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Wednesday, 9 January 2008

THE HEAVY METAL KIDS - Live And Loud!!


Often over looked by ‘punk revisionists’ The Heavy Metal Kids were firing up audiences in the early 1970’s with their theatrical ‘pronto punk‘ They were regulars at The Speakeasy and The Marquee, were the likes of Mick Jones and Tony James (The Clash and Generation X) could be found amongst the audience. It has been reported that after seeing ‘em live a certain Johnny Rotten went up to their enigmatic front man Gary Holton, pinned a safety pin on Garys jacket and said “how does it feel to be ripped off” An extensive touring schedule, they once played 300 gigs in a year took it’s toll on the band, especially Gary, who by then had built up a drug habit to see him through the endless touring. He was eventually thrown out of the band as a result in 1977 and went on to find ‘fame’ as an actor, appearing in Quadrophonia and the successful TV series Auf Wiedersein Pet amongst others,until his untimely ‘drink and drugs death’ in 1985. Enjoy some classic HEAVY METAL kids, here!

7 comments:

geranium said...

Hello,

The link to the Heavy Metal Kids stuff looks strange to me : http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=7120550951047304934

Is it a mistake ? Thanx !

--geranium

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Well spotted geranium, all changed, cheers.

geranium said...

OK nuzz. I have just updated the link to a new archive which is now in RAR format. I hope it will work better for you now!

Have a good night with 4 Be 2 and thank you for the Heavy Metal Kids

Claudius said...

This was just one of many sites that inspired me to start my own. Check it out.
http://clearwaterahead.blogspot.com/

garychching said...

Hey Nuzz, excellent posting. I bought "She No Angel" 7" when it cam out.

I'll post it sometime

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

cheers gary, I've got that single, didn't get it when it came out, was only 10 then, but picked it up for a quid years later from second hand record shop, well worth posting. Nice one claudius, I'll stick a link up here to yer blog.

garychching said...

Hey Nuzz, where are you man?

Every night I click onto your blog and that carbon silicon tracks makes me jump out of my skin, Doh!