Monday, 7 April 2014

The Truth of Revolution Brother

The Truth of Revolution, Brother is a unique exploration of the philosophy of punk, based on the ideas, beliefs and lives of the people that created the movement. 
 
The punk explosion of the late 70’s and early 80’s changed the face of music, art, fashion and more. But it didn't stop there. We believe the originators of this movement were onto something really important. They had a unique view on an alternative way of operating in society (and often outside of it). We set out to reconnect to the same people that were behind this philosophical shift, to see how they live their values today. What had they learned? What is the lasting legacy? We are interested in what this means for us now. 
 
 We have spent a year with some of the most influential figures in the global punk movement. The people we’ve spoken to have been musicians, artists, poets, politicians and provocateurs of all hues. We’ve interviewed the brains behind bands like Crass, Minor Threat & Fugazi, Sugarcubes, Big Black, Subhumans, Poison Girls, The Pop Group & Mark Stewart and the Maffia, The Møb, The Adverts, The Membranes, Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life, Ghostigital, Oi Polloi, Rubella Ballet and many more. 
 
 We are self-publishing a truly stunning and life-affirming book that captures the ideas, experiences and features artwork from real trailblazers. We are creating something of beauty, and have taken enormous care to respect the material and the people that we've been working with to produce a unique treatment about the next stage of the punk journey. 
 
Become part of this project by backing us on Kickstarter.com and help us to produce and print this book.
 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Barricade #4, 1981

WRAP UP THE ROCKETS

Since I don't have a copy, I'll have to skip Barricade #3. Here in issue 4 you'll find interviews with Energy I.Q., and Stiff Little Fingers; articles about The Freshies (I've just read Jon Ronson's, Frank - it's brill!), and The Cynics; live reviews of Psychopathic Disorder/A-I/Noise Annoys, Noise Annoys/Flatbackers, Underground/Situations Vacant/Letsby Avenue/Concrete Rabbits, Ski Patrol/Concrete Rabbits, The Cure, Stiff Little Fingers/The Wall, and The Beat/Nervous Kind; and vinyl reviews of Stiff Little Fingers, A Certain Ratio, Surgical Supports, Tronics, Depeche Mode, and Corridor One. Neat stuff!
A4 folded scanned at 400 dpi

Monday, 24 March 2014

Ripped & Torn #14, 1978

Watch Tony D. squirm as the crawling toad says he likes the Buzcocks after all...
 
Apologies, I've no time to adequately blurb this one up. Suffice to say it's a Tony D. product so quality is assured. Just get stuck in for fantastically entertaining gubbins on Patti Smith, The Angelic Upstarts, Albertos Los Trios, and Swindle. At the movies with - yes, you guessed…Eraserhead! Trash Rock Lives by Jeremy Gluck. Excellent stuff on the Antz. Live reviews of The Slits/The Doll, The Members, Chelsea/The Fall/Snivelling Shits, The Skids/The Zones, and Punishment of Luxury/Leyton Buzzards. The Life & Times of Patrik Fitzgerald by Tony D. Vinyl reviews of Johhny Thunders, Mickey Jupp, The Skids, Julie & Gordon, Keith Armstrong, Raped, Controllers, Stiff Little Fingers, The Nips, Steve Treatment, Demon Preacher, Chelsea, Adam & the Ants, Skooshny, Buzzcocks, David Bowie, The Ramones, Blondie, The Rich Kids, Devo, Alternative TV/Here & Now, Wayne County & the Electric Chairs, Wilko Johnson & the Solid Senders, Dr. Feelgood, and Chrome + not more to boot. Top Flight!

A3 folded scanned at 400 dpi

Monday, 17 March 2014

Scott Asheton 1949–2014

R.I.P. Scott

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Phaze One #1, 1980

We aren't mates professionally...
 
Thus spake Jimmy Pursey on his relationship with fellow Shammers. Ho hum! Anyroad, hailing from Middlesex here's Phaze One #1 - product of Maurice Conroy, Simon Conroy and  Maurice Walsh - that's Moz 1, Si and Moz 2 aka The Public Heirs. PO#1 sees the boys giving 6 pages over to the UK Subs and  features a review of their gig at the Music Machine along with separate interviews with Nicky Garratt, Steve Roberts, Alvin Gibbs and yer main man, Charlie Harper. Elsewhere there are interviews with Infa Riot, and Jimmy Pursey. Public Heirs themselves are interviewed by Aiden Brennan of Back Issue fame. There's a wee piece about Killing Joke. Theatre of Hate, Girls At Our Best, Blue Orchids, Orange Juice, Josef K, The Go-Betweens + Public Heirs have their discs /tape reviews. Oh Man! - Another Better Badges goodie!

A4 scanned at 400 dpi

Friday, 28 February 2014

Blam #1, 1980

Image as Virus
Disease as Cure
Here's the debut issue of Peter Hall's excellent, Blam!. Featuring: interviews with Young Marble Giants, and Waxwork Dummies; articles about Dogma Cats, and Wah! Heat; live reviews of Adam & The Ants, The Monochrome Set, Charming Farming / The Yaks, and Dexys Midnight Runners; reviews of Swell Maps, Gilbert & Lewis, Robert Rental & The Normal, and Fire Engines' products and a crossword to boot. Yet another belter from Better Badges!!

A4 scanned at 400 dpi

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Bob Casale 1952 - 2014

R.I.P. Bob