Tag Archives: Sex Pistols

Primera Persona In Barcelona

Arriving in Barcelona early on Thursday evening (3 May 2012) I was whisked from the airport to Hotel Jazz in the city centre by Ana Pareja and Claudia Cucchiarato from my Spanish publisher Alpha Decay. Having dropped my bag, I was … Continue reading

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Bill Wyman’s Gallery “Art” – Or The Rock Star Considered As A Complete Scumbag

Aside from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones were pretty much the most tedious British Invasion band of the 1960s. Both these acts lacked the mod flash and live excitement of the way superior Who, Small Faces and Creation; not to … Continue reading

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Pleasure never hurt anyone… some Cocteau Twins pre-history and the way London rocked 30 years ago!

I’ve never been into the Cocteau Twins myself… just ain’t my thing. However, I recently got into an online discussion in which I mentioned that I’d known their second and main bass player Simone Raymonde in the old days when … Continue reading

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1970s nightmares part 1: seeing Sting & The Police unannounced at a punk gig

I knew 1979 was gonna be a bad year before it even started, although I didn’t see Thatcher’s election as a certainty until it happened. Much of my take on the world back then was filtered through the  music I … Continue reading

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