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ONLY FOT FOR THE BIN:
Sean O’Neill, one of the authors of the northern irish pUnKrOcK book “It
Makes You Want To SPIT!” has now start a record label, whoch of course is
The aim of “Spit Records” is simple, to release as many previously
unreleased late 70's, early 80's recordings by Northern Ireland’s PunK and
New Wave bands as practically possible. So, if you were in a band back
then or know someone that was, have old recordings, photographs etc.
Please do get in touch with
The first release on it is a live recording by THE OUTCASTS. This
release also coincides with the recent reformation of the band with a view
to playing a handful of selected live dates in 2011. The 14 track CD,
“Vive Lyon!” will be strictly limited to 1,000 copies. The recordings
capture the band live at two concerts in Lyon, France in the early 80’s
when the band was at the height of their playing prowess. For avid
collectors, there’s also the inclusion of the previously unreleased track
“Ghetto Blaster” plus exclusive photographs and extensive sleeve notes in
a 24 page CD booklet. Copies of the CD will be available direct from the
X-RAY SPEX singer Poly
Styrene has revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer. A message on
her official website explained that the she was undergoing treatment for
the illness and as such couldn't commit to playing live this year. She is
set to release a new solo album, 'Generation Indigo', next month.
The singer left a personal note on the site too. "It's been a bit of a
battle fighting this cancer but hey ho I'm still alive.”
John Lydon has revealed he's eager
to pen new songs for the SEX PISTOLS. He said: "I've really been in
a songwriting mode and I can now look back on the Pistols and imagine
writing with them. I wouldn't have been able to think about that if I
hadn't got the P.I.L. thing going again. You forget the wars and personal
hate over time.”
After more than ten years, SCREECHING WEASEL will be releasing a
new studio album. The record is titled “First World Manifesto” and is due
out March 15, 2011 via Fat Wreck Chords. Frontman Ben Weasel had this to
say: “I had a ton of songs lying around that I'd written in the past
decade but never recorded. A heck of a lot of them were top-notch jingles
that would've been perfect for a Screeching Weasel album, had Screeching
Weasel actually existed at that point. We didn't, so they were relegated
to the old tape pile and mostly forgotten. When Screeching Weasel got back
together for the 11th time, I started polishing up those songs and writing
a bunch of new ones. We did a quick demo last summer and sent it off to a
couple labels but it was almost a foregone conclusion that if Fat wanted
us back we'd be there with bells on. And so it came to pass: Fat Mike
texted me the day after we sent the demos saying "Jolly good stuff, mate!"
and we were off to the races. Joy to the world!”
Ben notes that the album is being produced by Mike Kennerty of All
American Rejects. He also notes that Fat Wreck Chords will be the new home
of Screeching Weasel reissues and will be releasing Weasel, Riverdales and
Ben's solo album in 2011.
There will be a documentary film made about the legendary New York punk
venue CBGB. Filmmakers Randall Miller and Jody Swain are working on
a film about the venue which made bands such as the Ramones, Talking Heads,
Patti Smith and many more famous.
Randall Miller: “The film will center on the real-life story of Hilly
Kristal's CBGB club and its impact on the underground music scene. This is
a film about an era of music, about a place that I hung out at in New York
in the early '80s and about an unsung champion of new music.”
April 2011 marks 20 years since JOHNNY THUNDERS' untimely death, in
New Orleans on April 23rd 1991. Johnny was 38 years old.
Johnny's musical legacy remains as strong as ever, with new generations of
fans lapping up countless re-issues and live recordings, as well as his
solo, Heartbreakers and New York Dolls albums being heralded as classic.
This coming milestone is the ideal time for celebrating Johnny's life and
work. With a new film about Johnny under production, directed by
documentary-maker Danny Garcia: “Thunders fans can look forward to an
exciting period of new activity.”
Jesse Rich, known as “Jess the Mess”, vocalist and guitarist of the Orange
County band BROKEN BOTTLES died on 08. December 2010 of a drug
“The loss of someone that is like a brother to me, is far more devastating
than anything that has ever happened to me," says drummer Jason Seamans
from Broken Bottles. "This is so unreal”.
Andreas Schwabe verstarb am 04. Dezember 2010 an den Folgen eines Unfalls.
Schwabe spielte in den vergangenen dreissig Jahren in unzaehligen
Hamburger Bands, zuletzt bei den RAZORS, PROJEKT KOTELETT und
PHANTASTIX. Mit diesen Bands wollte er am 30. Dezember im "Knust"
seinen 50. Geburtstag feiern. In seiner Gedenken und ihm zu Ehren haben
seine Bands gemeinsam mit den Freunden von NAPALM diesen Abend bestritten.