Sex Pistols: Sir Philip Green’s “Cash From Chaos”

  This is Sir Philip Green, the billionaire boss of Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge among others.  These UK companies are part of Green’s Arcadia Group which is in turn owned by Taveta Investments Limited, which is registered to an office on the tax-haven island of Jersey. Taveta Investments is owned by Green’s family …

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celebrity punk t-shirt round up!

It’s been a while since I did one of these so here goes: First up Audrina Patridge wearing an Exploited t-shirt. And OK, I’d never heard of her either, but apparently she’s a US reality TV show star who features in the lyrics of Tinie Tempah’s “Pass Out”: Heidi and Audrina eat your heart out, …

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Beyond the Implode meets Youarehear in the ruins of Downing Street

Beyond The Implode Anarcho Punk Podcast for Youarehear by Johnedenuk on Mixcloud A collaboration between Martin and the good folks of Youarehear. With some help from me. Classic and obscure tunes with some verbal commentary both refined and rabid. Unfortunately anarchopunk wasn’t able to overcome the contradictions of capitalism and all the main players …

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The Superstonic Cult of Don Letts

To the ICA last night, for the UK premiere of the Superstonic Sound documentary. This was billed variously as a film about Don Letts, or perhaps a film about UK bass culture featuring Don Letts and his role in it: “a documentary, which fuses his life story with that of the history of bass culture in …

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the historification of “goth”

I’ve previously written about my teenage years hanging around with goths in St Albans: In mid eighties suburban Hertfordshire, goth was pretty good lowest common denominator “alternative” fodder. Black clothes were de rigeur anyway and we tended to huddle together with the other weirdos to avoid violence from people who took exception to our appearance. …

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Cybore: Box Set Go

Cybore / Box Set Go. Matt owns a lot more boxsets than me: These Trojan sets, compiled by Steve Barrow, were the most accessible way to get into Black Ark stuff in the late eighties. They foreshadowed Barrow’s later work with the Blood & Fire label – incorporating great selection, sound quality and design. And …

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VDO Presents: The London Punk Tapes

Vagina Dentata Organ THE LONDON PUNK TAPES Exhibition 15 JULY – 26 SEPTEMBER, 2010 ARCHIVE La Ramblas 7, Barcelona 08002 During 1976 and 1977 Jordi Valls recorded live on nine audio cassettes some of the early punk gigs in London. These tapes, featuring The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, Subway Sect, Billy Idol & …

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the sixteenth gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 16. Suicide, Spacemen 3, Into A Circle, 999. Town & Country Club, 13th December 1987. It was cold. Sign on the door of the T&C: “Unfortunately 999 will not be appearing tonight”. The general consensus in the …

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