POLYSTYRENE /JOHN ROBB XMAS SINGLE n’ DAMAGED GOODS NEWS

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Hello folks!

Happy Friday to you all! A few bits for you this week including a heads up on our first release for 2014, a 22-track compilation from Helen & The Horns. Also some Christmas stuff from Goldblade & Poly Styrene, and Billy Childish. Oh and we also have some ace T-shirts back in stock for Hangman Records, Billy Childish and Talulah Gosh. Christmas gifts for that special someone (or even yourself!) Read on!

 

Helen & The Horns – Footsteps At My Door – BBC Sessions & More (CD/digi)


 

HELEN McCOOKERYBOOK’s BAND AFTER THE CHEFS SPLIT UP

RARE AND UNRELEASED TRACKS

After The Chefs split in the early 1980s, Helen McCookerybook (former bass player and vocalist) retired briefly from playing. She was introduced to Lester Square, who had just left The Monochrome Set, and they started working on her new songs, which were Western-inspired. Rehearsals with a full band proved too expensive and Helen resorted to rehearsing on guitar, with the sax and trombone players from the new band. In this form, they supported The Monochrome Set at Kingston University and went down so well that they decided to keep the format. John Peel’s producer phoned to ask what Helen was up to, and their first Peel session ensued. They went on to tour the UK and Holland, recording two more Peel sessions and playing every type of gig from pogoing punks in the Midlands to a graduation ball with waltzing students at London’s Café Royale. They have remained in contact, and the band and Helen are delighted to be able to release their archive of sessions plus an album they recorded on their own label, on Damaged Goods.

Goldblade feat. Poly Styrene – City Of Christmas Ghosts (7"/digi)

 

A classic DG Christmas release from a few years ago, all the more poignant since Poly passed away. This 7" is available on a choice of red or green vinyl, or digitally via all the usual outlets. The Daily Mirror have given this a great write-up this very morning.

Wild Billy Chyldish & The Musicians Of The British Empire (DBL 7" + DVD)

This is a limted edition set of the two original 7” singles, one Red vinyl, the other Green which came out in Christmas 2007 plus a new DVD featuring a short Christmas film by Billy.

The DVD: Christmas 1979 is a short film made by Billy Chyldish on his sons camera and features his 3 year old daughters toy nativity that she added her toys African wild dogs and foxes too. The song, Christmas 1979, is a true story of a not very Merry Christmas at the punk rock end time. Yet it displays wit and charm which will make it a perfect stocking filler for loved ones and people of an open joyous disposition.

The package comes in a 7” mailer, which is rubber stamped and numbered.

T-shirts from Talulah Gosh, Hangman Records & Billy Childish!

Recently back in stock due to popular demand – Some great Talulah Gosh T-shirts and badge sets for all the indie-kids, with Billy Childish and Hangman Records for the more garage-inclined. Various sizes including kids’ on some of the Talulah Gosh ones. Click on any pic for the merch section of our online shop.

 

  

 

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MISSION/FIELDS OF NEPHILIM TOUR STARTS THIS SAT

 As previously announced, Fields of the Nephilim head out on their UK co-headline tour with The Mission shortly. FOTN will be performing their classic 1988 album ‘The Nephilim’ in full for the very first time.

 
 
 
14th Dec – Glasgow 02 Academy
15th Dec – Leeds 02 Academy
17th Dec – Birmingham 02 Academy
18th Dec – Brixton 02 Academy
 
 
 
Cheers
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VLR presents-THE CRUNCH-this thursday!

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 VLR PRESENTS -THE CRUNCH-LIVE IN LONDON!

VIVE LE ROCK PRESENTS PUNK ROCK SUPERGROUP-THE CRUNCH LIVE IN LONDON!!!!!
Thursday, 12 December 2013 
19:00 until 23:00
Get Tickets(www.wegottickets.com)
The London gig is presented by Vive le Rock magazine, who have praised The Crunch’s debut album ‘Busy Making Noise’ in their latest issue as a “soon-to-be-classic selection of power-pop anthems”.
Opening act Slydigs, a four piece renowned for their ability to encapsulate Rock & Roll in its many forms.https://www.facebook.com/SlyDigs
Ticket £8 adv / £10 door

 

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ROD STEWART TO REFORM THE FACES

Rod Stewart and the Faces

 Rod Stewart and the Faces

Rod Stewart will reunite with surviving members of the Faces to play a show in 2015. Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty Images

Rod Stewart plans to reunite with the Faces. The 68-year-old revealed that the group have pencilled-in 2015 for their first shows together in more than two decades.

Speaking to Boston’s WZLX radio (via Radio.com), Stewart began by saying that he and Jeff Beck have dropped plans to make a new album together. "We seem to have lost contact with each other, sadly. Jeff’s manager was the guy who was getting us together, but I think {Jeff’s] fired [that] manager since then, so that conduit has been closed off."

Then Stewart dropped the band bombshell: "I think we have got much more of a chance of getting the Faces back together, in fact," he said. "Ronnie [Wood]’s office is talking to my people, and we’re ear-marking 2015."

Although the Faces have toured in recent years, replacing Stewart withSimply Red’s Mick Hucknall, they haven’t been joined by their original frontman since a gig at the 1993 Brit awards. A reunion finally seemed set to take place in 2012, when Stewart agreed to perform with Kenney Jones, Ron Wood and Ian McLagan upon the Faces’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, Stewart came down with the flu. "I’m absolutely devastated," he said in a statement. "Shattered that I’m going to miss my second induction … this time alongside my mates." Instead, the remaining Faces played with Hucknall.

Formed after the Small Faces split in 1969, the Faces released four studio LPs and one live album. Their original bassist, Ronnie Lane, died in 1997.

courtesy of  the Guardian. 

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4PAST MIDNIGHT CHARITY SINGLE!

 4 Past Midnight, charity Xmas single.

 

Glasgow punk band 4 Past Midnight have released a rather good Xmas single in aid of the charity Childline. All proceeds are going to the charity.

The single, Nobody Should Be Lonely On Xmas Day is a rollicking, old-school punk blast in the typical 4PM melodic and no-nonsense style. In a much fairer world, this would be beating the living shit out of the X Factor no-marks and whatever festive re-release is doing the rounds and steaming straight into the charts. Backed with a somewhat less than sympathetic version of Elvis’s The Wonder Of You which is similarly excellent, it’s available as a CD here-

 

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and on download, here-

 

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4 Past Midnight’s FB site is here-

 

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Buy it. You know it makes sense.

 
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JOE STRUMMER 11TH MEMORIAL SHOW

 

JOE STRUMMER  11TH ANNIVERSARY LONDON MEMORIAL EVENT
 
Press release
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
 
MUSICIANS AND CAMPAIGNERS TAKE TO LONDON STAGE TO REMEMBER JOE STRUMMER And support the firefighters
 
On Saturday the 21st December, at the Coronet in Elephant and Castle, musicians and campaigners will come together to mark the 11th anniversary of the death of Clash-frontman Joe Strummer and to reinforce the message of support to the firefighters and all those battling for social and economic justice in a world where “The Clampdown” is writ large.
 
The event will feature former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, the extraordinary force that is Louise Distras, old-school R&B merchants The Bermondsey Joyriders and Mick Jones-produced Taurus Tracker. Other performers will be confirmed and special collaborations are expected on the night.
 
Dreadzone, and the Rude Boy himself Ray Gange, will take care of the decks and there will be video, graphics and speakers alongside stalls from trade unions and community groups as the lasting legacy of Joe Strummer and his music is celebrated just south of the Thames.
 
Tickets are just £7.50 in advance and are £10 on the night and can be obtained from the Coronet directly at www.coronettheatre.co.uk .
 
AS JOE STRUMMER SAID:
 
"And so now I’d like to say – people can change anything they want to.
And that means everything in the world. People are running about following their
little tracks – I am one of them. But we’ve all got to stop just following our own little
mouse trail. People can do anything – this is something that I’m beginning to
learn. People are out there doing bad things to each other. That’s because
they’ve been dehumanised. It’s time to take the humanity back into the center
of the ring and follow that for a time. Greed, it ain’t going anywhere. They
should have that in a big billboard across Times Square. Without people you’re nothing. That’s my spiel.”

 
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WLKO JOHNSON LIVE AT KOKO!

 

Wilko Johnson
 
“Live At Koko, CamdenTown,
 
London, March 2013” DVD
 
 
 
 
 
Cadiz Music are delighted to announce the release of the “Live At Koko, CamdenTown, London, March 2013” from Wilko Johnson on DVD [Cat No. CADIZDVD127] on 12 January 2014.   On the evening of 10 March 2013, Koko opened its doors to 1,500 music fans who knew they were about to witness an extraordinary event. The venue – known as the Music Machine in the punk days and the Camden Palace in the ‘80s and ‘90s – has hosted many legends; from Ellen Terry the Victorian actress, to The Goons who recorded some of their BBC shows there, to The Clash, Madonna, Prince and many more. But tonight the honour was reserved for a man with a special place in the hearts of lovers of raw, honest, exhilarating rock’n’roll music: Wilko Johnson.
 
 
 
The electricity around the show had acquired extra voltage due to a sad and poignant fact: just a few weeks before, the former Dr Feelgood guitarist and songwriter had announced he’d been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had only months left to live. The Koko gig – the second of two – was thus promoted as the very last show of a short ‘Farewell’ tour, the final chance for fans to see Wilko perform live on stage. As it turned out, against the odds, the guitarist mercifully remained fit and healthy enough to gig sporadically throughout the rest of 2013, bringing pleasure to fans everywhere from his home town of Southend, Essex to the Fuji Rock festival in Japan. But on this crisp winter’s evening in CamdenTown, no one was to know that – and even if they did, they would be glad to learn that Wilko’s party wasn’t quite over yet…
 
 
 
Wilko came onstage to a deafening roar and a standing ovation (not that there was anywhere to sit down). The next hour and 20 minutes included many of The Feelgoods hits, and rushed by, with Wilko, glaring, grinning, and manically bowling across the stage in customary style, as Norman Watt-Roy pulled funkily at his bass strings and Dylan Howe kept the rhythm tight (“He’s the best drummer I’ve ever worked with,” says Wilko – and he’s worked with more than a few very good ones).
 
 
 
TRACKLISTING
 
1. Everybody’s Carrying A Gun / 2. Barbed Wire Blues / 3. Dr. Dupree / 4. Going Back Home /  5. Roxette / 6. Sneakin’ Suspicion / 7. Keep On Loving You / 8. When I’m Gone / 9. Paradise /  10. Don’t Let Your Daddy Know / 11. Back In The Night / 12. She Does It Right / 13. I Don’t Mind / 14. All Through The City / 15. Johnny B Goode / 16. Twenty Yards Behind
 
 
 
A tear came to the collective eye as Johnson left the stage to an emotional rendering of Chuck Berry’s Bye Bye Johnny, waving as he said goodbye – a profoundly moving experience, it must be said, whose atmosphere “Live At Koko” perfectly captures.
 
 

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