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Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Jigsaw Feeling.

Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Jigsaw Feeling.

4 days ago
Above Photo: The cover of the 1978 Siouxsie and the Banshees album, The Scream. In the foreword to Bombed Out!, I wrote the following in connection with the whole time span covered by the book, but with special reference to the Punk era onwards, and the entire writing process that gave rise to the book itself. Part of the Foreword ... Read More Studio 54 Photos: Contrasting Punk and Disco Music Scenes in 1970s New York.

Studio 54 Photos: Contrasting Punk and Disco Music Scenes in 1970s New York.

6 days ago
Above Photo: CBGBs and Studio 54 in late 1970s New York. All Studio 54 photos below are gratefully used and © Tod Papageorge. In the 1977 chapter of Bombed Out!, my Punk and New Wave Memoir, I dismissively deal with New York’s Mecca to Disco music, cocaine and late-1970s excesses, more commonly known as Studio 54, in a sentence. The ... Read More
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What Links This Liverpool Photo, The American War of Independence, the US Constitution and Bombed Out?

What Links This Liverpool Photo, The American War of Independence, the US Constitution and Bombed Out?

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Chorley Court in Liverpool in the early 1900s. While writing my Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out!, I researched the history of relevant parts of Liverpool city centre, because the history of Liverpool, and its buildings, form an ever-present backdrop to events in the book. Robert Morris in later life (painted by Robert Edge Pine). As mentioned in ... Read More Punk Bands, The UK’s ‘Troubles’ and The Vietnam War.

Punk Bands, The UK’s ‘Troubles’ and The Vietnam War.

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: The IRA bombs the Old Bailey in London. I recently wrote about Iggy Pop and Vietnam War-referencing songs released after 1980 (see link at the end of this article). For British Punk bands (as opposed to American ones) the Vietnam War was largely an irrelevance. This was because we had a bloody war of our own being fought on ... Read More
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Bombed Out’s links with the World’s First Fatal Train Accident.

Bombed Out’s links with the World’s First Fatal Train Accident.

4 days ago
A Vicious Human Killer cuts its teeth. Not many people know that on the 15th September 1830, a world-transforming event took place in Liverpool, when the first steam powered passenger railway line, the Liverpool to Manchester railway, opened for business. Surprisingly, this event and my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out! share some links. A close up of Stephenson’s ... Read More Bombed Out: Liverpool Then and Now Photographs.

Bombed Out: Liverpool Then and Now Photographs.

1 week ago
Above Photo: Waterloo Seafront in Liverpool, in the early 1900s and today (Keith Jones) One of the contemporary Liverpool photographers whose work I’m looking forward to illustrating future Bombed Out! articles with is Keith Jones, who has kindly permitted me to use his photos. (Click to enlarge all of the photos below) My former boozer, The Liver, a pub in ... Read More
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The Story Behind The Jam’s ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’ Cover Photo.

The Story Behind The Jam’s ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’ Cover Photo.

1 week ago
Above Photo: The single cover photo, shot in Bond Street tube station, London. The Jam, consisting of Paul Weller on vocals and guitar, Bruce Foxton on bass and Rick Buckler on drums, formed a few years before the Punk explosion that brought them to a wider audience and which also propelled them into the charts. They receive a couple of ... Read More It’s Time The (Punk) Tale Were Told: The Story Behind The Moors Murderers.

It’s Time The (Punk) Tale Were Told: The Story Behind The Moors Murderers.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Who were behind the bin bags? Back in 1976 when some Punks were doing anything to outrage the British public (and/or to quickly receive cheap and effective publicity), a Punk band called ‘The Moors Murderers’ was formed. What could go wrong with that? Well, a bit of background first… The REAL Moors Murderers, Ian Brady on the left, Myra ... 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 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 Five Punk Sell-outs ? Or people just making a living…

Five Punk Sell-outs ? Or people just making a living…

3 months 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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Life After The Sex Pistols: John Lydon Interview in 1978.

Life After The Sex Pistols: John Lydon Interview in 1978.

2 weeks ago
 Above Photo:  An early photo of John Lydon. I recently came across this interesting , short (6 minutes) video of John Lydon, who jettisoned the ‘Johnny Rotten’ tag after the Sex Pistols broke up, being interviewed by Janet Street-Porter. Lydon being interviewed by Janet Street-Porter. Shot in 1978, the interview is conducted in and around Covent Garden in London, where ... Read More An Exclusive 1980s Nightmares In Wax Rehearsal Track: Couldn’t Care Less.

An Exclusive 1980s Nightmares In Wax Rehearsal Track: Couldn’t Care Less.

4 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
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