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Anti-Pasti

Hailing from Derbyshire, England, Anti-Pasti were part of the commercially successful but critically reviled second wave of punk. The group signed to the punk/heavy metal...

Action Pact

London's Action Pact were fronted by exuberant vocalist Alison 'George Cheex' Roberts and took their musical cues from the likes of The Ramones, The...

Starshooter

Starshooter was one of the most famous bands to come up with punk rock in France, releasing Pin-Up Blonde, their first single, as early as...

Stiff Little Fingers

While many of the punks with whom they shared a stage opted for a brand of anger that was - at best - cosmetic, Ulster's...

Slaughter & The Dogs

Slaughter and the Dogs emerged from the Manchester punk scene in 1977, led by Wayne Barrett (vocals) and Mick Rossi (guitar). With Brian Grantham on drums...

Siouxsie & The Banshees

Siouxsie Sioux (real name Susan Janet Ballion) grew up in Chislehurst, Kent. When punk rock hit the UK she was part of the now-legendary 'Bromley Contingent'...

Sham 69

Formed in Hersham, Surrey in 1975, Sham 69 was the ultimate "lads" band. All pints of lager, football terrace chants and menacing cocksure attitudes. Jimmy...

Ruts, The

A favourite of the late great John Peel, The Ruts emerged from Southall, a heavily Asian-populated west London suburb. Their anti-racist stance fused punk and...

Riot Squad

This punk/skinhead band from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, was led by vocalist Dunk. Formed in September 1981, the band had their own label, called Rot, which they...

Peter & The Test Tube Babies

With album titles like Pissed and Proud, The Mating Sounds of South American Frogs and The Loud Blaring Punk Rock LP, Brighton nutters Peter & The Test Tube Babies...

Penetration

In 1977, following exposure to The Sex Pistols, Penetration sprang out of Durham pit village Ferryhill only to find themselves allergic to the music...

Newtown Neurotics

The Newtown Neurotics hailed from Harlow, Essex; a stereotypically inhospitable and lifeless "new town" of grey concrete and roundabouts (a la Stevenage or Milton...

Johnny Moped

Johnny Moped formed in Croydon, south London, in 1974 and bridged the gap between mid-seventies pub rock and punk with their amalgam of free festival...

Dead Kennedys

Formed in San Francisco in early 1978, the Dead Kennedys became American public enemy number one right from the start. A creation of Jello...

Crass

Crass was formed in 1978 by Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud, who lived a commune-type life in a farmhouse called Dial House at North Weald...

Chron Gen (Chronic Generation)

This energetic punk band originated from Hitchin in Hertfordshire in 1978 and kept their good-natured Sex Pistols-inspired vision active well into the mid-1980s. The band released their...

Chelsea

A punk outfit formed in London in 1977 by vocalist Gene October. Original members Billy Idol and Tony James swiftly departed to form Generation X, but...

Chaotic Dischord

A bunch of complete punk loonies from Bristol who started out as Vice Squad's road crew plus some mates. The line-up eventually settled down as Ampex,...

Damned, The

The Damned formed in London in 1976. Former cemetery worker and aspiring graphic artist Dave Vanian (abridged from 'Transylvanian'; real name Dave Lett) teamed...

Toy Dolls

Tongue-in-cheek good-time Geordie punks The Toy Dolls contributed two songs to the most infamous Oi! album, Strength Thru Oi!, and released a self-financed single (Tommy Kowey's Car)...

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Action Jackson

The Mego company got its start as an importer of toys and household novelties but in the early 1970s, they began production on an...

PEZ

In 1927 Austria, Eduard Haas III invented the brick candy, taking the Pez name from three letters in the German word "pfefferminz" (which means...

1970s Television – Introduction

In the 1970s, TV Producers turned from the excess of violence seen in drama series' of the 60s, to seek other ways of stimulating...

Dorothy Stratten

Born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten, Dorothy Stratten was a former Dairy Queen waitress from a cowtown in Canada. At the age of 18, she was...

Rab C. Nesbitt

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Retro Australia – Random Remembrances

Royal Easter Show at the Showground Manzil Room nightclub School excursions to places like Warragamba Dam, Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and Old Sydney...

The Way We Were (1973)

This classy soap opera set in the McCarthy era was fortunate to have inspired casting with Redford and Streisand as mismatched lovers whose ideological...

Our House

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8  8 (USA) 46 x 60 minute episodes Following the death of his son, 65-year-old Gus Witherspoon (Wilford Brimley from...