WIN PUNK, MOD, BLUES & ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLASSIC 45’S BOX SETS!

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Demon records are releasing these rather special Punk, Mod, Blues and Rock n Roll boxsets for Record Store Day.

Each contains 10 vinyl 45 singles featuring classic punk tracks like The Damned’s New Rose, X Ray Spex’s Identity’, the Anti Nowhere Leagues ‘Streets Of London’, and the Vibrators ‘Stiff Little Fingers’.

The Mod box features The Small Faces ‘Tin Soldier’, The Yardbirds ‘Heart Full Of Soul’ and the Spencer Davis Group’s ‘Mr Second Class’ among other brilliant, timeless tracks.

And you can also win the Rock n Roll and Blues sets too, as part of this 4 box set competition.

They all come in colour sleeves inside a sturdy cardboard boxset.

Simply tell us who released the UK’s first ever punk single and what it was. Email your answers to info@vivelerock.net titled-‘DEMON BOXSETS’

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WIN ‘PUNK ’76’ DVD!

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WIN ‘PUNK ’76 – FROM SEX TO THE SEX PISTOLS’ DVDS!

We have 5 copies to be won of the brilliant new ‘Punk ’76’ documentary
that features classic live archive footage of the Sex Pistols, XRay Spex
and the Clash and looks at the connection bewteen Malcolm McClaren’sSex
clothing shop on Kings Road and the explosion of punk. With great
interviews with the likes of Charlie Harper, Gen X’s Tony James and the
Banshees Steve Severin, it’s a fascinating look into the greatest UK
youth culture movement of our times!

To win a copy-just tell us the name of Chelsea’s singer.

Email us at info@vivelerock.net titled ‘PUNK 76’

 

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WIN VIVE LE ROCK MADNESS MAGAZINES, SUBSCRIPTIONS & VLR T-SHIRTS!

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To celebrate Madness being on the cover of this month’s Vive Le Rock, and the return of the Nutty Boys to the charts with their album ‘OUI OUI SI SI JA JA DA DA’, we are running a skankin’ great competition for you.

The 2 winners will both get VLR subscriptions and a Vive Le Rock t shirt, and 5 runners up with receive copies of this month’s very special Madness issue, complete with exclusive Madness ‘Dublin Castle’ art print. And the question couldn’t be easier.

Q: What was the name of Madness’s first chart hit single?

Email your answers to info@vivelerock.net and we will pick 7 lucky winners at random. entries close Nov 25th. Good luck!

This month’s Vive Le Rock magazine is a Madness special, with interviews with the band, discography, and the complete Madness story from Camden Town all the way to Buckingham Palace. Plus the brilliant new album is reviewed.

Vive le Rock is available is WH Smiths and good newsagents or order online HERE.

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WIN PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE JIM JONES REVUE LONDON GIG

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London rock ‘n’ roll heroes THE JIM JONES REVUE are set to unleash their highly anticipated third album ‘The Savage Heart’ on 15th October through PIAS/Punk Rock Blues.

‘The Savage Heart’ sees the band exploring new musical and lyrical territory, while still harnessing their renowned powerhouse sound. The album was produced by Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) and mixed by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys/Adele).

In support of ‘The Savage Heart’, the band will be touring the UK in October.

October
8 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
9 Leeds Wardrobe
10 Manchester Sound Control
12 Sheffield Plug
13 Aberdeen Tunnels
15 Edinburgh Caves
16 Glasgow King Tuts
17 Newcastle Cluny
18 Norwich Waterfront
19 Birmingham O2 Academy 2
20 Harlow Square
21 Bristol Trinity
23 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
24 Brighton Concorde 2
25 London Electric Ballroom

We have a pair of tickets for the last night, at London’s Electric Ballroom, to offer a lucky fan.

To be in with a chance of winning, just email info@vivelerock.net and tell us:

Q: WHAT WERE THE TITLES OF THE FIRST TWO JIM JONES REVUE ALBUMS?

Good luck!

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WIN BLONDIE BOOK!

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We’ve got two copies of the new Blondie book (co-written by Vive Le Rock writer Kris Needs) to give away. See the details and the question below and good luck!

One of the most iconic groups of their generation, Blondie experienced an unparalleled rise to global superstardom during the late 1970s. As they topped charts throughout the world, vocalist Deborah Harry adorned magazine covers and bedroom walls everywhere. Drawing upon extensive new first hand interview material from Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and many other significant players in the band s long history, a huge archive of personal materials and unpublished interviews, Blondie: Parallel Lives is the definitive eye-witness account of the group s long and often tumultuous existence. Beginning with their childhoods, backgrounds and influences, the book is also an evocative homage to the unique New York scene of the 1970s. It charts the development of Blondie to their massive popular success and eventual break up. How Debbie Harry set her career aside to nurse Chris through a debilitating and life-threatening genetic disease. It recounts the group s 1997 reformation, subsequent renaissance with their No Exit album, the controversies surrounding the 2006 induction to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, ending in the present with the release of Panic of Girls. Co-author Kris Needs established a friendship with Harry, Stein and the rest of the band that endures to this day. As a trusted confidante, he now recounts the full story.

To enter the competition simply tell us who the drummer of Blondie is.

Email your answer, name and address to info@vivelerock.net

 

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WIN BOB WAYNE GIG TICKETS

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Outlaw Carnie Bob Wayne is hitting the UK in early June in support of his rabble-rousing new album ‘Till The Wheels Fall Off’, out now on People Like You.

Part of the mammoth European tour he’s now in the depths of and that’s been blitzing its way across the mainland since early April, the UK shows will be a triumpant finale.

June
4 Stamford Voodoo Lounge
5 London Borderline
6 Nottingham The Navigation
7 Manchester Roadhouse

We have a pair of tickets for the London and Manchester shows to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning, just tell us:

Q: WHAT KIND OF CAR DOES THE ALBUM ‘TILL THE WHEELS FALL OFF’ DEPICT BOB WAYNE DRIVING?

Answers and whether you’d prefer tickets to London or Manchester, along with the title ‘Bob Wayne Comp’ to info@vivelerock.net

Good luck!

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WIN THE BIG STIFF BOXSET!

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To be in with a chance of winning this great prize (see below for details), just head to our Vive Le Rock Facebook page and ‘Like’ us! (remember, if you’re already following us, you’ll still need to ‘Like’ the page)

STIFF

The Big Stiff Box Set (4CD Box Set)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOBX402
Barcode: 698458840325
Playing Time: Over 4 Hours

This is the ultimate anthology of Stiff Records, charting 30 years of one
of the most daring and influential labels in UK pop history. A celebration
of Stiff `The World’s Most Flexible label’ across 98 tracks , from number
one hits to rare curiosities, and a 68 page full colour booklet.

REVIEWS:

Stiff Records will go down in history as the most important UK independent
label ever. During its thirty years the Stiff staff have released some of
the most legendary punk and new wave records of all time, covering every
cool musical revolution first and with style. This is a hundred track
slice of punk and new wave history, complete with 68 page book. "If it
ain’t Stiff it ain’t worth a f*ck!"

4 Stars [ El Prez – Big Cheese]

It is a boxed set to live with. This immense collection spans three
decades, concluding with 2007 curiosities such as the Trevor Horn, Lol
Creme and Chris Braide collective The Producers, Stiff Records will
forever remain evocative of pre and post-punk innocence. Songs from this
era sparkle and it’s inspiring to be reacquainted with Lowe’s ’Heart Of
The City’ and Larry Wallis’ ’Police Car’. Punk wades in thrillingly with
the classic opening shots from the Damned’s ’New Rose’ and ’Neat Neat
Neat’, both of which still catch the heart and hurtle you towards a whole
new attitude. It is the crazed underbelly acts Pointed Sticks, Jane Aire &
the Belvederes, Passion Puppets and even dear old Max Wall who add exotic
elements to the legacy of this most beloved of record labels. 4 Stars
[Mick Middles – Rock N Reel]

"Essential punk and new wave box set" Recently reactivated with their
latest signings The Tranzmitors and The Producers (included here), this is
a hundred track slice of punk and new wave history, complete with 68 page
book. [4 Stars, El Pres – Vive Le Punk Website]

This is a comprehensive, overview of the ground breaking stiff label,
covering its entire 30-year history, from early pioneers like Elvis
Costello and Nick Lowe to contemporary hit makers The Enemy. [Music Week]

You can’t really argue with four discs that provide some of the catchiest
indie tunes of the late 70s/early 80s and are following up that legacy
with newbies very much in the mould of the golden oldies. [4 stars, Jenni
Cole – OMH]

Not a greatest hits, this comp revels in Stiff’s eclecticism; the cult
delights of Department S and The Untouchables providing frantic high
points. [Jon Harrington, MOJO]

How’s this for a roster: The Damned, The Pogues, Elvis Costello and
music-hall legend Max wall? Between 1976 and 1987 Stiff Records were, if
nothing else, eclectic, as this chunky box (four discs and a book)
demonstrates. Like its 1981 Tenpole Tudor hit, simply Wunderbar. [4 stars,
Simon Goddard, Q]

We’re sold on this just for Max Walls Englands glory. Oh, you’re looking
for guitar highlights? How about Motorheads hard-rocking White Line Fever
or the bittersweet 50s throwback lead lines on Alvin Stardusts Pretend?
This box set proves that the UKs anarchic Stiff label brought us the great
(Nick Lowe), the even-more-great (Elvis Costello) and some right old
cheese (Dave Stuart and Barbara Gaskin). Gawd bless em. [Guitar Mag]

CD
CD1
1.
Nick Lowe – Heart Of The City
2.
The Pink Fairies – Between The Lines
3.
Roogalator – All Aboard
4.
Tyla Gang – Styrofoam
5.
Lew Lewis & His Band – Boogie On The Street
6.
The Damned – New Rose
7.
Plummet Airlines – Silver Shirt
8.
Motorhead – White Line Fever
9.
The Damned – Neat Neat Neat
10.
Elvis Costello – Less Than Zero
11.
Devo – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
12.
Max Wall – England’s Glory
13.
The Adverts – One Chord Wonders
14.
Nick Lowe – Marie Provost
15.
Wreckless Eric – Whole Wide World
16.
Ian Dury – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
17.
The Damned – Problem Child
18.
The Yachts – Suffice To Say
19.
Larry Wallis – Police Car
20.
Mick Farren & The Deviants – Let’s Loot The
21.
Supermarket Again Like We Did Last Summer
22.
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Sweet Gene Vincent
23.
The Damned – One Way Love
24.
Wreckless Eric – Reconnez Cherie
25.
Jane Aire & The Belvederes – Yankee Wheels
26.
Ernie Graham – Romeo & The Lonely Girl
CD2
1.
The Members – Solitary Confinement
2.
Humphrey Ocean & The Hardy Annuals – Whoops A Daisy
3.
The Realists – I’ve Got A Heart
4.
Jona Lewie – The Baby, She’s On The Street
5.
Lene Lovich – I Think We’re Alone Now
6.
Devo – Be Stiff
7.
Wreckless Eric – Take The Cash (K.A.S.H.)
8.
Mickey Jupp – Old Rock ’n’ Roller
9.
Rachel Sweet – B.A.B.Y.
10.
Lene Lovich – Lucky Number
11.
The Sports – Who Listens To The Radio?
12.
The Subs – Gimme Your Heart
13.
The Rumour – Frozen Years
14.
Rachel Sweet – I Go To Pieces
15.
Lene Lovich – Say When
16.
Madness – One Step Beyond
17.
Kirsty MacColl – You Caught Me Out
18.
Pointed Sticks – Out Of Luck
19.
Dirty Looks – Lie To Me
20.
Jona Lewie – You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties
21.
Any Trouble – Yesterday’s Love
22.
The Plasmatics – Butcher Baby
23.
The Go-Go’s – We Got The Beat
24.
Motor Boys Motor – Drive Friendly
25.
Desmond Dekker – Please Don’t Bend
26.
Joe ’King’ Carrasco & The Crowns – Buena
CD3
1.
Any Trouble – Girls Are Always Right
2.
The Equators – Baby Come Back
3.
Nigel Dixon – Thunderbird
4.
Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry
5.
Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?
6.
Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men
7.
Department S – Going Left Right
8.
Theatre Of Hate – Do You Believe In The Westworld?
9.
Tenpole Tudor – Wunderbar
10.
Alvin Stardust – Pretend
11.
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party
12.
Billy Bremner – Loud Music In Cars
13.
The Dancing Did – The Lost Platoon
14.
Electric Guitars – Language Problems
15.
Brigit Novik & M – Danube
16.
The Belle Stars – The Clapping Song
17.
Via Vagabond – Who Likes Jazz?
18.
The Belle Stars – Sign Of The Times
19.
Tracey Ullman – Breakaway
20.
Yello – I Love You
21.
Eddie ‘Tenpole’ Tudor – The Hayrick Song
22.
Passion Puppets – Like Dust
23.
Tracey Ullman – They Don’t Know
CD4
1.
Kirsty MacColl – Terry
2.
The Inspirational Choir Of The Pentecostal First Born Church Of The Living
God – Pick Me Up
3.
Tracey Ullman – Move Over Darling
4.
The Pogues – Dark Streets Of London
5.
Kirsty MacColl – A New England
6.
The Pogues – A Pair Of Brown Eyes
7.
The Untouchables – Free Yourself
8.
Makin’ Time – Here Is My Number
9.
The Untouchables – I Spy (For The FBI)
10.
The Pogues – Dirty Old Town
11.
Ruefrex – The Wild Colonial Boy
12.
Andy White – Religious Persuasion
13.
The Mint Juleps – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
14.
Furniture – Brilliant Mind
15.
Dr. Feelgood – Don’t Wait Up
16.
Tommy Chase – Killer Joe (Right Cross)
17.
The Prisoners – Whenever I’m Gone
18.
The Pogues feat. The Dubliners – The Irish Rover
19.
The Enemy – Dancin’ All Night
20.
Eskimo Disco – What is Woman?
21.
The Producers – Barking Up The Right Tree
22.
The Tranzmitors – Broken Houses
23.
Any Trouble – That Sound
24.
Ronald Reagan – The Wit & The Wisdom Of Ronald Reagan (Extract)
 

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WIN MOTORHEAD BOOK!

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The seminal British band Motorhead have been rocking since 1975 and show no signs of letting up. From early classics "Ace Of Spades", "Overkill" and "No Sleep ’til Hammersmith", the band have racked up an incredible 25 albums. "Overkill" tells the whole story of the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll trip, through original interviews with those that were there.

To be in with a chance of winning one of five of these great books, ‘Like’ our new Vive Le Rock Facebook page (remember to ‘Like’ the page even if you’re already friends with our account) then message us with your name and address and identify which music legend fronts Motorhead.

Good luck and vive le rock!

 

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WIN ‘ROCKABILLY’ BOOK

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‘Rockabilly: The Twang Heard ‘Round The World – The Complete Illustrated History’ is exactly that – a definitive, striking history of rockabilly music in 232 pages and a hard cover.

It was the twang heard ’round the world: Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock ‘n’ roll and ruling the world. Here’s the story of Elvis Presley’s first Sun records that inspired all. And here’s Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many more rockabillies from the golden years of 1955-1959, in a book chock full of photos, collectible memorabilia, movie posters, rare records, fashion, and rebel lifestyle. The story continues today, with a rockabilly revival that began with stars, such as the Stray Cats and Robert Gordon, spreading around the globe from Europe to Japan. Today, rockabilly is better than ever, with bands like Rev. Horton Heat and others playing the music and living the life from Memphis to Helsinki to Tokyo. There’s still good rockin’ tonight!

To be in with a chance of winning one of five of these great books, ‘Like’ our new Vive Le Rock Facebook page (remember to ‘Like’ the page even if you’re already friends with our account) then message us with your name and address and identify which music legend graces the cover of the ‘Rockabilly’ book.

Good luck and vive le rock!

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WIN 8 RAMONES REISSUE ALBUMS!


WANT TO WIN 8 ALBUMS FROM THE FIRST ISSUE OF VIVE LE ROCK’S LEGENDARY COVERSTARS, THE RAMONES?

WE THOUGHT YOU MIGHT.

ALL ALBUMS HAVE BEEN DIGITALLY REMASTERED AND RE-ISSUED WITH ADDED BONUS TRACKS. THE ALBUMS ARE:

– ROCKET TO RUSSIA
– LEAVE HOME
– IT’S ALIVE
– ROAD TO RUIN
– END OF A CENTURY
– PLEASANT DREAMS
– SUBTERRANEAN JUNGLE
– TOO TOUGH TO DIE

TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING THIS AMAZING PRIZE, JUST JOIN OUR MAILING LIST ON THE MAIN PAGE.

GOOD LUCK AND GABBA GABBA HEY!

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF THE NEW ISSUE OF VIVE LE ROCK BY CLICKING HERE.

 

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WIN CRASS ‘THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND’ REISSUE ALBUMS

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It has been over thirty years since the band’s inception and since they recorded their first album and now the Crassical Collection is finally here, and the first release is the newly mastered The Feeding of the Five Thousand. After many years of being out of print, this legendary album has been restored from the original analogue studio tapes, repackaged and bolstered by rare and unreleased tracks, and stunning new artwork from Gee Vaucher, who has lovingly created what could only be considered a real artefact.
 
Included in this package is a 64-page booklet featuring all lyrics along with extensive liner notes from band members Penny Rimbaud and Steve Ignorant, which shed light on the making of the record. Also included is CD-sized recreation of the iconic original fold- out poster sleeve.

WE HAVE 2 COPIES TO GIVE AWAY.

JUST TELL US WHICH POLITICAL IDEOLOGY CRASS PROMOTED?

ANSWERS TO INFO@VIVELEPUNK.NET

 

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WIN COPIES OF SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ NEW DVD!

We have a cycoriffic competition for you this month. Hardcore punk/thrash metal crossover veterans Suicidal Tendencies have a new DVD out (their first ever one!) featuring a live show from the Olympic Auditorium from 2005.

Released through Essential on March 8th, be in with a chance of getting your hands on one of a couple of copies of Suicidal’s ‘Live At The Olympic Auditorium’ that we have for prizes by answering this easy question:

Q: WHO IS THE FOUNDING MEMBER AND FRONTMAN OF SUICIDAL TENDENCIES?

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

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WIN COPIES OF X-RAY SPEX’S NEW LIVE ALBUM

We have a brilliant comp for you this month. Anyone who saw X-Ray Spex play in London last year will know how incredible their performance was. If you were there (or if you just wish you were) then this comp’s for you! We have two copies of the band’s new ‘Live @ The Roundhouse London 2008’ CD/DVD album to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this easy question – Who is the iconic singer of the X-Ray Spex?

Answers to info@vivelepunk.net

Thanks to Year Zero Records for this competition.

 

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WIN ‘SID! BY THOSE WHO REALLY WHO KNEW HIM’ DVD

This brand new documentary, in association with ITN Archive, charts the fall and rise of Sid Vicious from punk s hero to society s cultural icon of the twentieth century. Sid s short and controversial life is profiled with interviews from Jah Wobble (childhood friend, founder pil). Steve Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees), David Vanian (The Damned), Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols Manager), Viv Albertine (Flatmate, The Slits), Ron Watts (100 Club), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistol), Rat Scabies (The Damned), Caroline Coon (Writer and Artist), Vivienne Westwood (Sex Designer), Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants), John Tiberi (Sex Pistols Tour Manager), and many more of Sid s close friends. Featuring previously unseen archive footage and filmed in HD. This new documentary provides the most definitive and intimate life story of the punk hero who truly lived his life with chaos and anarchy. Fuelled with a soundtrack of Sid s own music, this is the faithful telling of Sid s life story by those who really knew him. Special Collector s Edition DVD Documentary Plus Sid Live in New York 10 Track CD AND Biography by Music Author Mark Paytress

Documentary culled from footage of the ITN’s extensive archives to mark the 30th anniversary of the legendary Sex Pistols’ bassist’s death, this is a candid look into the artist’s life, destructive relationship with Nancy Spungen and the legacy he left in his wake.

To be in with a chance of winning one of 3 boxsets we have to give away. To enter the competition email us at info@vivelepunk.net

Good luck!

 

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