Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Punk - Thirty Years On - The Sex Pistols

I thought about writing something along the lines of how punk was hijacked, how the record industry took advantage of it after the initial shock etc etc.

However you know all that, plus an awful lot of the so called 'punk' bands were just months earlier wannabee prog rockers, or off of the 'chicken in a basket circuit' in the UK.

With hindsight, some of the bands from CBGB's in New York, had more street credibility, and certainly more 'roar' energy.

That said, the Sex Pistols did unsettle the musical establishment, media, and for a short while, middle England, busy as ever mowing their lawns.

So here's one of the best live concerts they ever performed, ironically the last ever.

This copy is fresh, clean, and remastered to a very high standard. Enjoy.

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A selection of 1970's punk, and 'new wave' including 'The Pistols' can be purchased here.

Monday, 11 June 2007

Random Mode One

I grew up listening to a wide range of musical genres, influenced by my older brothers and sister, and also by the likes of Radio Caroline, and John Peel.

I suppose that may account for the fact that these days, I am so bored with what I hear on local radio stations. It is always the same safe tunes, even when I channel hop, no wonder when I am in my cab, it's CD's or BBC Radio Four or Five Live.

So here is random mode one, a taster of what I have listened to this weekend.

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Lord Kitchener - Kitch, You So Sweet

Manfred Mann - The Mighty Quinn

East Of Eden - Jig A Jig

Focus - Glider

Abba - The Visitors

Pink Floyd - Terminal Frost (live bootleg - 19th Feb 1988)

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

Steve Hillage - Fish Rising

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