notes on sigue sigue sputnik and the boardroom fetish

As part of the post-hack clean up, I found a few drafts of things I’ve not been able to finish – here is the first… comment welcome! Some musings on Sigue Sigue Sputnik and their hyper-glamorised capitalism. A wilfully optimistic reading of Mclaren’s “Rock N Roll Swindle” was that punk aimed to make “cash from chaos” as a fall back …

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more improbable band t-shirts

The motherlode seems to be at this South American fashion blog. But a lot of those featured aren’t actually all that improbable, I guess. Maybe Ashlee Simpson is such a tortured soul that she regularly plays the first three Sabbath albums on rotation? For all I know David Beckham, Miley Cyrus and Charlotte Church really …

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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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The twenty second 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”. 22. Throbbing Gristle Ltd. Astoria, 3rd June 1988. The Apocalypse Club put some good events on after the main gig of the night at the Astoria had finished. I remember weighing up whether I could get …

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The twenty first 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”. 21. Skinny Puppy plus comedian. Fulham Greyhound, 21st May 1988. This was a really sunny day, so a bit of drinking outside the venue was called for. I can’t remember much about the Greyhound  except it was …

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Psychick crosses in unexpected places

Part one in a probably-not-very-expansive and very occasional series: Chicago House producer Traxx aka Melvin Oliphant III aka one third of The Dirty Criminals rocking the classic* “crucified wolf” t-shirt. (*actually the classic t-shirt just had the logo on with no mention of Psychic TV, spotters). Like this:Like Loading…

the twentieth 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”. I’d busied myself assembling a collection of virtually everything Psychic TV had ever done. Working back from the psych-pop of “Godstar” and the eclectic Live Albums Series to classic albums like “Force The Hand of Chance” …

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the fifteenth 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”. I ended up signing on at the local Higher Education College to study for ‘A’ Level resits a year later. Having done a round of visits to Universities and Polys I’d had a taste of student life …

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