WRATHCHILD WARS!

    Does anyone remeber 80s Glam punks-Wrathchild-and their songs like Stakk Attack? Well seems they are fighting over the name. Read below.....   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     Well hello to one and all. We are sure you have all seen the news articles on Classic Rock Magazine's web site and forums around the Internet.     We now feel it is time to let you all in on the full story and we can assure you that you will see Rocky Shades and his band rise from the ashes of HELL victorious.     wrathchild-03-05-09028_1.jpg     The story starts in later December '08 when Rocky Shades' dream of bringing Wrathchild back on the map started becoming a reality.  In January work started with the new version of Wrathchild, the new website went online with the news, and fans from around the globe started to contact us wishing the band and Rocky well and hoping to see us on the road soon. We were soon billed to play Hard Rock Hell III in December and work began on a new image for the band and a great new direction for the music, which would bring Rocky Shades' new version of Wrathchild up to date (we were never going to stay in the 80s, unlike some people). With the band working away and with a new look and feel in place, little did we know that the Devil's hands were at work, in the incarnation of a band called Psychowrath.     This is how we and many fans see how the next part of the story goes.  Psychowrath have been around for a good few years, which is a band with Rocky's old band mates (we are saying mates in the loosest possible term).  They, from what you could see, were doing a few gigs here and there, not much. But the guys could obviously see that Rocky was making waves and must have thought -  -              Well you know what we will do?     -              We will stop them and we will take over     -              They have done the hard work for us     -              We might even be able to sell our new Psychowrath album using the name Wrathchild.     So they went and registered the name 'Wrathchild' as a trademark.     Now this is where it starts getting a bit of a head F@$K.  When they put in the application for the trade mark they had not thought of the fact that for a start, when the band stopped back in 1989, no one (including Rocky) signed anything giving up their rights to the name (the band is legally classed as trading under a partnership); meaning that legally if any one member wanted to trade mark the name all members of the band would have to approve and agree. The next thing is that when you apply for a trademark it goes on to a government database so other people can challenge it. This is so that other people are given a fair chance to oppose it should they feel they have the right to do so. The first Rocky knew about all this was when his new bass player received a letter. How they got his address we will never know, but we have a good idea it was done by deception. This matter will be looked into soon as it is a criminal offence and if proven it will fall in to the hands of the police.     Now this is where it starts getting really interesting.  We were put in contact with a top law firm in London, who did a lot of digging and agreed we had a very strong case and advised us that from the evidence Rocky has the grounds to challenge their trade mark registrations on the basis that they were made in bad faith.     Well this is brings us up to date.  Due to these sad individuals thinking they have the higher ground they contacted Hard Rock Hell and because of this we have been pulled from the bill. (We also would like to state that when we were booked we never made any claim that any of the other members from the original line up were involved). We can now release our plans for the future with great confidence knowing that they may have stopped us playing one show but they have not won the war!! As of today our lawyers have filed a claim to invalidate the trademark they have registered. This will stop them from illegitimately claiming any exclusive rights to the name Wrathchild or using a "TM". They will also be receiving a letter from our lawyers in the next few days informing them about this. Now this will become a big legal battle as we have invested heavily into it to make sure we have the best people on our side. What they have done will hit them in the face harder then it has done to us. As we have put in a claim to invalidate their trademark they no longer have the exclusive right to continue using the name Wrathchild.     We will be known after all this is sorted as 'Rocky Shades Wrathchild' and this name is being trade marked as we speak. The great thing about the new name is.  1.            It is going to let the fans know who they are seeing (the man that has and will always be Wrathchild)     2.            As this is Rocky Shades name the trademark rights will be rock solid.     All we have left to say is 'The Bizz Still Suxx' and some people suck more!!     Regards  Rocky Shades Wrathchild 
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AGNOSTIC FRONT REISSUES

 BRIDGE NINE RECORDS SET TO RE-RELEASE THE LEGENDARY AGNOSTIC FRONT RECORDS UNITED BLOOD AND VICTIM IN PAIN ON NOVEMBER 17TH  One of the greatest genre-defining hardcore bands of all time, Agnostic Front, has changed the face of music throughout their 25 year long career.  The two records that started it all, United Blood and Victim in Pain, are legendary NYHC releases and some of the most sought after pieces of vinyl for record collectors.  Finally, these two releases are coming back to life via Bridge Nine Records.  On November 17th, 2009, Bridge Nine will release a CD version with both albums combined and additionally, will re-release United Blood on 7² and Victim in Pain on 12² LP.  Bridge Nine owner Chris Wrenn commented, "Agnostic Front¹s debut EP and LP - United Blood and Victim In Pain, are seminal New York Hardcore recordings.  To have the opportunity to bring them back to life and make them available again to a new generation of hardcore fans is an incredible honor for Bridge Nine Records.  We're excited to do these re-issues justice and look forward to helping Agnostic Front celebrate the 25 years since the original release of Victim In Pain."  Originally released in 1983, United Blood was Agnostic Front¹s first release and was followed shortly thereafter by Victim In Pain in 1984.  These albums were a blast of pure New York hardcore that confirmed AF¹s status as leaders of the NYHC movement alongside precursors the Cro-Mags and Murphy¹s Law.  25 years later, both releases will be made available once again on all formats.  Special packaging, vinyl pressings, and more information to come soon.  For more information please visit www.Bridge9.com <http://www.Bridge9.com/>
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NEWS RESUMED

We have been out in New Zealand recently-where we supported the UK Subs, inbetween hanging with relatives. Therefore regular news was a bit infrequent. We are back to normal now tho. And remember to send all news, etc to info@vivelepunk.net  cheers!

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SIMPLE MINDS v OMD

 Simple Minds and OMD will appear on stage together for the very first time when they perform Kraftwerk's "Neon Lights" on their forthcoming UK tour which kicks off at the Newcastle Metro Arena on 30th November.  The news follows OMD's recent appearance in the BBC 4 television documentary 'Synth Britannia' that chronicled the rise of electronic and industrial pop music in the mid 70s and early 80s. "Neon Lights," originally released on Kraftwerk's 1978 album "The Man Machine," will be performed together by OMD and Simple Minds during Simple Minds' set on every date of their UK tour. Both bands have previously performed Neon Lights in their own right.  Says Jim Kerr of Simple Minds, "Kraftwerk were the link between a whole generation of kids in the UK that used synthesizers to define some of the 80's most glorious pop music. In our own way we want to honour their influence by performing Neon Lights."  "Kraftwerk's contribution to music is timeless," says OMD's Andy McCluskey. "Kraftwerk was the reason why we formed OMD. Simple Minds and OMD listened to Kraftwerk before we started making music, but eventually our individual styles of music ventured into different directions. Simple Minds' early electronic rock albums 'Empires and Dance' and 'Reel To Reel Cacophony' defined industrial electronic rock with 'I Travel', while OMD explored electronic soundscapes and minimalism with our early songs 'Electricity' and 'Messages'.   Simple Minds/OMD UK tour dates include Newcastle Arena (Nov 30), Birmingham LG Arena (Dec 2), Manchester MEN Arena (Dec 3), Sheffield Arena (Dec 5), Cardiff CIA (Dec 6), London Wembley Arena (Dec 7), Glasgow SECC (Dec 11) and Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (Dec 12). Ticket Hotline: 0871 424 4444 or book online at www.ticketline.co.uk.
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HENRY ROLLINS TOUR

 Henry Rollins      “Frequent Flyer Tour” ANNOUNCED  Legendary writer, musician and actor, Henry Rollins returns to the UK in 2010 for a full UK round of “Talking” shows.  Henry will be traveling to some incredible places for the latter part of 2009 (China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India to name but a few) and is currently staring in the hit FX show “Sons Of Anarchy”, so will be full of interesting, entertaining, and no doubt hilarious tales of adventure and social commentary.  The list of dates for the “Frequent Flyer Tour” are as follows:  January 2010  12th                  Dublin, Vicar Street  (€26) 13th                  Glasgow, Academy (£17.50) 14th                  Leicester, De Montfort Hall (17.50) 15th                  London, Royal Festival Hall (£17.50/£20) 16th                  Manchester, Lowry (£18.50/£23.50) 17th                  Leamington, Assembly (£20) 18th                  Norwich, UEA (£15/£17) 19th                  Bournemouth, Opera House (£17.50) 20th                  Liverpool, Academy (£17.50) 21st                  Newcastle, Academy (£17.50) 22nd                  Leeds, Academy (£17.50)   Tickets are available from the venue box office or from www.ticketweb.co.uk   / www.seetickets.com  Henry Rollins joined the Southern California band Black Flag as vocalist in 1981. Upon the demise of the legendary rock group, he formed Rollins Band and has been making records and touring the world ever since.  Beyond taking the stage as a musician, Henry does speaking dates all over the world, and along with the band dates, has averaged over one hundred shows a year for twenty-five years.  A Grammy winner for the performance of his own book Get in the Van, Henry is not one to confine his performances strictly to the stage. He performs in movies and TV shows including Bad Boys II, Heat, and the just released The Devil’s Tomb,  as host of his own The Henry Rollins Show, and the upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy on the FX network.  Henry recently filmed a series of documentaries for IFC, and is currently hosting his weekly LA radio show, and running 2-13-61, a publishing company he created to release books, CDs and DVDs.                                                         www.henryrollins.com
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JIM JONES/DEAD WEATHER

Jim Jones Revue - Album and Invitation From Jack white to support Dead Weather > > The Jim Jones Revue > > Here To Save Your Soul - a collection of the band's singles - out November 2nd > Live at  The London Forum 30th October as special guests of Dead Weather. > > Following their recent sold out show at London's Cargo the Jim Jones Revue will support Dead Weather on 30th October. The band will be in session this week on Tom Robinson's BBC Six Music show 7.00pm Friday 9th October. > > Underground sensations and current faves of Mick Jones and Bobby Gillespie The Jim Jones Revue  will release  the album ³Here To Save Your Soul²  (CD/Vinyl) - a limited edition collection of all the JJR singles to date that is due for release on 2nd November featuring Rock¹n¹Roll Psychosis, Big Hunk O Love, Cement Mixer, Good Golly Miss Molly, Princess & The Frog, Freak of Nature and Burning Your House Down and Elemental. > > Onstage The Jim Jones Revue is an astonishing phenomenon and have been described as ³James Brown fronting the MC5 with Little Richard guesting on piano². > > The Jim Jones Revue released their debut self titled album just under a year ago to critical acclaim and so far 2009 has proved to be an incredible year for this 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 punters 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 have long been championed by Steve Lamacq  who after coming to The 100 Club show was so moved he made an extraordinary five minute public broadcast on his 6 Music show the next day to demand that Jack White offer the JJR a support slot on whatever project he next had touring, this plea has now come to fruition with Jim Jones Revue invited to support Dead Weather at the Forum on 30th October. > > The Jim Jones Revue are fast building a solid  international word of mouth fan base that stretches across Europe from Oslo to Porto, a result of relentless touring that in the last twelve months has seen them play festivals, shows and tours in the UK, France (where thanks to some prime-time tv spots and major festival appearences they are fast becoming nationalcelebrities), Spain, Holland, Germany, Sweden,Portugal , Slovenia, Ireland,  Belgium and Norway. Among the JJR fanbase more well known converts include Mick Jones, Tony James, Bobby Gillespie, Noel Gallagher,  Jim Scalvunos, Jon Spencer, Bob Harris and Gem Archer. > > The Jim Jones Revue are dedicated to the tradition and continuation of fine booty-shaking, mind-shimmering rhythm and blues. It's as if Little Richard, the Queen of rock 'n roll Herself, shat out these fine boys from some blessed place and sent them into our world to do good. Get yrself some healing! Jon Spencer (JSBX / Heavy Trash) > > "The Jim Jones Revue are the real deal: a rip-snorting progeny of Raw Power  & Little Richard, they deliver unabashed classic rock n' roll at a stampeding tempo with whiplash rhythms, blistering riffage and over the top vein popping vocals that would make King Kong's head explode. Pure sweaty pleasure." Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds/Grinderman) > > Witness the sonic brutality of  The Jim Jones Revue as special guests of  Dead Weather on 30th October at The Forum, London. > Their mini album Here To Save Your Soul is out on November 2ndŠŠ play at maximum volume  and listen as your home is reduced to rubble in minutes!!!! > >
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DAMNED CANCEL US TOUR

The Damned have been forced to cancel all their US tour dates with Danko Jones. The band explained:

"Due to circumstances beyond our control, THE DAMNED regret to announce the cancellation of all of their October / Halloween U.S tour dates. As of today, the band’s U.S. Visas were still not approved, thus forcing the immediate cancellation of the entire tour. We are devastated to be disappointing our fans in the U.S. who wished to see us on this tour, and sympathize with all those who have made travel arrangements and other commitments."

 

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STRUMMERVILLE BILLY BRAGG

STRUMMERVILLE & MILITANT ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS…. A SECOND SCREENING OF THE GROUNDBREAKING RAINDANCE NOMINATED FILM OF BILLY BRAGG’S JAIL GUITAR DOORS PROJECT- ‘BREAKING ROCKS’ FOLLOWED BY A SPECIAL POST SCREENING PERFORMANCE AND Q&A FROM BILLY BRAGG AND JAIL GUITAR DOORS GRADUATES LEON WALKER AND JONNY NEESOM 28TH OCTOBER / 8.30PM / THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA : LONDON / £10 : CONC £8.50 www.breakingrocks.co.uk / www.jailguitardoors.org.uk / www.strummerville.com

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MISFITS HALLOWEEN

The Misfits will release a new single titled ‘Land Of The Dead’ in time for Halloween. The single will contain the tracks ‘Land Of The Dead’ and ‘Twilight Of The Dead’, both inspired by George A. Romero zombie films. The single will feature a new cover painting by Arthur Suydam, the artist behind ‘Marvel Zombies’. Read more about the release at misfits.com

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punk gigs @the Garage

 SULTANS OF PING + WE ARE THE PHYSICS  SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2009  RELENTLESS GARAGE                DOORS 7:00PM               TICKETS: £12.50 ADV                BOX OFFICE: 0844 847 1678  www.thegarage.co.uk www.meanfiddler.com                Stargreen 020 7734 8932 or www.stargreen.com  See Tickets  0871 2200 260 or www.seetickets.com  www,gigantic.com  In person from All Ages Records, Camden  ASH + PANAMA KINGS  TUESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2009  VENTNOR WINTER GARDENS                DOORS 7:00PM               TICKETS: £16.50 ADV                BOX OFFICE: 01983 857581 or www.seetickets.com  See Tickets  0871 2200 260  In person from Sunny Days, Victoria Arcade, Union Street,  Ryde, Isle of Wight  KLUB FOOT REUNION featuring GUANA BATZ + DEMENTED ARE GO + COFFIN NAILS  FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2009  RELENTLESS  GARAGE                DOORS 6:30PM               TICKETS: £15.00 ADV                BOX OFFICE: 0844 847 1678  www.thegarage.co.uk www.meanfiddler.com                Stargreen 020 7734 8932 or www.stargreen.com  See Tickets  0871 2200 260 or www.seetickets.com  www,gigantic.com  In-person from All Ages Records, Camden, London  UK SUBS + THE RESTARTS +  GARY AND THE  GONADS  SATURDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2009  RELENTLESS  GARAGE                DOORS 6:30PM               TICKETS: £12.50 ADV                BOX OFFICE: 0844 847 1678  www.thegarage.co.uk www.meanfiddler.com                Stargreen 020 7734 8932 or www.stargreen.com  See Tickets  0871 2200 260 or www.seetickets.com  www,gigantic.com  In-person from All Ages Records, Camden, London  THE ONLY ONES + STRANGEFRUIT  SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2009  RELENTLESS GARAGE                DOORS 7:00PM               TICKETS: £16.50 ADV                BOX OFFICE: 0844 847 1678  www.thegarage.co.uk www.meanfiddler.com                Stargreen 020 7734 8932 or www.stargreen.com  See Tickets  0871 2200 260 or www.seetickets.com  www,gigantic.com  BUZZCOCKS  FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER  THE VENUE @ RYDE THEATRE, IOW                DOORS 7:30PM               TICKETS: £18.50 ADV    BOX OFFICE: The Venue @ Ryde Theatre, Lind Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2NL - 01983 568099 between 10am and 4pm, Mon to  Fri. https://www.iwight.com/theatrebooking/                Stargreen 020 7734 8932 or www.stargreen.com  See Tickets  0871 2200 260 or www.seetickets.com  Sunny Days, Victoria Arcade, Union Street, Ryde, IOW - in person only  SNUFF + THE COMPUTERS + THE ARTERIES  SATURDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2009  RELENTLESS GARAGE                DOORS 6:30PM               TICKETS: £12.50 ADV                BOX OFFICE: 0844 847 1678  www.thegarage.co.uk www.meanfiddler.com                Stargreen 020 7734 8932 or www.stargreen.com  See Tickets  0871 2200 260 or www.seetickets.com  www,gigantic.com 
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DAGGERS PUNK SHOWS!

 Daggers Punk Presents...  Saturday 14 Nov 2009 Doors from 17:00 Entry £7 Abrasive Wheels + Dun 2 Def + Middle Finger Salute + Noise Agents + Danger’s Close + PUNK RAFFLE       BH2, Bidder Street, Canning Town, London E16 4ST Advance Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=345769   Saturday 12 Dec 2009 Doors from 18:30 £8 One Way System + Left For Dead + UK Vacant + The Jack Brews      BH2, Bidder Street, Canning Town, London E16 4ST   Saturday 09 Jan 2010 Doors from 16:00 £10 VERY SPECIAL GUESTS (to be announced 4th Dec )+ Insane Society + Dun 2 Def + Danger’s Close + The Ten O Sevens + Mispelt 2.0      Bridge House 2, Bidder Street, Canning Town, London E16 4ST   Saturday 13 Feb 2010 Doors from 18:30 £9 Resistance 77 (album launch) + Drongos For Europe + Left For Dead + Terminal Decline      Bridge House 2, Bidder Street, Canning Town, London E16 4ST   Saturday 06 Mar 2010 Doors from 16:00 £10 999 + Prairie Dugz + Dun2 Def + The Twinkles (Italy) + tba + tba      Bridge House 2, Bidder Street, Canning Town, London E16 4ST   Dagger's Punk Promotions Clive: 07544 534 062 www.myspace.com/daggerspunk daggerspunk@hotmail.co.uk  
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JIM JONES v CHUCK BERRY

> Jim Jones Revue announce UK tour with Chuck Berry in November > To Save Your Soul - an album  collection of all their singles & B sides out
November 2nd
> > In addition to getting a personal invitation from Jack White to support The Dead
Weather at London's Forum on October 30th we can now announce that the band have
been confirmed as support for the legendary Chuck Berry on his November tour of
the UK.
> > With live sessions under their belt for Mark Lamarr and 6 Music's Marc Riley, and
Tom Robinson (where they earned the reputation as the loudest band ever to play at
the station ) The Jim Jones Revue will released a new album Here
> To Save Your Soul on November 2nd- a collection of all their singles & B sides -
brought together in physical format (CD/LP) for the very first time. In addition
new single Elemental b/w Burning Down Your House - is out now on the Punk Rock
Blues label.
> > Watch the video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0WtJ3RYlTo > > "There is no band bigger than The Jim Jones Revue" - Mick Jones > > “The Jim Jones Revue are dedicated to the tradition and continuation > of fine booty-shaking, mind-shimmering rhythm and blues. It's as if > Little Richard, the Queen of rock 'n roll Herself, shat out these fine > boys from some blessed place and sent them into our world to do good. > Get yourself some healing!” - Jon Spencer > > "The Jim Jones Revue are the real deal: a rip-snorting progeny of Raw > Power & Little Richard, they deliver unabashed classic rock n' roll > at a stampeding tempo with whiplash rhythms, blistering riffage and > over the top vein popping vocals that would make King Kong's head > explode. Pure sweaty pleasure" - Jim Sclavunos > > The Jim Jones Revue – Live > > October 9th - Live in session with Tom Robinson - BBC 6 Music > October 30th - London - The Forum - supporting The Dead Weather > > On tour with Chuck Berry! > November > Friday 20 - Manchester - Palace Theatre > Saturday 21 - Liverpool - Olympia Theatre > Sunday 22 Newcastle - Journal Tyne Theatre > Monday 23 Glasgow - 02 Academy > Tuesday 24 Leeds - 02 Academy > >
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BIG SEXY NOISE!

  > Big Sexy Noise - “Besides being stellar musicians, gentlemen and a pleasure > to work with they are all, like myself, flaming weirdos.” - Lydia Lunch >  > “What The Kills should sound like if they weren’t such pussies” -
www.normanrecords.com
> > Big Sexy Noise follow up their vinyl mini album, released earlier this year, with
a full blown CD album and London Live show at the Lexington on November 7th . The
band, fronted by Lydia Lunch and Gallon Drunk alt-rockers James Johnston, Terry
Edwards and Ian White, have recorded a further five Johnston/Lunch originals plus
a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover to complement the original six tracks.
> > Big Sexy Noise is the primaeval bump, grind and holler of White’s thuggish drums,
Johnston’s moronic low-tuned riffing and Edwards’ brutal organ and sax
interventions led by Lunch’s take-no-prisoners vocals. The album opens with The
Gospel Singer which Lunch wrote with Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), followed by Lou
Reed’s Kill Your Sons before settling into the trademark songs by Big Sexy Noise
protagonists Johnston and Lunch.
> > Slydell and Another Man Comin smoulder along with slinky grooves; Baby-Faced
Killer and Dark Eyes delve deep into psychosis with precision metal riffing and
Bad For Bobby lulls you into the still-birth-of-the-cool with a Lunch vs Edwards
vocal/sax duel to die for. By way of contrast God Is A Bullet is the
Lunch/Johnston vocal duet on a Charles Manson theme which opens with the chilling
line “Dying is easy - it’s living that scares me.”
> > Lydia is in fine form berating the weak and miserable in Your Love Don’t Pay My
Rent and Doughboy, but not before the formidable drum-led Diggin The Hole and the
unlikely but affectionate cover of That Smell (Lynyrd Skynyrd), with Johnston in
full Johnny Thunders mode.
> > History - Lydia Lunch has collaborated with Terry Edwards, James Johnston and Ian
White in a variety of musical guises for the last ten years. From Hangover Hotel
and Smoke in the Shadows to the recent multimedia performances of Real Pornography
and The Ghosts of Spain, the three rabble rousers from Gallon Drunk have, in a
series of ever morphing configurations, collaborated with Lydia in creating
psycho-ambient soundscapes in the service of propelling forth spoken word
exorcisms in her decades-long prophecies of societal collapse, moral bankruptcy,
and global corruption.
> > And, according to the No Wave Nostradamus herself, "It's time to stop complaining,
quit your crying and embrace the coming End Times. Let's fucking rock."
> > Tracklisting > Gospel Singer | Kill Your Sons | Slydell | Diggin The Hole | Baby-Faced Killer > Bad For Bobby | Dark Eyes | Another Man Comin (while the bed is still warm) > God Is A Bullet | That Smell | Your Love Don’t Pay My Rent | Doughboy > > Live at The Lexington November 7th doors 8.00pm tickets £10.00 / £8.00 adv > vhttp://www.thelexington.co.uk/event?id=309
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