NEW MODEL ARMY

Having exploded onto the UK rock scene way back in 1984 with their angry debut Vengeance, Bradford’s New Model Army have scaled the heights of chart success, ‘Top Of The Pops’, major labels and sold out tours. Defiantly independent and political, they have just released their 11th studio album ‘Today is a Good Day’ on their own Attack Attack label. It features twelve passionate anthems that cover everything from punk, rock and folk in their uniquely English way. After nearly three decades NMA are showing no signs of letting the bastards grind them down yet! Big Cheese spoke to their main man Justin Sullivan.

I always seem to see a lot of people wearing  New Model Army shirts in New York.
“We’re not a big band in the States. We’re not a big band anywhere. We’re kind of a cult band everywhere. Wherever you go in the world, there’s clutches of people wearing our T-shirts. So we belong to clutches of people everywhere, you know?”

You’ve been going for nearly thirty years but the new album sounds really positive and fresh.
“People keep asking me this question: ‘How do you do it?’ I don’t know. It’s just kind of what we do. I think the reason why we got in a band in the first place, is to do with the fact that we love music. We just started to write songs. I went to see The Ruts and it was the best gig I’ve ever seen. It was like 200 people in a little pub in Bradford, and in that gig was everything that was wonderful, and terrible and brilliant and scary and everything about being alive…and I walked out of that gig feeling like all of my insides were coming out, like someone had taken a Brillo pad to my spirit and it was all fresh and gleaming. I remember that feeling. And that’s the template. When people walk out of our gigs, the intention is for them to feel like how I felt that night. Of course sometimes we’re great, and sometimes we’re less than great but the reasons remain the same. The songs are always about something. And there’s always stuff to write about.”

You’ve always had a really English sound from the lyrics to the emotion that you create.
“I think it probably is quite English but strangely enough, we’re not particularly popular in England – or I should say we’re not popular within the English media? The English are famously embarrassed by passion. They like their art to come with a great degree of irony and knowingness. If they get passionate, it’s like: ‘We all know this is a bit ridiculous, don’t we?’ The English sort of love people like Morrissey and Jarvis Cocker, people that are slightly ‘knowing’. We’re the kind of antithesis of that. We mean it.

Well you’ve always been pretty political, but what do you think of England now?
“Things go on and the same things come round. Politics is a dirty business. I’m interested in the world, and I’m interested in what’s going on, and power – how people handle power and how they try to achieve it and all the rest of it. The purpose of the band was not to push a political philosophy. I believe in vengeance and forgiveness. Music’s about emotions, and emotions can be contradictory. So we’re not afraid to contradict ourselves. Some days you feel something different from other days.”

Your fans are really important to you, and really get into the gigs in a special way.
“It’s weird. The New Model Army following is a strange phenomenon. And there’s some kind of belief that were some relic from the 1980s that are jolting out some ‘80s songs to another aging band of loyal followers and it’s really not true. Again, these sort of preconceptions that people have. The weird thing is, we had sort of a travelling following back in 1982/83 and it just sort of used to regenerate every five years. But the average age of a member of our audience is early/mid-thirties. And I’m fifty three! So the whole thing for following New Model Army has regenerated several times over. We did London, Cologne and Amsterdam and I looked at the set list. We did seventeen songs, and before we got to the encores, there was only two that were from 1980s. I can’t think of any other band from the 1980s that could get away with that. The people that come to our gigs accept that they’re not there to watch us play old stuff. They’re interested in what we’re doing now, and it’s an amazing privilege.”

A lot of my favourite bands are from the 1980s and a lot of them are shadows of their former selves.
“Well, over thirty years we’ve only had fourteen different members in the band, which is not a massive turnover. Just every now and again. I still believe in it, the same way I believed in it when I first started.”

‘Today Is A Good Day’ is out now on Attack
New Model Army tour the U.K this month

Eugene Big Cheese

VOUCHED
Recommended albums:

‘No Rest For The Wicked’ 1985
“Thunder And Consolation’ 1989
‘Impurity’ 1990
‘Today Is A Good Day’ 2009

INFLUENCED
Without New Model Army there wouldn’t be…
The Levellers
King Blues
Against Me

CHOICE CUTS
Download the following:
‘Vengeance’. ’No Rest’, ‘Smalltown England’, ’Stupid Questions’, Green And Grey, ‘Here Comes The War’. ‘Sky In Your Eyes’, ’Mambo Queen Of The Sandstone City’

 

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ADAM AND THE ANTS

Last month Vive Le Punk asked you who you wanted to see reform in 2010.  The clear winner with 38% was Adam and The Ants.  Here we have a look into what Adam and his Ants did after they split.

The front man, Mr Adam Ant-alias Stuart Goddard is the most recognisable and many people know that he went on to have solo success once the band split in 1982. He charted with the album Friend or Foe but this is the only real success he had with his solo career. During his time as a solo artist he worked with many big names in the music industry including Phil Collins. Ant was also invited to play Live Aid, only for Ant to be told he could only perform one song-‘Vive Le Rock’ and this is often credited as harming his career. After this he decided to focus on acting in America. Ant appeared in several U.S TV shows like Sledge Hammer! Tales From The Crypt and Northern Exposure. Since his time in the band Ant has also had some run-ins with the law, including the infamous incident in Kentish Town that saw him throw a car alternator through a pub window and pull a gun on the punters inside. Most recently Ant has written his autobiography and is back writing music once more after a recent acoustic performance.
Guitarist Marco Pirroni has had some great success with his new band The Wolfmen. After a brief stint of working with Sinead O’ Connor, Pirroni wanted to get back to writing his own music. So along with fellow Ant Chris Constantinou he formed The Wolfmen who have just released excellent new album Married To The Eiffel Tower.  Other former Ants Kevin Mooney and Chris Hughes have been under the radar with their work. Mooney has done several side projects but nothing of real great note. While Hughes also, known as Merrick, has become a successful record producer.
The big question now is, with the two main influences in the band back in music, will the band reform in 2010?

VIVE LE ROCK?
Adam and the Ants hits and misses-  


CHART PLACINGS.
Albums

Dirk Wears White Sox –  16
Kings of the Wild Frontier – 1
Prince Charming – 2

Singles

Kings of the Wild Frontier – 48
Dog Eat Dog – 4
Antmusic – 2
Young Parisians – 9
Zerox – 45
Cartouble – 33
Kings of the Wild Frontier (re-release) – 2
Stand and Deliver – 1
Prince Charming – 1
Ant Rap -3
Deutcher Girls –  13

Adam Ant Solo Albums

Friend Or Foe – 5
Strip – 20
Vive Le Rock – 45
Manners & Physique – 19
Wonderful – 24

 

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VIVE LE PUNK LONDON CALLING NIGHTS

Vive Le Punk has joined up with London Calling to start promoting club nights. Our first one is at the 12 Bar Club, Denmark St, WC2 on Sat 27th Feb.

Features-

LONDON original 77 punks

ZOUNDS

EASTFIELD

 

CONDITION RED

 

AND DIRTY UGLY PUNK MONKEYS 9Late set 11pm)

£6  www.myspace.com/londoncallin

 

see you there!!!!!!!!

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QUIREBOYS NEW ALBUM/DATES

 The Quireboys       Halfpenny Dancer        New Studio Album       Released Monday 29th March 2010        ***       LIVE ACOUSTIC SHOWS       6th March - The Stone House, Knaresborough       25th March - The Musician, Leicester       26th March - 12 Bar, Swindon       19th April - The Stables, Wavendon nr Milton Keynes       23rd April - Jazz Café, London        Britain's favourite rock 'n' roll band release new acoustic album and announce intimate live shows        2009 saw The Quireboys, everyone's favourite lovable rogues, play 103 shows in 16 countries in support of the 20th anniversary of their debut album "A Bit Of What You Fancy".        You might expect them to be taking time off in 2010 - not a chance - instead, March sees The Quireboys deliver their long threatened, much anticipated acoustic album "Halfpenny Dancer", already described by Classic Rock magazine as "an instant classic".        Led by Spike Gray, one of rock's most recognisable frontmen, The Quireboys take a detour into Americana and Country. Featuring re-workings of Quireboys classics, "There She Goes Again", "Mona Lisa Smiled" - recently voted amongst the songs of the decade by Classic Rock magazine - overlooked fan favourites, "King Of New York", "Pretty Girls" and an eclectic choice of covers, Jim Reeves "He'll Have To Go", Leo Sayer's "Can't Stop Loving You" and a stripped down version of UFO's anthem "Love To Love", a nod of the hat by Spike to UFO frontman and early Quireboys manager, Phil Mogg.        As on the album, live, the band are augmented, by dobro, mandolin, lap steel and fiddle. Choosing to eschew the more traditional rock venues, they play some very special intimate shows throughout March and April, including London's famous Jazz Café.        If you thought The Quireboys, were all sex 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n' roll, be prepared to think again, but to be safe, still leave your daughters at home!        The current line-up includes original front man Spike Gray & guitarist Guy Griffin together with Paul Guerin (guitar), Damon Williams (bass), Keith Weir (keyboards) & Phil Martini (drums).        Acoustic Tour Dates:        Saturday 6th March - The Stone House, Knaresborough       Address: Market Square, Knaresborough       Ticket price: £18 ** Doors: 7:00pm       Booking website: www.kula-productions.com        Thursday 25th March - The Musician, Leicester       Address: Clyde Street, Leicester       Ticket price: £15 ** Doors: 8:00pm       Venue website: www.themusicianpub.co.uk        Friday 26th March - 12 Bar, Swindon       Address: 179 Westcott Place, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 5HT       Ticket price: £15 ** Doors: 8:00pm       Venue website: www.the12barswindon.com       Tel: 01793 535 713        Monday 19th April - The Stables, Wavendon nr Milton Keynes       Address: Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU       Ticket price: tbc ** Doors: tbc       Venue website: www.stables.org       Tel: 01908 280 800        Friday 23rd April - Jazz Café, London       Address: 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG       Ticket price: £16 ** Doors: 7:00pm       Venue website: www.jazzcafe.co.uk        Essential Weblinks:       The Quireboys Official site: http://www.quireboys.com/       The Quireboys Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thequireboys       *****       For more information, please contact:       Tracy Gosling - Unique PR Ltd       Email: tracy@unique-pr.co.uk       Tel: 07779 109 540        - Ends - 
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KNACK SINGER DIES.

Doug Fieger

courtesy of the BBC.

The Knack lead singer Doug Fieger dies aged 57

Doug Fieger

Fieger said he had been clean and sober for 25 years

The lead singer of The Knack, Doug Fieger, who co-wrote the hit My Sharona, has died at the age of 57.

Fieger, who died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles, had been battling cancer, and had undergone surgery to remove brain tumours in 2006.

"Our hearts are broken, we will miss you Doug," his band members posted on The Knack’s official website.

My Sharona topped the US singles chart in 1979, and led to the group being hailed as the "next Beatles".

The song, co-written with Berton Averre, was inspired by an ex-girlfriend of the same name.

It was re-released in 1994 after featuring in the Ben Stiller film Reality Bites, and was later revealed to be on former US president George W Bush’s iPod.

It reached number six in the UK and enjoyed a revival after appearing in a cereal advert last year.

Fieger had spoken frankly about his drug and alcohol abuse during the band’s heyday, but recently revealed he had been living a healthy lifestyle for more than 25 years.

Former member Bruce Gary died of cancer in 2006, while Berton Averre and Prescott Niles still perform as The Knack.

 

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JOAN JETT GREATEST HITS

FORMER RUNAWAY JOAN JETT RELEASES HER GREATEST HITS ONMARCH 9TH THRU BLACKHEART RECORDS

IT INCLUDES-

1. Cherry Bomb
2. You Drive Me Wild (Blackheart Version Of Runaways Track)
3. School Days (Blackheart Version Of Runaways Track)
4. Love Is Pain (Blackheart Version Of Runaways Track)
5. Bad Repuation
6. You Don’T Know What You’Ve Got
7. I Want You (Previously Unreleased)
8. I Love Rock In Roll
9. (Im Gonna) Runaway
10. Crimson And Clover
Disc: 2
1. Do You Wanna Touch Me
2. The French Song
3. Everyday People
4. Fake Friends
5. Light Of Day
6. I Hate Myself For Loving You
7. Backlash
8. Activity Grrrl
9. Love Is All Around
10. Androgynous

2 CD, The two disc collection features seven songs featured in the film The Runaways including one previously unreleased track. Re-recorded material featuring several Runaways favorites. Remastered original material.

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PENNYWISE SINGER-OFFICIAL

 PENNYWISE OFFICIALLY NAME ZOLI TEGLAS AS NEW LEAD SINGER   BAND CURRENTLY IN THE STUDIO WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL   PENNYWISE EUROPEAN TOUR KICKS OFF THIS APRIL     South Bay (US) punk pioneers Pennywise have announced that Zoli Teglas of Orange County¹s Ignite, is the band¹s new and permanent lead singer.                                                                   After months of searching, the members of Pennywise announced that Ignite vocalist Zoli Teglas is now officially the new front man. Teglas, a longtime friend and tour mate, recently played a handful of So Cal shows with Pennywise, including the 2009 Smokeout Festival and a sold out Holiday Benefit concert for Amnesty International at Long Beach Arena. Teglas will join Pennywise on its upcoming European tour which kicks off this April.   Pennywise is currently at work on a new record, its first featuring the new lineup.   After the sudden departure of former singer Jim Lindberg, a member of Pennywise for 19 years, guitarist Fletcher Dragge called Teglas a ³natural choice² to take over vocal duties for the band. Bassist Randy Bradbury explains, ³What started out as a temporary position was just too good to put an end to. Zoli brings to the table a tremendous vocal ability, creativity, and a die hard work ethic. There is a bond that makes this change feel like it was simply meant to be, and considering the recent unfortunate events, having Zoli join the band is a well needed shot of positive energy.² Teglas was excited to take the stage with his friends, noting, "I'm stoked to be singing with Pennywise. I'm a huge fan of the band and am super grateful to share the stage with my long time friends Fletcher, Byron and Randy."   Calling it quits was never in the cards for the remaining members of Pennywise. ³We love this, we love going on the road,² Dragge explained to AP back in August ¹09. ³There's nothing more important to me than being on stage in front of our fans and having them sing our lyrics back at us and feel the energy. This has become so much bigger than just us as a band. It's become a family and a brotherhood of people that I feel depend on us. I'm still here to continue to deliver the message as are Byron and Randy. Our motto is to follow your dreams and pursue them. Don't waste time because if you're wasting time on something you're not into, then you're not living. We're going to go out there and have fun doing what we love until it stops being fun.   Pennywise is one of the most significant bands to emerge from Southern California¹s second wave of punk rock. Formed in 1988 in Hermosa Beach, California, Pennywise has released nine full-length studio albums; one live album; two extended plays; and one DVD. Their most recent studio effort, Reason to Believe, was released to over 500,000 fans for free through a limited offering from MySpace Records. The critically acclaimed album was also sold physically and digitally the world over. ³The Western World,² the first single from this watershed album, quickly became the most successful single of the band¹s storied career.   Founded when punk rock couldn¹t be less popular and hair bands were in fashion, Pennywise quickly developed a style entirely its own--a tsunami of California hardcore, melodic surf punk and optimistic anthems that went against the seek-and-destroy ethos of its era. ³We¹ve done things our own way,² Dragge points out, ³and we¹ve never taken no for answer. We¹ve been a punk band for 20 years, and we¹ve traveled the world and we¹ve had a lot of people tell us what we could and couldn¹t do. ŒTell me what we can¹t do, and I¹ll try twice as hard to do it.¹ That¹s the one thing this band has taught me: ŒIf you want it bad enough, you can have it.²    Pennywise European Tour Dates (w/ Strike Anywhere & Wilhelm Scream)   24-Apr                  B             Meerhout - Groezrock Festival 25-Apr                  D             Saarbrücken - Garage / RECONSTRUCTION Show! 26-Apr                  D             Hamburg - Markthalle with The Bouncing Souls  27-Apr                  D             Berlin - SO36 with The Bouncing Souls 28-Apr                  A             Vienna - Planet.TT/Gasometer info & tickets 30-Apr                  H             Budapest - Dürer Kert tickets / more tickets 01-May                 SLO        Maribor - Stuk tickets 02-May                 D             Munich - Werk tickets 03-May                 CH          Zurich - Dynamo 04-May                 F              Istres (Marseille) - L´Usine 06-May                 ESP         Barcelona - Sala Apolo 07-May                 ESP         Barakaldo - Sala Rockstar tickets 08-May                  F             Toulouse -Bikini 09-May                 F              Paris - Trabendo 11-May                 UK          Bristol - Academy tickets 12-May                 UK          Leeds - Academy tickets 13-May                 UK          Newcastle - Academy tickets 14-May                 UK          Glasgow - ABC tickets 15-May                 UK          Birmingham - Academy tickets 16-May                 UK          London - Shepherds Bush Empire tickets   For more information please visit:   http://pennywisdom.com/ http://www.myspace.com/pennywise   
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DR FEELGOOD-EXTENDED

Julien Temples Dr Feelgood documentary has had its run extended. This brilliant film can now be seen at the following venues. “Due to public demand, we are pleased to announce a further cinema run of Oil City Confidential in central London. The Empire Leicester Square is now showing the film from Friday 19th February until Thursday 25th. Further screening information at www.oilcityconfidential.co.uk ” Cinema_Name Date Cinema City, Norwich 16-18/02/2010 Empire Leicester Square 19-25/02/2010 Aberystwth Arts Centre 03-04/03/2010 Pictureville Bradford (National Media Museum) 05/03/2010 Rio Dalston 06/03/2010 Pictureville Bradford (National Media Museum) 07-08/03/2010 Phoenix Arts Leicester 09-11/03/2010 Pictureville Bradford (National Media Museum) 11/03/2010 Pictureville Bradford (National Media Museum) 16-17/03/2010 Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) 19-21/03/2010 Glasgow Film Theatre 20/03/2010 Barn, Dartington 29/03/2010 Chapter, Cardiff 02-04/04/2010 Pictureville Bradford (National Media Museum) 11/04/2010 Pictureville Bradford (National Media Museum) 14/04/2010 Macrobert, Stirling 14/04/2010 Roses Tewkesbury 05/05/2010

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LUX INTERIOR RIP(anniversary)

Lux Interior

Died Feb. 04, 2009 (aged 62)

Lux Interior †             Feb. 04, 2009

Birth name
Erick Lee Purkhiser

Born
 Oct. 21, 1946
Stow, Ohio, USA

Died
 Feb. 04, 2009
Memorial Hospital, Glendale, CA, USA

Cause of Death
Passed away due to an existing heart condition.

singer for the CRAMPS
  (Vocals)


VIVE LE LUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SMOG VEIL RECORDS-CHEETAH CHROME

 Smog Veil Records 2010 Release Schedule (chronological order)  ALSO: meet us at SXSW - see details at the end of this message.*   THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY RELEASE DATE: February 9, 2009 ARTIST: This Moment In Black History ALBUM TITLE: Public Square FORMAT: LP RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: tour dates confirmed, see website for details; SXSW performances This Moment In Black History hail from Cleveland, Ohio from whence came legends and label mates like the Pagans, Rocket From The Tombs and Face Value. Sonically traversing territories blazed by Bad Brains, The Monorchid or Pere Ubu. Lyrically challenging social and political norms recalling both Black Flag and Public Enemy.  THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY/SUN GOD RELEASE DATE: February 9, 2009 ARTIST: This Moment In Black History and Sun God ALBUM TITLE: TBA FORMAT: split LP RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: tour dates confirmed, see website for details; SXSW performances Split LP by Clevelanders This Moment In Black History and Sun God featuring Tony Erba of Face Value, Amps II Eleven, etc.  ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS RELEASE DATE: April 6, 2010 ARTIST: Rocket From The Tombs ALBUM TITLE: I Sell Soul / Romeo & Juliet FORMAT: 7" vinyl RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: TBA Cleveland legends Rocket From The Tombs are back with two new songs.  Line up is David Thomas on vocals; Cheetah Chrome on guitar, piano; Craig Bell on bass; Richard Lloyd on guitar and Steve Mehlman on drums.  The songs were produced and mixed by David Thomas in Ohio. Formed in Cleveland in the summer of 1974, Rocket From The Tombs existed for less than a year in their first incarnation before imploding.  The band's only other two releases (both out on Smog Veil Records) are the albums "The Day The Earth Met The Rocket From The Tombs" and "Rocket Redux."  BATUSIS RELEASE DATE: May, 2010 ARTIST: Batusis ALBUM TITLE: Batusis FORMAT: LP RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: tour dates planned; SXSW performances confirmed Batusis is punk-rock-n-roll super group comprised of Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys) and Sylvain Sylvain (NY Dolls) plus Blackhearts rhythm section: Thommy and Enzo Penizzotto. Recording was produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Steve Earle, Emmy Lou Harris) in Nashville, TN.  BUTCHER BOYS RELEASE DATE: May 18, 2010 ARTIST: Butcher Boys ALBUM TITLE: I'll Tell Me Ma FORMAT: 7" inch vinyl RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: play dates confirmed, see website for details Butcher Boys featuring Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Batusis) on guitar on the title track "I'll Tell Me Ma." Hailing from the Elm City of New Haven, Connecticut, the Butcher Boys blend punk roots, with rock, country and ska. Add a shot of boozy Irish ballads and traditional Celtic session tunes, and the result is a unique cocktail that is one intoxicating brew.  Influences the band cites include: the Pogues, Johnny Cash, the Specials, Elvis Costello, Sam Cooke and X.  COMPLAINTS CHOIR: THE MOVIE AND SOUNDTRACK RELEASE DATE: July 2010 ARTIST: Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta Kalleinen; Complaints Choir Chicago; Complaints Choir Singapore FILM TITLE: Complaints Choir FORMAT: DVD and CD soundtrack RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records PRODUCED BY: Fine & Mellow; Kinotar; Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: TBA Complaints Choir is a global public performance-art phenomenon based on ordinary people singing out their complaints, created by internationally acclaimed artists Tellervo Kalleinen (Finland) and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Germany).  The documentary film follows the creation and culmination of events for two choirs -- one in Chicago and one in Singapore.  PETER LAUGHNER RELEASE DATE: November 2, 2010 ARTIST: Peter Laughner and various artists ALBUM TITLE: TBA FORMAT: 10-CD box set RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: N/A This release will be packaged as a box set and will feature over 100 tracks plus a video.  Laughner was a singer, songwriter and guitarist who played with Rocket From The Tombs and the earliest incarnation of Pere Ubu.  The Cleveland native died in 1977 but left behind a number of lo-fi live, rehearsal, and demo recordings.  hearpen.com ­ various releases RELEASE DATE: monthly ARTIST: various ALBUM TITLE: see website FORMAT: digital downloads RECORD LABEL: hearpen.com (administered by Smog Veil Records) TOUR DATES: TBA The hearpen.com website makes new releases available every month and specializes in downloadable rarities, live recordings, limited releases, and anything else of note by Pere Ubu and bands related to Pere Ubu or Ubu Projex.   http://www.smogveil.com/  
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We Love 77 at WW Gallery

This is the first major UK solo exhibition for Sardine & Tobleroni, who describe their practice as ‘Conceptual Art Brut’. Sardine & Tobleroni were inspired to embark on their series in 2005 when Mojo ran a special Punk Issue called 77 Punk Smashers. The paintings include The Clash, X-ray Spex, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Buzzocks, MC5, The Stooges, Patti Smith, New York Dolls, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sham 69, The Damned, Joy Division and Black Flag, to name a few.
For many 1977 was the definitive year of Punk, but this exhibition also features influential bands from the early American precursors like The Stooges, to contemporary bands like the Libertines. The result is the first art exhibition of its kind and a monumental tribute by the artists to one of the most exciting eras in the history of popular culture.
To launch the exhibition, British film director and musician Don Letts – original house DJ at the Roxy, where the first Punks congregated – will play a set, and Poly Styrene, often described as the voice of 77, will be introducing her film X-ray Spex Live at the Roundhouse 2008. To give further context to the paintings, there will be a series of documentary screenings, including The History of the Clash, Don Letts’ PUNK: attitude, Zillah Minx’s She’s a Punk Rocker UK and much more.
For further information, please contact Chiara Williams or Debra Wilson at wwgallery@gmail.com or 07531342128 or visit http://www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com
Attendance to the launch on Fri 19 Feb is by RSVP only, to rsvpwwgallery@gmail.com
Diary of events
Launch Fri 19 Feb 5-10pm (attendance by rsvp only to rsvpwwgallery@gmail.com) 5-6.30pm Press/Collectors Preview6.30-7pm Curators Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams introduce the show and artists Sardine & Tobleroni 7-8pm DJ set with legendary musician and film director Don Letts8-9pm Punk rock icon Poly Styrene of X-ray Spex introduces her film X-ray Spex Live at the Roundhouse London 2008
Film ScreeningsSat 20 Feb 2pm PUNK: attitude a film by Don Letts (Part 1) (courtesy of Fremantlemedia Ltd) Sun 21 Feb 2pm The History of the Clash (courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd)Sat 27 Feb 2pm PUNK: attitude a film by Don Letts (Part 2) (courtesy of Fremantlemedia Ltd) Sun 28 Feb 2pm X-ray Spex live at the Roundhouse London 2008 (courtesy of Future Noise Music Ltd)
Time OutFirst Thursdays 4 March 6-9pm6.45pm Screening of Zillah Minx’s She’s A Punk Rocker UK 7.30pm Q&A with director Zillah Minx, lead singer of 70s punk band Rubella Ballet8.00pm Ginette Baker Q&A and reading from her new book It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Memoirs of a Rock Star’s Daughter 1974 – 1987
Closing Party Saturday 20 March 5-10pmFinal celebration with music and surprise guests Shock & Soul We Love 77 Fashion Show (one-off 1977-inspired designs by Happy Harriet & Oops. Vintage pieces by Shock & Soul. Styled & directed by Natalie Farouz) Auction of We Love 77 collectables & fashion
Draw for the We Love 77 MC jacket (tickets on sale throughout the show)
Last chance to see the show – Sunday 21 March 12-6pm


LIVING END NEWS

 THE LIVING END rounded out there very lengthy  White Noise World Tour last month at Victoria's Chill Island Festival. And what a way to do it. The Living End more than adequately represented the rock'n'roll contingent at this chilled festival, closing proceedings with a live wire, hit packed set. There are some pretty great TLE photos along with a review from the festival currently up at Faster Louder. <http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/gallery/13846/Chill-Island-2010.htm>  In the ensuing month or so TLE have kept themselves occupied writing and demoing a number of songs for their next record. In order to spur on those very creative juices, Chris has taken some time out over in what is currently a very snowy  New York City.  Other than that, The Living End have been enjoying an extremely well deserved break in the wake of their extensive touring commitments over the past two years.   We shall keep all you Crucial Music subscribers up to date with all things TLE as the year (and eventually a brand new album!) progresses.  OTHER DATES: No tour dates! TLE are resting. Stay tuned. 
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PUNK N DISORDERLEY FEST TIMES

  BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE WILL SOON BE LAUNCHED IN GERMANY, AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND. WE CELEBRATE BY SPONSORING PUNK AND DISORDERLEY FESTIVAL. TIMES ARE BELOW!!!!  PRESENTED BY | RAGE WEAR // ABGEFUCKT-LIEBT-DICH.DE // BIG CHEESE PUNK & DISORDERLY 2010 http://www.myspace.com/punkanddisorderlyfestival www.punk-disorderly.de  02.04. - 04.04. Berlin (Germany) Location: KABELWERKE Gartenfelderstraße 14 - 28 13599 Berlin  RUNNING ORDER: FRIDAY: First Stage                                                                 Second Stage 23:35 - 00:35 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS                              22:45 - 23:35 COCKNEY REJECTS 22:00 - 22:45 DISCIPLINE                                             21:30 - 22:00 TOXPACK 21:00 - 21:30 MELANIE & THE SECRET ARMY                  20:30 - 21:00 OHL 20:00 - 20:30 CRUSHING CASPARS                               19:30 - 20:00 HARD TIMES 19:00 - 19:30 THE RABBLE                                            18:30 - 19:00 MOPED LADS 18:00 - 18:30 HAT TRICKERS  SATURDAY: First Stage                                                                 Second Stage 00:05 - 01:05 THE OPPRESSED                                      23:15 - 00:05 THE PARTISANS 22:30 - 23:15 STOMPER 98                                           22:00 - 22:30 ANGELIC UPSTARTS 21:30 - 22:00 STREET DOGS                                         21:00 - 21:30 IRON CROSS 20:30 - 21:00 THE BAY CITY ROLLERS (feat Eric Faulkner)    20:00 - 20:30 TOWERBLOCKS 19:30 - 20:00 STAGE BOTTLES                                      19:00 - 19:30 OBTRUSIVE 18:30 - 19:00 DIE TORNADOS                                       18:00 - 18:30 PRODUZENTEN DER FROIDE  SUNDAY: First Stage                                                                 Second Stage 00:05 - 01:05 BUZZCOCKS                                           23:15 - 00:05 BAD CO. PROJECT 22:30 - 23:15 THE BUSINESS                                        22:00 - 22:30 THE WARRIORS 21:30 - 22:00 ARGY BARGY                                           21:00 - 21:30 OI! THE ARRASE 20:30 - 21:00 SKARFACE                                                          20:00 - 20:30 BERSERKER 19:30 - 20:00 LEFT ALONE                                             19:00 - 19:30 NECK 18:30 - 19:00 ZERO POINT                                            18:00 - 18:30 COWBOY PROSTITUTES  01.04. PUNK & DISORDERLY OPENIG PARTY @ KATO, Kreuzberg + DJ Vossi (Punk, Oi, Ska) and more! Doors Open 9.00 p.m. Entrance with P&D Ticket (Single or Weekend Ticket) for free. Withouth ticket 3,00 ?. Special: First 100 guests will get a beer for free! 
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STRUMMERCAMP TICKETS

 Hi All, >  > Due to very high interest off the back of 2009's highly successful festival, > Strummercamp is giving its regular & most valued customers the opportunity to > be the first to purchase tickets for Strummercamp 2010. >  > A very limited number of tickets are NOW on sale via www.strummercamp.co.uk > <http://www.strummercamp.co.uk> . Make sure that you head there to pick up > your tickets ASAP, keep checking back for more details in the next couple of > weeks on the line-up. I for one can't wait. >  > This is the fifth Strummercamp festival (Strummercamp Takes The Fifth) and it > hopes to build upon last years success (nominated for Best Small Festival and > The Grass Roots Festival Award in 2009 Festival awards). >  > To keep up with the latest festival news make sure you check out the facebook > event: >  > http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132455345495&ref=ts > <http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132455345495&amp;ref=ts> >  > Thanks >  > Andy >  > www.tnsrecords.co.uk <http://www.tnsrecords.co.uk> > www.strummercamp.co.uk <h
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BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE-HITS!

 This Is Big Audio Dynamite¹ 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition : 26th April Remastered Original Album & 12 Track Bonus CD   ³Our sound was a blend of New York beats, Jamaican bass lines, English rock¹n¹roll guitar and me taking care of the sampled dialogue and movie stuff. The B.A.D. philosophy was to utilise all the elements of the media to create a fuller sound and write songs that were about something.  With a foot in the future and a foot in the past we were dealing with the right now.² Don Letts  Sony Music will release ŒThis Is Big Audio Dynamite ­ Legacy Edition¹ on 25th April. The classic debut album from B.A.D will be available on CD and as a download and will feature a bonus CD containing 12 rare remixes, dub versions, edits, outtakes and B Sides, 5 of which are previously unreleased. The release also boasts new personal essays from band members Mick Jones, Don Letts, Dan Donovan, Leo ³E-Z Kill² Williams and Greg Roberts, unpublished photos and images of memorabilia from the original album release. ŒThis Is Big Audio Dynamite ­ Legacy Edition¹ DISC 1 DISC 2 1. Medicine Show                                     1. Medicine Show (12 inch remix) 2. Sony                                                      2. Sony Dub (Dub Version) * 3. E=MC2                                                 3. E=MC2 (12 inch remix)             4. The Bottom Line                                   4. The Bottom Line (12 inch remix, edit version) 5. A Party                                                 5. A Party (dub version) 6. Sudden Impact                                      6. Sudden Impact (12 inch mix) * 7. Stone Thames                                       7. Stone Thames (12 inch mix) * 8. BAD                                                     8. BAD (Vocoder version) *     9. Electric Vandal *  10. Albert Einstein Meets The Human Beatbox (12 inch B Side)  11. BAD (12 inch US remix)  12. This Is Big Audio Dynamite (7 inch Non LP B Side) * Previously unreleased   Released in October 1985 and ³born from the ashes of The Clash² as Don Letts puts it, ŒThis Is Big Audio Dynamite¹ marked a monumental moment in musical history. Post-punk revisionism clashed head on with hip-hop beatboxes (pre-Beastie Boys and Run-DMC¹s fusion projects), dancefloor grooves, the Vocoder (precursor to T-Pain¹s ŒAuto-tune¹), and eye-opening, ear-bending cinematic samples gathered up from spaghetti westerns, Nic Roeg films and more. Their debut single ŒThe Bottom Line¹ was swiftly remixed by Rick Rubin and released on his ŒDef Jam¹ label.   ³From the outset B.A.D. was a breeding ground for ideas,² drummer and beatbox maestro Greg Roberts sums up, ³a crossroads where all good forms of music could and should diverge; New York, London, Kingston ...funky beats, reggae bass, rock guitar and classic songs shot through with cinematic vision.  The diverse personalities in our West London clan made for a challenging and energetic fun filled ride in the short lived but bright burning star that was B.A.D.  The first album has all the playful inventiveness of a group set free from musical constraints.²  ³What do I remember?² ponders Mick Jones. ³Reagan was president, Thatcher was the prime minister and we were Big Audio DynamiteŠ.it was a buzz to record in Basing Street studiosŠ.Bob Marley recorded thereŠ.Lucky Gordon (of Christine Keeler fame) for foods and nourishmentŠ..Paul 'Groucho' Smykle  at the controls with his heavy space-age dub mixesŠ..bringing the New York vibe to West LondonŠ. We rocked and we skanked²   
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NIDGE BLITZ RIP

Nidge Miller

DIED  Feb. 10, 2007 (aged 48)

Nidge Miller †             Feb. 10, 2007

born
Alan Paul Nigel Miller
* Nov. 21, 1958

Died
† Feb. 10, 2007
Austin, TX, USA

Cause of Death
Miller was struck by a car and died on impact after walking on to a freeway after a show in Austin, Texas.

 

Guitarist/songwriter for British punk/oi! band BLITZ. Famous for songs like Warriors and Razors in the Night. Nidge and Blitz will not be forgotten!!


 

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES DVD/SHOW

  Suicidal Tendencies announce debut DVD release for March 29th - Hammerfest Headline slot confirmed for March 13th!          Live At The Olympic Auditorium DVD To Be Released Via Suicidal Records March 29th Confirmed to headline Hammerfest  2 March 13th New Album To Be Released September 2010 www.suicidaltendencies.com <http://www.suicidaltendencies.com/>   Since their beginnings in Venice, CA in the early 80¹s, Suicidal Tendencies have led the charge in the skate punk/thrash metal movement, consequently influencing an entire generation of bands along the way. Essential Music are proud to announce Live at the Olympic Auditorium, Suicidal Tendencies¹ first-ever DVD release. The approximately 80 minute DVD features 16 tracks including ST classics ŒInstitutionalized¹, ŒWar Inside My Head¹ and ŒPossessed To Skate¹ and captures the band in their most natural environment; onstage, uncensored and ready to tear you to shreds. ³The band started getting emails from some crazy guy that always said, ŒI know you¹ll probably think that I¹m crazy but I wanna book ST for a show and I got this idea...¹,² explains frontman Mike Muir.  ³Well, one by one we shot down the unique ideas until one time he emailed and said the Olympic Auditorium was being bought by a Korean Church, shouldn¹t it be sent off with a special last gig? The band agreed and then the work began. The promoter ­ Evel Dick Donato who went on to win Big Brother ­ tells a bit about the show, making of etc on the intro. Lots of drama, none more than the day before the show when I woke up and couldn¹t walk. But the show must go on and the back surgery would have to wait until afterwards! Suicidal performed live at the Olympic Auditorium in front of 4,000 Cycos...but now you can enjoy it in the safety of your living room.² DVD Lineup Mike Muir ­ Vocals  Mike Clark ­ Guitar  Dean Pleasants ­ Guitar  Steve Bruner ­ Bass  David Hidalgo ­ Drums*     *Eric Moore is ST¹s current drummer  DVD Tracklisting:  1. Intro 2. I Shot Reagan 3. War Inside My Head 4. Subliminal 5. Ain¹t Gonna Take It 6. Suicidal Failure 7. We Are Family 8. Possessed To Skate 9. I Saw your Mommy 10. Waking the Dead 11. Show some Love...Tear it down 12. Cyco vision 13. Two-Sided Politics 14. Won¹t Fall in Love Today 15. Institutionalised 16. Pledge Your Allegiance 17. Credits     The band are also now confirmed to headline Hammerfest 2 on the Saturday night at Pontins in Prestatyn for an exclusive UK show, appearing alongside Iced Earth and Skindred. A brand new Suicidal Tendencies album is due for release in September 2010. Watch this space, CycosŠ. 
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