CLIP: Cold London Blues by Paul D. Brazill

Cold London Blues (CLB) is a blackly comic slice of pulp fiction (or Punk Fiction, if you fancy!) published by indie publisher Caffeine Nights Publishing.  CLB is a follow up to my book Guns Of Brixton (GOB) – a violent gangster romp, a sweary Ealing Comedy. With GOB, I used the titles of Clash songsContinue reading “CLIP: Cold London Blues by Paul D. Brazill”

5 Overlooked Punk/Post-punk Singles.

I regularly listen to Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave Show on Soho Radio. A recent show was about overlooked or ignored singles, and these favourites came to mind. My Place – The Adverts. As much as I liked The Clash and the Pistols, they were never one of MY bands. The Adverts, however, wereContinue reading “5 Overlooked Punk/Post-punk Singles.”

Short, Sharp Interview: Evangeline Jennings

PDB: Can you pitch BURNING DOWN THE HOUSEBURNING DOWN THE HOUSE in 25 words or less? EJ: The dumbing down of America leads to the end of days. Something about tiny fingers and a well-regulated militia.  PDB: Which music, books, films, songs or television shows do you wish you had written? EJ: 4’33”. The MurderContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Evangeline Jennings”

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 accountContinue reading “Guest Blog: Supporting The Damned by Alan Savage”

Guest Blog: Basczax: Teessider nights: some flashes, 1979… by Alan Savage

It is mostly a blur now of course, but there are plenty of flashes in my mind of those Friday nights back in ’79-’80 when Basczax played a residency at the Teessider pub. 50p on the door I recall, as we were trying to save money for a PA. Did we get one? I cannotContinue reading “Guest Blog: Basczax: Teessider nights: some flashes, 1979… by Alan Savage”