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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.

19 hours 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 Bombed Out! – The Glamour of Self-Publishing?

Bombed Out! – The Glamour of Self-Publishing?

19 hours ago
Above Photo: Me in Bangkok, checking the first few hundred copies of Bombed Out! which were hot off the printer’s presses. Accurately described by a friend as looking like “an inmate working in a prison library”, the above photo was taken in Bangkok when Bombed Out! first came out, as I checked through the first few hundred copies which were ready for ... Read More
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1970s Bands: The Sweet – Blockbuster and Ballroom Blitz.

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

3 days 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 Australian Gold Rush Ship Sinks Near Liverpool in 1859.

Australian Gold Rush Ship Sinks Near Liverpool in 1859.

5 days ago
Above Photo: A gold, opal and diamond ring recovered from the wreck (walesonline.co.uk) From the slave trade, through New World emigration to Liverpool’s role as one of the world’s leading ports in the eighteenth century, the city’s seven and a half miles of docks are never far away from the narrative in Bombed Out!. Unfortunately, during the time chronicled in ... Read More
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Man with Air Rifle on Leeds and Liverpool Canal Protects Ships From Somali Pirates.

Man with Air Rifle on Leeds and Liverpool Canal Protects Ships From Somali Pirates.

3 days ago
Above Photo: A far cry from air rifles. Tooled up a on ship off the coast of Somalia. In an amusing echo of events in my Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out!, I read of a court case where a Liverpool man, who gave his occupation as “protecting ships from Somali pirates” who was arrested for carrying an air ... Read More Busted: The Raid That Closed Liverpool’s Eric’s Club, Part 2 – By Wah! Heat’s Rob Wynne Jones.

Busted: The Raid That Closed Liverpool’s Eric’s Club, Part 2 – By Wah! Heat’s Rob Wynne Jones.

1 week ago
Above Photo Wah! Heat onstage at Eric’s Club, Liverpool (© Roy Williams). Rob Wynne Jones was Wah! Heat’s drummer, who played on the last night Eric’s was open, and who was there when police raided the club. I was intrigued after listening to Pete Wylie talking during part of the Wah! Heat set on a recording made the night of ... Read More
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Music »

Joy Division’s Liverpool Gigs.

Joy Division’s Liverpool Gigs.

1 week 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 Sexist Drivel: What Sandie Shaw thought of ‘Puppet On A String.’

Sexist Drivel: What Sandie Shaw thought of ‘Puppet On A String.’

1 week ago
1960s Style Icon, Sandie Shaw. Sandie Shaw’s 1967 single, Puppet on a String, reached Number One in the UK and was a worldwide bestseller. It gets an early reference in Bombed Out! as I recall watching the Eurovision Song Contest when she won it with that song. Puppet on a String single cover. Back then I thought the song was great, but ... Read More
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‘Class War’ In British Culture.

‘Class War’ In British Culture.

2 weeks 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.

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

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

5 days 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 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
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