“I don’t wanna read the Koran, I want to read my NME”

» Blog Archive » Alien Kulture – R.A.R. Records – 1980. Alien Kulture were a (largely) Asian punk band in the late 70s and early 80s. More info and a download of their single are over at the Kill Your Pet Puppy site. Well worth checking! The band’s own website is at http://alienkulture.org/

the fourteenth 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”. 14. Alien Sex Fiend, Psychic TV, Steven Wells. Hackney Empire, 30 September 1987. Doing our bit for Biafra. Jello Biafra. This was a benefit for the Dead Kennedys’ No More Censorship Defence Fund – the group …

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2009, IN RUBBISH CARTOONS

NOT THE REAL BEYOND THE iMPLODE: BTi Anti-Art Department presents…2009, IN RUBBISH CARTOONS – pt 1. Martin clearly had a good time at the Big Chill House in August. Proof positive that DJ set from me is an unforgettable experience! Here is his latest rendition of the night. (I should perhaps point out for the …

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the thirteenth 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”. 13. Butthole Surfers, Shamen, AR Kane. Clarendon, 6th August 1987. Me and Wal were spending our hard earned at Record and Tape Exchange in Camden one sunny day when they started playing this insane freaky noise …

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NOT THE REAL BEYOND THE iMPLODE: 7″ EXPLOSION – PT 15

Ever since 1980, when THE 4-SKINS coughed up the self-contradictory lyrics “Just left school, you can’t find no work / Be a building labourer or an office clerk”, the UK Oi! scene’s always known what it wanted to be – BUILDING LABOURERS! The whole OFFICE CLERK side was pretty much neglected, which I always found …

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the twelfth 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”. 12. Siouxsie and The Banshees, The Fall, Wire, Psychic TV, Gaye Bykers On Acid. Saturday 25th July 1987, Finsbury Park Supertent. My ears were still ringing from the Big Black gig the night before, but a …

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the eleventh 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”. Work work work work work. I needed money to sustain my vinyl fetishism and fanzine habit, but I wasn’t after a career by any means. (In fact the only reason I have anything vaguely resembling a …

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“It’s chipboard quality, easy installment scheme.”

“[The guitar] cost me £5 from a guy in another squat, which was cheap even then,” he admits, “and I replaced the missing bridge with a door handle.” Great retrospective piece on squat punk dubbers World Domination Enterprises over at The Quietus. Ages ago I used to exchange tapes with a bloke who now runs …

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