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Plastic Orgasm: Endorsed by Ultravox, The Damned, Penetration and The New York Dolls

Plastic Orgasm: Endorsed by Ultravox, The Damned, Penetration and The New York Dolls

1 day ago
No – not these people – this was Ultravox, pre-Midge Ure, when John Foxx and Robin Simon gave me their autographs in Eric’s Club dressing room, Liverpool in 1978. And I don’t mean the ‘best’ schoolboy Punk band of course – just the most ‘endorsed’, albeit by some seriously big-hitting Punk and New Wave bands back in the day, such ... Read More Simple Minds Singer Jim Kerr Reduced To Violent Street Mugging?

Simple Minds Singer Jim Kerr Reduced To Violent Street Mugging?

3 days ago
Important Legal Notice: Although the above photograph shows a Scotsman claiming to be Jim Kerr laying violent hold of another Irishman from Dublin (Bono of U2), it is entirely unconnected with the content of the below true crime story. I was amused a while back to read a sad affair about an unpleasantly disturbed individual claiming to be Jim Kerr ... Read More
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Elvis Costello’s ‘Shipbuilding’ and the Falklands War.

Elvis Costello’s ‘Shipbuilding’ and the Falklands War.

2 days ago
Above Photo: Modern Naval Warfare – a torpedo takes out a warship. The Falklands War features in my in my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!, because it was an important – if barely believable – international conflict in the early 1980s. Argentine warship the General Belgrano sinks during the Falklands War, with the loss of 323 men. In ... Read More Photos: The Sex Pistols’ Anarchy Tour in 1976.

Photos: The Sex Pistols’ Anarchy Tour in 1976.

6 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
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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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Music »

Punk Band Crass Fought The Law…and Guess What?

Punk Band Crass Fought The Law…and Guess What?

2 weeks 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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