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They only tell us what they want us to know.....An Anti Austerity Demo gathered outside the BBC headquarters in London the other weekend, ...





Saturday, 16 November 2019


WHO?.... Many of you may ask, or others may know that Allen was the driving force behind legendary 'Peterborough Punk band' The Destructors, a band I saw several times in the early 1980's at Stevenage (Bowes Lyon House), Cambridge (Sea Cadet Hall), and London (Brixton Ace) Spoke to/with Allen on a couple of occasions and from what I remember he was a friendly, amicable bloke. This may sound like it's all about me, but it's not, it's about remembering Allen and in order to remember you have to have memories. So thanx for the memories Allen, however faded they maybe!

Saturday, 2 November 2019

JANUS STARK - Angel In The Flames (*A REVIEW*)_

Janus Stark's Second album Angel In The Flames is a killer! a full force head banging and pogo jumping storm, that blows more than the top of yer head off. It's a 12 track Rock'n'Roll program of Crashing Metal and Punk Rock guitars; with an almost 60's poppy psychedelia sensibility in places, thanks in part to Gizz's sensitive vocal delivery. Riffs chop and slash, the almost symphonic guitar solos cut like razor wire. The rock solid bass and pounding drums hammer away the rhythm.

This is impressive, intense and intelligent. Passionate, powerful and philosophical; many of the songs are born from Vocalist/Guitarist Gizz's struggle with the demons from the dark places in the human psyche, others are astute and angry Social and Political statements, with messages of hope and positivity during the bad times.
Gizz started his guitar slinging back in the 80’s with Peterborough Punks The Destructors before going on to play with English Dogs, UK Subs, and when The Prodigy took their dance beats in a different direction he joined them to add some of his fretboard finery to the mix. In 1997 Gizz then formed Janus Stark, releasing a debut album, and scoring a ‘hit single' in the USA, he then joined Steve Ignorants band preforming classic Crass tracks before getting Janus Stark back together last year.

It may sound like it's ‘The Gizz Butts Show', but it isn't this is a collective effort with band members Richard, Simon and Fossy sharing some of the song writing, and Charlie Harper from the UK Subs makes a guest appearance with his harmonica.

This is an important album that demands and deserves your attention. A perfectly timed soundtrack to the trouble torn times we are living in.

Available for pre-order from Time and Matter Recordings.

Sunday, 27 October 2019


Smash the Capitalist Death Cult. Save your soul! Destroy the years of consumer culture. In the techno age people need reprogramming, before they meltdown, it maybe too late; rates of mental illness are rising, it's good to talk, if there's anyone to listen. Does Social media really connect us all? or create jelosey, competition and isolation. Facebook, Faceoff, Instagram, insecurity! The need to succeed! the human race will destroy itself and the planet in their pursuit for profit and property.

Brainwashed, drugged, and seduced into servitude. This is a Cult(ure) people have consented to by their participation. Supply and Demand. People must be worn out from the constant competition, and surely the profiteers must have made enough money to stop needing anymore....Greed not need! Eat the Rich! These people are presented as images and lifestyles of how to be. Every suggestive and subliminal advert is a lie, a piece of propaganda, a brainwashing technique. The hidden persuaders. Cars give people freedom, but keep them trapped, big ticket items, credit, finance interest rates.

The planet and Mother Nature has had enough. Baking hot summers highest temperatures, coldest winters and record rainfall. pollution is a by product of the cheap products we buy from the new global economies China, Brazil etc. In their pursuit of economic progress, emissions targets are never aimed for. Climate change Extinction Rebellion. Extreme Weather, Extreme politics.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019


The best music hits you in the head and heart, before it moves you to different places and fills spaces. Rock'n'Roll is not just youthful rebellion, it's for life, Band of The Underhand are a testament to that; several of these guys are veterans with a couple of 'em have paid their dues in late 80's bands Under Two Flags and Lightning Strike. The music they make floors you with a right hook and a cardiac arrest.

Their debut album A Long Way Home is packed to the rafters with big bold anthems and ballsy ballads that could pack a stadium never mind the backroom of a Spit'n'Sawdust pub. It's an expansive and enthralling, bluesy and rootsy Rock'n'Roll record, soulful, uplifting and funky. A life affirming listen that raises you up and loses you in a soundscape of weeping and screaming guitars, rattling, tinkling pianos solid rhythms, horns and harmonicas The lyrics tell tales of loneliness and isolation, hope and frustration with a bit of social comment and politics thrown in for good measure. It's polished and pure, packed with raw emotion and a passion that isn't a fashion. Another contender for my album of the year?....most definitely!

Monday, 26 August 2019

Coming to a country near you....Very soon!

A political system in crisis, Workers insecure about their jobs, New Trade Deals with the USA, There's a Horrorshow coming to a (dis) United Kingdom! Brexit is beckoning. Stand with Hong Kong, cos it may be coming to a country near you....Very soon!

People with little sense of anything and no idea of where they are being led and what they will find when they get there. Chasing unicorns and looking for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In neverland they follower a Pied Piper who's gonna send em all over the cliffs edge.

A green and unpleasant land, what was sown is now being reaped, austerity cuts with a zombie knife. Dead policeman; propaganda. Lawless Britain: hang 'em high, build more prisons then throw away the key, bring back the death penalty. Manufacturing consent through the media content. Reality blurs with fantasy, in a disposable world life is cheap. The cause of crime is in the mind. Blame the parents blame the schools for turning people into fools.

Sunday, 25 August 2019

"On the ruins of capitalism towards world-wide brotherhood of the workers."

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Snippets and shitbits!

Luxury water? What the fuck!
The tide is turning. Climate change is a global problem that we have created by demanding cheap, disposable products. Buy now, pay later.

Hypersensitive society media disinformation desensitised to violence and the blood and gore of physical distress, but mentally and emotionally every thing disturbs. "If scenes/subject has affected you call 0770 blah,blah,blah for support" How many times is that said after the soap opera's? Pretty much every week. I've been doing my research, and it's been traumatic.
If I wasn't feeling disturbed before, I am now! Eastenders and Coronation Street are they reflecting reality or creating reality? I can only assume it's the latter because nothing I saw bore any relation to mine or people I know's lifes.

Fragmentated and over complicated Smart Phone selfie vanity another Instagram tragedy. Identity crisis anti-social media. No imperfection allowed. Jeremy Kyle the judge and jury. Bear baiting Chav hating. We are going to hell in an out of control Uber Cab driving through the debris of our take away and throw away society.

It's a strange old world when a comedian with no political experience other than pretending to be one on a TV Show is actually elected as president of the Ukraine. Whatever next, a reality TV show host becomes president of the USA....wait up.....If this sort of thing continues it doesn't bode well for any future UK elections.... Jim Davidson becomes Prime Minister!
Nigel Farage is a one trick pony; Anti EU and that's it, what are his policies about anything else, I dunno cos he doesn't say anything other than blaming the EU and Immigrants for everything that's wrong with Britain....The Brexit Party will probably do well in the European Elections, but that's not gonna be because of their success, it's down to the Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems failings. FUCK THE LOT OF EM....C**TS! I'm gonna be voting Green, at least they stand for something other than the pursuit of power and profit.

It seems to me that there's a media campaign, were anyone that criticises Israel and the abuse of its power in trying to subjugate the Palestinian people is branded Anti-Semetic.

The age of un-reason.
Lies decet and dodgy Russian Rouble's.

Britain isn't full of Racists, but the Racists certainly fooled the people of Britain. They seem to fool some of the people all of the time
This may be a bit controversial, but....here we go....If people put in to something, then the should get something back. This is not the case, which is one of the things that can divide us....RESENTMENT

Regardless of Nationality if a person comes to Britain as an 'Economic Migrant' and they are prepared to work then fine, if they are fleeing war and persecution then it is, or should be the collective responsibility of the rest of Europe, including the UK to look after these 'Political Migrants' or to stop funding and supporting regimes fighting these 'Religious Wars' The people that had the power to change things within the EU unfortunately chose to abuse and profit from it rather than use it to fight for their country against some of the excesses of the European Union, Farage and his Anti- EU MEP Brexit cronies had every opportunity to negotiate better deals for fishing and farming industry's, but they didn't and now they are using the arguments about quotas and fishing rights as propaganda for Britain getting a better deal if we left the EU with no deal. They could have done more toward helping to end the 'migtation crisis' but then they wouldn't be able to use it as more propaganda for their form of fascism....it's all the immigrants fault, we want our country back. Blurgh, Blurgh, Blurgh!

Sunday, 4 August 2019


It's wild way out West, more guns than people in America, another mass shooting more dead bodies. A psycho psychic; the right to bear arms. Mass shootings on a daily basis, another White Supremacist. They shoot children in the Lone Star State another cowboy full of hate. They cannot kill community tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree. From desert dust to industrial rust, unmanned drones and computer games, hot wired death into their brains. A weapon from Wal Mart, a bullet through the heart. Time to snack on a BigMac. Watch the story on the news, hear the gunman shooting the blues.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

CRISIS - The Hammer and The Anvil (*A REVIEW*)

Forty years ago there were three bands that spoke to me both politically and musicaly; The Clash, Crass and Crisis. Fast forward to 2019, and only one of them have just released a new single. The Hammer and The Anvil b/w Dead on The Shelf Is Crisis's new single and it says as much about the state of Britain in 2019 as their UK79 / White Youth single did about Britain circa 1979, where nothing much has changed in the 40 years that seperate both releases. Alienation, Racism Social Control Divisions and Injustice still exist. Musically Crisis sound much how Crisis used to sound; taut, tense and tuneful....this is still ‘music to march to' Available from:- Relaxomatic Vibrator Recordings.

Friday, 26 July 2019


'Anarcho punk legend' Steve Ignorant returns with his Slice of Life and their second album, Don't Turn Away.
Musically Slice of life are as far removed from Crass as Crass were from Frank Sinatra, but lyrically the passion, aggression and compassion still remains in every word Steves heartfelt vocals deliver. A piano plays and backing vocals swing in a jazzy sway. An acoustic guitar and the bass keep rhythm in a beautiful and blissed out blues way. Folk music, made by folk with things to say and tunes to play. This may be mellow, but the emotions and feelings are not. It's still about fucking the system! but in a suave and sophisticated style. Ignore this album at your own ignorance! Stand out tracks?....all of 'em!   
Available from Aug 23rd on Overground Records.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

A meme or whatever they are called knicked from the internet.

Sunday, 30 June 2019


The Jeremy Kyle show, was safety valve for the rejected products of capitalisms over production a release for the surplus emotions and feelings, before they boil over. The non achievers and chancers that never stood a chance, those that made the wrong choices, people paraded in front of the public to to judge and condemn in a kangaroo court that makes the viewer/voyer feel better about their own miserable sad lives. "The public wants what the public gets....That's Entertainment!"
Lord of the flies in front of our eyes. Dead kids have become the norm. Law and disorder on the streets. The moral panic shifts as white kids are stabbed to death, or a 'knife murder' as I've heard the news reports refer to the latest attack, on not just a person but on society itself, what sort of a place have we become. Celebrity culture has got the X-Factor, Britain has got no talent. Dumbed down and out! Prices slashed everything is up for sale, and everyone's living and dying the fantasy!
Save the planet and save ourselves! Stop being slaves to the shit they are selling that we keep buying. It is all about the supply and demand. People demand it and they supply it. Adverts brainwash people, it's how they get the demand. Who are they? 'They' are the 1% with all the wealth, we are the 99% with nothing except the life we have bought from them. Think about it....who has the power....We do! How? By cutting their supply of money through not buying! If we don't play the game then the losers will be the winners. They can't demand us to buy, or can they?

Saturday, 1 June 2019

"Out of the chaos would come bliss" - Dylan Thomas.

Take a step into the unknown, how about seeing what life would be like without Capitalism, now's the time to stick the boot in, it's in crisis, but somehow it will absorb the chaos and try to turn it into profit, if we let it and don't do something. You don't have to sit in a road to make a stand, just keep wallets and purses closed and cut up the credit card !

Wednesday, 1 May 2019


Despite what we are being told, things will change! once we leave the EU, for better or worse? Well that depends on who you are, and whether you have, or have not. Just how much do the people want it. Have they really got the will. Fury and fear, on the streets and in the minds. No more no deal. Will the ‘silent majority' start to shout, and what will they say?

This is how civil wars start. Englands Burning, and they've cut the fire services budget by 15%, and they sold Boris's water cannons for a budget price at the cost to the people a while ago and then there's the cuts to the police. Oh the irony let’s hope the people are gonna feel safe and protected if/when it all kicks off. Smash it all up and start again. It’s time for the people to “take back control" Whether it's Leave or Remain we are all being screwed by the powers that we let be.

Anarchy in the UK is coming sometime maybe sooner than you think. Here and now it's gone all that is solid burns and sends smoke into the air. The London Riots a couple of years ago could look like a burning match if people across this Disunited Kingdom kick off. Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, could be anyplace, anywhere people are angry enough, and have the bottle to throw a Molotov. More than cans will be kicked down the road. Gated communities and private security keep the wealthy protected.

Something needs to change, and something better change, because through out history we have lived as a divided nation. Upstairs and downstairs, masters and serfs, workers and bosses. Proud or embarrassed to be British?....Britannia waves the rules. In 2019 in the fifth biggest economy and people becoming reliant on food banks. The rich have got richer and the poor have got poorer, that’s capitalism for yer.

Monday, 29 April 2019


Riots and a journalist killed in Londonderry. Police threatening the “use of full force” against Extinction Rebellion protests that may take place at Heathrow Airport. The XR warriors are still on the streets of London....It's a nice and timely distraction from the Brexit Bollocks/bullshit that has been dividing the nation, now the people can argue whether the Extinction Rebellion should ‘be allowed’ to disrupt the streets of our capital city.

 BB and XR are two sides of the same coin, and where are the powers that be still let be when the coin is spinning? on their holidays! Shows what or who they really care about. PROTEST AND SURVIVE! Climate change crosses political and social divides, it effects every one, and it's not just about recycling. Some believe that climate change is fake news and not happening, they probably still think that the earth's flat the Jews are running the world and it's all the fault of immigrants.

We should be celebrating the closing of town centre shops; we don't need to keep spending and buying, consuming and disposing. Yes people will lose their jobs, but if work wasn't seen as a necessary chore then it wouldn't matter. Why do we work? To earn money! Why to we need money? In order to live/exist/survive, whatever....Money makes the world go round, but what do we really need? Food, Clothing and somewhere to live, everything else is surplus, commodities we have been conned into thinking we really want, and need these extras, cars, designer clothes etc keep people chained to the machine. The production of these goods is helping to pollute the planet. Global free market Capitalism is killing the planet and enslaving the population in a prison of work.

All those people complaining about the inconvenience the XR protests have caused e.g getting to and from work. Let me know how inconvenient you feel when you are frying in your own sweat stuck in a car going nowhere fast cos the tarmac is melting. We are reaching a tipping point; socially, politically and economically. The times they will be a changing.
Knife crime and climate change; Two sides of the same coin, Capitalism is out of control! Supply and Demand....Why are people demanding to be supplied? Because the consumer has seen items such as Zombie Knives on TV programs/films, and they want one to live the Gangsta Lifestyle.

Saturday, 6 April 2019


Knives crime is a disease so the government tell us, what they are doing is relabeling /defining it, in order to shift responsibility away from the police to combat it, what's that all about then?

By that logic, surely any crime is a disease. Abnormal and Deviant behaviours like killing somebody, and stealing are born from somewhere, nurture or nature, it's all psychological, and as a society, we are now seeing the harvest from the seeds of Capitalism and Democracy that were sown many years ago and have been nurtured by the established political order of the Left and Right, Conservative and Labour, Blair and Thatcher! The architects of this disaster with their un controlled free market globalistion and multi-culturalism, which was just a label for cheap migrant labour. The freedom to make money in a world where everything is up for sale. Human life is cheap from a violent Video game to stabbing some one, absent fathers play a part by not being there, lack of discipline and dumbed down schooling. Celebrity culture rammed down the throats of a mass of people hungry for their fifteen minutes, was this what Warhol really had in mind? What's their talents? Being nobodies that think they are somebodies. I blame the media, they germinate feelings, attitudes and actions in the behaviours of the people, from the young to the old, lifestyle choices are sold, that's if you can afford to pay the prices. Dissatisfaction television makes your life over, from homes to clothes, where you're living and what you are wearing isn't good enough, you need to change, you need more. Searching for perfection in an imperfect world keeps the credit flowing. What about those that can't afford to play the game, the new cars, homes and designer clothes what do they do? Go without or make do but for many Crime is a solution to; fraud, robbery, burglary and muggings, can all raise consumer cash the goods they have been told they should want. But for some they need to steal just to survive. We are living in a sick and unjust society.

Everything is getting washed away. If anything good comes from this Brexit debacle it must be that everyone can now see politicians for who and what they really are, and how our so called Democracy really doesn't work, and that it might be time for some new politics rather than the politricks going down today. It might also be time for people to change what they value in their lifes and what really matters in life.

Fuck me after two years of Brexit Bollocks they are at last gonna try and work together for the good of the country to reach a consensus on how to deliver the ‘will of the people' too little too late to sort out such a massive mess that they have created. Dead lock and distrust self serving their self interests as their party’s fall apart left, right and centre! A vacuum to fill. Power and control! Indicative votes indicate what? Just how really out of touch they are with the people and their will’s. All they really care about is themselves, and if the people look hard enough, they can see it....HOW MUCH LONGER ARE WE GONNA LET THE POWERS BE! 10,000 RIOT POLICE ARE WAITING! 6 MILLION SIGNED THE REVOKE ARTICLE 50 PETITION! THEY MAY STILL HAVE THE GUNS, BUT WE'VE STILL GOT THE NUMBERS!

PLAGUE UK - Vaccination (*A REVIEW*)

Plague UK are like a Sound Effects era Jam, or Billy Bragg with balls fronting a rock band. Poppy tuneful and catchy undercurrents amongst the waves of almighty full Rock on and pogo anthems. Vaccination is a real shot in the arm, the perfect prescription. A righteous, rioteous soundtrack and antidote to these trouble torn times.
PRE/POST-SCRIPT Plague UK have history they first broke out as The Plague in the Punk rock days of the Roxy, infecting it with their Pop Punk racket more times than most. A couple of singles were released and an album wasn't, until now, a few decades later in a time where fundamentally nothing much has really changed since then.  Plague UK have come back, or should I really be saying Marc Jefferies (Vocals/Guitar and Song writer) has returned, as he's the only original member in this new improved version.  VACINATION is available from the bands web site:  www.plagueuk.com Go get yerself injected!

Monday, 1 April 2019


Vol 4 is Black Bombers follow up to their eponymous debut album; this one's a mini album, and it’s “a shit kicker!" six slabs of pure and raw Rock'n'Roll which sound like the smell of burning rubber, greasy leather and dirty denim, as the roaring rhythm and bruised opening track Day after Day will testify. Next up there’s the scorching and screaming Relentless, followed by the feral howl of Animals ‘n' Cages. Gnarley is just that; a rough'n'ready instrumental, which reminds me of a soundtrack to one of those old Biker B-Movies. Sometimes is a taunt, tense guitar slashing full throttle cry of anguish. A gritty and growling cover of Green on Reds Hair of The Dog closes the proceedings on this short stubbly and skuzzie Rock’n’Roll kiss. That sounds like a street fight between The Gun Club, The Stooges and The Long Ryders. Available on the ever wonderful Easy Action Records.


This review of Alvin Gibbs (UK Subs / Urban Dogs) long awaited solo album is its self long over due. The limited edition of 300 has sold out, but a CD digi pack is available from those good folk at Time and Matter Records. It’s a short, sharp, sweet and straight to the point blast of Rock'n'Roll. There are traces of Mott The Hoople, Iggy Pop and the UK Subs spread across the twelve tracks. Alvin’s unique and distinct vocals, interesting and intelligent lyrics offer both political and social comment along side personal tales from the Rock'n’Roll frontline. There are piercing guitar licks and ringing riffs strewn everywhere, and the pounding drums and thumping bass threaten to bring the house down. While the splash of spaced out and sublime psychedilia lifts the roof off. Alvin’s Dissobedient Servents are a Punk’n'Roll who's who of musicians. Mick Rossi (Slaughter and The Dogs), Brian James (The Damned / Lords of the New Church), Jamie Oliver (UK Subs), James Stevenson (Chelsea), Leigh Hegerty (Ruts DC), Timo Kaltio (Hanoi Rocks/Cheap'n'Nasty), Mel Wesson (The Verve/UK Subs), Steve Crittall (The Godfathers), Barrington Francis (The Saints) all play their part, and between them they have produced an album that is beyond brilliant, the sound is greater than the sum of it’s ‘blood fueled guitars.’ A contender for album of the year?...yeah!....too right!!!!

Sunday, 24 March 2019


Sore losers....Nobody knew what game they were playing, and now they do, the rules keep changing. Who in their right minds would enter into a deal if they didn't know what they would get at the end. Now the people do know, there are adverts on the sides of bus stops now explaining what may happen if there is a No Deal Brexit, back in 2016 during the referendum there were lies on the side of a bus. So now it only seems fair and just that the people have another chance to decide whether Britain should leave the EU based on a more informed choice. Now that would be democracy! If the people are not given this chance they will have been sold a dead parrot!

We are being led like Lemmings over the White Cliffs of Dover, a nation's suicide. Albion is down and out. A disunited kingdom....green and unpleasant lands. Blood on the streets and hate on the internet.

Who was it that said no deal was better than a bad deal? Oh yeah, the same bloody person that can't get her own party to vote for her deal never mind the rest of 'em, Why? because they all know it's a bad deal. How Terressa May has still got a job is beyond me, our parliament should have been disbanded from the start, and worked together for the common good of the country, not their party's or own egos.. I mean, they couldn't have done a worse job. I do wonder some times that if Jo Cox (the murdered Labour MP, who believed we were stronger together, despite our differences) hadn't, been killed by a far right crazy had still been around things might have been slightly different. Mind you, that's like saying that if Nigel Farage had been killed in his helicopter crash a few years back we might never have had the referendum in the first place. Just saying....

This is what happens when from the very off two years ago when that pig fucking cunt Cameron under estimated the mood and will of the people and the power of populist politics when they voted to leave the EU. This didn't have to be. Brainwashed by the media with the years of anti EU propaganda....our sausages aren't the right length and our crisps are too crispy, then there was the constant attacks on imigrants; they're taking our jobs and houses, all fed Nigel Farages UKIP racist and reactive politics

There's more info about what leaving EU may mean than there was at the time of the referendum,

How was it ever gonna end well if the person in charge didn't believe in what she was trying to deliver. The worst Prime Minister ever; Weak and stubborn. Can't even take responsibility for her actions, or rather lack of action. Two fuckin' years she's had to sort something out, and her deal has made no one happy, leave or remain.

The Will of the People

Blaming the MP's for this Brexit fuck up, well at least they are standing up for what they believe in.

Monday, 18 March 2019


Lord of the flies in front of our eyes. Dead kids have become the norm. Law and disorder on the streets. The moral panic shifts as white kids are stabbed to death, or a 'knife murder' as I've heard the news reports refer to the latest attack, on not just a person but on society itself, what sort of a place have we become. Celebrity culture has got the X-Factor, Britain has got no talent. Dumbed down and out! Prices slashed everything is up for sale, and everyone's living and dying the fantasy!

Sunday, 17 March 2019


Did you know the highest number of terrorist plots the secret services have foiled have been from the Right Wing  not from Muslim extremists! What does that tell us....Well for one Right Wing extremism is still on the rise and two the powers we let be don't like to talk about it. Why? I dunno you tell me....perhaps our establishment still still harbours the Racist views it allways has from the days of empire to Stephen Lawrence and the more recent Windrush scandal and the Brexit bollocks.  We are in this mess because the the will of the people wasn't and still isn't prepared to accept that immigration is nothing to fear.

Saturday, 16 March 2019


Major computer problem, hence no posts for what seems like ages.  These words come via one of those smartphone gadget things.  Still not much has been happening ....HA! HA! HA!  BREXIT!  BREXiT BREXIT....A great British tragedy, our democracy dies infront of our eyes.  The powers that we let be are allowed 'meaningfully' vote after vote on Teressa May's shitty deal and the people are being denied a second referendum.  Perhaps that will be meaningfull now people are more informed about the consequences.  If all these votes are being described as meaningfull does that mean previous ones have been meaningless, including the referendom itself?

Friday, 7 December 2018


R.I.P. Pete Shelley (The Buzzcocks)

A man who was just as influential and important as Joe Strummer and John Lydon in the history of Punk Rock!.... Don't ever forget that!!

Thursday, 6 December 2018


These are turbulent and trouble torn times, insecure and unsure times. The government is divided and parliament is in crisis. David Cameron should be hung for treason for having a referendum in the first place, along with Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage amongst many others for gross deception with their campaigns of lies, and still the bullshit goes on! As for Teresa May....well under normal circumstances she and her government would have their sad sorry arses kicked in a General Election. In one breath they talk of democracy and not going against the will of the people and in the next they try and hide things about the Brexit Deal from the peoples representatives their MP'S and quite rightly the government is held in contempt of parliament, while trying to put the final vote on the deal back,no doubt trying to buy more time, but that's one thing capitalism doesn't sell.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018


With little due care to health, safety and musical ability  So Messed Up aka Serve The Servants brought their take on punk rock to the stages of several Music Venues in the North Herts Area during the early 90's. Think Nirvana and The Damned.... (the names give that away) and you will have no idea what these guys (Jason Dare / Keith Piggot) gal (Gill Bickell) and a drum machine (Dr Bondage) sounded like, which was....well pretty stripped back basic and primal there were Rottenesq vocals over a rudimentary guitar drone, bass plod and a drum machine that sounded like a brick in a washing machine. But Hey Ho! this is Punk Rock and who gives a fuck, this bunch certainly didn't, and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah it wasn't the most together or tuneful stuff but it was real, played with passion and it had a heartbeat. The enthusiasm and amateur ability made it all the more authentic and 100% pure Punk Rock, or alternatively it was shit, opinion was divided, but when Serve The Servants (in)famously supported Jeff Buckley at Bowes Lyon House in Stevenage, the man himself whilst watching the band was heard to say “Who are these people?” and someone from Big Cat Records was mildly interested/entertained. Fast forward to now, and Jason Dare has lovingly issued the recordings that So Messed Up aka Serve The Servants made in 1993, plus some new material he's recorded on CD. Contact the man himself for a copy via email at: jasondare@live.co.uk

BARNSTORMER 1649 - Restoration Tragedy (*A REVIEW*)

Attila The Stockbrokers new album Restoration Tragedy is a history lesson about 17th Century England circa 1649, a time of continuing Civil War, bad harvests,and rising food prices the country was in strife with factions and sects (The Levellers, The Diggers and The Ranters) fighting for social, political, economic and religious change in a divided country, of Parliamentarians and Royalists, ruled by a Rump Parliament under the control of Oliver Cromwell and his New Model Army. One King had been be-headed and another exiled/escaped, and still the poor weren't being listened to.
The Levellers Trilogy, two traditional Diggers Songs and a Attila original sets the scene for a performance of some Roundhead Renaissancecore courtesy of Attila and Barnstormer 1649. Prides Purge is a catchy tub thumping number that recounts when in 1648 those loyal to the king were excluded from parliament. Like several songs on the album it juxtapositions historic events with present day ones in this case corrupt members of parliament and their dodgy deals, time for another purge?! The Fishermans Tale is a toe tapping sea shanty about not catching King Charles II before he escaped England. Monarchs Way charts his journey, after his defeat at the The Battle of Worcester this track is an atmospheric instrumental; you can smell the musket smoke in the air as battle weary Roundheads lie slumped around a fires glowing embers. Lord Protector is a doomy dirge lamenting that Cromwell was no better than the king. Burford Requiem is just that a simple slow instrumental to remember those Levellers killed by turncoats in Cromwells New Model Army at Burford Town. Piped polemics bringing the past into the present as The Man With The Beard links the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the leader of The Levellers John Liburne, together while warning of the growth of a religious cult of personalty, it's also a great example of a present day ranter at work, spreading the word with humour through music and song. On the track Wellingbourgh and Wigan Attila and his Barnstormers sets the diggers story to a spade wielding ska folk jig of a tune. The Ranters were an interesting bunch, and attracted the more lunatic fringes of society to their ranks, they were 'blasphemeous' ie they saw god differently to others,and foulmouthed. Abiezer Coppe was one such man and his tale is told by Attila, while also recounting his days when he first began his journey as a ranting poet in the 1980's alongside the likes of Seething Wells and Little Brother. The English Civil War has been a fertile ground for musicians to feed from; Bands like New Model Army and The Levellers were named after radical factions in the War, this is referenced in The Voice, which may be about Thomas Rainsborough the New Model Army leader, or Justin Sullivan, New Model Army Guitarist/Vocalist.  A World Turned Upside Down the old diggers ballad, has been covered by amongst others Billy Bragg, The Barracudas and Chumbawumba, who also recorded The Diggers Song, originally written by Diggers leader Gerald Winstanley. Barnstormer 1649's versions seem to carry more conviction and authenticity to these ears.
Restoration Tragedy is more than just a record it's a work of art; both musically and lyrically it paints pictures. Brilliant stuff! the album is out now on Roundhead Records, only available on vinyl or CD, because it is more than just the music that matters, and you don't get a booklet that puts all the historical references in the songs into context with a download. Available from Attila's Webpage.

The 1960's Underground Scene, 80's Anarcho Punk, and the environmental movements in the 90's Red Wedge, and Momentum have carried on the Diggers / Levellers and Ranters visions of a commonwealth for all to share, freedom of expression, political change. are all part of a lineage from The Peasants Revolt, The Tol Puddle Martyrs, The Chartists, The Womens Suffragette movement and Trade Unions. The English Civil War is a period in our history which the rich and powerful have tried to erase, no doubt because they know that the same issues exist today as they did then, and as they have throughout our countries history; Inequality and Injustice. To really turn the World Upside Down the King Capitalism needs unseating! Protest and discontent is growing so the wealthy need to take care, but then again so do the poor, as  power  can corrupt.  Alternatives to the present lie in the past, and to build a better future people need to understand and be inspired by Britains rich heritage of rebellion, dissent and protest.....STAND UP NOW! REFUSE TO BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP IT!

Monday, 26 November 2018


Fifty years and nothing much has changed in France or Britain, the difference is that the French know how to hold a good protest! They're on the streets for days not hours, that's what's left of them after the paving slabs have been ripped up and thrown at the police.
Here in Britain the people are going to be brainwashed into 'Brexit Boredom' in the hope that they'll accept anything the politicians we keep in power decide what is good for us. Deal or No deal, the choice is theirs not ours, because we had our say in the referendum, when the will of the people was to leave the EU, any choices were based on untruths written on the side of a bus and populist propaganda. Prime Sinister May's deal is shite, people know it and politicians to the left and right know it, and then she's got the bare faced cheek to stand up and say that the people must “Trust politicians to deliver on the vote” when it comes time for parliament to vote deal or no deal, cos that's the choices, unless there is another referendum, or a peoples vote to see if the will of the people is still the same as it was two years ago, or if it has changed, without another vote our democracy is in danger of collapse, because no one is gonna be happy if they don't get what they voted for, especially as they didn't really know what they were voting for, but when they do....”I Predict a Riot!” Fuck Project Fear this is project the future! Because the time is right when things get tight

It was in the news a while back that the Water Canons that the then Mayor of London Boris Johnston bought in the wake of the 2015 Riots, but have never seen action, as the then Home Secretary, a one Terressa May refused to authorize their use by the Police, have been sold for scrap at a substantial financial loss to the tax payer, thanks for that. But here's a thought....oh the irony should the British people take to the streets as a result of a Botched Brexit, where are those water cannons now they're needed. No wonder there's talk of The Army being prepared for any potential civil disobedience. What with the Tory Cunts cuts in police funding reducing a Police Force to a Police Presence on streets where stabbings are common place and gangs fight amongst themselves. If there was ever a time to mobilise forces now's the time. Imagine....If the people were united; Gang members woke up from their Drug Daze, joined forces with the eco-warriers, anti fascists, Momentum supporters and pissed off people from whatever side of the political divide, and took to the streets of London for a good protest. Vive Le Differance!

Sunday, 7 October 2018


We are fucked, is this shit for real. The free world controlled by an orange ego maniac. No ifs no butts Trump is a C**T! Ronald Regan, George Bush Snr and Jnr were all bad, but Donald Trump is beyond bad
In 1968 the anti-establishment and revolutionary movement the yippies demanded that a pig should be nominated for President. Fifty years later their demands have been met, and there is a real pig in the white house.
Donald Trump is the ultimate result of peoples distrust in the present day democratic political system, appealing to the lowest common denominator of Populist politics; ignorance and prejudice. The rest find his attitudes beliefs and values appalling. His position of power legitimises Racism, bigotry, sexism in not only the eyes of American citizens, but those in other countries who hold the same abhorrent and archaic views. A former cohort of his, the equally repulsive and repugnant Steve Banner has been visiting far Right supporters across Europe for his Neo-Con Global Agenda and Trump has appointed a sex pest; Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Judge. A total spectacle!


Denial of the now. Britain is no longer a global super-power, it's once mighty fleet is reduced to an aircraft carrier with no planes, coal mines and steel plants replaced by theme parks, out of town shopping malls and other service industries. The days of empire are gone. What better way to celebrate a post Brexit Britain, lets have a 'Festival' to show the world what we are good at....putting on a show, they never get enough of reminding us about the 2012 Olympics.

Politicians punch above their weight hard talk and threats in Brexit negotiations if the EU don't give in to their demands, posturing to Putin during the Novichok spy poisoning situation. It's not the sound of them quaking in their boots that I hear, it's the sound of laughing.

The number of Police officers is at it's lowest since 1980, it's no wonder kids get away with murder. No need to worry about the 'obesity crisis' as people start to starve when Britains food supply's run out, if reports of government stock piling food and medical supplies are to be believed. Highest levels of poverty since the days of Margaret Thatcher.

Talk of the Leave campaign being funded by Russia are dismissed as a crazy conspiracy by Remainers, but think about it !?!?!?!? Divide and Rule....Who would benefit from a divided Europe? The real superpowers; Russia, America and the new kids on the bloc, China,
Decaying and Diseased This so called democracy is rotten to the core. Mind control for the proles they've sold themselves to slavery, smart phones and smart meters for the thick, free speech for the dumb. Erase and eradicate in a totalitarian state. Left and Right become one.


A country with ideas above it's station Britain is no longer an Empire nation.
Two World Wars and One World cup; I really do not give a fuck!
That was then and this is now, as they try and slaughter sacred cows.
A past that cannot be erased you can't exhume a million graves.
Or wash away by hand the blood stains on England’s green and pleasant land.

Killed for the wealth that they flaunt, society is at fault
broken homes and poverty too much violence on smart phone screens.
Reports of violence on the TV news everyday, something has gone seriously astray.
Send an email write a tweet don't talk to anyone on the street.
Cold steel in the chest, rivalries laid to rest.
Live is cheap no price to pay moped riders getaway.

Snake oil selling quack politicians offer solutions to the people for the problems governments created. Tell them what they want to hear, but still let them live in fear.
Those with the money, they don't care, they can survive through project fear, when it becomes an actual reality, can they? When an angry mob have broken into their gated community
For the shit we are about to receive I hope you will be truly happy if you voted leave
If it's no deal all the way / Lets see how you really feel come judgement day//

Saturday, 8 September 2018


*Just a play on words, that's all, but in Britain’s present political climate; Accusations of anti-Semitism against Jeremy Corbyn, or witch hunt and smear campaign as I like to call it, I would like to point out that I am not anti-Semitic/Zionist. To paraphrase the late, great Joe Strummer....”I am anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-violence. I am pro-creativity and against ignorance.” I'd also add to that list....anti-power, anti-control and pro-free speech.
So putting things into context, it is not anti-Semitic for me to criticise the Israeli government and its Racist power and control policies towards the Palestinian people and anyone else that dares to speak out against the actions of the Israeli state, and support the opposition.
I don't care who threw the first rock, it is time that the whole conflict in the middle east is brought to a stop, before it destroys us all. It's also worth mentioning that as well as the 6 million Holocaust victims, lest we forget that 5.5 million “enemies of the German state” (Criminals, the Insane, homosexuals, communists, Socialists, Jehovah Witnesses and gypsies were also murdered in atrocious circumstances. As staunch left wing agit-punkers; the recently, reformed and still relevant Crisis said “The Jews weren't the only ones!” (Ironically when Doug Pearce and Tony Wakefield from the band left and formed Death in June, they were accused of being Fascists due their imagery and lyrics, something they refuted.)

Thursday, 16 August 2018


I always look forward to Alvin’s songs on Urban Dogs and UK Subs albums, and wonder when he'll release a solo album, well the time is almost now, as he's just putting the finishing touches to Your Disobedient Servant, but as a taster for it he's releasing a single, and pretty yummy it is to! Ghost Train and Clumsy Fingers are a couple of ballsy hard hitting righteous and riotous rockers; Thumping drums, pounding bass, flesh cutting guitars and a great vocal performance of pure power and passion, with some intelligent lyrics, a real foot tapping, fist thumping, brain thinking slab of pumpkin coloured 7”vinyl. Alvin's not alone on this venture, his 'backing band' The Disobedient Servants is made up of guest musicians Brian James (Lords of The New Church/The Damned) Leigh Heggarty (The Ruts) Steve Critall (The Godfathers) and Jamie Oliver (UK Subs) great performances from all of 'em. The Single, with a cover designed by Gaye Black (The Adverts) is out on Halloween (31st Oct) but be quick it's limited to 300 copies only.  Available to pre-order now from the magnificent Time and Matter Records. You'll be in for a treat!

Monday, 13 August 2018

FS1E - Words and Deeds (*A REVIEW*)

Quirky, strange and charming, and totally out there; The genre defying FS1E, a trio of hardened musicians from North Herts. have crafted and created a unique sound of their own, a blend of Reggae, Post Punk, Indie and, Prog Rock Words and Deeds, their not so difficult second album is a very British album, the sound and sentiments couldn't come from anywhere else. Twelve bitter sweet symphonies telling tales of everyday people and their lives, loves, losses and fears; the good, bad and the ugly. It's an emotional road trip of a listen that takes a journey over the bumps and potholes of life at a time of social and political upheaval in our not so great, green and pleasant lands. Sublime, slow burning and absorbing soulful stuff. Tempos change as tunes chug, chop, swing and sway long. Guitars scratch, strum and jangle, Vocal harmonies mix with Dark rhythms, Dub grooves and jaunty up tempo folk like jigs. These are catchy epic songs of jazzy prog psychedelic proportions, both laid back, lively and at times uneasy easy listening. Available now to stream on Spotify.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

THIS PLACE IS BURNING: Extreme Weather for an Extreme World!

Across the world humankind is killing itself; with knives, guns, bombs and farming implements. The sales of these weapons of mass destruction fund the global economy and fuel the murders, civil wars, drug wars and wars on terror that are going on throughout the world. It's all about the power and control!
Across the world mother nature is fighting back against manufactured mass pollution and historic weather cycles, all wrapped up by the global powers we let be as 'climate change'. Theories about weather modification gather momentum on the web, but are dismissed as pure conspiracy, despite several news stories about Russia and China attempting it, or is this 'fake news' Well the truth is that I can see the weather is changing, but I can't see humankind changing, for all the recycling and conservation people do, as developing countries....develop, the multi- nationals pump more waste into the land sea and air.
In America, Japan, Greece and Britain fires burn, people die and infrastructures come to a grinding halt! The futures bright, the future's what we make it, and during these 'Trouble Torn Times' lets see the streets really heat up, and see if stories of The British Army being prepared for action in the event of a No Deal Brexit is 'project fear, fake news or the truth. Take cover a Tsunami is coming!

Saturday, 28 July 2018


The older generations voted for a future they'll never see. The younger generations are gonna be living in a future they didn't want to see. Makes me proud to be British! As a No Deal Brexit gets closer, It's is the time for the now generation to wake up and think....What did I really vote for? And if what they get isn't what they wanted, they need to stand up and shout NO DEAL! The Left and Right should unite amongst and despite of their differences and fight together to build a Britain to be really proud of; a United Kingdom, not a disunited one....I'd rather dream than live in a nightmare!

Sunday, 1 July 2018

DONNY TAKES A TRIP by Fake News Corp

Fake News Corp is an alliance of disparate souls who wanted to manifest their opposition to the ‘alt-President of the USA’ in a rousing song. We can’t stop him coming to England but we do not welcome him. We disapprove of his racist, abusive, divisive activities and we object to his fascistic, bully-boy gang members. 

Whilst he travels freely to England he attempts to restrict the movements of others, whether from Mexico, South America or the Middle East. Alt-POTUS is a self-confessed abuser, a charity fraudster and a graceless lying bully. He has no manners and is dangerously happy in the company of the despots and dictators he admires so much.
We have created this work in order to add our voice to the millions of voices speaking out against greed, corruption, violence and cruelty, and speaking up for peace, cooperation, equality and truth. 

Sunday, 29 April 2018


Three sides to every story. Fake or break time. To good to be true, to bad.... it must be false!
Stains and smears living in post truth age of fear and uncertainty. Information wars Deceiver....Receivers Time for a task force and a strategy. Inconvenient truths they'd like us to conveniently forget about while they cover up talk of having to have photo ID in order to vote Images of gassed Syrian children brings outrage, accusations and assumptions. Nerve agent, secret agent, Tit for tat diplomat. Knife crime on murder mile, A reality disconnect; actual and virtual, Views from computer screen windows, Multi player, gang attack....Game Over! No extra lives here!

Taking more from the poor The cuts have stabbed the poor in the back leaving fresh wounds, amongst the scars from past attacks. Broken and dying in front of our eyes a promised land built on lies. Drink water till you drown because it's good for you. A nation drugged on coffee.  Watch out for the gas supply; the arrival of reprisals. Progress! Good or bad, you decide use the red button to cast your vote. Cyber crime; a sign of the times, a world where technology constructs a speech a dead president (JFK) never made makes more sense than what the living one says. Hate speech isn't free speech, it costs....in human life!

UK gets involved in another dodgy deal and Teresa May compromises parliamentary democracy by dropping bombs on Syria without consulting parliament and without waiting for any evidence as to what happened, this is carried out under the guise of ending 'humanitarian suffering', well when USA went ahead and bombed Syria’s chemical warfare capacity in 2014 they still used them again. If UK Government wants to end humanitarian suffering, then why hasn't it got involved in Yemen where a bloody war is being raged by Saudi Arabia, who are using weapons supplied by the UK (Looks like I've answered my own question there!) Interestingly the Saudi crown prince visited the UK, USA and France the day before all three countries took part in these latest attacks on Syria, no doubt he was influencing their decision. Talking of geopolitriks you've got Iran who along with Russia back Assad’s Syrian regime, then there's also Israel bombing the Iranian militia in Syria who've been using the country as a base to support the Hezbollah in Lebanon. Just who is gonna benefit from all this? aside from the arms dealers.

No facts, the judge, jury and executioners punishment and justice one big distraction false flags flying. Dropping bombs never avoids escalation.
Why would Assad use Chemical Weapons when the war against Islamic State and rebel forces has nearly been won?
Why would Russia use nerve gas in Salisbury to poison spy’s with the world cup coming up?
Why wouldn't Britain let Russia have a sample of the nerve agent?
Britain didn't support the action the US took last time they dropped bombs to stop Syria’s use of chemical weapons....well that worked didn't it. Members of parliament voted against any involvement. So why this time?
And just who killed UN weapons inspector Dr David Kelly back in 2003 in the wake of Iraq and claims of weapons of mass destruction being exaggerated by New Labour Government, because it wasn't suicide like the establishment would like us to believe.


Create a fantastical spy thriller plot about a Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent miles from a British Chemical Research facility. The Russians get the blame although there is no actual evidence that it came from Russia. Britain and many countries including the USA and France expel Russian diplomats as punishment, and insults are traded by foreign ministers on both sides. The Russian spy his daughter, Schipol family and a policeman who came into contact with the poison recover, and the only thing to die was the families pet guinea pig. Britain’s involvement with America in bombing Syria wasn't about the nations security it was payback for USA support in expelling Russian diplomats after the attack on the Schipols and it's future economic interest; from Chlorine Gas to Chlorine washed chicken.  

The US had to retaliate and bomb Syria to cover up the fabrication of gas attacks, and as a justification to attack Syria and get at Russia. Who's got the biggest knob Putin or Trump, it doesn’t matter cos they are both great big knobs, unfortunately when their macho posturing starts, so does trouble in the world. But hey Trump can't be all bad, he's helping to bring peace to Korea, where it seems Kim Jong Un doesn't want to play the biggest dick game. The French Prime Minister looked a bit uncomfortable during a recent encounterhe had with Trump, who appeared to be having some homo-erotic love in with him during a state visit.

Syrian and Salisbury chemical weapon attacks and the retaliation have been washed away in the wake of the Windrush Generation scandal, were those and the relatives of others that came to Britain from the West Indies in the 50's and helped build Britain, keep it moving and keep it well have now been told to keep away in order to satisfy immigration targets that Amber Rudd the Home Secretary doesn't seem to know anything about, and then she does, whatever, but surely the previous Home Sec; Teresa May must have been aware of as they formed part of her 'hostile environment' for immigrants. Seeds were sown many dawns ago, from them solid oaks have grown; fear, prejudice and hatred has taken root across England’s green and pleasant lands. Great Britain is a nation built on racism, it is the dark heart of this country that continues to beat; from the days of empire and colonialism via 70's sitcoms to the death of Stephen Lawrence with the inappropriate 'gaffs' made by Prince Philip and Prince Charles thrown in for good measure, topped by anti-Semitism rows in Labour Party and this present governments immigration policy. You don't need a United Nations report to tell you something you already know! People need to stop dancing to it's beat!