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Out There #6

A 70s punk rom-com — Pennebaker meets Depeche Mode — How a Boston Globe Reporter Tried to Reunite The Kinks and Ended Up With a Movie — Welcome to Jack White’s Temple to Vinyl — Remastering, Reflecting: Everything Still Turns to Gold — The music industry is full of pompous bores – and that’s just […]

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Out There #4

Obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny — a list of car crash songs in case you are interested — Cameron Crowe’s script for Almost Famous aka ‘Untitled’ — David Dalton’s rumination on the Sex Pistols, punkgeist, rock theology and Sid

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40 Years: 76-77

New Rose

22 Oct 1976. Release of ‘New Rose’ by the Damned on Stiff Records, the first UK punk single. Above image is of the front (left) and back (right) cover.     The Damned, signing with an indie label, were the fastest out of the blocks, even though they had only played their first gig supporting […]

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40 Years: 76-77

Clash …

09 Oct 1976. Tonight, the Clash in Leighton Buzzard at the Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, which – in the words of journalist Kris Needs – “was one of those council hangars better suited to bingo and comedians.” The Clash were actually the opening band for a local R&B outfit, The Rockets. The Clash were photographed here […]

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40 Years: 76-77

Metallic K.O.

25 SEPT. 1976. In UK record stores this very day – on import from France – was Metallic KO by Iggy and the Stooges. Compiled from concert tapes recorded in 1973 and ‘74, including part of the Stooges final ever performance – 09 February 1974 – in Detroit. With the sudden upsurge in punk in London […]

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40 Years: 76-77

Punk Flak

25 SEPT 1976. The new Melody Maker today features a review and interview with the band that many in the music press were talking up as the next big thing – Eddie and the Hot Rods. Because the Rods played short, fast, and (sometimes) loud, they – like many other new bands appearing this year […]