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Hey! Is Dee Dee Home? – Heroin and The New York Punk Scene of the late 1970s.

Hey! Is Dee Dee Home? – Heroin and The New York Punk Scene of the late 1970s.

1 week ago
Above Photo: 14th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, New York 1976.  I recently watched an excellent documentary called Hey! Is Dee Dee Home?, featuring Dee Dee Ramone, the band’s bass player. Produced in 2002, but mostly using an interview Dee Dee had done with filmmaker Lech Kowalski a decade earlier, it didn’t start well for me, when I realized its ... Read More Punks In Photos: A Sex Pistols Gig at The 100 Club in 1976.

Punks In Photos: A Sex Pistols Gig at The 100 Club in 1976.

3 weeks ago
Simon Wright, fourth from left, in leather jacket (Barry Plummer.) I recently read an article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper by and about a Punk, Simon Wright, who was caught in a famous photo at a Sex Pistols gig. I’ve edited the article below and added more early Sex Pistols photos for illustration. “I’d been following the Sex Pistols ever since they turned ... Read More
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Punk Band Photos: The Damned, Virgin Records, Liverpool 1977.

Punk Band Photos: The Damned, Virgin Records, Liverpool 1977.

2 days ago
  Above Photo: Captain Sensible in Liverpool, December 1977. I took these photos of the Damned in Virgin Records, St John’s Market, Liverpool on 8 December 1977, the night after we’d seen them play live at Liverpool University’s Mountford Hall. Dave Vanian, the Damned’s lead singer. It was only my second ever Punk gig (the first was The Stranglers), and ... Read More 1970s Bands: The Sweet – Blockbuster and Ballroom Blitz.

1970s Bands: The Sweet – Blockbuster and Ballroom Blitz.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: The Sweet in the early 1970s. 1970s glam band The Sweet get a couple of mentions in my ’70s-’80s band and music memoir, Bombed Out! As an 11 year old, I quite liked their singles Blockbuster and Ballroom Blitz (although I was less keen on Teenage Rampage), and they were a popular and influential UK band back in the ... Read More
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Locations referred to in Bombed Out! – Liverpool’s Pier Head.

Locations referred to in Bombed Out! – Liverpool’s Pier Head.

5 days ago
Above Photo: The Liver Buildings at Liverpool’s Pier Head on a foggy night (Pinterest) Liverpool’s Pier Head is an important location in my Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out! I recently came across a few photos depicting the Pier Head in very cold or miserable conditions which is how I experienced it a lot of the time, particularly walking home ... Read More 1980s Liverpool Band Hangouts: Brian’s Cafe, Stanley Street.

1980s Liverpool Band Hangouts: Brian’s Cafe, Stanley Street.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo – Brian’s Cafe, Stanley Street, Liverpool,  in the early 1980s. (Inacityliving, Facebook) There was a small café in Liverpool city centre called Brian’s Café in Stanley Street, which used to be a popular haunt for Liverpool Punks, Eric’s members and late 1970s and early 1980s Liverpool bands. As such, Brian’s gets a mention in Bombed Out!, my Punk and ... Read More
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I’ll Turn Away: Another Pete Burns/Nightmares in Wax Demo Uploaded.

I’ll Turn Away: Another Pete Burns/Nightmares in Wax Demo Uploaded.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Pete Burns onstage at a Nightmares in Wax gig at Eric’s Club, Liverpool, in March 1980.  My former Nightmares in Wax guitarist, Mick Reid, has uploaded another of the band’s tracks on You Tube featuring Pete Burns on vocals, and including an excellent video of all people who were in the band up until he and I left ... Read More Every Day is Like Sunday – In Vietnam…

Every Day is Like Sunday – In Vietnam…

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: “Every day is silent and grey.” Sunday in Dong Hoi, Vietnam. As I strolled down the wind and rain blasted promenade of the tiny Vietnamese coastal town of Dong Hoi recently, I couldn’t help but think of lyrics from Morrissey’s superb 1988 single (and Viva Hate album track) “Every Day is Like Sunday”, which must be one of ... Read More
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Medieval Beast Banter: An Unorthodox Approach To Art History.

Medieval Beast Banter: An Unorthodox Approach To Art History.

8 months 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 ‘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.

9 months ago
Above Photo: The Damned pose in front of the World Trade Centre in 1977. That 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 the ... 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.

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

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

1 month 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 Saturday Night Fever, Punk and Bombed Out!

Saturday Night Fever, Punk and Bombed Out!

2 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
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