Pauline Black and “2-Tone London” at Housmans

This just in from Nik at Housmans – sounds good, but I’m not too sure about the claim that Pauline was “the only woman in a movement dominated by men”. What about The Bodysnatchers, an all-girl band on the Two Tone label? The group included Rhoda Dakar, whose harrowing solo-single “The Boiler” I’ve written about …

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Children of the Sun – Nicky Crane: the novel!

Max Schaefer – Children of the Sun (Granta, 2010) I first read about this book the year before last over at Stewart Home’s blog. My interest was piqued as the subject matter was notorious gay neo-nazi skinhead Nicky Crane, who I’d previously written about here when his appearance in a Psychic TV video came to …

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pirate radio and revolutionary hedonism

More articles up at Datacide. Including: Alexis Wolton – Tortugan tower blocks? Pirate signals from the margins (an intriguing survey of pirate radio in the UK) Christoph Fringeli – Hedonism and Revolution: The Barricade and the Dancefloor (“Will true pleasure only exist after the revolution, or will it be indispensable to lead to the revolution?”)

Graceless: a journal of the radical gothic

Fanzine of the week #4 Available in print – and online as a free/donation pdf. (and from Amazon) “We demand that the goth scene be more than a black-clad reflection of mainstream society” I’ve written about goth on here before and it’s something that still appeals to me in many ways, although you’re unlikely to catch …

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Datacide issue 11

Fanzine of the week #3 With 64 pages, this is the biggest issue of Datacide yet! It also includes a contribution from me. No time for an extensive review, but all of the material here is well up to the usual high standard. FEATURES Christoph Fringeli – “Hedonism and Revolution: The Barricade and the Dancefloor” Stewart …

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