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Devo Shock: Vietnamese Truckers Advocate Lynching Famous US Punk Band.

Devo Shock: Vietnamese Truckers Advocate Lynching Famous US Punk Band.

1 day ago
Above Photo: Devo chilling out in Hyde Park, London, 1980. (© Jill Furmanovsky) The Vietnamese being usually mild mannered and welcoming in the extreme, I was shocked to my old Punk bones to see a vicious, hate-filled anti-Devo slogan brazenly emblazoned on a truck driving right in front of the minibus I was travelling on in the Mekong Delta recently. Devo ... Read More Punk Band Photos in 1978: The Adverts.

Punk Band Photos in 1978: The Adverts.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Gaye Advert at Liverpool’s Mountford Hall in April 1978. I recently discovered these photos I’d taken when I first saw the Adverts play live, at Liverpool University on 29 April 1978. They were supported by The Night and Agency (my gig-notes say), although I can’t remember anything about those bands. It might even be possible that the Adverts ... Read More
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1970s Bands and Lawsuits: The Bay City Rollers and Their Missing Millions.

1970s Bands and Lawsuits: The Bay City Rollers and Their Missing Millions.

6 days ago
The Bay City Rollers: Bye Bye Bankers… Because my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!, deals with Punk, 1970s & ‘80s bands AND the Law, I’m always interested when I read about the legal woes of bands mentioned in the book. This article focuses on the Bay City Rollers, although at the outset, I have to say I can’t understand what the problem ... Read More Art Attack: Some Great 1970s London Graffiti.

Art Attack: Some Great 1970s London Graffiti.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Timeless 1970s British Graffiti. I was interested to see an article about a catalogue of black and white photographs recording London’s political and counter-cultural graffiti in the 1970s, which was republished for the first time in almost 40 years. A bit of scurrilous graffiti about a popular female childrens’ TV presenter and someone from the Royal Family. I really ... Read More
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A Link Between Bombed Out! and Victorian Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

A Link Between Bombed Out! and Victorian Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

3 days ago
Liverpool Quay by Moonlight (1887)  I’m a massive fan of John Atkinson Grimshaw’s work. For many years I’ve seen his paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road (shown above and below) in books, articles and even pubs all over the UK. I’ve always thought they were magnificent examples of Victorian urban art, and they came across my path again when I was doing ... Read More Bombed Out Book Cover: The Liver Building, Liverpool – Built on a Former Slaving Dock.

Bombed Out Book Cover: The Liver Building, Liverpool – Built on a Former Slaving Dock.

1 week ago
The Liver Building at the Pier Head, on Liverpool’s Waterfront. The most prominent stone edifice on the front cover of my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out! (ignoring Margaret Thatcher) is Liverpool’s Grade 1 Listed Building, the Liver Building. This post explains why I used the image, and its relevance to proceedings chronicled in the book. Front cover of Bombed ... Read More
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Punk Band Photos in 1978: The Adverts.

Punk Band Photos in 1978: The Adverts.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Gaye Advert at Liverpool’s Mountford Hall in April 1978. I recently discovered these photos I’d taken when I first saw the Adverts play live, at Liverpool University on 29 April 1978. They were supported by The Night and Agency (my gig-notes say), although I can’t remember anything about those bands. It might even be possible that the Adverts ... Read More New Dawn Fades  – Joy Division’s Links With Liverpool.

New Dawn Fades – Joy Division’s Links With Liverpool.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Joy Division. Towards the end of 1979, I’d been to see so many Punk and New Wave bands play at Eric’s Punk club in Mathew Street, Liverpool, that I was obviously suffering from gig fatigue. An extract about the Joy Division gig in August, from Bombed Out! A few other things were going on in my life by ... Read More
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Medieval Beast Banter: An Unorthodox Approach To Art History.

Medieval Beast Banter: An Unorthodox Approach To Art History.

6 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.

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

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

2 months 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.

8 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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