SID LIVES ON DVD

SiD ViCIOUS
30th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION

The first, intimate full-length 80 minute documentary on Sid’s life to mark 30
years since his death, when he was just 21 years old from a heroin overdose.
Many of those closest to Sid speak for the very first time about the only true
punk icon – who burnt out, but never sold out.

SID!      BY THOSE WHO REALLY KNEW HIM
(COLLECTOR’S EDITION) DVD & CD Set
Odeon Entertainment  –  www.odeonent.co.uk
Running time: Approx 86 minutes

Considerable mystery surrounds the short life of Simon John Beverley. Better
known as Sid Vicious, to many fans he was a hero of the punk movement and a
cultural icon. Sid lived his life in chaos and anarchy. He was a drug addict
from a teenager and as a member of the Sex Pistols he lived up to his name –
once attacking NME music journalist, Nick Kent, with a bicycle chain.
Eventually, heroin abuse took its toll and Sid died aged twenty-one in 1979.

To mark the 30th anniversary of his death, a new documentary, in association
with ITN Archive, relates the definitive story of Sid’s life. Critically, the
DVD documentary includes interviews with the people who knew Sid best – Malcolm
McLaren (Sex Pistols manager), John Wardle aka ‘Jah Wobble’ (a childhood friend
who is available for media interviews), Vivienne Westwood (Sex Pistols
designer), Rat Scabies (The Damned), Steve Severin, ex-flatmate Viv Albertine
(The Slits), Ron Watts (100 Club), Caroline Coon, Glen Matlock, Marco Pironi,
Sex Pistol’s tour manager, John Tiberi, and many more of Sid closest mates

Ritchie joined the Pistols after bassist Glen Matlock’s departure in February
1977, his first gig was on 3 April, at the Screen on the Green in London. Soon
after joining the Sex Pistols Sid told the Daily Mirror: "I’ll probably die by
the time I reach 25."

Manager Malcolm McLaren said had he met Sid before he had hired Johnny to be the
singer, Sid would have been the Sex Pistols front man. Although Sid couldn’t
play guitar very well, and it was often unplugged at live gigs, he had the most
charisma of anyone on that stage.

Although Sid fixed the iconic greatness of the Sex Pistols, just 12 months after
he joined, the band collapsed. His year with the Sex Pistols is rightly covered
extensively in this DVD – highlighting Sid’s contribution to the group on stage.

The final chapter of Sid’s life revolves around his girlfriend, Nancy Spurgeon –
a fraught relationship which would eventually lead to her death. Sid himself was
found dead of a heroin overdose in New York’s West Village on 2 February 1979.
How he acquired the last fatal dose of heroin remains the subject of
controversy. Punk era music photographer, Peter Gravelle, claims he sold Sid
that last dose and is available for media interviews for the first time. Many of
Gravelle’s back catalogues of photographs of the Sex Pistols and Sid are to be
exhibited for the first time at Proud Galleries, Camden, London, on 25 March.
Some of the photographs are available for copyright-free use in features and a
number of them are available to purchase as prints – details are included in the
DVD notes.

In addition to the special collector’s edition DVD documentary, filmed in high
definition (HD) and including previously unseen archive footage, there is a FREE
CD recorded live in New York in 1978 with Sid Vicious, Steve Dior, Arthur Kane
and Jerry Nolan. There’s also a 28-page biography of Sid Vicious written by Mark
Paytress, author of Vicious: The Art of Dying Young.

Available for interview:
Sid’s lifelong friend Jah Wobble – member of band PIL.
(Jah was given his name by a drunken Sid, unable to pronounce his real name of
John Wardle)
Plus
Simone Stenfors – Sids former girlfriend
Viv Albertine -Sid’s best friend and flat mate (Slits guitarist)
Ron Watts – Ex-Manager of The 100 Club – the spiritual home of the Punk movement
Peter Gravelle – Controversial photographer and friend
Peter ‘Kodick’ Gravelle is holding an exhibition of some of his most iconic
artwork from his head’y days photographing all the major punk rock bands of the
late 70’s. The exhibition of largely unseen photos will be held at
Proud Galleries, Camden, London from Thursday 19th to Sunday 29th March

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NY DOLLS READY!

The New York Dolls’ today confirmed the U.K. release date of Monday May 4th for their highly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Cause I Sez So. The band has reunited with Todd Rundgren, producer of their influential 1973 debut. The new album will be released by Atco Records (U.S. release date is Tuesday May 5th).

The album was recorded at Utopia Sound Studio in Kauai, Hawaii, and features original Dolls David Johansen (vocals) and Sylvain Sylvain (guitar), plus Steve Conte (guitar), Brian Delaney (drums), and Sami Yaffa (bass). The album cover artwork is designed by Matt Taylor at Varnish Studio Inc, with photography by Max Lakner.

The 12-song track list features 11 original compositions, including the first single “’Cause I Sez So” and a new version of “Trash,” which was on their 1973 debut album. “It was amazing working with Todd again, and I think we were able to evoke the special sound of our first album and drag it by the hair into the present,” says front man Johansen.

For album artwork, full track listing of the album, click here – http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/atco/newyorkdolls.htm

 

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NICK CAVE REISSUES

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

COLLECTORS EDITIONS OF CLASSIC ALBUMS

From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks and Your Funeral… My Trial – 26th  April 2009

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Mute announce the first four albums in a series that will see the band’s entire album catalogue digitally remastered and remixed for the first time since their original release.

All 14 albums will be available as remastered CD and as a deluxe Collectors Edition which will feature the remastered album plus a DVD with the entire album in 5.1 surround sound, a specially commissioned short film made by acclaimed UK artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard plus the b-sides from the singles and exclusive sleeve notes.
 
From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks and Your Funeral… My Trial are set to be released on 26th April 2009.
 
FULL TRACKLISTINGS:

From Her To Eternity
Avalanche
Cabin Fever!
Well of Misery
From Her To Eternity
Saint Huck
Wings Off Flies
A Box For Black Paul

Collectors Edition extras
Album in 5:1

Extra tracks:
In The Ghetto  –
The Moon Is In The Gutter
both tracks are on currently available  on the CD versions of the album but were not on the original  vinyl / cassette album. They were originally available on a 7” single. A- side In The Ghetto B- side The Moon Is in The Gutter.
From Her To Eternity (version from Der Himmel Uber Berlin)
Video – also available for download to MP3/Ipod:
Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 1: From Her To Eternity directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard)
In The Ghetto – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ChE4c_g4B0

The Firstborn Is Dead
Tupelo
Say Goodbye To The Little Girl Tree
Train Long- Suffering
Black Crow King
Knockin’ On Joe
Wanted Man
Blind Lemon Jefferson

Collectors Edition extras
Album in 5:1

Extra tracks:
The Six Strings That Drew Blood  (B-Side to the 7” single Tupelo)
Video – also available for download to MP3/Ipod:
Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 2: The Firstborn Is Dead directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard)
Tupelo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSl4KX7zBTQ
Wanted Man

Kicking Against The Pricks
Muddy Water
I’m Gonna Kill That Woman
Sleeping Annaleah
Long Black Veil
Hey Joe
The Singer
All Tomorrows Parties
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
The Hammer Song
Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart
Jesus Met The Woman At The Well
The Carnival is Over

Collectors Edition extras
Album in 5:1

Extra tracks:
Black Betty – 12’’ B Side
Running Scared – 7” B Side

Both are available on the current issue of the CD but were not part of the original Vinyl/ Cassette album. They were the b -sides to The Singer.

Video – also available for download to MP3/Ipod:
Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 3: Kicking Against The Pricks directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard)
The Singer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFVUojBfHZI

Your Funeral…My Trial
Sad Waters
The Carny
Your Funeral My Trial
Stranger Than Kindness
Jack’s Shadow
Hard on For Love
She Fell Away
Long Time Man

Collectors Edition extras
Album in 5:1
Extra tracks:
Scum – Originally a green flexi disc sold on tour
Video – also available for download to MP3/Ipod:
Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 4: Your Funeral…My Trial directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard)

 

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REBELLION LATEST!

Blackpools Rebellion Festival just keeps on getting bigger and better. With Killing Joke and Flogging Molly confirmed as headliners, recent additions include Welsh hip hop crazies Goldie Lookin Chain, crusties Amebix, 76 Roxy club legends The Banned, US 80s punks the Freeze and UK  80s skatepunks the Stupids. Cheap tickets are still available so book now at www.rebellionfestivals.com and look out for a massive Rebellion preview on Vive Le Punk in July!!!!!!

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VIVE LE PUNK GIG ON 9th APRIL

KBY ROCKS, BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE & VIVELEPUNK.NET PRESENTS…

THE FABULOUS PENETRATORS
The coolest new garage rock ‘n’ roll cats in town!
www.myspace.com/thefabulouspenetrators

JOHNNY THROTTLE
Snotty, raw punk ‘n’ roll bastards.
www.myspace.com/johnnythrottle000

THE HATEFUL
Garage punk rockers getting the party started.
www.myspace.com/theh8ful

+ DJS HUGH GADGIT & EL PREZ

THURSDAY 9TH APRIL
SOUTH OF THE BORDER (below EL PASO)

350 OLD ST.
SHOREDITCH
LONDON
EC1V 9NQ

£5 with the flyer above (Print it off and bring it along)
£6 on the door

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FROM WWW. KBYROCKS.CO.UK

Three of London’s most exciting new punk/rock ‘n’ roll bands join forces. Be there.

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THE KODICK YEARS PHOTO EXHIBITION

The Kodick Years:
Punk by Peter Gravelle                                 

Exhibition runs from: 19th March 2009 to 29th March 2009              
Proud Camden’s South Gallery presents The Kodick Years – a never before seen photographic exploration of Punk, as seen through the lens of the very first Punk photographer – Peter Kodick,  the only photographer with inside access to the figureheads of the movement and a photographer who, in true Punk fashion, changed his name from Gravelle to Kodick.

Featuring previously unseen images of The Damned, Billy Idol, Wilko, Generation X, Elvis Costello, Johnny Thunders and the Police among many others, this exhibition paints the most revealing portrait of Punk ever shown.

As we fast approach a time in the present when we will be forced to reconsider and reinvent our position in the world, Proud Camden looks at how we did it the first time round – making this exhibition essential viewing for one and all.

 

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VIVE LE PUNK CLUB.

THE VIVE LE PUNK CLUB! VIVE LE PUNK PRESENTS
THE VIVE LE PUNK CLUB
The first VLP of our regular gig nights at South Of The
Border, 502 Old St, Shoreditch,
East London is on April 9th w/ THE FABULOUS PENETRATORS (read their interview on this months Vivelepunk) and
support from
JOHNNY THROTTLE (ex Parkinsons)and THE HATEFUL . DJs Hugh Gadgit and El Prez.For more details
check out
www.vivelpunk.net and www.kbyrocks.co.uk

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STEVE JONES IN STOOGES?

Will the Ex Pistol, Steve Jones join Iggy and the Stooges. Seems it could be getting closer!

Punk icon Iggy Pop is taking Sex Pistols star Steve Jones’ offer to join The Stooges seriously.

Jones offered to step in and fill the void left by the death of Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton.

He told the Los Angeles Times that he and Pop had been talking about Jones becoming an honorary member of The Stooges for upcoming tour dates, and now the ‘Lust For Life’ hitmaker admits he has been talking to the ex Pistol.

He says, “I talked to Steve, and if I wanted an extra guitar, he’d be the guy to call.”

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GREENDAY GO VINYL

NME) Green Day’s entire back catalogue is set to get a release on 12-inch vinyl, including records that have been unavailable for years.

The band’s first two albums, ’39/Smooth’ and ‘Kerplunk’, which came out on Lookout records will be made available on March 24.

‘Dookie’, will be made available on April 18, in honor of the second annual Record Store Day. The remaining albums will be released chronologically throughout 2009. –

 

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MARKY RAMONE MOBBED!

Ramones legend Marky Ramone and his solo band got a lot more than they bargained for when traveling south of the border to play for Mexican fans last weekend. Here is the tale as posted on Marky’s Myspace blog:

Everyone’s ok, but things got way over the top concerning the safety of the band and out of hand for Marky and The Blitzkrieg at [Saturday] night’s show in Mexico. The van taking the band back to the hotel was besieged by fans resulting in an injury to one of the touring party protecting the exiting band. The security at the venue did their best, but were overwhelmed by the numbers and intensity of the situation. They had never had to deal with anything like that before.

In trying to leave the venue, there was a pile up at the exit door as fans rushed to Marky on his attempted exit. Surrounded by over zealous fans pounding on the windows of the band van, cracking the windshield, one fan clinging to the side of the vehicle was thrown into on coming traffic. He was ok as later he and a friend eventually caught up with the van in a taxi shouting and waving at their hero.

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80s Pylon rocker Dies

80s New Wave Rocker Dies While Driving

   

02/26/2009
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(Billboard) Randall  Bewley, guitarist and founding member of new wave band Pylon, died Wednesday (Feb. 25) afternoon after a heart attack on Monday in his hometown of Athens, Georgia, according to a report by The Athens Banner-Herald.

Bewley was driving on Monday (Feb. 23) when his van drifted off the road and tipped over, according to an email circulated by bandmate Vanessa Hay.

Pylon was formed in 1979 by University of Georgia art students Bewley, bassist Michael Lachowski, drummer Curtis Crowe and Hay – then Vanessa Briscoe – on vocals. The group was part of Athens’ art oriented dance party scene that also included groups like the B-52’s and R.E.M., each of which have often cited Pylon as a favorite and influence.

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IGGY GOES JAZZ

After his disappointing sell out with ‘THAT’ car insurance ad we now hear that Iggy Pop hopes to record a jazz album. Apparently he is ‘bored with guys playing loud guitars’ and wants to get intouch with his jazz side. Of course Stooges guitarist Ron Ashton  died in January.The Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones was rumoured as a replacement. Jones played with Iggy on numerous albums  including Cold Metal.

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DEVO ALBUM SHOW

DEVO to play 1978 album in its entirety for first time

Pic: Jay Spencer

Pic: Jay Spencer

‘Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo?’ to be played in London

Devo will play their 1978 album

‘Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo?’

in full at the

London Kentish Town Forum

on May 6.

The show will precede the band’s scheduled appearance at  ATP event at

Minehead

on May 8, where they will play a set featuring their most popular songs.

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SIOUXSIE BOX SET

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES

AT THE BBC

3-CD & DVD SET

 

1ST JUNE 2009

 

So impressed were they by Siouxsie and the Banshees, that legend has it that John Peel and his producer John Walters attempted to get the BBC to sign the Banshees before the group signed to Polydor. Fitting then that this stunning 84-track, all digitally-remastered, 4-disc hardback book set comprises exclusive BBC sessions, live concert tracks and TV performances recorded by Siouxsie and the Banshees between 1977 and 2001. It comprises 3 audio discs plus a real gem in the form of a 29-track DVD of the band’s best TV performances. All of the featured tracks have been hand picked by the band and the package includes a fantastic 30-page booklet with extensive sleeve notes by journalist Paul Morley, interviews with all of the band members and a unique and insightful introduction written by Siouxsie.

 

The set features alternative versions of 18 classic hit singles including Hong Kong Garden, Playground Twist, Happy House, Cities In Dust, Christine, Wheels On Fire, Dear Prudence, Peek-a-Boo and Kiss Them For Me.

 

Discs 1 and 2

These feature key session tracks from 1977 to 1987 and a concert recording from the Apollo Theatre in Oxford in 1985. They include the complete John Peel sessions alongside sessions recorded for Kid Jensen, Richard Skinner and Janice Long.

 

Disc 3

This contains highlights from the band’s BBC concert recordings at the Apollo Theatre in Oxford and the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1988, where the band performed a storming set, three nights in a row to a sell-out crowd. Highlights include a breathtaking Last Beat Of My Heart, Christine and a rip-roaring, crowd-pleasing, end of show version of Hong Kong Garden.

 

Disc 4

This 29-track DVD of the band’s BBC TV performances features their complete Old Grey Whistle test broadcasts from 1978, 1982 and 1985, the Something Else performances from 1979 and 1980, the Rock Goes To College broadcast from 1981 and the band’s complete Top of the Pops performances, complete, in places, with cheesy intros! All in all it serves as a fantastic visual documentary of the band, beginning with the OGWT performances of tracks from their 1978 debut album; Metal Postcard and Jigsaw Feeling through the dark years of Juju, performed for the Rock Goes to College show and culminating with the beautifully pure pop bliss of Kiss Them For Me from Superstition.

  

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NZ PUNK LEGEND DIES.

Steve Marsden, a member of legendary New Zealand 80s punk band  the Androidss died in Auckland last week from cancer. Along with his twin brother Eric, Steve will be remembered for playing some of the most high energy punk  and rock n roll New Zealand ever saw. The Androidss released one Top 20 single-Auckland Tonight/Getting Jumpy and were well known for full on covers of Stooges songs. He will be much missed. A tribute gig will be held. 

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THE VIVE LE PUNK CLUB!

VIVE LE PUNK PRESENTS
THE VIVE LE PUNK CLUB
The first VLP of our regular gig nights at South Of The
Border, 502 Old St, Shoreditch,
East London is on April 9th w/ THE FABULOUS PENETRATORS (read their interview on this months Vivelepunk) and
support from
JOHNNY THROTTLE (ex Parkinsons)and THE HATEFUL . DJs Hugh Gadgit and El Prez.For more details
check out
www.vivelpunk.net and www.kbyrocks.co.uk

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