Monday, 2 April 2012

Barricade #2, 1980

Come on don't be so apathetic write to me if only to say what a load of dross BARRICADE is...

Barricade #2 eases-up a little on its Northern Ireland fixation and tips its hat to the Republic's rising stars, U2 - oh, and there's a 1 page plug for Virgin Prunes. Of course NI is revisited with a Rudi feature and an Introduction to the band from Good Vibrations record shop/label founder, Terri Hooley. Elsewhere we have interviews with 3 Minutes and 96 Tears + live reviews of The Well Endowed/96 Tears, The Piranhas, U2, Bad Manners and Ultravox.
   
A4 folded scanned at 600 dpi

8 comments:

bristolboy said...

I guess "96 Tears" didn't get very far, as there was another band using that name in 1980

http://mylifesajigsaw.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/96%20tears

Si said...

Nice one bristolboy - funnily enough they toyed with Whaam also - but then, I suppose they could have run with that name ;)

All the best

bat29 said...

It doesn't say so in the article but I wonder if the Paul Martinez in the band 3 Minutes is the same guy that played in the Adverts in 1979 before they split up.

Si said...

Not sure about that bat29 - it seems Paul '3 Mins' Martinez went on to play in Chicken Shack, Hackensack, Paice Ashton & Lord, and Stretch. But I can find no reference to him having played in The Adverts - I think the likelihood is that had he played in such a crucial band, he'd trumpet the fact.

All the best

bristolboy said...

Same guy by the looks of it

info on Guy Martinez bio

http://www.guymartinez01.moonfruit.com/#/biography/4554105920

He only played with the Adverts at the end of '79 (no recordings just live - unless you include the final (4th) Peel session (16-10-79) on which he played Bass & his brother Rick played drums)

Si said...

Cheers bristolboy - on reflection it proably is the same fellow - though Guy doesn't name check 3 Minutes in his biography. But that said there is definitely a Devon connection...this one has got me quite intrigued now so I'm gonna have a bit more of a delve.

All the best

Chris said...

Ta for putting these up Si ! Was a bit intrigued with Paul Martinez being in the adverts myself .....did a bit of delving,found this.....the Martinez brothers,Paul (guitar) and Rick (drums) tempororarily filled in on the final tour,replacing Howard Pickup and Rod Latter (formally of the maniacs,who had replaced Laurie Driver)playing the last gig at Slough College in October 1979....essential reading Alex Ogg's book...No More Heroes ! Dont no if its still availabe or not,great book though !

Si said...

Cheers Chris - thanks for the extra info and the Alex Ogg tip - I was pondering whether or not to bother with that one.

bristolboy and bat29 - sorry chaps, I've been so incredibly dim with this Martinez business - it's clearly the same guy.

Thanks for your patience.

All the best