|July 31st 1982
While reading the highly recommended 'Burning
Britain' book covering the early 80's UK scene I
noticed the highly underrated Infa Riot got
barely a mention. Well check this out if you
wanna know more!!!
|Vintage Punk interviews from outta the Punk Rocker archives.
Hope they enlighten and maybe give some of the bland bands
masquarading at punk an idea of what real attitude is/was all about!!!
They are listed in chronological order of when they were first published
latest additions in yellow...
|MORE VINTAGE PUNK INTERVIEWS from the last 30 years!
Including: SEX PISTOLS/ DEAD KENNEDYS/ CLASH/ RAMONES/
FEAR/ IGGY POP /SHAM 69/ STRANGLERS/ SID AND NANCY/
RANCID/ DAMNED/ ADVERTS/ CONFLICT/ UK SUBS / BUZZCOCKS
THE BRIEFS/ X-RAYSPEX.....ETC.
|January 22nd 1983
By 1983 The Subhumans were making front
pages of the UK National music press and
with the release of their highly acclaimed
debut album 'The Day The Country Died' we
are given the background story on how it
|May 28th 1977
As The Heartbreakers embark on their first
major Tour of Europe promoting their debut 45
'Chinese Rocks'. Tony Parsons of the NME
catches up with them and gives us a fans
perspective of one of the hottest bands around.
|May 13th 1978
Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex in 1978 was one
of the biggest pulls in the UK punk scene. She
talks candidly here about fame, plastic society
and her own sexuality. Great insight into this
legendary female punk vocalist!
|May 31st 1980
Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics and
managing guru Ron Swenson talk to the
British music press about orgasms, blowing up
auditoriums and cracking jokes about putting
frogs in food blenders!
Johnny Rotten answers all those questions
you ever wanted to ask here in this
compulsive insight into the punk legend by
Dick Vain of Soap And Spikes infamy!
|March 1983 / March 1986
Two blasts from the most obnoxious and piss
takingly hilarious punk band that came outta
the 80's or staggered through the streets of
Macc. Beware real British Humour!
|March 6th 1982
Prime time Killing Joke being awkward
towards the music press makes this all the
more enthralling considering they're still
making great records! He who laughs last...!
|June 3rd 1978
Jean Jaques Burnel of The Stranglers slags
off Americans, Swedes and puts the
frighteners on journalists in general in this
highly entertaining confrontation piece!
The Cramps have just released 'Stay Sick' so
it was time for Sounds to visit their LA abode
in the Hollywood Hills. Plus we get 5 rockin'
classics from the Cramps jukebox!
Crass explain their beginnings, why they
wear black and defend their blasphemous
issues alongside their impressive selling
hysteria amidst virtually no publicity what so
|October 25th 1977
Barry Cain goes on the road with the less
than happy Heartbreakers who had just
released their classic L.A.M.F album.
But all was not well in Heartbreak city!
|March 31st 1979
Former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones spills
the beans on what lifes been like following the
immediate implosion of the worlds biggest
punk band and life after the controversy!
|February 5th 1983
Abbo of the recently demised UK Decay
explains his reasons for disbanding a band at
the height of their popularity and also gives a
good insight into his views on punk and Goth!
|August 11th 1979
Being as I've just watched the 'Control' movie
on Ian Curtis's life in Joy Division. I thought it
would be good to put up a vintage Joy Division
interview not otherwise available online!
|November 20th 1982
Second major UK press interview for
Californias Black Flag. The Band were
starting to make international inroads
despite record label hassle and the fashion
|June 29th 1980
First major UK press interview for California's
X. Silvie Simmons from Sounds gives us UK
punks the first glimpse inside probably the
most endearing of all the early LA punk bands!
Nick Kents rivetting and sometimes side
splitting expose on the Sex Pistols
bassplayer, Sid Vicious. Conducted in the
Winter of 1977, this classic heart to heart is a
'must read' for any discerning punk!
|November 26th 1977
Allan Jones takes to the road with the
Damned and gets burning cigarette ends
thrown down his neck, chewing gum
smeared in his hair, etc...
This is the first UK press the Dead Boys ever
got and they made the front page of Sounds.
Cheetah Chrome wasn't and still ain't
impressed with how Mary Harron portrayed
the band, so read for yourself.
|December 23rd 1978
The ice cold Banshees have just
released 'The Scream' and let
northern oik Paul Morley into the dark
metallic world they inhabit, till they get
|June 17th 1978
Pete Silverton dissects the Clash as they
record their second album discussing
America, Rotten, bluebeat and Joe's
Hepatitus amongst other things like Sham
making em hungry!
An hilarious ride through the rat infested
slums of West Berlin on the Exploited's first
Euro tour. The wall is still up and the Exploited
are still hooligans. Garry Bushell of Sounds
wirtnessed the carnage!
|Guitar World August 96
In the Summer of '96, Green Day were
drained by anxiety, illness and road
exhaustion. Alan Di Perna caught up
with the Boys as they chilled out... and
stomped on their punk elders!