THE CLASH LIVE ALBUM & BOOK RELEASE

THE CLASH’s classic concert supporting The Who in 1982 will be released as a remastered special edition live album next Monday (6th Oct) on SonyBMG. The full tracklisting can be seen below.

1. Kosmo Vinyl
2. London Calling
3. Police On My Back
4. Guns Of Brixton
5. Tommy Gun
6. Magnificent Seven
7. Armagideon Time
8. Magnificent Seven
9. Rock The Casbah
10. Train In Vain
11. Career Opportunities
12. Spanish Bombs
13. Clampdown
14. English Civil War
15. Should I Stay Or Should I Go
16. I Fought The Law

This release has been preceded by the release of the stunning 384 page hardback book ‘The Clash: Strummer, Jones, Simonon, Headon’ on Atlantic Books. This book sees the band members themselves tell their legendary story.

 

 

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THE BLUES ANTHOLOGY AT LONDON’S PROUD CAMDEN

THE BLUES ANTHOLOGY is showing at Proud Camden between 12th November 2008 and 1st February 2009. This exhibition aims to celebrate a musical movement that gave a voice to those who struggled to be heard, a movement that has served to inform all popular music thereafter.
 
Showcased through rare and iconic photographs from those at the forefront of the genre, this exhibition will explore the icons of Blues in a way rarely seen.

 

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE HORRORS COVER SUICIDE

Suicide’s Alan Vega 70 This Year
Commemorative Limited Edition EP Series

Uncompromising solo artist and legendary frontman of the band SUICIDE, Alan Vega celebrates his 70th birthday this year. To mark this occasion, blastfirstpetite is conducting a yearlong series of monthly limited edition releases.

The series kicks off on 6th October with two releases, both editions of 4000 each, available in both 10” vinyl  and a limited download formats.

Two separate releases on the 6th October are the Bruce Springsteen’s cover of Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” (catalog number PTYT 017), a live recording from The Boss’ 2005 “Devils & Dust” solo tour. The sleeve is by Edward Mapplethorpe.

The second release is a Suicide cover by The Horrors of ‘Shadazz’, (catalog number PTYT 018), a track originally recorded by Suicide for their ‘Second Album’, released in 1980. Sleeve artwork by Alex Rose.

The promo CD enclosed contains both A and B-sides of the first two vinyl releases of the series, available on 6th October.

Each release includes:
• an established recording artist paying tribute to Alan by covering one
of his songs,
• a previously unreleased Suicide/Vega rarity from the archives, and
• proving that Vega’s work even now continues to inspire, a cover version by a young up and coming band.

Major artists will include Bruce Springsteen, Primal Scream, Peaches, Grinderman, Spiritualised, The Horrors, Sunn 0)) + Pansonic, Julian Cope, Lydia Lunch, and Vincent Gallo. Upcoming bands include Beat The Devil/Shilpa Ray, No Bra, HTRK, X-Vectors, Nik Void (ex-Kaito), Effi Briest, S.C.U.M., and Stephen Burroughs (ex-Head Of David).

The sleeve images are all by contemporary visual artists who have been inspired by Vega, including Edward Mapplethorpe, Alex Rose, Cary Kwok and Colter Jacobsen.
 

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PUNK & DISORDERLY 2009 FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED

PUNK & DISORDERLY is an annual punk festival in Berlin, Germany. It’s over 3 days, has more than 50 bands on 2 stages and is 100% punk! Next year the festival will take place on 20-22 February.

The following bands have been confirmed so far, with more soon!

ANTI PASTI
ARGY BARGY
BLACK TARTAN CLAN
THE BOYS
COCK SPARRER
CRASHED OUT
CRUSHING CASPARS
THE DESPISED
DETECTORS
DISCHARGE
DISCIPLINE
EASTSIDE BOYS
FREIBOITER
GIMP FIST
THE GONADS
DIE KASSIERER
KLASSE KRIMINALE
KLINGONZ
LAST RESORT
MARK FOGGO’S SKASTERS
MELANIE & THE SECRET ARMY
MIDDLE FINGER SALUTE
MOPED LADS
PÖBEL & GESOCKS
PULLOUT
RADIO DEAD ONES
RAZORBLADE
SECTION 5
SONIC BOOM SIX
SYMARIP
TOXPACK
URBAN REJECTS
VICE SQUAD

 

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JESSE HECTOR DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS

Mutton-chopped Jesse Hector was a permanent fixture in the English music press of the mid-‘70s and the electrifying live performances of his band The Gorillas proved an inspiration to such faces of the burgeoning punk scene as Paul Weller, Billy Idol, Shane McGowan and Rat Scabies.

Jesse has always believed in the revolutionary and rejuvenating power of music – the cover of The Gorillas album showed his band of space age Mods hurtling towards earth on a meteorite to save the world with rock n’ roll – and his belief in music is as strong today as it ever has been.

He now works as a cleaner at Hackney Empire and The Royal
Horticultural Society and this documentary follows him as he journeys around London and retraces his fifty years in rock n’ roll – skiffling at the 2 I’s in Old Compton Street at the age of 12, playing guitar with Mod Freak beat legends The Clique, fronting proto-punk bruisers Crushed Butler and The Hammersmith Gorillas – and attempts to find out, as the NME’s Roy Carr wrote in 1977, ‘Whatever Happened To Jesse Hector?’

‘A Message To The World’ documentary is being shown at the Raindance festival on October 4th at 12.00 pm:

http://www.raindance.co.uk/site/index.php?id=301,2754,0,0,1,0

It is also being shown the following Tuesday October 7th as part of the Pop Mavericks season at the Barbican:

http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?ID=7911

 

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THE CLASH ON THE COVER OF BIG CHEESE!

That’s right, the Last Gang In Town grace our cover this month as we take a look at the life and legacy of the band who lit a creative fire in the bellies of punkers around the world. As the rest of the world goes nuts for the Joe, Mick, Paul and Topper once again this autumn, we lay bare the history of the band that shook the world (and continue to do so even to this day), for the punks, by the punks!

PLUS The Stray Cats, The Cure and more!

Issue 104 (Oct. ’08) on sale Sept. 25th.
www.bigcheesemagazine.com

 

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COMPETITION WINNERS NAMED

Congratulations to our competition winners! Chris Jared from Ipswich has won a copy of the ‘Punk’s Not Dead’ DVD and Charlie Fisher from Edinburgh is the lucky winner of our Sex Pistols graphic novel competition.

Both winners should expect their prizes in the post this week!

 

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DECK CHEESE SIGN FOOS MAN’S SIDE-BAND JACKSON UNITED

Deck Cheese Records have signed Foo Fighter/Me First and the Gimme Gimmes guitarist Chris Shiflett’s side-band JACKSON UNITED. They will release their ‘Harmony and Dissidence’ album on Nov 3rd preceded by a single ’21st Century Fight Song’. Drums on the album are shared by the Foos Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.

Jackson United tour the U.K on the following dates-London Astoria Nov 16, Manchester Academy 3 17, Leeds Cockpit 18, Glasgow Captains Rest 19, Birmingham Barfly 20, London Water Rats 21.

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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS OCTOBER TOUR

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS tour the UK in October. The dates are as follows:

October
2 Dundee Fat Sam’s
3 Aberdeen Moshulu
4 Inverness The Ironworks
5 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
7 York Duchess
8 Preston 53 Degrees
9 Halifax Victoria Hall
10 Sheffield The Plug
12 Crewe M Club
13 Wolverhampton Robin 2
14 Cardiff The Point
16 Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre
17 Dartford Mick Jagger Centre
18 Ipswich Carribean Club
19 Norwich Waterfront

 

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THE SPECIALS PLAYED BESTIVAL

THE SPECIALS, minus keyboardist/key member Jerry Dammers, played a surprise set on Bestival’s main stage recently. Using the name ‘Terry Hall & Friends’ they treated the crowd to classics such as ‘A Message to You Rudy’ and ‘Too Much Too Young’.

Despite Dammers’ absence, this looks like being a big step towards the rumoured reunion tour for the two tone legends. More news soon.

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WIN ADICTS B-SIDES EP AND STICKERS!

Vive Le Punk has five copies of the new b-sides EP from THE ADICTS, titled ‘Triple B Sides’ and containing three exclusive tracks, and a free sticker with each CD to give away. To be in with a chance of winning just answer this question:

Q: WHAT IS THE NICKNAME OF THE ADICTS’ SINGER?

Send your answer, name and address to info@vivelepunk.net

Good luck!

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SPEAR OF DESTINY SINGLES COLLECTION & TOUR

SPEAR OF DESTINY will celebrate their 25th anniversary by releasing a singles collection on September 1st and following it with a singles tour.

Never before has Kirk Brandon taken Spear of Destiny on the road to revisit the bands past glories. Fans can expect to hear all 12 of SOD’s top 40 UK singles including Liberator, Never Take Me Alive, Prisoner of Love, All My Love(Ask Nothing) and Come Back, alongside the more recent Myspace video play top 5 hit Berlin Berlin.

The tour dates will be as follows:

academy events & kirkbrandon.com presents
SPEAR OF DESTINY
The Singles Tour 2008
September
WED 10TH LEICESTER THE CHARLOTTE
0116 2553956 / thecharlotte.co.uk
THUR 11TH LONDON ISLINGTON ACADEMY I
08444 77 2000 / islington-academy.co.uk
FRI 12TH OXFORD ACADEMY
08444 77 2000 / oxford-academy.co.uk
SAT 13TH DARWEN LIBRARY THEATRE
01254 706006 / darwenlibrarytheatre.com
SUN 14TH LEEDS RIOS
08444 142182 – rios-leeds.com
TUE 16TH BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY  II
08444 77 2000 / birmingham-academy.co.uk
WED 17TH BRISTOL ACADEMY  I
08444 77 2000 / bristol-academy.co.uk
THUR 18TH SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
0114 2760262 / corporation.org.uk
FRI 19TH BRIGHTON CONCORDE  II
01273 673311 / concorde2.co.uk
SAT 20TH CREWE THE BOX
01270 257398 / myspace.com/theboxuk
SUN 21ST NEWCASTLE ACADEMY  II
08444 77 2000 / newcastle-academy.co.uk
TUE 23RD LIVERPOOL ACADEMY  II
08444 77 2000 / liverpool-academy.co.uk
WED 24TH YORK THE DUCHESS
01904 641413 / theduchessyork.co.uk
THUR 25TH MANCHESTER ACADEMY  III
0161 832 1111 / manchesteracademy.net
FRI 26TH ABERDEEN DRUMMONDS
01224 642662 / one up records
SAT 27TH GLASGOW BARFLY
0844 8472424 / barflyclub.com
SUN 28TH EDINBURGH CABARET VOLTAIRE
0131 220 6176 / thecabaretvoltaire.com
www.kirkbrandon.com

 

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MAGAZINE PEEL SESSIONS

Virgin/EMI will release ‘The Peel Sessions’ by punk pioneers MAGAZINE  on 27th October. It features four different Peel Sessions, from ’78 to ’80. The tracklisting will be as follows:

Tracklisting
1.
      Touch and Go 14/2/78
2.
      The Lights Pour Out Of Me 14/2/78
3.
      Real Life (‘Definitive Gave’) 14/2/78
4.
      My Mind Ain’t So Open 14/2/78
5.
      Give Me Everything 24/7/78
6.
      Burst 24/7/78
7.
      I Love You You Big Dummy 24/7/78
8.
      Boredom 24/7/78
9.
      TV Baby 08/5/79
10.
  Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) 8/5/79
11.
  Permafrost 8/5/79
12.
  A Song From Under The Floorboards 7/1/80
13.
  Twenty Years Ago 7/1/80
14.
  Look What Fear’s Done To My Body
15.
  Model Worker 7/1/80

The band are set to reform for two dates in February 2009.


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TOURS

AC/DC
Legendary Australian rock ‘n’ rollers are headed for the UK this spring, providing the chance to see Angus Young running around the stage in his signature schoolboy ensemble this April: Greenwich 02 Arena 14 and 16, Dublin 02 18, Manchester MEN Arena 21, Birmingham LG Arena 23. These dates have all sold out and more shows have been added in June: London Wembley Stadium 26, Glasgow Hampden Park 30.

THE BRONX
The LA hardcore punks bring it, with support from FUCKED UP and ROLO TOMASSI, in February: Leeds Cockpit 26, Glasgow Garage 27, Manchester Club Academy 28, Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach March 2, Nottingham Rescue Rooms 3, London Camden Electric Ballroom 4, Brighton Concorde 5, Birmingham Academy 6.

BUZZCOCKS
The Mancunian pop punk pioneers hit the road (with THE LURKERS) for their ‘Another Bites Tour’ in January: Exeter Lemon Grove 13, Bristol Academy 14, Manchester Academy 16, Leeds Academy 17, Newcastle Academy 18, Glasgow ABC 19, Nottingham Rock City 21, Wolverhampton Wulfren 22, Leamington Spa Assembly 23, Norwich Waterfront 25, Oxford Academy 27, Southampton The Brook 28, Cambridge The Junction 29, London Shepherds Bush Empire 30.

DANKO JONES
The Canadian rock ‘n’ roll trio tour here in April: Glasgow Garage 6, Nottingham Basement 7, London Camden Underworld 8, Manchester Academy III 9, Birmingham Academy II 10.

THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
The sleazy rock ‘n’ rollers get their ‘Heart On’ in March: Portsmouth Pyramids 28, Birmingham Academy 29, Glasgow ABC 31, Belfast Spring & Airbrake April 1, Dublin Academy 2, Manchester Academy 4, Birmingham Academy 5, Bristol Academy 6, London Kentish Town Forum 8.

MAGAZINE
The ’70s/’80s Mancunian post-punks return for a highly-anticipated reunion tour in February: Oxford Academy 10, London Forum 12 & 13, Manchester Academy I 14, Glasgow Academy 16, Manchester Academy I 17.

MUTINY FEST
This east coast punk fest features an impressive line-up of STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, NEVILLE STAPLE, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, UK SUBS, GOLDBLADE, STRAWBERRY BLONDES and MIDDLE FINGER SALUTE. Taking place at The Spa, Bridlington, it’s an all dayer (2pm-midnight) on 16th May 2009 and the festival supports the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and S.O.P.H.I.E. campaign. See you there!

BIG CHEESE PRESENTS…
PROPAGANDHI

The Canadian political punks make their highly-anticipated return to UK soil, after the release of new album ‘Supporting Caste’, for a Big Cheese sponsored tour (with RANDOM HAND in support) in April: Sheffield Academy 17, Bristol Fiddlers 18, London Islington Academy 19, Brighton Concorde2 20, Norwich Waterfront 21.

VIVE LE PUNK PRESENTS…
THE REZILLOS

Vive Le Punk proudly presents the ’70s Edinburgh punk/new wave heroes. Catch them performing the whole of their classic album ‘Can’t Stand The Rezillos’ in February: Sheffield Corporation 7.

SNFU
The Canadian punk veterans are sure to send their dedicated fans into a frenzy when they hit the capital. With support from THE RESTARTS, DEFCON ZERO and SERF COMBAT, make sure you’re at London’s King’s Cross Monto Water Rats on March 26. 

BIG CHEESE PRESENTS…
STRAWBERRY BLONDES

The punk ‘n’ roll mob kings are set to cause chaos at this Big Cheese sponsored hometown gig, with special guests KINGS OF DELMAR, DEADBEAT DELUXE, CASUAL STORM and DJ DREWDOG, at Newport TJs on February 21.

VOLBEAT
The Danish metal-infused punk ‘n’ rollers will become guitar gangsters at London’s Islington Academy on March 14.

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