Guest Blog: Supporting The Damned by Alan Savage

Amazing what you think is a break when you are young. Getting a support slot to The Damned was a big scoop in my mind. But I wasn’t in awe of them. After all, they had not at this point had a decent sized hit record. Support them we did: twice. This is an account…

Guest Blog: Recording Earcom 2 for Fast Records, 1979 by Alan Savage

Recording ‘Kirlian Photography’ and ‘Celluloid Love’ with Bob Last, Cargo Studios, Rochdale, May 1979 (I think it was that month). ..and the formation of the ‘classic’ Basczax line up. Bob Last (Fast Records label owner and manager) first took an interest in Basczax (then called Basssax) before me and Jeff Fogarty joined in late ’78. He…

BASZCAX

  I’m not 100% on this but  think  the first time I sawBasczax they were supporting either Cowboys International or The Damned at Middlesbrough Rock Garden in 1979.    They were great – a cracking mixture of  punk, art rock  and glam – and me and the Hartlepool crew made regular visits to the big…

Guest Blog: John Hodgson – Punk Rock

Punk Rock. What was all that about, then? by John ‘Blank Frank’ Hodgson Looking back from a distance, the hacks and historians have sorted and sieved all the mayhem (dare I say anarchy?) into neat compartments, serving it up in byte-size chunks of trivia. There’s nothing new about this, of course. The liberal, post-war, post-colonial…