Psychobilly pyschos the glorious KING KURT throw flour around and head for destination Zululand with 2 dates at: Manchester Ruby Lounge Nov 13, Scooter Rally Morecombe 14th. Agghhhh!!!!!
THE CLASH’s classic concert supporting The Who in 1982 will be released as a remastered special edition live album next Monday (6th Oct) on SonyBMG. The full tracklisting can be seen below.
|1. Kosmo Vinyl|
|2. London Calling|
|3. Police On My Back|
|4. Guns Of Brixton|
|5. Tommy Gun|
|6. Magnificent Seven|
|7. Armagideon Time|
|8. Magnificent Seven|
|9. Rock The Casbah|
|10. Train In Vain|
|11. Career Opportunities|
|12. Spanish Bombs|
|14. English Civil War|
|15. Should I Stay Or Should I Go|
|16. I Fought The Law|
This release has been preceded by the release of the stunning 384 page hardback book ‘The Clash: Strummer, Jones, Simonon, Headon’ on Atlantic Books. This book sees the band members themselves tell their legendary story.
THE BLUES ANTHOLOGY is showing at Proud Camden between 12th November 2008 and 1st February 2009. This exhibition aims to celebrate a musical movement that gave a voice to those who struggled to be heard, a movement that has served to inform all popular music thereafter.
Showcased through rare and iconic photographs from those at the forefront of the genre, this exhibition will explore the icons of Blues in a way rarely seen.
Suicide’s Alan Vega 70 This Year
Commemorative Limited Edition EP Series
Uncompromising solo artist and legendary frontman of the band SUICIDE, Alan Vega celebrates his 70th birthday this year. To mark this occasion, blastfirstpetite is conducting a yearlong series of monthly limited edition releases.
The series kicks off on 6th October with two releases, both editions of 4000 each, available in both 10” vinyl and a limited download formats.
Two separate releases on the 6th October are the Bruce Springsteen’s cover of Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” (catalog number PTYT 017), a live recording from The Boss’ 2005 “Devils & Dust” solo tour. The sleeve is by Edward Mapplethorpe.
The second release is a Suicide cover by The Horrors of ‘Shadazz’, (catalog number PTYT 018), a track originally recorded by Suicide for their ‘Second Album’, released in 1980. Sleeve artwork by Alex Rose.
The promo CD enclosed contains both A and B-sides of the first two vinyl releases of the series, available on 6th October.
Each release includes:
• an established recording artist paying tribute to Alan by covering one
of his songs,
• a previously unreleased Suicide/Vega rarity from the archives, and
• proving that Vega’s work even now continues to inspire, a cover version by a young up and coming band.
Major artists will include Bruce Springsteen, Primal Scream, Peaches, Grinderman, Spiritualised, The Horrors, Sunn 0)) + Pansonic, Julian Cope, Lydia Lunch, and Vincent Gallo. Upcoming bands include Beat The Devil/Shilpa Ray, No Bra, HTRK, X-Vectors, Nik Void (ex-Kaito), Effi Briest, S.C.U.M., and Stephen Burroughs (ex-Head Of David).
The sleeve images are all by contemporary visual artists who have been inspired by Vega, including Edward Mapplethorpe, Alex Rose, Cary Kwok and Colter Jacobsen.
PUNK & DISORDERLY is an annual punk festival in Berlin, Germany. It’s over 3 days, has more than 50 bands on 2 stages and is 100% punk! Next year the festival will take place on 20-22 February.
The following bands have been confirmed so far, with more soon!
BLACK TARTAN CLAN
MARK FOGGO’S SKASTERS
MELANIE & THE SECRET ARMY
MIDDLE FINGER SALUTE
PÖBEL & GESOCKS
RADIO DEAD ONES
SONIC BOOM SIX
Mutton-chopped Jesse Hector was a permanent fixture in the English music press of the mid-‘70s and the electrifying live performances of his band The Gorillas proved an inspiration to such faces of the burgeoning punk scene as Paul Weller, Billy Idol, Shane McGowan and Rat Scabies.
Jesse has always believed in the revolutionary and rejuvenating power of music – the cover of The Gorillas album showed his band of space age Mods hurtling towards earth on a meteorite to save the world with rock n’ roll – and his belief in music is as strong today as it ever has been.
He now works as a cleaner at Hackney Empire and The Royal
Horticultural Society and this documentary follows him as he journeys around London and retraces his fifty years in rock n’ roll – skiffling at the 2 I’s in Old Compton Street at the age of 12, playing guitar with Mod Freak beat legends The Clique, fronting proto-punk bruisers Crushed Butler and The Hammersmith Gorillas – and attempts to find out, as the NME’s Roy Carr wrote in 1977, ‘Whatever Happened To Jesse Hector?’
‘A Message To The World’ documentary is being shown at the Raindance festival on October 4th at 12.00 pm:
It is also being shown the following Tuesday October 7th as part of the Pop Mavericks season at the Barbican:
That’s right, the Last Gang In Town grace our cover this month as we take a look at the life and legacy of the band who lit a creative fire in the bellies of punkers around the world. As the rest of the world goes nuts for the Joe, Mick, Paul and Topper once again this autumn, we lay bare the history of the band that shook the world (and continue to do so even to this day), for the punks, by the punks!
PLUS The Stray Cats, The Cure and more!
Issue 104 (Oct. ’08) on sale Sept. 25th.
Congratulations to our competition winners! Chris Jared from Ipswich has won a copy of the ‘Punk’s Not Dead’ DVD and Charlie Fisher from Edinburgh is the lucky winner of our Sex Pistols graphic novel competition.
Both winners should expect their prizes in the post this week!
Deck Cheese Records have signed Foo Fighter/Me First and the Gimme Gimmes guitarist Chris Shiflett’s side-band JACKSON UNITED. They will release their ‘Harmony and Dissidence’ album on Nov 3rd preceded by a single ’21st Century Fight Song’. Drums on the album are shared by the Foos Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.
Jackson United tour the U.K on the following dates-London Astoria Nov 16, Manchester Academy 3 17, Leeds Cockpit 18, Glasgow Captains Rest 19, Birmingham Barfly 20, London Water Rats 21.
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS tour the UK in October. The dates are as follows:
2 Dundee Fat Sam’s
3 Aberdeen Moshulu
4 Inverness The Ironworks
5 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
7 York Duchess
8 Preston 53 Degrees
9 Halifax Victoria Hall
10 Sheffield The Plug
12 Crewe M Club
13 Wolverhampton Robin 2
14 Cardiff The Point
16 Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre
17 Dartford Mick Jagger Centre
18 Ipswich Carribean Club
19 Norwich Waterfront
THE SPECIALS, minus keyboardist/key member Jerry Dammers, played a surprise set on Bestival’s main stage recently. Using the name ‘Terry Hall & Friends’ they treated the crowd to classics such as ‘A Message to You Rudy’ and ‘Too Much Too Young’.
Despite Dammers’ absence, this looks like being a big step towards the rumoured reunion tour for the two tone legends. More news soon.
Vive Le Punk can exclusively reveal that ’80s new wavers Bow Wow Wow’s singer Annabella Lwin has been recording with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Blondie man Frank Infante for her new solo EP. More news soon.
SPEAR OF DESTINY will celebrate their 25th anniversary by releasing a singles collection on September 1st and following it with a singles tour.
Never before has Kirk Brandon taken Spear of Destiny on the road to revisit the bands past glories. Fans can expect to hear all 12 of SOD’s top 40 UK singles including Liberator, Never Take Me Alive, Prisoner of Love, All My Love(Ask Nothing) and Come Back, alongside the more recent Myspace video play top 5 hit Berlin Berlin.
The tour dates will be as follows:
academy events & kirkbrandon.com presents
SPEAR OF DESTINY
The Singles Tour 2008
WED 10TH LEICESTER THE CHARLOTTE
0116 2553956 / thecharlotte.co.uk
THUR 11TH LONDON ISLINGTON ACADEMY I
08444 77 2000 / islington-academy.co.uk
FRI 12TH OXFORD ACADEMY
08444 77 2000 / oxford-academy.co.uk
SAT 13TH DARWEN LIBRARY THEATRE
01254 706006 / darwenlibrarytheatre.com
SUN 14TH LEEDS RIOS
08444 142182 – rios-leeds.com
TUE 16TH BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY II
08444 77 2000 / birmingham-academy.co.uk
WED 17TH BRISTOL ACADEMY I
08444 77 2000 / bristol-academy.co.uk
THUR 18TH SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
0114 2760262 / corporation.org.uk
FRI 19TH BRIGHTON CONCORDE II
01273 673311 / concorde2.co.uk
SAT 20TH CREWE THE BOX
01270 257398 / myspace.com/theboxuk
SUN 21ST NEWCASTLE ACADEMY II
08444 77 2000 / newcastle-academy.co.uk
TUE 23RD LIVERPOOL ACADEMY II
08444 77 2000 / liverpool-academy.co.uk
WED 24TH YORK THE DUCHESS
01904 641413 / theduchessyork.co.uk
THUR 25TH MANCHESTER ACADEMY III
0161 832 1111 / manchesteracademy.net
FRI 26TH ABERDEEN DRUMMONDS
01224 642662 / one up records
SAT 27TH GLASGOW BARFLY
0844 8472424 / barflyclub.com
SUN 28TH EDINBURGH CABARET VOLTAIRE
0131 220 6176 / thecabaretvoltaire.com
Virgin/EMI will release ‘The Peel Sessions’ by punk pioneers MAGAZINE on 27th October. It features four different Peel Sessions, from ’78 to ’80. The tracklisting will be as follows:
1. Touch and Go 14/2/78
2. The Lights Pour Out Of Me 14/2/78
3. Real Life (‘Definitive Gave’) 14/2/78
4. My Mind Ain’t So Open 14/2/78
5. Give Me Everything 24/7/78
6. Burst 24/7/78
7. I Love You You Big Dummy 24/7/78
8. Boredom 24/7/78
9. TV Baby 08/5/79
10. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) 8/5/79
11. Permafrost 8/5/79
12. A Song From Under The Floorboards 7/1/80
13. Twenty Years Ago 7/1/80
14. Look What Fear’s Done To My Body
15. Model Worker 7/1/80
The band are set to reform for two dates in February 2009.
80S U.K punks ANTI PASTI, of ‘Last Call’ album fame-have reformed with their complete original line up. They will play Berlins Punk and Disorderly festival Feb 20-22nd.
MAGAZINE are to reform for just two shows in February next year. Original members Howard Devoto, Barry Anderson and John Doyle will be joined by an as-yet unnamed guitarist to walk in the footsteps of the much-missed John McGeoch. It will be the first time the band has played together since 2009.
They will play London’s Kentish Town Forum on February 13th and Manchester Academy on February 14th.
Tickets go on sale on Monday 15th September.
BRISTOL ARCHIVE RECORDS has launched to showcase Bristol artists and provide a historical account of the scene from 1977 onwards. Many of the releases are very rare and the material has been lovingly digitally remastered from vinyl, dat and cassettes. The original vinyl releases were generally limited to runs of 1000 or less copies.
Take a look at Bristol Archive Records at www.bristolarchiverecords.com