Cologne based billypunks  the SEWER RATS are about to hit the studio to record their second album. they will be working with producer Uwe Sabyrowski, who did amazing things producing MAD SIN, BEATSTEAKS and DONOTS. if everything goes as planned the record should be out by spring 2010, however, the label has yet to be announced." 
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 MORRISSEY LIMITED EDITION 7² VINYL BOX SETS:   - ŒTHE 7² SINGLES ¹88 ­ ¹91¹ (Release date: 12th October)   - ŒTHE HMV/PARLOPHONE SINGLES ¹91 ­ ¹95¹ (Release date: 2ndNovember)   For the first time in 14 years, some of Morrissey¹s best-loved singles will be made available in limited edition, 7-inch box sets.   Following The Smiths split in 1987, at the height of their creative powers and popularity, Morrissey lost his co-writer Johnny Marr in what is considered one of the most productive partnerships in British pop, leaving many to doubt his ability to continue. In February ¹88 Moz silenced his doubters with the release of his debut solo single ŒSuedehead¹; a slice of urgent, shimmering guitar-pop, featuring the Durutti Column¹s Vini Reilly and produced by Stephen Street. It went to No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart. This was followed by the No. 9 single ŒEveryday Is Like Sunday¹, considered by many his greatest song and described by the NME, in its Year in Review, as "The best No. 1 '88 never gave us." Morrissey¹s solo career had begun with two timeless, Top 10 singles.   Beginning with ŒSuedehead¹, The 7² Singles ¹88 ­ ¹91 runs chronologically and consists of 10 incredible singles, six of which were non-album releases (though some appeared on the 1990 compilation ŒBona Drag¹). As well as his first two singles, it also includes the highly acclaimed ŒThe Last Of The FamousŠ¹, ŒNovember Spawned A Monster¹, ŒPiccadilly Palare¹ and ends with ŒPregnant For The Last Time¹; the first single to feature his ongoing collaborator and musical director Boz Boorer who, along with guitarist Alain Whyte, added an American Rockabilly sound to Moz¹s distinctive jangle pop. B-sides include the self-deprecating ŒDisappointed¹, Moz¹s witty jibe at The Rolling Stones, ŒGet Off The Stage¹, his tribute to The Jam in his reworking of ŒThat¹s Entertainment¹, and an exquisite cover of indie-skinhead band Bradford¹s ŒSkin Storm¹.   The HMV/Parlophone Singles ¹91 ­ ¹95 consists of nine singles. Beginning with ŒMy Love Life¹, it moves through three singles from the Mick Ronson-produced Œ92 album Your Arsenal ­ ŒWe Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful¹, ŒYou¹re The One For Me, Fatty¹ and ŒCertain People I Know¹ ­ on to what¹s considered by many his greatest album - and final for Parlophone - Vauxhall and I, with singles ¹The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get¹ and ŒHold On To Your Friends¹. Also included is the ¹94 duet with Siouxsie Sioux, ŒInterlude¹, and non-album singles ¹Boxers¹ and ¹Sunny¹, which indicated the direction he would take on his next album, Southpaw Grammar. B-sides include a live version of ŒSuedehead¹, the gorgeous ŒUsed To Be A Sweet Boy¹, Moz¹s exploration of London¹s underbelly, ŒHave-A-Go Merchant¹ and ŒBlack-Eyed Susan¹, and an affecting version of ŒMoonriver¹.   Both box sets are housed in lift-off-lid boxes, with a cover-image taken from a photograph by Anton Corbijn.  The singles¹ artwork, all of which were lovingly conceived and controlled by Morrissey himself, will be faithfully reproduced for each sleeve and the singles themselves will be on heavyweight vinyl for improved sound quality.                       tracklistingsŠ   The 7² Singles ¹88 ­ 91¹   A - Suedehead  B-  I Know Very Well How I Got My Name   A - Everyday Is Like Sunday B - Disappointed   A - The Last Of The Famous International Playboys B -  Lucky Lisp   A - Interesting Drug B - Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference   A - Oujia Board, Oujia Board B - Yes I Am Blind    A - November Spawned A Monster B - He Knows I¹d Love To See Him   A - Piccadilly Palare B - Get Off The Stage   A - Our Frank  B - Journalists Who Lie   A - Sing Your Life  B - That¹s Entertainment   A - Pregnant For The Last Time B - Skin Storm     The HMV/Parlophone Singles  Œ91-95¹   A - My Love Life  B - I¹ve Changed My Plea To Guilty   A - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful B ­ Suedehead (live) - Hammersmith Odeon, October 4th 1991   A - You're The One For Me, Fatty B - Pashernate Love   A - Certain People I Know B - Jack The Ripper   A - The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get B - Used To Be A Sweet Boy   A - Hold On To Your Friends B - Moonriver    A - Interlude  (Morrissey with Siouxsie) B - Interlude (extended)   A - Boxers  B - Have-A-Go Merchant   A - Sunny  B - Black-Eyed Susan    
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This year’s Rebellion punk festival held at the Winter Gardens was the most successful one yet.
Nearly 8000 people turned up to see 200 bands over four days at Blackpool’s famous Winter Gardens. It was the most tickets sold for the 15 year old festival and the most diverse selection of bands that included great sets from alternative rock legends Killing Joke, top American folk punk Flogging Molly, punk legends the Adicts and the Damned and the UK Subs as well as filled to capacity and riotious receptions for Goldblade and King Blues. With several new younger bands proving that punk in the UK is in rude health and an acoustic set from Ade Edmondson Rebellion proved yet again that the endearing appeal of punk rock never wanes and with already record advance sales for next year’s event and the festival planning several European shows it looks set to expand further.

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Title: London’s Burning : True Adventures on the Front Lines of Punk, 1976–1977
Author: Dave Thompson
ISBN: 1556527691 : 9781556527692
Illustrations: 50 b/w photos
Format: Paperback
Size: 155x230mm
Pages: 336
Weight: .466 Kg.
Published: IPG (Chicago Review Press) – June 2009
List Price: 15.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: In Print
Subjects: Punk

The summer of 1976 through the summer of 1977 was the most significant year in British rock history, when punk rock rose from a murmur on the streets to a roar of defiance that still reverberates today. This collection of vivid memories of concerts and cultural flash points focuses on what was happening on the streets and in the clubs, answering questions like What brought punks together with London’s disenfranchised Rasta community? What made Teddy Boys — middle-aged men who dressed like 1950s rockers — hate punks so much that they roamed in packs looking for teenagers to beat up? What was it like to be in the now legendary Roxy Club? and Were the Sex Pistols really any good as a live band? Memories from others who were there — including members of the Damned, the Adverts, the Patti Smith Group, the Maniacs, and the Tom Robinson Band — add to this story of punk rock as it happened, stripped of hindsight and future legend, and laid bare.

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 NOT THE SAME OLD BLUES CRAP PROUDLY PRESENTS...  The Jim Jones Revue    SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2009 UK  TOUR     September     Friday 18 Pet Sounds @ Club Cooler , Bristol  Saturday 19 The GoGo Cage @ The Magnet, Liverpool  Sunday 20 The Cluny, Newcastle  Tuesday 22 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds  Wednesday 23 Mono, Glasgow  Thursday 24 Sandino’s, Derry  Friday 25 The Open House Festival, Belfast  Saturday 26 Whelans, Dublin  Sunday 27  Crane Lane Theatre, Cork      October     Thursday 1 NTSOBC @ Cargo, London  Friday 2 The Engine Room, Brighton  Saturday 3 The Railway Hotel, Southend-On-Sea     Press Enquiries     Contact Rupert Orton Email: Mobile: + 44 7738 293 155        The Jim Jones Revue        The Jim Jones Revue blow September wide apart with their inaugural UK & Irish 12 date tour  and the release  of a brand new AA side single “Burning Your House Down/Elemental” which is released by Punk Rock Blues Records on 21 September. Burning Your House Down/Elemental is a taster from the follow up to the Jim Jones Revue’s critically acclaimed self titled debut album which will be released next year.  The tracks are also  included on  “Here To Save Your Soul” which is a mini album collection all the JJR singles to date released for the first time in physical format on CD and vinyl by Punk Rock Blues Records on 5 October.  Live The Jim Jones Revue  are an astonishing phenomenon and have been described as James Brown fronting the MC5 with Little Richard guesting  on piano! The JJR kick off the tour and unleash their  supercharged rock’n’roll maelstrom   on Friday 18 September and career off on 12 action packed dates in the UK and Ireland. Every date is going to see rock’n’roll shaped holes blown through the roofs of unsuspecting venues as the JJR play their first shows in Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Glasgow, Derry, Belfast (at the Open House Festival with Joe Gideon & The Shark and Andrew Weatherall), Cork and finally drawing the tour to a close at the holy grail of British R’n’B AKA Southend-On-Sea on Saturday 3 October.  The ‘Revue also re-visit Dublin and Brighton as part of the tour and return to play their first show in London since June at NTSOBC @ Cargo in Shoreditch on Thursday 1 October.  “Burning Your House Down” and “Elemental” is a brand new double AA side single that see’s The Jim Jones Revue firing on all five super charged cylinders. Burning Your House kicks off with a jerky stop-start backwards  rockabilly rhythm before exploding into life as Jim Jones roars “There aint no smoke without fire! “ and the track careers off into a car crash of barrel house piano, out of control feedback and Jim Jones’s lecherous vocal  demanding “I’m burning your house down to let you know I’m still around………….”. Elemental erupts with a Chuck Berry riff dragged from hell before blasting into what sounds like an unholy alliance of the deranged sons of Detroit jamming on the bones of The Georgia Peach and then spinning out into a free jazz freak out reminiscent of The Birthday Party….. These two tracks are tasters  of the new JJR album to be released next year.  They also feature on “Here To Save Your Soul”, a mini album which is released by Punk Rock Blues Records on October 5. Hear To Save Your Soul collects all the JJR singles to date on physical format (CD & vinyl) for the very first time.  The album features Rock’n’Roll Psychosis, Big Hunk O Love, Cement Mixer, Good Golly Miss Molly, Princess & The Frog, Freak of Nature and  the afore mentioned Burning Your House Down and Elemental. Basically, if you want to rock a party till the foundations cave in, put this album on repeat and watch your house collapse!  The Jim Jones Revue released their debut self titled album just under a year ago to critical acclaim and 2009 has proved to be an incredible year for London based powerhouse quintet.  Among many highlights was a sold out show at the historic 100 Club in London in June which saw scores of unlucky punter turned away as the venue was filled to bursting point with a queue stretching down Oxford Street to Tottenham Court Road tube station.  The JJR have also played live sessions on radio shows for Mark Lamarr, Marc Riley, Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq has been a huge fan. In fact after coming to The 100 Club show Steve was so moved he made an extraordinary five minute public broadcast on his Six Music Radio show the next day and demanded Jack White offer the JJR a support slot on whatever project he had touring!  In the UK The Jim Jones Revue have developed a strong word of mouth fan base whose  more well known converts include Mick Jones, Tony James, Bobby Gillespie, Noel Gallagher,  Mark Lamarr,  Steve Lamacq, Jim Scalvanos, Jon Spencer, Marc Riley, Bob Harris, Tom Robinson  and Gem Archer among many others. Outside the UK The JJR have a built a wide fan base that stretches across Europe from Oslo to Porto that is a result of  relentless touring that in the last twelve months has seen them play shows, festivals and tours in France, Spain, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Portugal , Slovenia, Ireland,  Belgium and Norway.  France in particular has embraced the raw rock’n’roll of The Jim Jones Revue and so far this year has seen them…….Featured on the national French TV show “Album de la semaine” (Album of the day)which was broadcast in January…….Sell out most of their shows on a very successful debut tour of France in February including the 500 capacity La Maroquinerie in Paris…..Playing three shows with Placebo as part of “La Musicale En Tournee” which climaxed at the historic L’Olympia in Paris which was broadcast  on TV across France by Canal Plus…..The JJR recently returned from playing two very successful French festival performances in July at Vieilles Charrues to a crowd of 30,000 and Garden Nef to 15, 000. The JJR return to France in October for a three week headlining tour including a show at the 800 capacity La Trabendo in Paris.  .  Witness the sonic brutality of  The Jim Jones Revue on tour in September and October and buy the double AA single Burning Your House Down/Elemental  on September 21 with the mini album Here To Save Your Soul on October 5……Then sit back, play at maximum volume  and listen as your home is reduced to rubble in minutes!!!!     Press reaction to the JJR debut album:     “Like The Killer smoking the bones of Link Wray” Album of the year # 10 Big Cheese Magazine     “ If Little Richard had written this, he’d still be boasting about it today”  **** Mojo Magazine   
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 The Reverend Horton Heat - returns with his brand new album-'Laughing and Crying with the Reverend Horton Heat' (Yep Roc) - Jim Heath returns with an album full of country-fried tunes about bad habits, well-meaning but clueless husbands, ever-expanding beer-guts and Texas - as Heath explains, ³I really wanted to capture the feelings of recordings of the late 50s, early 60s."   released october on Yep Roc
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 BBC SESSIONS & CONCERTS   - PUNK, POST-PUNK & 2-TONE  -   Release Dates: September ­ December 2009   EMI are very proud to announce a new partnership with the BBC, which enables us to help make available digitally for the first time some of are most distinguished artists¹ BBC Sessions and Concerts, many of which are previously unreleased.   Covering the musically fertile period of 1977 ­ ¹81 - after Punk wiped the slate clean with its year zero ­ these BBC Sessions include many era-defining and esteemed artists, such as: Public Image Limited, The Skids, The Stranglers, Rich Kids and The Selector. Many of these sessions were recorded at the BBC¹s famous Maida Vale Studios, with the majority for John Peel¹s invaluable and hugely influential radio show (please see below for further details).   The majority of these releases are previously unreleased in any format, being made available for the first time for fans to purchase online. Previously unreleased sessions come from the likes of Gang Of Four, Dexy¹s Midnight Runners, The Skids, Rich Kids and 999, as well as concerts from The Specials and The Selector.   This is a unique project between EMI and the BBC, making available material that both parties commonly control, from the BBC archives.   There will also be a number of albums made available digitally too: a number of Angelic Upstarts LPs, Rich Kids, Oi! ­ The Album, and the Zonophone Punk Singles, some of which will include new bonus material. For more information, please contact / 020 7752 5557.   More BBC/EMI releases in the new year, including a number of Prog releases from the likes of the Harvest label.     14th September 2009 releases   BBC Sessions digital EPs:   The Stranglers ­ 1st John Peel session, 1st March 1977 Released by Castle in 1995   Rich Kids ­ 1st John Peel session, 31st October 1977 Previously Unreleased   Rich Kids ­ 2nd John Peel session, 20th March 1978 Previously Unreleased   The Skids ­ 1st John Peel session, 16th May 1978 Previously Unreleased   999 ­ Only John Peel session, 25th October 1978 Previously Unreleased       9th November 2009 releases   BBC sessions digital EPs:   The Skids ­ 2nd John Peel session, 29th August 1978 Previously Unreleased   Gang Of Four ­ 2nd John Peel session, 2nd July 1979 Previously Unreleased   Public Image Limited ­ Only John Peel session, 10th December 1979   Angelic Upstarts ­ 2nd John Peel session, 17th September 1980   Angelic Upstarts ­ 3rd John Peel session, 23rd June 1981       7th December 2009 releases   BBC In Concerts:   The Specials ­ BBC In Concert 15th December 1979 Previously Unreleased   The Selecter - BBC In Concert 15th December 1979 Parts Previously Unreleased   Ultravox  - BBC In Concert 14th January 1981     BBC sessions digital E.P.'s:   The Selecter ­ 1st John Peel session, 9th October 1979   Dexy's Midnight Runners ­ Only John Peel session, 26th February 1980 Previously Unreleased   Dexy's Midnight Runners - Kid Jensen session 1980 3 Tracks Previously Unreleased      
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Picture Frame Seduction take to the Rebellion stage this weekend in Blackpool  at the worlds biggest punk festival. Wales best known punk rockers can be seen  at The Olymopia 2 stage at 6.50pm on Saturday night, and this year seems to be  something of a watershed for the boys. Formed in 1978 in school in  Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire the countries longest running punk outfit are now  a solid 5 piece, with 3 original members still in the band. With no loss of  energy over the years a new album is planned for 2010 plus 2 vinyl releases in  the USA, and indeed a tour to back it up as well.  The expected slow down has  not materialised and the band put it down to a 6 month break they all took  from punk rock proceedings this year. Now full of energy, new ideas and a new  found enthusiasm for the punk scene, there seems there is more just round the  corner for the Welsh godfathers of punk rock. 
 Check them out for yourself at The Rebellion Festival, The Winter Gardens,  Blackpool this weekend.
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The release of the new album by Australian Punk legends the Saints album has been delayed
That’s the bad news!

The good news is that Chris and the band have just signed to Come on Records, a subsiduary of FC Records.
A whole new kettle of mud! More news soon to come! But believe you me, this is very exciting!

The recording might also be happening in Belgrade, rather than the US, since bass player Caspar has got his hands on
a cool studio there. Till then , check out

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 21st Sept - Fun Boy Three S/T- The Fun Boy Three were formed by Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples in the Summer 81 after the demise of The Specials.This welcome and long out of print reissue of their debut album includes 6 bonus tracks - including the non-album single, a cover of the Gershwin classic Summertime and various b-sides and 12 Remixes, one of which makes its CD debut on this release. 
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 Legendary Rockabilly wildman Billy Lee Riley died on August 2nd aged 75. Billy Lee Riley will be best remembered for his Sun Records output and two of the all time classic Rockabilly tracks ever recorded. 'Flying Saucer Rock N Roll' and 'Red Hot' released on Sun Records with his band The Little Green Men which featured Jerry Lee Lewis on piano were never more than regional hits at the time of their release in 1957 but have since come to be regarded as all time classics of the genre. Simon Nott 
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Oh yes-its the Rebellion festival this Thursday in Blackpool and we Vive Le Punk will be there. So who are we looking out for??

Well-how about these!




















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Paul Williams

1979. The dawning of a new era. Against the backdrop of the demise of punk, social unrest and the coming to power of Margaret Thatcher, The Specials burst onto the scene with their unique brand of music, sweeping up the nation’s youth with their edgy, politically-charged message and iconic ‘2Tone’ branding. Thirty years later, as the band celebrate their anniversary with a reunion tour, their hard hitting, poignant tales of teen pregnancy, knife crime and racism are still as prevalent as they always were.

Timed to coincide with the band’s Anniversary and the huge revival of interest that has aroused this year, this is the only book of its kind, meticulously detailing the story of this one-of-a-kind band, its members and their post-Specials careers, up to and including their reunion at Bestival in 2008. It also sees the first publication of a full gig listing, complete discography and an amazing collection of rare, unseen photographs from the band themselves. It also contains a foreword from Phill Jupitus.

Paul Williams is a concert promoter, creator and editor of the 1990s cult fanzine “Street Feeling”, administrator of The Specials website and valued contributor to many varied projects within the lively ska world. His life-long interest in The Specials inspired him to be the first to research and document the bands’ history, which he portrays with an easy, familiar style, making their story accessible to all.
 in all good book stores from Sept 14th

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