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Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2006
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Releases for Monday, 20. February 2006
THE RUTS – “The Punk Singles Collection”: First ever career round up and of every A and B side issued by the legendary Ruts and including – incredibly – for the first time on CD the original 7” versions of “Babylon’s Burning”, “Something That I Said” and “Jah War”. Also included is the very first Ruts D.C.single, the bands last release for Virgin Records.
THE DESTRUCTORS – “The Punk Singles Collection”: The first ever Destructors CD features all of their highly collectable singles releases between 1982-1984 when they were at the forefront of the UK `82 Punk movement. Pictures of all of the sleeves are a feature of the artwork with every single track totally re-mastered by the legendary Tim Turan.
THE DESTRUCTORS – “Exercise The Demons Of Youth”: First time on CD for the debut LP from legendary UK `82 Punk band The Destructors which hit the Indie Chart Top 10 when originally released by “Illuminated Records”. Now comes with 11 bonus tracks including the “Senseless Violence” and “Religion” EP’s. The booklet contains all the lyrics plus liner notes by bassist Allen Adams.

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2006
“THE PUNK ROCK MOVIE DVD” update: Additional release dates. For Germany: 24th February 2006 and for the U.K.: 27th March 2006. DVD running time.118 Min. (Film 85 Minutes). Promotional information: “This unique archive is packed with a tantalising combination of unseen and rarely seen footage which did not make it into the original release, including live performances and backstage material from many of the leading names in British punk as well as lesser known ones.”

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2006
STRUMMER CAMP 2006 is set to take place on Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th 2006 at the “Burnage Rugby Club” in Manchester, England. The event will “celebrate the musical influence and works of Joe Strummer” and feature performances by Carbon Silicon (The Clash's Mick Jones and Generation X's Tony James) as well as a host of other acts including Goldblade, David Rovics, Kings of the Delmar, Asia Carrera, Take the 5th, Night of Treason, the Hyperjax, Havana A Go Go, Attila the Stockbroker, Doktor Mandrake, the Marder, Ged Graham, Cheapskates and more. Other guests will include Barry “Scratchy” Myers, who DJ'd on tour with the Clash and later the Mescaleros, Clash road manager (and author of “A Riot of Our Own”) Johnny Green and many more.

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2006
EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS are due to start recording their brand new album titled “Been There” in March and are working on a release date around the end of May.

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2006
The new VICE SQUAD album is now finished and titled “Defiant”. It should be available this spring on “SOS Records” in America and then the band will look to a european release. The album contains 11 brand new tracks and 3 re-recordings.

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2006
RADIO BIRDMAN are recording a new album - release expected July 2006. Europe and US tour planned for September / October this year.

Freitag, 17. Februar 2006
Sad news from Boston - founding member of seminal US punk-pop band the REAL KIDS, bass player Allen 'Alpo' Paulino, has died in his sleep.


Freitag, 17. Februar 2006
“The Punk Rock Movie” from DON LETTS is to be released on DVD in Japan by Toshiba EMI on 22nd February 2006. The is the film's first ever release on DVD.

>>> the PUNK ROCK MOVIE DVD-Cover for Japan <<<


Freitag, 17. Februar 2006
Schweden´s ASTA KASK – Uralt-Band aus den ´80ern - haben einen Vertrag bei „Burning Heart Records“ unterschrieben. Die Band wird im Fruehling mit Mattias Farm (Millencolin) das Studio entern und ein Album einspielen, das dann bereits im Sommer erscheinen soll. Ausserdem planen „Burning Heart“, im April eine 50-minuetige DVD-Dokumentation ueber Asta Kask zu veroeffentlichen, der eine CD mit 17 neu aufgenommenen alten Songs der Band beiliegt. Ungefaehr zeitgleich soll dann auch ein Re-Release in Form einer Compilation mit ihrer EP „Med Is I Magen“ und allen bislang erschienen Singles auf den Markt kommen.


Freitag, 17. Februar 2006
Das neue s/t-Album von AMERICAN HEARTBREAK erscheint in den Staaten am 18. April 2006 auf „Liquor And Poker Music“.

Freitag, 17. Februar 2006
Die SKULLS aus Los Angeles haben sich leider nach fuenf Jahren der Wiedervereinigung aufgeloest und ihre letzte Show bereits am 20. Januar 2006 in San Diego im „Jumping Turtle Club“ gespielt.

Freitag, 10. Februar 2006
SHAME ACADEMY are a kind of Ulster Punk super-group consisting of Brian Young (Rudi), Greg Cowan (The Outcasts) and Petesy Burns (Stalag 17). They re-recorded their own punk hits, all in all 12 studio tracks followed by 14 live tracks. "Punk Rock For Dummies" was released at the end of September 2005 on “Combat Rock” in France.


Freitag, 10. Februar 2006
Im Juni 2006 wird bei “Helter
Skelter Books” ein Buch ueber PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. veroeffentlicht. Der Titel: „Metal Box.“ Alle damaligen Schluesselfiguren kommen im Buch zu Wort.

John Lydon´s Metalbox - The Story Of Public Image Ltd.


Freitag, 10. Februar 2006
Next up on “Overground Records” is the much anticipated SWELL MAPS album “Whippersnappers And Waistrels”, compiling 23 previously unreleased tracks, all exclusive to this release. Nearing completion is an album by 70s Lincoln punk band PSEUDO EXISTORS. Previously released on vinyl on “Harbinger Sound” this version has extra tracks, been totally re-mastered and has sleeve notes written by the band.


Freitag, 10. Februar 2006
The DAMNED release a new DVD on February 20th, 2006 entitled 'MGE25'. The double DVD contains over 4 hours of Damned footage. The main event is a live concert expertly filmed from Manchester Academy on the “Machine Gun Etiquette 25th anniversary tour”. On the Extra-DVD is a rare archive footage supplied by The Clash's Mick Jones. An impromptu rendition of “New Rose” complete with surprise entrance of the late Joe Strummer somewhere in Wessex studios back in 1979.

the DAMNED - "MGE25" Do-DVD


Freitag, 10. Februar 2006
Dick Rude´s documentary “Let's Rock Again!” is now planned for a DVD-release this summer. “Let´s Rock Again!” opens with a montage of Clash-era footage of JOE STRUMMER before ultimately settling into his stint fronting the Mescaleros. The film includes some stunning live performance footage and both frank and amusing interviews with Joe.

Freitag, 03. Februar 2006 ( Remember Punks – Sid Vicious Died on 02.02.1979 )
CLIT 45 sind zur Zeit im Studio um ihr zweites Album mit dem Titel “2-4-6-8” (warum eigentlich nicht “1-2-3-4”?) aufzunehmen, was dann im Maerz 2006 erscheinen soll.


Freitag, 03. Februar 2006 ( Remember Punks – Sid Vicious Died on 02.02.1979 )
30 years ago the SEX PISTOLS declared war on Britain. Nothing would ever be the same again. In this month's “Q Magazine”, Q celebrates the 30th anniversary of punk with the inside story of the pivotal moments of 1976: the Sex Pistols' year of living dangerously, the Ramones' first UK gig, and The Clash's seminal appearance at the legendary 100 Club Punk Festival. In an exclusive Q Interview, discover why, according to punk's most outrageous mastermind Malcolm McLaren, the Sex Pistols are "sad" and Sid Vicious was "slightly gay". Also, Siouxsie Sioux looks back at her life in pictures, and Hard-Fi, Moby and Johnny Marr select the ultimate punk playlists. Plus, free inside for every reader - 50 classic punk tracks, featuring Blondie, The Stooges, The Jam, Green Day and many more, courtesy of our friends at Napster.

Q Magazine celebrates the 30th anniversary of punk rock.Q Magazine celebrates the 30th anniversary of punk rock.Q Magazine celebrates the 30th anniversary of punk rock.

Freitag, 03. Februar 2006 ( Remember Punks – Sid Vicious Died on 02.02.1979 )
Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag are now working on a book of BOB GRUEN´s Sex Pistols photos to be published next year.


Freitag, 03. Februar 2006 ( Remember Punks – Sid Vicious Died on 02.02.1979 )
Profiling three punk bands, the FORGOTTEN REBELS from Canada, BLIND PIGS from Brazil and SUPERMAN IS DEAD from Kuta, Bali – the film documentary from Douglas Crawford “The Punks Are Alright - A Punk Rock Safari From the First World to The Third” – tells of the liberating power of punk music through the eyes of Dolly, a 22-year old living in Tangerang who struggles to make ends meet.
Douglas started the project as a short documentary film about the Forgotten Rebels before finding out about the Blind Pigs, a Brazilian band that idolized their Canadian counterparts. While interviewing the Blind Pigs, Crawford learned that the band had a die-hard fan in Indonesia named Dolly. This was the connection that held the film together.
Remaining true to the spirit of punk, the film was made entirely under a do-it-yourself (DIY) ethos, conduct that has lent the film truly "independent" status.
With no financial support from either the Canadian government or any private institution, Crawford had to dig deep into his own pocket to finance the film. Every individual or institution that he ran into for money turned down his proposal.
“The government said that it was not artistic enough, while TV stations thought that the subject would not generate enough money,” he said.
As a result, Crawford had to rely on friends and family to produce the film. “People told me it was a crazy thing to do, to go to Indonesia and Brazil and do everything by myself,” the 38-year-old recalled.
“With so many problems that people have to deal with on an everyday basis, they have every reason to be angry. In the developed world people are kind of play -acting punk - there's no genuine energy," he said.

 the film documentary from Douglas Crawford “The Punks Are Alright - A Punk Rock Safari From the First World to The Third”.

Freitag, 03. Februar 2006 ( Remember Punks – Sid Vicious Died on 02.02.1979 )
Von der neuen Single der US BOMBS “We Are The Problem” (haette nicht gedacht, das die US BOMBS noch mal einen solchen Knaller zustande bringen!)  gibt es ab sofort nun auch ein toll gemachtes ´77er Punk Rock-Video: http://www.sailorsgraverecords.com/usbombs/


Freitag, 03. Februar 2006 ( Remember Punks – Sid Vicious Died on 02.02.1979 )
Um den Release des neuen ANTI-FLAG Albums „For Blood And Empire“ entsprechend zu unterstuetzen und der musikalischen und politischen Message der Band weitere Verbreitung zukommen zu lassen, suchen wir interessierte und hingebungsvolle Mitstreiter, die das Anti-Flag / A-F Records Streetteam unterstuetzen wollen. Jeder der Zeit, Lust und Geduld hat sich in die Arbeit für Anti-Flag und deren Label zu stuerzen, kann sich unter der eMail-adresse a-f_streetteam@dynamic-discord-agency.com  melden. Anmeldungen, Fragen, Liebesbriefe und Hasspredigten, alles wird entgegengenommen! Danke für eure Unterstuetzung!


Freitag, 03. Februar 2006 ( Remember Punks – Sid Vicious Died on 02.02.1979 )
On 14th March 2006, “Rhino/Warner Bros.” will be re-issuing a digitally re-mastered version of “Never Mind The Bollocks”. This version will be released in the USA to coincide with the induction of the SEX PISTOLS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.