and Fashions in Superb Photos from 1976 – 1977.

Punk Bands and Fashions in Superb Photos from 1976 – 1977.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: The Clash in their rehearsal studio, London, 1976. (© Sheila Rock) I recently saw a great selection of Punk photographer Sheila Rock’s work in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, promoting her book ‘Punk+‘. The book features many of her photos which brilliantly capture the time – especially Punk fashions and Punk bands in 1976-1977, which is when all the ... Read More
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Decoding the Bombed Out! Book Cover – Liverpool’s Goree Warehouses.

Decoding the Bombed Out! Book Cover – Liverpool’s Goree Warehouses.

17 hours 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 David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes and THAT Video.

David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes and THAT Video.

3 weeks ago
David Bowie in the Pierrot Costume he wore for the video shoot. From the white noise, cranking music and unusual Japanese rapping over the top of the first album track (’It’s No Game’) I loved David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) album when I bought it in September of 1980. A classic screenshot image from the Ashes to Ashes ... Read More
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Punk Photos: 999 Live in Liverpool in 1978.

Punk Photos: 999 Live in Liverpool in 1978.

1 month ago
Above Photo: Jon Watson, 999’s bass player, up close and personal. I was a massive fan of Punk band 999, and bought their first singles – I’m Alive and Nasty Nasty in 1977. I think their 1978 singles are better than the 1977 ones, however, and two of them remain standout iconic Punk anthems: Feeling Alright with the Crew and ... Read More I Fought The Law: Bombed Out!, Rex Makin and Merseyside Police in the 1980s.

I Fought The Law: Bombed Out!, Rex Makin and Merseyside Police in the 1980s.

2 months ago
Above Photo: A Punk being arrested in London in 1977. To my mind, now-deceased Rex Makin’s law firm were the best criminal lawyers in Liverpool in the 1980s – they probably still are, and I’d be immediately on the phone to them if I ever needed criminal law help in the UK. I’d say that’s unlikely, but I said that ... Read More
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An Early Punk Primer: Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album, 1973.

An Early Punk Primer: Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album, 1973.

1 month ago
Above Photo: Elton John levitates onstage in 1973. An early Punk primer for me, that is… Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album gets an honorary mention in my 1970s-1980s Punk, New Wave and music memoir, Bombed Out! because I really liked it when it came out. I was only 12, mind you, but it captured my imagination and it was ... Read More The Death of Sid Vicious in New York.

The Death of Sid Vicious in New York.

1 month ago
Above Photo: Sid Vicious during a Sex Pistols gig in 1978. It doesn’t feel that long ago when I first heard of the death of Sid Vicious in New York at the tender age of 21 (him not me; I was even tenderer, having just turned seventeen). I recount the circumstances in my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!, ... Read More
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‘Class War’ In British Culture.

‘Class War’ In British Culture.

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 ‘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.

6 months 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
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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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Two Nightmares In Wax Tracks – On You Tube.

Two 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.

2 months ago
Above Photo: Pete Burns at a Nightmares in Wax gig at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, February 1980. (© Mick Reid) First posted after Pete Burns’ death in 2016. 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 ... Read More
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