MICK HARVEY, one of the founding members of NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS announces he is leaving:

"For a variety of personal and professional reasons I have chosen to discontinue my ongoing involvement with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. After 25 years I feel I am leaving the band as it experiences one of its many peaks; in very healthy condition, and with fantastic prospects for the future. I’m confident Nick will continue to be a creative force and that this is the right time to pass on my artistic and managerial role to what has become a tremendous group of people who can support him in his endeavours both musically and organizationally. It was a fantastic experience to finish my touring days in the band with the recent shows in Australia and the unique events that took place in conjunction with All Tomorrow’s Parties, especially Mt. Buller, which was one of the many highlights of my involvement with the band throughout the years. I shall continue working on the Bad Seeds back catalogue re-issues project over the coming year and look forward to the new opportunities I shall be able to accommodate as a result of my changed circumstances."

Mick Harvey, 22nd January 2009


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The BUZZCOCKS have spoken to the News of the World newspaper to take about their history and that they plan to write a new album, due out before the end of the year. Guitarist Steve Diggle explained,

“We’re still here trying to make real music for real people,” insists Steve. “In fact, I feel more fire now than I did when I was 20. What’s the alternative? Snow Patrol and Coldplay? They’re not rock revolutionaries — they’re Blue Peter presenters with guitars. You tend to be so busy writing, recording and playing gigs that you don’t appreciate how much impact your music is having. It wasn’t until Bruce Springsteen told me how much our music meant to him that I began to think about that stuff.”

“It’s crucial for us to keep going forward. Some people like to remember the past. Me? I like to say, ‘Remember the future’.”

Touring the UK in January and Europe in February and March, its expected the band will start writing the highly anticipated new album when they return.


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The final line-up for Berlin’s PUNK & DISORDERLY FEST (20th-22nd Feb.) has been announced. See below:



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The death of founding Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton has led to his bandmates paying tribute. They said,

"We are shocked and shaken by the news of Ron’s death. He was a great friend, brother, musician, trooper. Irreplaceable. He will be missed. For all that knew him behind the façade of Mr Cool & Quirky, he was a kind-hearted, genuine, warm person who always believed that people meant well even if they did not.

As a musician Ron was The Guitar God, idol to follow and inspire others. That is how he will be remembered by people who had a great pleasure to work with him, learn from him and share good and bad times with him."

Former bassist Mike Watt (also of The Minutemen) told the LA Times,

"As a musician, he was a pioneer — very singular, very unique. To get to be onstage with him was incredible for me. We all looked up to Ronnie with that guitar sound. Man, it was a sound, but especially in those days in the early ’70s. Then the punk scene comes, and the Stooges was the common ground. That scene, which was not very popular here in Southern California, was just all these different weirdos from different places. The one thing in common was the Stooges. […] I loved being his bass player."


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RON ASHETON, guitarist for THE STOOGES has been found dead in his Ann Arbor, Michigan home today (Jan. 6th), aged 60. A cause of death is yet to be confirmed but early reports suggest a heart attack. Detective Sgt Jim Stephenson told a local paper that Asheton was discovered on a living room sofa and had been dead for several days. Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

Asheton founded The Stooges with his brother Scott Asheton (drums), Dave Alexander (bass) and Iggy Pop (vocals). He wrote the famous riffs of their garage rock classics, such as ‘No Fun’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ and ‘Down On The Street’ before moving to bass for the 1973 album ‘Raw Power’. When ‘Raw Power’ was a commercial failure, Asheton left The Stooges to play in a number of bands, including The New Order (not to be confused with the UK band), Destroy All Monsters, New Race and, more recently, with Mike Watt, J. Mascis and Mark Arm for the soundtrack to the film ‘Velvet Goldmine’. Asheton also acted in three films.

In 2000, alongside brother Scott and Mike Watt, he played shows under the moniker ‘The New Stooges’. Iggy saw them perform and they decided to reform The Stooges properly. They played their first reunion show in 2003 and went on to release a new album in 2007, titled ‘The Weirdness’, with Asheton back on lead guitar. That year they were the highlight of Glastonbury Festival, causing a mass stage invasion.

Asheton is ranked as number 29 on Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time’.

Vive Le Punk’s condolences go out to Ron Asheton’s friends and family.

Ron Asheton 1948 – 2009

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Australian alt-rockers THE DRONES are set to release their fifth album  ‘Havilah’ on Feb. 16th through ATP Recordings. The four-piece  combine influences such as Neil Young’s guitar spasms and Velvet Underground and Suicide’s scuzzy pop.

The tracklisting is:

1) Nail It Down
2) The Minotaur
3) The Drifting Housewife
4) I am The Supercargo
5) Careful As You Go
6) Oh My
7) Cold and Sober
8) Lucky in Odd Numbers
9) Penumbra
10) Your Acting’s Like the End of the World

The album will be available on CD, 2 LPs and digital download.


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Tommy Tee, the popular manager of New Model Army has died suddenly on Dec 26th , aged just 46. Tommy had been with the band from the early days when he started out driving the band. In later years he went on to manage the Almighty, before returning to manage NMA in the 90s, and with the advent of the vinternet, he pushed the band into setting up its own label. He will be sadly missed and leaves a wife and children. Vive Le Punk send our condolenses.

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Alan Parker has finished his film, based on his book on the life and crimes of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious. Looks like it will hit screens in Feb. And there ,may be a screening in London at the end of Jan. More news soon.It features Glen Matlock.

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The Life and Times Of Jeffrey Lee Pierce and The Gun Club

Debbie and I met Jeff in the late Seventies somewhere in Los Angeles. He was a big Blondie fan and a very moody kid… within a few years of meeting him he started working on his own music. At first I was just pleased that he had an outlet but when I started to hear what he was working on I was genuinely impressed at how sophisticated the stuff was.

I guess another few years passed and by then Jeff had established himself and The Gun Club in the growing world of new music. Then in the early Eighties Jeff and I talked about my producing a recording with the Gun Club – when did we do the thing? ’81-’82 somewhere in there. Over the years I have seen comments by surviving Gun Club members to the effect that the album wasn’t raw enough, too clean, etc. I am genuinely sorry that any of these guys feel misrepresented but… Jeff and I talked at length about the quality and style of the record and I really feel that we were faithful to his vision. I know for certain that he wasn’t interested in making a punk style recording, that he wanted to mix genres, and that was where part of the genius derives from; his pulling in elements of Tex-Mex, Country, Punk, etc., etc… (besides that, while we were working I really don’t recall anyone saying anything about the texture of the guitars, etc. and that would have been the time to speak up not more than twenty five years later…) Memory is objective and hindsight is as they say crystal clear. I was just looking at record reviews on, just ones put there by average people who bought the record and I was really pleased to see all of the positive comments; ‘haunting’ is a word that kept reappearing; I think that Jeff would have been pleased as well.

One evening in Amsterdam, Blondie was playing the Paradiso. I don’t remember for sure if it was before or after we did Miami, probably after. Sometime during the proceedings, like after our sound check, there arrived Jeffrey, and he was an impressive presence: he was followed by a camera and sound crew, was wearing a tough leather trench coat, looked like maybe George Raft had he been a rock star, his demeanour was very understated and intense… I have always loved that particular moment because even then it told me that he had ‘arrived’, at some place that he was looking towards; he was respected and idolized and was in charge… that’s a memory that may be distorted over time but one I like to hold on to when I think about Jeff… those thoughts of him are frequent…

Chris Stein
Blondie guitarist and producer of Gun Club Records Miami and Death Party for Animal Records

To say The Gun Club’s musical journey was a roller coaster ride would be an understatement! The Gun Club were a true fire of love and hate and power and force and good old fashioned Rock’n’Roll. Preaching and screaming da Blues!

Jeffrey Lee Pierce went to that there crossroads and stuck two fingers up at the Devil and told him he was going to do it his way and take the highway and follow his path, his vision and his relentless goal.

No prisoners were taken and many fell by the wayside. In the end what remains is a legacy of a man’s vision and quest to either create or destroy the very music that he made.

Hero, Villain, Joker, Anarchist, Misunderstood, plum loco or just down right crazy? Who really knew the real Jeffrey Lee Pierce?
This box set is a tribute, a way of preaching The Gun Club’s Blues, a way of saying ‘hey screw you, all this was the real deal and if you missed it… you missed it!’ And, boy oh, boy, did you miss something special.

From the many different line up changes featured in this audio document of studio and live recordings it is easy to hear the different styles of music through the short time The Gun Club were around. Their chemistry produced a wonderful selection of music: from the early rumblings of punk blues created on the wonderful and highly acclaimed first album Fire Of Love (originally released on Slash Records’ subsidiary label Ruby), through to the mid-period white noise Stooges-esque thunder of the glorious Death Party E.P. recorded on Chris Stein’s Animal Records label, rolling on to the evolving brilliance of The Las Vegas Story right up to the comeback album Mother Juno LP produced by Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and culminating in some wholesome traditional blues on Jeffrey’s second solo record Ramblin with Jeffrey Lee.

The Gun Club originally took form in 1979/80 as Creeping Ritual (a lurid moniker later used by Jeffrey as a calling card for The Gun Club’s publishing company). It is well documented that Jeffrey was originally a writer for the long-defunct L.A. music paper Slash magazine which later evolved into Slash Records.

Writing aside, Jeffrey was no stranger to performing and had been in various bands such as Phast Phreddie’s Precisions and groups of his own called the E Types and Red Lights, early pop outfits apparently inspired by Blondie whom Jeffrey had met in Los Angeles and for whom he ran an early fan club.

To understand The Gun Club phenomenon it’s important to understand from whence Jeffrey and the band drew inspiration. Blues legends such as Skip James, Howlin’ Wolf, Blind Willie McTell through to later bands and artists such as Creedance Clearwater Revival, Dylan, Marc Bolan, Jim Morrison, The Stooges and Debbie Harry all played a part in helping steer the band’s musical direction.

Jeffrey also had a love of Reggae music and had ventured to Jamaica on one occasion to hang out. Indeed many of his Reggae record reviews were finished off with the signature…Ranking Jeffrey Lee. Writing for Slash also opened the door to recording when Jeffrey left a cassette tape of Gun Club demos on constant play in the Slash office cassette machine, leading to the band’s first release on Ruby Records.

Late 1979 saw Creeping Ritual play live shows featuring the early guitar work of Jeffrey’s best friend Brian Tristan aka Kid Congo Powers. Brian would shortly defect to The Cramps, whose guitarist Brian Gregory had just left, creating an opening for their new musical fuzz/Garage direction. However, this did not happen until Creeping Ritual had played a few shows and had been re-named by Keith Morris of the Circle Jerks as The Gun Club.

CD 2 Shake Me Up Some Punk Blues of this box set features live performances by this early line up of Jeffrey Lee on vocals, Brian Tristan on guitar, Terry Graham on drums and Rob Ritter on bass.

Or do these recordings in fact feature the original Creeping Ritual band members Don Snowden and Brad Dunning who made up the original rhythm section in those early days? It’s unlikely, as the recordings featured on the band’s ABC Records release Birth, Death and The Ghost came from the collection of Terry Graham.

The newly re-Christened Gun Club promptly attempted to destroy the music with live shows featuring Jeffrey Lee as a demented preacher man taking a bible on stage and throwing it to the floor only to then jump up and down on it to get a greater reaction from the crowd!

Most clubs just did not get it but to understand The Gun Club you have to appreciate the love/hate relationship between the band members and the music they wanted to play and destroy at the same time! Arguably it’s this volatile chemistry that provided the explosive energy for making The Gun Club breathe their fire!

Or to put it another way: Out of chaos and da blues came genius!

Another contradiction is the band’s apparent hatred of Rockabilly music but here you have a band taking the classic Rock’n’Roll song ‘Fire Of Love’ by Jody Reynolds and turning it into their own, even managing to go one better on the MC5’s cover version of said same song!

For many the classic line up is deemed to be Jeffrey Lee, Terry Graham, Ward Dotson and Rob Ritter, the line up that was to go on to record the band’s first full-length LP Fire Of Love, a punk blues behemoth featuring such classics as ‘Ghost On the Highway’ and ‘She’s Like Heroin To Me’ – a love song to end all love songs.

Terry Graham and Rob Ritter came from legendary L.A. Punk band The Bags while Ward Dotson had done stints in bands such as Der Stab and Sexually Frustrated. Another Bags band member would later join The Gun Club. Patricia Morrison featured on bass guitar and would later go onto play bass in Fur Bible (formed following the break up of The Gun Club in December 1984), The Sisters Of Mercy and later The Damned, as well as releasing one solo album.

Go Tell The Mountain (CD1) can to all intents and purposes be viewed as a long overdue ‘Best Of’ featuring classic cuts from The Gun Club as well as songs from Jeffrey Lee’s two solo records Wildweed and Ramblin Jeffrey Lee.

Once asked what his future plans were back in 1982 Jeffrey replied “No Future man. I’ve never been so bored in my whole life. I’ll go anywhere anyone wants to take us and do anything. To be a piece of dust and just float. I’ve got the Bo Diddley attitude of hey, let’s make some records, there’s nothing else to do. I’ll blindly trudge on. I don’t care if we make it or not. I just want to have some fun for a while”.

Following The Gun Club’s first record, Chris Stein of Blondie was given his own label by Chrysalis Records called Animal Records to which The Gun Club would find themselves signed for their second studio LP Miami. Recorded in New York with a very tight budget, it was during these sessions Rob Ritter decided he’d had enough and wanted to quit the band.

Rob left and formed 45 Grave with whom he played bass for many years until his death from a heroin overdose in 1991. Rob was replaced by Patricia Morrison and she was to stay until The Gun Club’s disbanding which would see Jeffrey Lee Pierce start his solo career, spawning the Wildweed solo record.

October 1982 saw the new Gun Club undertake their first major European tour with the new line up of Jeffrey Lee, Terry Graham, Ward Dotson and Patricia Morrison. This was to be a short-lived line up and, depending on who you believe, both Ward Dotson and Terry Graham decided to leave or Jeffrey Lee had them replaced.

Jeffrey Lee called on new friend Jim Duckworth of Panther Burns fame after the bands crossed paths whilst on tours in the U.S. Christmas 1982 saw Jeffrey and Jim spend time together drinking and talking about making music together within The Gun Club set up, as Jeffrey once again found himself in New York with soon-to-be new member and drummer Dee Pop of the Bush Tetras.

In January of 1983 Jim was asked to fly to Manhattan to record the next Gun Club venture on vinyl which was The Death Party E.P. once again for Animal Records. Patricia Morrison did not feature on the recording but was later to re-join and this line up would go on to tour before further band departures occurred.

Both CD 2 Shake Me Up Some Punk Blues and CD 3 Some Killing Floor Blues feature a healthy dose of this Gun Club white noise experience. A band full of sex drugs and Rock’n’Roll!

After a gruelling European tour, burnt out and without any money for their efforts Dee Pop was long gone like a turkey in the corn! Terry Graham re-joined the band for a handful of American dates.

However Terry Graham’s return to the drum kit was again short-lived. Prior to a tour of Australia both he and Jim Duckworth decided to quit as the thought of no money again to show for their efforts was a bridge too far.

Jeffrey Lee jetted out to Australia alone and performed the first planned Gun Club show solo. Tracks 18 and 19 on the close of CD2 feature two rare recordings of the yet to be recorded track ‘Moonlight Motel’ and ‘Mother Earth’ from the LP Miami.

Jeffrey put a band together while out in the land down under and Patricia Morrison flew out for the tour dates along with old friend and original Gun Club guitarist Kid Congo Powers, following his departure from The Cramps. Johnny and Spencer from Australian band The Johnny’s were drafted in to complete this Oz-only line up of The Gun Club.

On the band’s return to the L.A. Terry Graham would once more be drafted in to sit behind the drum kit (the only thing having stopped him from going to Australia besides the money was a possible visa problem). This line up – Jeffrey Lee Pierce on vocals, guitar, trumpet (a brief dalliance as the instrument was mysteriously lost in the Las Vegas desert on route to more U.S. tour dates), Pat Bag Morrison on bass, Kid Congo Powers on lead guitar and Terry Graham on drums – was to record the last Gun Club album The Las Vegas Story for Animal Records in March /April 1984 prior to the 1984 split and disbanding. The record was produced by Jeff Eyrich.

A U.S. and European tour followed which saw Terry Graham depart the band once and for all with girlfriend Amy in Paris. Terry had been filming all the shows and backstage antics for a future video release but unfortunately the tour bus was broken into in and all the tapes and cameras were stolen. One filmed show apparently saw Brian Gregory, the first guitarist in the Cramps, and Ike Knox who later replaced Kid Congo in the Cramps for some London shows, jump on stage for an encore of Bo Diddley’s ‘Gunslinger’.

Sadly, to date these tapes and all the rest have never surfaced and this may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for Terry who upped and danced his way out of town mid tour, landing on my doorstep for a week prior to flying back to LA and out of the music business!
A cat called Desperate was drafted in for the remainder of the tour to play drums and his handy work can be found on the last two tracks on CD3 Some Killing Floor Blues.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, was it: the last salute……the gunfight at the OK Corral. Jeffrey and the band decided to do two shows at Dingwalls in Camden Lock in the weeks leading up to Christmas 1984. Australian band The Scientists fronted by Kim Salmon supported the two very packed, sold out shows. The guns were loaded and the shows were a blast. Full force and both barrels delivered by a band about to explode.

Following a short trip to Egypt, a solo Jeffrey Lee quickly recorded a new album for Static records in the UK. Inspired by his trip and a feeling of being free of L.A., a now London-based Jeffrey Lee produced his first solo album Wildweed.

The next two years continued to be a solo effort with Jeffrey pooling in various musicians from the London scene, members of bands like The Cure, Spear Of Destiny and Killing Joke helping out. A follow-up 12-inch EP Flamingos featured two classic cover versions of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Fire’ and U.S. noise terrorists Flipper’s ‘Get Away‘.

A solo tour was to follow by which time Jeffrey had met a young Japanese lady Romi Mori who would become both girlfriend and guitar/bass player in the next incarnation of The Gun Club. Nick Sanderson would also make his first appearance on drums. The Jeffrey Lee Quartet hit venues in Europe to push the solo records.

London 1985 was a happening place with a thriving music scene throwing up various styles of music from the hard rock antics of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Cult, Lords Of The New Church, and Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction through to the psychedelic monstrosity of Dr & The Medics and Voodoo Child! Clubs like The Bat Cave, Gossips and The Embassy were the place to see and be seen.
The Ramones were also in town for what was to be five sold out nights at the world famous London Lyceum, a venue The Gun Club had played on earlier occasions.

It was at one of these shows that Jeffrey was recognised and approached by Liz Frazer of the Cocteau Twins, a meeting that would eventually lead to the production of the classic 1987 Mother Juno album. The album was recorded in Berlin over six days in the Hansa studio where David Bowie had also recorded. Mother Juno featured the return of Kid Congo Powers following his stint as a Bad Seed for Nick Cave along with Romi on bass and Nick on drums. Nick would later go on to form Earl Brutus and sadly passed away recently.
Following a triumphant return and a blistering live show at the Astoria in London which saw Jeffrey hanging from the venue’s velvet curtains spouting lines from David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, a further album Pastoral Hide And Seek followed.

1990-91 saw Jeffrey record his second solo album Ramblin Jeffrey Lee with Cypress Grove and Willie Love, a return to Blues music with cover versions of classic cuts from Son House (‘Pony Blues’),Skip James (‘Hardtime Killin’ Floor Blues’) as well as a few originals for good measure.

1993 saw the departure of Kid Congo Powers back to L.A. and the recording of Lucky Jim. By this time things had started to fall apart within Jeffrey’s personal life and in effect this meant the end of The Gun Club.

I’m not here to tell you the woes of Jeffrey Lee, the allegations of drink and drugs nor the relationship problems which may or may not have affected him.

What I will tell you is that I saw some of the highs and lows while working and being on tour with the band.
We all have our demons and we are all affected by life in different ways.

One highlight was introducing The Gun Club on stage to 10,000 people while they supported a known English punk band at the Santa Monica Civic in L.A. (Patricia Morrison in a hacked up wedding dress and Chris D playing roadie). Another was seeing the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet live at the Croydon Underground club in leafy Surrey, England.

I last saw Jeffrey for a drink in Kensington, London in late 1989. I met him that night at a rehearsal room in Hammersmith and he looked well. He was jamming with various musicians, working on getting a band back on the road. We took the tube to a pub (the Kensington Inn) close to where he was living.

My memories of Jeffrey are all good.

Jeffrey Lee Pierce died on 31st March 1996 from a blood clot on his brain in Utah, Colorado U.S.A.

I salute all the members of The Gun Club and I thank them for the music and the memories. If I could turn back time I’d do it all again…
The Gun Club…best punk blues band EVER.

Mike Mastrangelo
President of the International Gun Club Fan Club 1981-1984

Disc 1 GO TELL THE MOUNTAIN (Studio cuts)
1. Bad America 4.55 (from The Las Vegas Story)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
2. She’s Like Heroin To Me 2.36 (from Fire Of Love)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
3. Ghost On The Highway 2.45 (from Fire Of Love)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
4. A Devil In The Woods 3.06 (from Miami)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
5. The Fire Of Love 2.08 (from Miami)
(Jody Reynolds) Ridgetop Music (GB)
6. House On Highland Avenue 3.29 (from Death Party EP)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
7. Death Party 5.52 (from Death Party EP)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
8. My Man’s Gone Now 3.16 (from The Las Vegas Story)
(Gershwin / Gershwin/ Heyward / Heyward) Warner/Chappell North America
9. Hey Juana 3.12 (from JLP solo LP Wildweed)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
10. Eternity Is Here 2.58 (from The Las Vegas Story)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
11. Love and Desperation 5.10 (from Wildweed)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
12. Wildweed 2.41 (from Wildweed)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
13. Moonlight Motel 3.09 (from The Las Vegas Story)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
14. Bill Bailey 3.40 (from Mother Juno)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
15. Hearts 3.58 (from Mother Juno)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
16. Going Down 4.37 (from Ramblin’ Jeffrey Lee)
(Don Nix) Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
17. Go Tell The Mountain 6.23 (from Ramblin’ Jeffrey Lee)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)

1. Sexbeat 3.26 (Madam Wong’s 1980)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
2. Not That Much 2.38 (Hong Kong Café 1980)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
3. She’s Like Heroin To Me 3.08 (Club 88, L.A. 7th March 1981)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
4. Cool Drink Of water 3.31(Accoustilog Studio, N.Y. 5th May 1982)
(Tommy Johnson) peermusic UK Ltd.
5. Fire Of Love 2.07 (Accoustilog Studio, N.Y. 5th May 1982)
(Jody Reynolds) Ridgetop Music (GB)
6. John Hardy 3.26 (Accoustilog Studio, N.Y. 5th May 1982)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
7. Sexbeat 2.52 (Accoustilog Studio, N.Y. 5th May 1982)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
8. Preaching The Blues 4.53 (Accoustilog Studio, N.Y. 5th May 1982)
(Robert Johnson) Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
9. Devil In The Woods 3.07 (CBGB’s, N.Y. 14th May 1982)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
10. Walking With the Beast 4.22 (Fast Version) (CBGB’s, N.Y. 14th May 1982)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
11. Gunslinger. 2.37 (CBGB’s, N.Y. 14th May 1982)
(Ellas McDaniel) Tristan Music Ltd.
12. Louie Louie 0.28 Instrumental (CBGB’s, N.Y. 14th May 1982)
(Richard Berry) EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
13. She’s The Girl I Love/Ghost On The Highway 4.12 (CBGB’s, N.Y. 14th May 1982)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
14. The Lie 3.36 (Live Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland 17th April 1983)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
15. Band Interview 1.13 ( Live Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland 17th April 1983)
(unknown) copyright control
16. Fire Spirit 2.08 (Live Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland 17th April 1983)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
17. Fire Of Love 1.59 (Live Brighton Extreems Club, U.K. 25th April 1983)
(Jody Reynolds) Ridgetop Music (GB)
18. Moonlight Motel 3.19 (Solo performance/Melbourne Australia)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
19. Mother Earth 3.28 (Solo performance/Melbourne Australia)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
20. Moonlight Motel 3.02 (Miranda Venue, Sydney Australia Sept.83)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
21. Brother and Sister 2.48 (Miranda Venue, Sydney Australia Sept.83)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
Tracks 1-3: Jeffrey Lee/Brian Tristran (Kid Congo)/Terry Graham/Rob Ritter
Tracks 4-13: Jeffrey Lee/Terry Graham/Ward Dotson and Rob Ritter
Tracks 14-17: Jeffrey Lee/Patricia Morrison/Jim Duckworth/Dee Pop
Tracks 18 & 19: Jeffrey Lee Pierce from Australian tour / Prospect Hill Hotel Melbourne, Australia 28th September 1983. Jeffrey Lee solo acoustic tracks. (Amazing).
Tracks 21 & 22: Jeffrey Lee/ Pat Morrison/ Kid Congo Powers and Billy and Spencer from The Australian band The Johnny’s

1. Lost Highway/Moonlight Motel 7.27 (Live On Broadway S.F. 30th December 1983)
(Payne) Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK / (Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
2. Bad America 5.15 (Live On Broadway S.F. 30th December 1983)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
3. Preachin The Blues 6.27 (Live On Broadway S.F. 30th December 1983)
(Robert Johnson) Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
4. Gunslinger 2.40 (Live On Broadway S.F. 16th March 1984)
(Ellas McDaniel) Tristan Music Ltd
5. Death Party 8.29 (Live On Broadway S.F. 16th March 1984)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
6. Stranger In Our Town. 5.14 (Pandora’s Music Box Festival 22nd September 1984)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
7. Gila Monster New Mexico/Preachin The Blues 9.40 (Pandoras Music Box Festival 22nd September 1984)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB) / (Robert Johnson) Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
8. My Dreams 4.28 (Leeds University England 22nd October 1984)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
9. Bad America 4.56 (Leeds University England 22nd October 1984)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
10. Walking With The Beast 5.01 (Jeffrey on Saxophone) (Nottingham Rock City England 23rd October 1984)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
11. Moonlight Motel 3.36 (Nottingham Rock City England 23rd October1984)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
12. Eternity Is Here 3.10 (Nottingham Rock City England 23rd October 1984)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
13. 96 Tears 3.32 (Dingwalls London 10th December 1984)
(Rudy Martinez) Westminster Music Ltd.
14. Do The Twist 3.07 (Dingwalls London 10th December 1984)
(Hank Ballard) Lark Music Ltd.
Tracks 1-12: Jeffrey Lee/ Pat Morrison/ Kid Congo Powers and Terry Graham.
Tracks 13 & 14: Jeffrey Lee/ Pat Morrison/ Kid Congo Powers and Desperate.

Disc 4
LAST ROLL OF THE DICE! (Live and Radio) 1985 to 1993
1. Sex Killer 3.34 Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo show. (Paradiso, Amsterdam 25th May 1985)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
2. Fire 3.42 -Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo show. (Paradiso, Amsterdam 25th May 1985)
(Jimi Hendrix) Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK
3. I Asked for Water, She Gave Me Gasoline 4.02 Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo (VPRO studio 3rd December 1989)
(Tommy Johnson) peermusic UK Ltd.
4. Pastoral Hide And Seek 3.59 (I Beam, S.F 17th July 1989)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
5. Flowing 4.36 (I Beam, S.F 17th July 1989)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
6. I Hear Your Heart Singing 3.33 (Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France 17th November 1990)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
7. Another Country’s Young 5.37 (Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France 17th November1990)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
8. Hearts 3.54 (Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France 17th November 1990)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
9. Fire Spirit 3.29 (Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France 17th November 1990)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
10. Temptation And I 4.31 (Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France 17th November 1990)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
11. Little Wing 4.33 – Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo (Tivoli 25th March 1992)
(Jimi Hendrix) Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK
12. Yellow Eyes 9.34 – Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo (Tivoli 25th March 1992)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
13. I’m Going Upstairs 2.45 – Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo (Nozems A Go Go 4th March 1992)
(Chester Burnett) Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd.
14. Be My Kid 2.47 – Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo (Nozems A Go Go 4th March 1992)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
15. L.A. County Jail Blues 3.48 – Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo (Nozems A Go Go 4th March 1992)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
16. Lucky Jim 3.49 – Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo (Villa 65 6th April 1993)
(Jeffrey Lee Pierce) Bug Music Ltd. (GB)
17. Laughing 4.58– Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo (Villa 65 6thApril 1993)
(David Crosby) Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK

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Label: ATP Recordings
Format: CD / 2LP / Digital Download

The Drones are:

Gareth Liddiard – Guitar/Vocals
Mike Noga – Drums/Percussion/Backing Vocals
Fiona Kitschin – Bass/Backing Vocals
Dan Luscombe – Guitar/Piano/Melodica/Backing Vocals
The new world of The Drones is an exotic place, one populated by dark corners, rarely explored avenues, sparse canvases and dense, exhilarating peaks.
In February Gareth Liddiard began writing new songs for their fourth album in a mud brick cottage..Two months later guitarist Dan Luscombe, the Drones’ most recent addition, and drummer Michael Noga joined Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin to rehearse the new material. Then producer and engineer Burke Reid (The Mess Hall, Gerling) lugged his recording gear through the door and off they went – two weeks flat out – until it was done.
Havilah, like everything The Drones have done, is an album of contradictions, where bombast meets beauty, melancholy wrestles with violent guitars and singer Liddiard’s incendiary voice lights up his angular poetry, this time on the nature of, in no particular order, the moon (Penumbra), divorce (The Drifting Housewife) and the acquisition of godlike power and the cult of John Frum (I Am the Supercargo).
It’s an album that’s brimful of the innovation and artistic integrity that has made The Drones one of Australian rock’s most critically acclaimed acts.
There are vaguely familiar nods to Neil Young’s paint-stripping guitar spasms on Supercargo and Oh My, while the deliciously meandering pop dirges of Suicide and the Velvet Underground echo in Careful As You Go and Luck in Odd Numbers.
It’s melancholic, certainly, but Havilah, in its tone and its delivery, is also a celebration. It’s a more positive statement than its predecessor.
Once you’ve been around these 10 songs for a few hours, it’s not hard to make up your mind about them. They are bold. They are romantic. And they are dangerous.
Track Listing:
> 1. Nail It Down
> 2. The Minotaur
> 3. The Drifting Housewife
> 4. I am The Supercargo
> 5. Careful As You Go
> 6. Oh My
> 7. Cold And Sober
> 8. Luck In Odd Numbers
> 9. Penumbra
> 10. Your Acting’s Like The End Of The World

RIP JOE STRUMMER 21.8.52-22.12.02

The greatest frontman in rock n roll, the Clashs’ Joe Strummer died 2 years ago on Monday. He will never be forgotten-a true Punk Rock Warlord. Vive Le Punk salutes Joe and will be playing White Riot on Monday in his honour!!

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Jail Guitar Doors is a charity set up by Billy Bragg to supply musical instruments to prisoners locked up by Her Majesty. Its a good cause-so go to  to  check it out.

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