Legion Of Parasites
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talks about CBGBs
Sam Dodson of The Transmitters
on the Martin Foran Defence Campaign
talks about the Crass Records label
talks about the Pink Label
Douglas Benford aka SI-CUT.DB
from The Chefs
from Alternative TV
Lee Scratch Perry
Long Bone Trio
A Retrospective View
The Black Lanterns
The Gentry Underground
Living on Chinese punk rock
Death To Trad Rock!
Fruit Eating Bears & The 101ers
Check out Fruit Eating Bears CD on Overground, there's a track called Green Love which Joe Strummer apparently wrote and sung with The 101ers. Can't find anything about it on the web. Does anyone know anything about this song? The F.E.B CD also includes a track called 1.30 2.30 3.35 which Lew Lewis Reformer later recorded for Stiff. Saw Fruit Eating Bears on TV on some run up to Eurovision thing in 78. F.E.B seem to be quite typical
of a lot of first wave UK punk: played by reasonably accomplished muso-type blokes; lots of r'n'r riffs and trying to play it simple, often a few theatrical
Bowie-isms with more experience and expertise than they wanted to let on. Get in touch if you know anything about this mystery Joe Strummer tune.
The Gentry Underground
Nostradamus EP (Brains / TV Head / My, Oh My / Nostradamus) (Skinbag Records)
Sonic architects The Gentry Underground have unleashed four more tracks from their prolific 60s US psych arsenal. Now accompanied by their own Mo Tucker on the drums, this unit builds complete sounds in a way that so many punks could never dream of. Notes and chords are glued together with precision to take the listener to Gentry Street, a road where atmosphere resides and no one ever talks of shifting units.
This 18 minute, 4 track CD continues to show that the creation of auras and soundscapes is where the Underground excel. They're reputed to be pretty good live, too. The band has a considerable amount of quality, original material in the can and is currently looking for a label that understands the way it works. Interested parties should contact TGU in the usual way.
Red Beat - The Missing Album
The Missing Album is the long awaited album from Portobello dub warriors Red Beat.
'When the whole rave thing went ballistic it felt like northern soul twenty years on. Lots of people getting off their heads,
dancing to fast music and this love attitude.'
The Story of Crass
A review of George Berger's book on how Crass formed and what happened along the way.
An exclusive dip into the Loaded founding forefather's back catalogue.
Extreme Surfing in Britain
Where the waves are as big as houses.
French street artist supplies us with the kit to go out and do it.
First published in Fook - a new art manifesto from an underground collective.