Sunday, 26 July 2015
THE SWINDELLS Are full on fast, frantic and feral. Oaf Rock is a collection of Thirteen tracks with no airs and graces on offer just plain simple honest Punk Rawk fun but not dumb! Well played, well produced and well 'ard. Think Infa Riot/The Lurkers/Blitz/Ramones. “Driven by anger, but with no ambition or agenda.” their words not mine. Go check 'em out!
THE MONTECRISTOS, Neal X former Sigue Sigue Sputnik guitarist's new band have a sexy, sleazy and swampy Rock'nRoll sound, with a brass section that bleeds and blends between the guitar licks'n'twangs. The two stripped back and naked Sputnik numbers on their debut album Born To Rock'n'Roll sound more 21st Century Rock'n'Roll than the originals. Saturday Night Sunday Morning, CHELSEA's latest album is a masterpiece, I dunno what it is but these old timers are sounding fresher than ever, and just as passionate, there's a real feeling and emotion in Genes vocals, and James Stevenson’s guitar sings on theses songs Nic Austin has returned to the ranks with a clutch of storming tunes. He's been a busy fella recently, as his own band CHURCH OF EON have released their first album All Our Tomorrows. They have a big post punk 80's sound to them. Swirling keyboards, crashing guitars....these are big songs that could fill stadiums. Nic's not the only Chelsea member whose been playing away; James Stevenson along with fellow Rock'n'Roll whores Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols/Rich Kids/Iggy Pop/Johnny Thunders/Primal Scream/The Faces) Clem Burke (Blondie/Ramones), Garry Twinn (Twenty Flight Rockers) have been playing together for a while now, going under the name THE INTERNATIONAL SWINGERS Whatever Works Now their debut album is out.... now, and if you like any of the bands named above then you really need to check it out. Twelve toe tapping tracks of top notch Rock'n'Roll where amongst the love, lust and leather you'll find a splash of social and political comment. In this day and age to open an album with the line “I had a crazy dream about Afghanistan, grooving round a cave with the Taliban.” is pure class. Opening track FBI is a view of US Foreign policy from behind black sunglasses, Gun Control is possibly the best song written about American Gun laws, and Honeys Room might be about a fix or a fuck. Whatever Works Now is a self assured Rock'n'Roll statement, everything you'd expect from those involved.
Silence is golden! Silence speaks volumes! Not so much ranting for a while now. Why?....Why not! Seen it all before, said it all before. Ten years of this shit!
I may have tuned out, but I haven't turned off, so it's time to flick through the note pad and make sense of the scribblings I've jotted down over the last few months and weeks. So hey ho lets go see where this shit takes us.
Post election blues. Total CONtrol. A undemocratic mandate first past the post....we lose. The British people had a chance to 'change the system' when they voted for or against Electoral Reform in 2011 and the alternative vote method was rejected by the public. Stoopid fools....probably the same fuckers moaning that UKIP didn't get a fair share of seats in parliament in relation to the total votes they received, alternatively perhaps the system wasn't for changing. Fooled again by the powers that we let be. If voting changed anything.... blah, blah, blah.
No opposition, No Labour New Labour. Left wing leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn is in the lead....The Labour Party are set to factionalise over this. Some believe a shift to the left will make Labour unelectable at next election, others feel the party is moving away from it's original ideals....is moving, has moved thanks to cunts like Blair. Power for powers sake, easily corrupted and co-opted. Some in the Labour Party are talking about a split, why bother just fuck off and join the Conservatives, cos that's all you really are, because the Labour Party should be a left wing party. Career politicians whose only values are power and money, means the red flag no longer flies, and I sneer at the traitors and cowards. I'd rather the Labour Party didn't run the country, they need be an effective opposition representing the downtrodden underclasses and workers, otherwise we are all Tories now!
Apparently anyone can pay £3 and become a supporter of the Labour Party which entitles them to vote in leadership election. This idea was brought in by previous Labour leadership in order to balance out the block union vote. The ultimate irony is that Militant Lefties and Communists are signing up to back Jeremy Corbyn, as to are Daily Telegraph readers, because they know that with a real left wing leader the Labour Party will be unelectable, or will they? Maybe now, but what about in 10 years time when the Tories have brought the people to their knees through cuts after cuts? The people will be crying out and there will be no one listening!
Since the election we've seen changes in laws about workers striking, MP's have seen their wages rise, and Fox Hunting laws may be repealed. No surprises there, but hey changes in the Welfare system will make Britain a fairer society.... by cutting the benefits from the poor and needy! How the fuck does that work? It doesn't, it's bollocks, just the same as using Tax payers money to repair both The Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace....Let them crumble into dust! and as for the opposition, well before the infighting the Labour Party opposed none of the Conservative Welfare policies, and now they're to busy opposing their own party policies to care. Left with no opposition and we will end up living under a dictatorship, if we aint already!
Politics of revenge. Islamic State (If they haven't already been re-branded) gun down Brit tourists in Tunisia and the media call for total war on I.S and their terrorism. But hey correct me if I'm wrong but aren't we still at war with terror and have been since 9/11 and all that has happened is more terror and death, The West has toppled dictators across the middle East and left nothing but a political and military vacuum in the place of leaders that had kept control of their countries. IS are worse than Saddam, Ghadaffi etc. Choose your terror....take aim fire!
10 years ago 52 people killed in a terrorist attack on London by Islamic Extremists.
15 years ago Al Qaeda flew planes into tall buildings in New York killing 3,000.
20 years ago under the eyes of the world media and UN peace keepers 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered in Strebenista. Radicalization starts somewhere! and you can't destroy a state of mind with drones and laser guided missiles, they just create more innocent corpses propaganda and fodder to feed the extremists mind. Violence breeds violence, so what do we do? Forgive and forget or bomb the fuck out of 'em. A week before the recent Tunisia Terror attack. A Far Right White supremacist crazy guns down nine people in an American church. A day later the victims families forgive the killer.
Politics of Risk. People start to worry about holidaying in places like Tunisia they are scared of being gunned down or blown up, or to visit places like London in case they are beheaded in the street, but....they could go to somewhere like Thorpe Park and get maimed in an accident on a roller-coaster. Can't let their kids play outside in case there are paedophile in the park, best let 'em play in their rooms on violent video games or get groomed and radicalised on-line.
End of the world apocalypse....A Media driven fear factor. A world on the edge. A safe Edwardian Repo Wimpy house on Instability Street. Living life through a lens were others misery and misfortune becomes home and mobile entertainment. It's all going down the you tube as every one buys a second-hand life in 24/7 instant time. Let them eat fried chicken shop takeaways!
The following are un-cut'n'pasted snippets from the clipboard :
Allah is a c**t / Jesus is a c**t / Jehovah is a c**t / Bhudda is a c**t / Religion is Bollocks!
They want us to live in fear of something. Total fear....Total control!
SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon has been described as the most dangerous woman in Britain, a few years ago it was Myra Hindley.
Workers jobs are cut, because the bosses fucked up. Public servants serve themselves to surplus stock from the shelves.
Football... The beautiful game has turned ugly with FIFA bribes and migrant workers lives.
People are dying as they try to get to Britain from places like Syria, while there are others who are leaving Britain and going to Syria where they are prepared to die. Immigration / migration the West has created the problem and now offers no solution except further misery and pain for the fleeing populations from the warzones the West created!
If Britain is such a caring society, then why are we spending a fortune on agency staff from overseas to work for the NHS? Or is it that British nurses feel they are underpaid, unrewarded and totally over run and could earn more working abroad!
Army Fitness Training Regimes....Keep fit the military way....Tough and hard. How and why people do this on a Sunday morning is beyond me. They obviously haven't worked hard enough during the week, are sadists or have been total brainwashed by The States Health propaganda....you need to eat your Army greens! It's a growth trade!
A Greek surrender....a government sell out, or just bullied by the big boys. In the birth place of democracy the people voted No! To austerity, yet the latest bailout brings more austerity through pension and tax reforms and less freedom with a reduction in Trade Union laws for the Greek people. How does that work? It doesn't, no wonder many Greeks are still angry!
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
From Srebrenica to Tavistock Square the stench of death still hangs in the air.
It blows across the sand from Basara to a tourist beach in Tunisia.
Extremists travel from near and far to take a ride in an explosive ladend car.
Terrorism is nothing new, the media tells us lone wolfs are after me and you.The war on terror has not been won, it's just brought more suicide bombs.
Sunday, 5 July 2015
Monday, 8 June 2015
This post is in memory of Nick Marsh, formerly the Vocalist/Guitarist of Flesh For Lulu, and more recently a member of The Urban Voodoo Machine, who died recently. I had many a good time at Flesh For Lulu gigs back in the day, thanks for that Nick.
This live recording of Flesh For Lulu is from The Markthalle in Hamburg at the end of 1985, and the photo was taken at Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage earlier on in the same year. Thanx to the original uploaders of the music and pic, and Rest In Peace Nick Marsh.
Friday, 8 May 2015
For over Twenty years Charge 69 have been France's premier purveyors of Punk Rock. Their latest album Much More Than Music is a best of with a difference. Ten original Charge 69 songs revisited and sung in English by a tasty selection of punk rock heroes; TV Smith (The Adverts), Matt Dangerfield (The Boys) Beki Bondage (Vice Squad), Colin (GBH), Greg (The Outcasts), Charlie Harper (UK Subs), Micky Fitz (The Business), Campino (Die Toten Hosen) Roger Miret (Agnostic Front) and Arturo Bassick (The Lurkers)
Each track is a punch in the face that floors the listener, these are killer blows from a pounding and pummelling rhythm section, and for anyone left standing razor sharp guitar riffs slash you in two. The guest vocalists inject their own passion into Charge 69's already potent punk rock mix.
Powerful, polished and well produced stuff, catchy and tuneful, a frantic action packed adrenalin soaked street punk riot that is indeed much more than music. No self respecting Punk'n'Roller should be without a copy of this album. Available soon from the good people at Time And Matter Recordings.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Following quickly on from their debut six track mini album, Please Enjoy Your Punk Rock Responsibility, Enemies of Promise unleash the follow up; Heroes and Villains. Ten tracks of tuneful, thoughtful catchy polemic. This is blood red stuff, the machine gun drum beats, crunching and chugging guitars get your feet taping. Songs about labour exploitation, war, the abuse of power, right wing politics and the media get yer fist raised and yer heart pumping.
One day all things will change so long as there are decent folk like Enemies of Promise picking up guitars, writing pure and passionate political songs and singing them from the roof tops. Heroes and Villains is a perfectly timed musical head shot straight between the eyes soundtrack to the present political post election climate in this (dis)United Kingdom.
I haven't heard anything as politically charged as this since the Red Wedge, Anarcho Punk times of Thatcher's Eighties. Thirty five later and nothing much has changed, if anything at both a local and global level things have got worse.
Enemies of Promise are a voice of sanity amongst the shouting of our political leaders and the silence of mainstream musicians in a time when there's a lot to be said and needs to be said about the state our society. Check out Enemies of Promise here and hear what they've got to say with their Post Punk Rock Sixties Stained Pop'n'Roll music.
Enemies of Promise are a voice of sanity amongst the shouting of our political leaders and the silence of mainstream musicians in a time when there's a lot to be said and needs to be said about the state our society. Check out Enemies of Promise here and hear what they've got to say with their Post Punk Rock Sixties Stained Pop'n'Roll music.
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Two weeks before the Great British Vote Off, and I thought it was about time I spewed a few snippets of thoughts your way, stuff that's been floating around my head over the last few weeks. Some of them are Election related some of them are more general.
Don't spend your life thinking, comparing or judging it against what others have or have not got. Dissatisfaction guaranteed!
Bad news and dodgy deals buried under under the wreckage of a plane crash, as the media bleed tears from the readers and viewers eyes as they watch another hyper real spectacle.
Migrants drown escaping from conflicts that Europe and America caused, then walked away from. Changes in EU policies to the way The Mediterranean Sea has been policed have made these human tragedies more commonplace, and I wouldn't put it past the powers that we let be to be complicit in the whole people smuggling business, what better way to control the numbers, sink a few boats because the dead and drowned don't need asylum.
Politicians will fight for votes with propaganda and lies....We'll do this, we've done that, we'll continue to do this, they'll do that. For the many or for the few. For the old or for the new. For the rich or for the poor. Here they come knocking on the door with their promises and lies.
What is it in our society about sex and children? If they've not been abused by Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris or Cyril Smith. Their parents have dressed them like mini drug dealers and prostitutes, now twelve year olds are freely able to access porn on the internet. A younger generation to sexed up to fuck the system, they're only heading in one direction.
Only in a dying Democracy could some politicians talk about making it compulsory for Young People between 18-24 to vote. Perhaps in the future we'll see people fighting and campaigning for the right not to vote. Then it's possible that the balance of power in this dis-united kingdom could be in the hands of the Scottish Nationalist Party, who no one can vote for unless they live in Scotland, and the SNP want to break away from English rule, or as the media are saying want to“Destroy the United Kingdom.”
If there is another coalition once again it will be an unelected government, showing once again that we are living in a dying democracy, where the buggering of boys is covered up by an establishment intent on protecting other prominent paedos; our justice system is just as corrupt as our political and economic ones, where the desires of the haves are all met and satisfied, while the have nots are brainwashed into desiring things they don't really need but, have to have. One law for one, one for the other.
Casting aside our Democratic Deficit for a moment, on May the 8th the citizens of Britain will wake to a new government, that if political pundits and their polls are to be believed will be neither red nor blue, but a rainbow colour. Old style left'n'right politics are dead; people are slowly starting to wake from their slumber and are seeing that 'traditional politics' have failed them on every level. Voters are turning to the smaller single issue parties, unfortunately this has seen a rise in support for the likes of UKIP, but in a 'Democracy' we have to tolerate their divisive, derisive and populist opinions about immigration. Nigel Farages bullshit, his so called honesty is just lies that people who are still half asleep believe to be true, but these people could awaken a Right Wing Beast if the Conservatives needed the support of UKIP in order to govern the country for another five years. Welcome to ConUK plc, so long as you are English.
Democrazy rules! If the SNP want to destroy the UK, which is what people fear about a Labour SNP coalition then fuck knows what a Tory UKIP coalition are gonna do; with their promises of referendums on Britain’s EU membership, because in order to trade with other nations you need to have something to sell them, and there is nothing Made In Britain anymore. Britain wouldn't survive in isolation we need Europe, yeah maybe some of the Brussels Dictates need to be looked at, but fundamentally just as people need to work together so do nations, but it needs to be about co-operation not competition if we cant see that then we are mad in Britain.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Johnny Thunders and Wayne Kramers short lived Gang War fell apart on the New York streets a few months after these four tracks were recorded in May 1980 at Max's Kansas City. They find the Thunders and Kramer partnership in fine form, sometimes this wasn't always the case. On paper it was an inspired connection (New York Dolls + MC5) the reality however proved different and the struggle between Thunders the entertainer and Kramer the musician on top of disputes over the dollar became too much and it all ended too soon leaving very little behind in the way of a musical legacy bar several live recordings, (the best of which is Jungle Records GANG WAR!) much of the studio stuff remains officially unreleased. (Now there's a project for Easy Action or Jungle Records.... The complete Gang War collection.) which is criminal, because the stuff I've heard is the real Rock'n'Roll deal, as are the four tracks here. Thanx to the original uploader.
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Should politics and music mix? Yes most definitely, Music Is Revolution!
In a right and just world The Drones would be a summer number one single.... mind you in a right and just world this righteous soundscape of a song might never have been written.
FS1E's new single is an address to a nation in distress and a response/reaction to the English we are better than them, with our rose tinted nostalgia glasses mentality It is a soothing and scathing public service announcement with... scratchy guitars a looping bass line and rattling drums. It hums, buzzes and floats around your head, and the chorus is a killer: “Send in the drones So the boys can stay home You think your living in Rome you should act like a Roman. Send in the drones go blow up some homes Then you think they'll leave us alone You must be joking.” There is something special going on here, and you really should jump aboard the FS1E ride....It's pop music but not as you know it....Yet!
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Here's another chance to get hold of a copy of a scare vinyl only, and no longer available on the free market Nikki Sudden album, The Last Bandits in The World (Side One) + (Side Two) Enjoy! Nikki may have been gone for nine years now, but his music lives on and so does his memory, especially when you've got the Easy Action Records stall selling new previously unreleased stuff. Check out last years Fred Beethoven album, it rocks like only Nikki rocks, and the two solo acoustic ones The Copenhagen Affair and Christmas Day Blues both find him in fine melancholy minstrel mood and mode. Great stuff.... Nikki Lives!
Sunday, 22 March 2015
The DeRellas new EP is what it says on the tin.... A Rock'n'Rollercoaster trip....1...2...3 tracks of thrills, spills and Heartbreakers gitaaargh licks bleeding all over the garage floor. Hey, Ho, Lets Go! The DeRellas hurtle head long straight at yer on the manic riot rampage ride that is the opening track Rock'n'Rollercoaster. Next up is the fully loaded gunslinging growl, swagger and stomp of She's A Pistol, before the short ride ends with the woah, woah oh! swamp Ruts skuzz of Day Of The Dead....Slam! Bam! this is right between the eyes 100% Proof Punk'n'Roll....Pogo yerself aboard the ride over at their website or facebook page, and hold on tight!
Saturday, 14 March 2015
Three years on since their dynamite debut album If You Are Satisfied You Are Dead The November Five are all fired up with their explosive new single. A Little Knowledge b/w Hot Cell
These are two punchy power packed tunes that crunch, chop and crash their way into your cranium, enormous and epic, emotive and essential. This is life affirming Rock'n'Roll, a wake up call to the mediocre and mundane. The band are currently working on their second album, due for release later this year and on the strength of this single it should be a good 'un! Get the new single and past products over at The November Five Website.
Sunday, 8 March 2015
CONTINENTAL LIAISON - Update From The Machine / CONTINENTAL LIAISON - Update From The Machine / CONTINENTAL LIAISON - Update From The Machine / CONTINENTAL LIAISON - Update From The Machine /
Continental Liaison have been busy since I last put digits to keyboard and wrote about them.
UPDATE#1 The Future Tape has been released by boutique US label Exotic Aquatic, it is a 6 Track mini-album available on very limited cassette with download or as download only. All formats available from Continental Liaison's Bandcamp page. Cassette available in US from Aquatic Exotic.
UPDATE#2 Live at Red Rose records is a 5 track live recording compiled from a couple of gigs in Boscombe and when they supported Sigue Sigue Sputnik at The Railway in Winchester last October. Available from Continental Liaison's website.
A SYNOPSIS Musically out of time, but in perfect tune with post millennium Britain. Continental Liaisons have got something unique going on. Drawing from a vast and varied selection of influences they have created a 21st Century lo-fi techno garage Rock'n'Roll machine. They are armed and dangerous with a box of beats, a guitar, that fuzzes and phases as the hypnotic and robotic throb of the keyboards pulse around your brain.... like Depeche Mode on Dexedrine. Brilliant Stuff! Don't Ignore The Machine!
*MPFREE DOWNLOAD* I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live @ Red Rose Records) click here if you want a blast from the Continental Liaison machine! "LIFE CAN BE A WORK OF ART."
Sunday, 1 March 2015
I am no apologist for the evils that IS, ISIS, ISAL or whatever this Islamic State have been branded and re-branded as, but....Maybe there is some possible truth behind statements that British Secret Services have helped to radicalise people like poster boy 'Jihad John' who just like the three school girls that recently ran off to Syria to become butchers brides was on the radar of MI5, alongside the killers of Lee Rigby and the 7/7 London bombers, and pretty much anyone linked to acts of Islamic Terror against Britain since 9/11 and the subsequent war on an unseen force. Terror is not an object, it is a feeling, and the only thing we really have to fear is fear itself. There is only fear and terror if people believe there is, and thanks to the state and the media these feelings have been created and consumed by people. Fear keeps the people unfree, and that's the way the powers we let be like it. It has all been created; every suicide bomber and every head that rolls is a consequence of not only Western Governments war on terror but also their past involvement supporting the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in their fight against the Russians in Afghanistan during the 1980's to the more recent alliance with Islamic State in their struggle against the Syrian state. Without believers propaganda would not spread. Imagine if there was nothing to fear and no terror, without these fostered feelings who knows what sort of a world we would be living in today....Think about it!
Monday, 16 February 2015
The Conservatives say nothing about what they are going to do about the fat cat cash addicted tax avoiders and evaders, but announce that if the obese, alcoholics and junkies don't get treatment for their illnesses then they will get their benefits cut.
The Labour Party have an idea what to do about the Tax Crims; they're gonna target those at the bottom of the business money pile, the ones doing cash in hand work, yeah they may be evading paying their taxes but they are only doing what the big guys are doing, but in a small way. It's all relative, and the amount any small businesses avoid paying is small change compared to how much the corporate conglomerates and multi millionaires have short changed UK plc by.Money talks and bullshit walks because the powers that we let be and their cash concealing cronies are contemptuous c**t's!
Smart phones aint that smart when they are dumbing people down with apps that take away the power of people to think for themselves, except when deciding what app to use and for what purpose. People need to wise up and apply themselves to thinking for themselves, it was the difference between humans and machines, but in this era or should I say error of total technology I'm not so sure, I mean you can get apps that enable you to talk to your phone and it will answer you back. People have become slaves to the machine and the tricknology of modern life which controls and confines them in the name of progress. The futures not bright, the future's gonna be dark as presently people are being turned stupid and they don't even see it happening in front of their eyes, because they are to busy staring at the screens of their phones!
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Bob Dylan's new album Shadows In The Night certainly swings....like a corpse on the end of a rope! It's a good album, but I think I'll only be able to listen to it in small (over)doses. I'm not saying its down and depressing, but I had to put on Lou Reed's Berlin afterwards to cheer myself up!
Monday, 9 February 2015
In a coalition government compromises have to be made; the student fees will haunt Clegg through out the rest of his political career, which could be cut short in May depending on what the voters think, but what did Clegg stop the Tories getting away with; welfare reforms seem pretty harsh with the community destroying bedroom tax, but how much worse could they have been if Cameron had total control of our un elected government, because lets not forget that the people didn't vote for a coalition! But hey that's democracy for ya! The people always get what they want; the pound in their pocket and the right to buy, the right to buy any old shit that the free market places on the peoples table at whatever cost, even our freedom security cameras on ex-council houses, total surveillance satellite navigation, flatscreen HD to see the bullshit bigger and brighter. Technology just keeps giving while taking away our freedom to think and feel like human beings. They stand in judgement as a hostages head rolls across Syria’s sand while forgetting the crimes committed by the British Empire. What we have today is because of Colonial slaughter and theft, it makes me proud to be British. It still goes on civil wars in Africa while the Chinese mine for the minerals to use in the mobile phones people have become enslaved to with their apps that tell them everything, what to do and when to do it; #Ineedashit The British government(s) support this new colonialism by the Chinese they want their money, and the Arabs money the powers that we let be shake the hands of regimes that kill and torture, and they are doing it in our name. But hey these are the good immigrants, not the ones stealing the jobs no-one wants to do, So when it comes time to vote just remember that in the world of global politricks compromises are made for what others have got. Well I don't want it, I'd rather we had and lived in a world were everything wasn't upgraded, one were people were satisfied with what they had. Supply and demand, they only produce if people consume. Money really does make the world go round and it is destroying it! No latest Nokia or Iphone....No need to mine for minerals, therefore no civil wars, cut down on our enemy consumption less need for oil. Too simplistic an idea for a complicated world, I dunno it would involve some corporate compromise because money is power and power buys governments....money talks....bullshit walks! That's why I aint gonna vote.
Sunday, 8 February 2015
So if the Labour Party win the up and coming (Dis)United Kingdom election it will be “catastrophic” for the economy said a business leader, and that 'Big Business' will not support the Labour Party, funny that as Labour have said they will put an end to tax avoidance schemes and scams, well that remains to be seen, just like the Chilcott Report on the Iraq war that the Labour Party illegally fought in our name. No coincidence that business leaders wont support any party that says it will end all their offshore banking business, and probably no coincidence that the Chillcott Report wont be released until after the election, in-case there's anything damaging to the Labour Party, or the Conservatives for that matter, as the majority of them all supported it. Lets not forget that money, especially arms money makes the world go round and Big Business isn't gonna want to see their Tory friends chances of re-election ruined.
The Iraq war did not make the world a safer place, it made a few people a lot richer; those that worked in the arms and security industries for example companies with politicians from all parties on the board of directors.
In a bid to get into the minds of their members and voters that grew up on punk rock the latest magazine sent out by the UNISON Trade Union has appropriated the infamous Never Mind The Bollocks Sex Pistols album cover. So any UNISON members that have stuck with the Anarchy in the UK Fuck The System values....Keep on keeping on, don't sell out to the man, people may have died for the right to vote but this present political system is killing what's left of our democracy, so the only real option is not to vote if in your heart you don't support any of the parties standing for election. Back in 1968 Grass Eye a Manchester Underground Magazine had this to say - ”The Labour Party is no alternative...non-involvement in politics is a better option than trying to turn the Labour Party into a left-wing party. It should either be smashed or ignored. The revolution happens here, not tomorrow, but now. It's us versus capitalism.” Forty Seven years later these words still ring true.
Friday, 30 January 2015
Well....What can I say....The Mayor of London, a possible future Member of Parliament, and some say Prime Minister, opens his mouth and spews forth shit, (no change there then.) and The Sun Newspaper publish his words! What the Fuck!.... Why?….for what possible reason? It is hardly gonna make a bad situation any better when Islamaphobic paranoia already stalks the streets of Britain. Today’s story isn't gonna exactly please any Jihadist Scum readers, who are already pissed off with Guantanamo and British torture of detainees, talk about poking a sleeping dog with a stick. Lets wind-up the extremists so they go and kill with machetes, guns and explosives and the streets of London run red with blood. After reading the article the only conclusion I have come to is, that is exactly what The Powers That We Let Be want to happen in order to continue with the mass surveillance and militarization of British society and a future full blown religious war. Conspiracies become clearer, because otherwise this media nonsense makes no sense, unless Boris Johnson is just trying to show everyone that he's not scared or paranoid,posing with an AK47, who does he think he is Vladimir Putin? It is a piece of provocative publishing, a story that should never have been told and one that history will no doubt try and forget.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Total Remote Control.
PRIME TIME VICTORIAN FREAK SHOW T.V / YOUR EMBARASSING BODIES MEAN NOTHING TO ME / SWITCH THE CHANNEL TURN OFF THE T.V / HUMAN REALITY PORN MEANS NOTHING TO ME / CLOSE MY EYES LOOK AWAY FROM THE T.V / YOUR PERFECT AND IDEAL WORLD MEANS NOTHING TO ME //
YOU ROLL THE DICE AND PLAY YOUR CARDS / TAKE A CHANCE / MAKE A CHOICE / IN THE GAME THAT THEY CALL LIFE / WHEN CARDS ARE MARKED AND DICE ARE LOADED / YOU DON'T STAND A CHANCE AND HAVE NO CHOICE / UNLESS YOU CHANGE AND PLAY THE(IR) GAME A DIFFERENT WAY //
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
After the sublime acoustic strum of the Bonefied album, the Urban Dogs have plugged in again and released this electrifying double A side single, which shines brightly in this new dark age. Rebellion Song is a slow and solid tune that marches into your head, a lead guitar bleeds amongst the thumping rhythm as Mr Harper sings about writing rebellion songs in a world where the pictures of war and destruction write the history of governments One Foot In The Grave is an up tempo toe tapping little number, propelled along by a chugging guitar and Knox's narrative about nothing really changing over time, in a world where the poor are still the poor and politicians are still liars. This single is a gritty growling socio/political statement, possibly the best couple of songs the Urban Dogs have released....Ignore at yer peril, but be quick cos those cheeky chappies at Time & Matter have only pressed up 500 copies. Available here!
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Our freedom to think is being taken away by a generation content with having the new technologies doing it all for them. e.g. Sat Navs and apps. The power to think, at your fingertips. People are building their own cages, they are becoming prisoners of and to progress, slaves to the machine, captured and held captivated by its power, as they buy into the power of a HD 3D, Flat screen mega byte instant download world where the reality is virtual until real life explodes onto the streets like Grand Theft Auto the terrorist takeover. A Freeview freedom of endless repeats; DIY, Home swap dissatisfaction, a hundred channels of chewing gum for the eyes which tell you that your home is shit, your life is shit, but you can change it if you buy this and do that. Emotional needs and wants are manipulated. A created consciousness of life style choices, where one size doesn't fit all, and any thing different is deviant. We have been conditioned to conform. The market place sells food, alcohol and cigarettes yet people are judged and condemned if they are too fat, smoke or drink too much and then penalised if they need health care. Justice see robber bankers walking free while drug addicts are locked up. A disease is now a crime! It's all about the money the government says things are getting better the economy is picking up, some are spending while others rely on the charity of food-banks. The poor are being socially cleansed from their homes, they are priced out by Russian oligarchs, Chinese capitalists and Middle East oil sheiks buying up properties to sit vacant, while people sleep on the streets. The overweight smokers are stigmatized by a society that takes no responsibility for its actions but is quick to judge and label people. The free market has created all the social issues we see today; fast food, and cigarettes, if that's the problem, don't sell the product. They profit from the pain of people with too much choice. The poor become rich with credit as they try to buy into a Sunday Papers glossy magazine lifestyle they can't afford. Money problems! Another by product of over production.
There are solutions to every problem, but the problem is that the PWLB (Powers We Let Be) don't want to solve them, they use and manipulate them to their own ends. Terrorist evils are glamorised and condemned in the same breath and tragedies are beamed live and direct like disaster movies into viewers front rooms. A germ free society, cleanliness becomes an obsession in a cold clinical antiseptic world. You can't scrub away social decay or the blood of the war babies across the world.
Situations are set in motion..... The attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the siege at the Jewish supermarket in Paris last week. Once again just like 9/11, 7/7 and Lee Rigby those involved where known to security forces across the Channel and the Atlantic. Attackers with faces covered leave a passport in the get away car, a policeman shot dead in the street who doesn't bleed? Just a couple of small things that might once again mean that the truth is not all that it seems in the world of global Politricks. Unseen forces at work helping to build the New World Order
The Charlie Hebdo Paris killings have taken the heat off 'Randy Andy' the Royal sex case Prince, there's no smoke without fire; let the fucker burn, just like we will if the far right take hold across Europe in a backlash against Muslims, as a result of a minority of individuals twisting and perverting their religion into something it is not and should not be, just the same as fundamental Christians. Religion Kills, especially if it's armed with Cruise Missiles and AK47's. Multiple attacks by lone wolves who are ready to strike anywhere. Public paranoia and fears grow everywhere. The forces of the far-right are ready to feed on the public’s fear and then throw it all up over them in the form of Racial hatred and bigotry. Anti Semitism is on the rise as Arabs fight Jews over the right to be become a separate free state. Radical Muslims oppose Western capitalist values of conspicuous consumption and The Far right hate them all remember Anders Breivik that Far Right supporter who gunned down 70 people in Norway a few years back.
The uncomfortable truth that everyone in the media is ignoring are the facts that the Western world has been waging war on Muslims since Sept 11th 2001 when the line was drawn, a war on terror has now become a war that is causing terror. Governments tell their citizens that they are fighting to protect the peoples freedoms while all the time security and surveillance takes them away. Fear sees people believing everything they are told, consent is manufactured.
Selective reporting by Western media means that we are told little about the two thousand killed recently in Nigeria by the hard-line Muslim fighters of Boko Haram. What price life? There has also been little comment about Western Governments involvement in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan and the number of innocent Muslims that have been killed by those Christian forces. But apparently talking about this diminishes what the terrorists have done. No, it denies that countries like America, Britain, France, Germany and Australia have done anything to contribute to the radicalization of Muslims across the world. So long as Western governments deny their actions have any effect on the radicalisation of Muslims, then nothing will ever change Humanity has diminished because of the actions of both radical/fundamental Muslims and Christians.
Double standards and hypocrisy when the French Government speaks of freedom of expression having banned the burka in public places. It would appear that religious freedom in France only extends to satirising Mohammed in a cartoon.
Islamaphobia is fuelled by crimes such as the recent sex abuse cases cases in Rochdale and Derby which involved groups of Muslim men and young white girls the far right make propaganda from this as well as trying to link terrorism to immigration, not only are they taking our women, jobs, homes, benefits and health care, they want to kill us.
The Far Right marched in many German cities the day before the attacks in Paris. In other European countries they are stronger than they are in Britain, the rise in support for UKIP is rather concerning, especially as they are a one trick; anti-immigration party with an invite to anyone with dubious views and opinions on women, foreigners, the disabled and homosexuals to become a member. Recent comments by Tony Blair about how the Labour Party is no longer a working class party will help push more voters UKIP's way. Their pied piper Nigel Farage is ready to play any populist tune the people want to hear, but his parties only answer to any questions is it's the fault of immigration and Europe.
We appear to be entering a New Dark Age, battle lines are being drawn, liberties are being taken with our freedom. Wars are declared on drugs, poverty and terror, wars that can never be won, the casualties just increase, divisions get wider until it all cracks and we drop into the abyss.
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
The last time I wrote about GLM they'd released a video of their single Summer Nights (Are Never Like Movies) and were planning to release a 5 track EP this year. Well....things haven't gone to plan, upon hearing the bands new stuff their record label suggested an album instead, the recording of which has been making good progress and it's due out sometime next year. As a little taster GLM have just released a free download single and a video to view over at their website. The single, Smiling Inside is another classic slice of GLM; a bouncy, catchy and killer riff'n'roll tune with a slight pop flavour to it. The video is another great eddieredblood offering, as with all his visuals for GLM it compliments and adds to the music, creating a total artistic assault on the senses. Nearly Home (Tuning Pages) finds Gods Lonely Men at the edge of the unknown. It's like nothing they have recorded before; A beautiful atmospheric anthem, Stark and stripped down, fragile yet solid, haunting and hypnotic, a slow pounding catchy hum. A simple and simply stunning piece of work by GLM.
Sunday, 21 December 2014
It all goes round; year in year out, from month to month and day today. It's been the same story for years. (Check out some of my posts over the years I've been ranting and raving/raging to a expecting or unsuspecting public.) Nothing is new. The only perfection in our world is its imperfections. The real is made more unreal to the easy ruled unruly. A remake society where there is no originality when it is all been re-branded, there is no going forward if we are forever looking back. We need revolution not retrolution!
Another year goes by and still no Chilcott Report into Britain involvement in Iraq, but now we've got the recent CIA enhanced interrogation, (or torture as it was called before.) scandal. Tell me something we didn't already know had been going on and I don’t think we need a costly enquiry into whether the British secret services were complicit in the torture of detained terrorist suspects. To paraphrase Crass “Of course they fuckin' were!” Just as many members of the establishment are guilty of abusing their power to abuse children while their peers covered it up.
Cracking skulls to get inside the mind of the masses and driving stakes into the hearts of the vampire politicians and capitalists who have been sucking the blood from the masses, a zombie nation that fights over flat screens, in a horror movie of the media’s making. Everything is up for sale. Just how much do you want it?
The more there is the less choice you have; because there is just too much to chose from. Can't people see this? No definitely maybes....Less is definitely more!
I'm with Russell Brand when it's election time in Britain in 2015.... Vote for no one, unless there's someone worth voting for. No tactical voting bullshit, make a cross with your heart not yer head, cos it's our heads they wanna get inside. But....Women died for the right to vote, yeah and a hundred years latter they are still being paid less than men, but at least they can vote for their servitude and throw themselves at the feet of people like Russell Brand.
Universal Suffrage....We all suffer!, emancipation....many are left emancipated while others get fat in a heartless society that labels and stigmatises the have nots as scroungers. Every thing is engineered to produce social divisions to keep us all divided and fighting amongst ourselfs, while the real enemies maintain their power and influence. Morally bankrupt Corrupt big business abuse their power and control by jumping through tax loop holes keeping the wealth in the hands of the few.
The powers that we let be's answer is more Grammar Schools, apparently it is because there are less grammar schools that a small minority have a lot more than the majority of people in Britain today. No it's because the minority have built their empires on the backs of the workers and less wealthy. More Grammar Schools would still maintain social divisions, it's just there would be more haves and less have nots. Disadvantage and deprivation has always existed and always will as long as there are social divisions; Class War is a thing of the past, now it's Cash War. The more well off people are the more they spend, and the more well off people there are the more money there will be to spend on consumer goods therefore filling the pockets of an even small minority whose wealth would diminish if nobody had money to spend in the future.
Immigration built a nation, and it will continue to do so; there are not enough skilled British workers to do the jobs that need to be done, especially with the mass house building and transport infrastructure expansions announced by the government recently. The products of a no skill low skill dumbed down in a state education nation will follow the UKIP pied pipers tune come election time when they blame immigrants for Britain’s economic and social problems. A generation reared on celebrity culture and instant credit; wants are not needs as manufacturers feed on the masses greed. A society fat from eating junk where no one takes responsibility for their actions or inactions.
What ever problems there are....We are the solution....If we question everything, if not then we will all be condemned to continue living in a society of corruption and consumption. I don't have the answers to all the questions, but what I do know is that the ones we are told and sold are wrong!
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Those dealers of all things (calenders, car stickers, CD's etc) to UK Subs junkies everywhere; Time and Matter have done it again, this time it's a well packaged punk rocking sexy seven inch slab of white marbled vinyl featuring Charlie Harper. On this release he gives some added Harmonica blast to the garage groove'n' growl of THE BERLIN LIGHTS Hit The Floor, and takes over vocals on THE DUGZ singalong slice of Street Punk Caught In A War. Great stuff, top quality gear and long may Time and Matter keep supplying us! get the single here. The UK Subs new album Yellow Leader is due out on Captain Oi Records early next year.
Saturday, 22 November 2014
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Preachers and Pilgrims on Parade, getting ready for their morning raid, gathering on street corners armed to the teeth with the words of false prophets, speaking salvation to the soulless strangers they find on their door to door assault, holding people up at Bible point. Organised Religion.... Organised Crime. People wouldn't put up with drug dealers knocking on their door selling opium, (well some people might) so why should we put up with these witnesses of Jehovah peddling and pushing their drug of choice to the vulnerable who are looking for a way to cope with their life's slow suicide. We live our lives in worlds of our own making, where the only people that can change it are themselves. Drugs numb or kill the pain, religious dope brings nothing but false hope; There is no after life....just life. There are many ways of dealing with today, but they aint gonna come knocking on your door. It is up to people to find their own way, and without wanting to sound like Bono (further proof that there is no god, because if there was Bono would have fallen out of his aircraft the other day when the door opened mid-flight.) many “still haven't found what they are looking for.” Which is why on a Sunday I either don't answer any strangers knocks on the door, and if I do they are politely told to FUCK OFF!, unless they are a drug dealer!!
Monday, 10 November 2014
Please Enjoy Your Punk Rock Responsibility is the debut mini-album from Enemies Of Promise, a couple of fellas from Wolverhampton who are armed to the teeth with a fully loaded pistol of six killer tracks, their weapons of choice are; a couple of guitars, vocals and a drum machine, and they have their sights firmly trained on the usual suspects; politicians, bankers and anyone else that stands in the way of social justice. This is a righteous riot of a listen, I mean check out these titles.... Palace of The Mighty, Edge of War, Please Enjoy Your Punk Rock Responsibility, You Have The Right To Strike, My Heart Is Still Red, The Man In Authority....
The vocals deliver a throaty tunefull state of the nation address to the dispossessed. and disillusioned and anyone else that wants to listen and learn. The music is toe taping and fist in the air thumping Post Punk'n'Pop Rock. Guitars chug and chop over the rat a tat, tat of a machine gun drum machine, Less is definitely more because there are times across these six tracks when Enemies Of Promise have just as much power as say.... The Jam, SLF, or the Newtown Neurotics there are also some great Punk Rock Everly Bruthas vocal harmonies thrown into the mix. This is catchy and confident stuff....pure, simple and honest. Enemies Of Promise know the power of music and how it can change lives this album is a sound track for revolution, and it's one call up you should answer sign up at their facebook page, where you can find out details of how to get your punk responsibility, and trust me....you will enjoy it!
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Doing something for a month in the aid of charity. I don't know if this is just a British thing, but we've had Stoptober (October) when the British people were encouraged to stop drinking/getting drunk for the whole month, now it's my personal unfavourite, Movember (November) when men are encouraged to grow a moustache for the month. For fucks sake what's wrong with people, why do they feel the need to do something because they have been told to. I mean give up drinking grow a moustache do whatever, but do it whenever, not when some campaign tells you to do it, and give money to charity when you want to with no gimmicks attached. As for all the people that do follow the calls because they feel they have some social obligation to do so, someone needs to wake them up by throwing a bucket of ice cold water over them....no wait up they've probably already done that to themselves with the 'ice bucket challenge' In the bigger picture sometimes it is the small things that matter, fascism comes in many disguises,and people do stupid and dumb things if they are brainwashed enough.
Sunday, 19 October 2014
He wears shades because he is a cunt and they hide the guilt and shame in his eyes. He expounds self righteous revolutionary rhetoric, demands poverty is made history, while all the time sucking corporate cock and discharging the money that comes, to off shore banks and businesses.
When U2's latest album Songs of Innocence was released, in an act of tax loss generosity and megalomania the band gave it away for free to Apple Customers, who received a copy downloaded to their phone or tablet whether they wanted it or not, a bit like returning home and finding your house has been broken into, nothing has been taken, but someone has left a shit on the living room floor.
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Charlie Harper's UK Subs are a punk rock institution, an influence on this young man not only when he was growing up but also as he's been growing older. Songs written over 30 years ago still resonate today, Warhead for example. Heads of state are still having fun, while we are still looking down the barrel of a gun and nations are still killing and dying.
This recording captures the band, (a month before their Work In Progress album was released) in fine levels to the red 'Pure 100% Proof Punk Rock' live action back in 2010 It is a career spanning set list of 22 songs old, new, borrowed'n'blue, by the 3rd 'classic UK Subs line-up (Charlie, Alvin, Jet and Jamie) At present the band are preparing for the release of their new album; Yellow Leader, it is their penultimate one before Charlie's mission to have each of them named with every letter of the alphabet is complete. Details and updates on the albums progress can be found over at the Time and Matter website, T&M are also releasing a series of limited edition 7” Singles that feature bands Charlie Harper has collaborated with or featured on. There is also an Urban Dogs single and album in the pipeline, and if that wasn't enough UK Subs related action going down, work is in progress on a book about the band. In the meantime enjoy a blast of the UK Subs in Leicester.
EBOLA PARANOIA BREAKS OUT IN BRITAIN....
Three and a half thousand plus dead Africans and no one gives a shit. A couple of dead Europeans/Americans and it's a different story. Well not really....Remember Bird and Swine flu?DON'T FEAR THE(IR) FEAR!....it's not like there are ebola infected terrorists ready to enter Britain illegally!
Monday, 6 October 2014
JEREMY GLUCK and ROBERT COYNE - Memory Deluxe I Knew Buffalo Bill 2 (*A Review and MPfree Download*)
If Jeremy S Gluck is the future of his own past then, here it is....Memory Deluxe, I Knew Buffalo Bill 2. his new album Unfortunately his friends from twenty seven years ago, when the original I Knew Buffalo Bill was released are no longer with us; Nikki Sudden, Epic Soundtracks, Roland S Howard and Jeffery Lee Pierce.... gone but never forgotten. Memory Deluxe might not have been made with them, but it has the same spirit and soul as its predecessor. On this trip Jeremy is joined by a couple of other friends; Robert Coyne, the son of Kevin Coyne on guitar and Werner Steinhauser on drums, together they have released a fourteen track album of beautiful, brittle and blissed out Rock'n'Roll, Suicide meet The Stones. Exile from the street, this is the future.... The 21st Century waiting at the crossroads Blues; stark, simplistic and stripped down songs with a shinning darkness that make(s) you feel warm inside.
Memory Deluxe is released next week on Flicknife Records. More stuff on Jeremy and his friends can be found on his facebook page. As a little treat for yer...Here's an exclusive track chosen by JSG for NPW Where Does This Love Come From is a ten minute plus long jam that Jeremy had with a few French and English friends in Toulouse back in 2011. Pure and imperfect, the real deal, not some heartless corporate David Cameron cock sucking Ed Sheeran shite. Enjoy! and don't forget to check out the album!!