Tubthumping and The Big Issue by Chumbawamba.

Nathan Johnson Edinburgh, Scotland; September 1997 Chumbawamba was in my face. Far from being a pop band that sang only about pissing the night away, they were, above all else, anarchists with a deep suspicion of government, politicians, the Church, landlords, bosses, union leaders and other forms and figures of authority. While I didn’t share all of their extreme views, their music and lyrics awakened something inside of me.

By | 2017-02-25T18:35:51+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Indie pop, Punk, Rock|0 Comments

Typical Girls by The Slits

SJ Rowland Suburban Auckland, mid-1980s Most of the time I didn’t know what to think or how to act. I was always grateful when musicians or anyone else I looked up to could provide a few pointers. Or better yet, provide some strong opinions I could pass off as my own.

By | 2017-01-12T09:54:36+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Punk|0 Comments

Totally Wired by The Fall

Maria Majsa The Marquee, Wardour Street, London 1984 I headed for the place I’d seen him last, but all I found was blood on the floor. People had scrambled through it leaving sticky prints in every direction, like a contaminated crime scene.

By | 2015-08-14T18:29:27+00:00 August 8th, 2015|Punk, Rock|4 Comments