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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 were the ultimate "lads" band. All pints of lager, football terrace chants and menacing cocksure attitudes. Jimmy Pursey...

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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Six Million Dollar Man Action Figure

If there was ever a television series that demanded a toy line for its merchandise, it was The Six Million Dollar Man. This classic series...

Rare Earth

Having played the club circuit since 1961 under the name The Sunliners, it was on joining Motown's subsidiary Rare Earth Records - set up by...

Cluedo/Clue

The board game's inventor was a British law clerk named Anthony Pratt, who dreamt it up circa 1947 while walking his beat as a...

Beatniks

"Don't fret cat, it's all bells. We got no bread baby, but that's not our bag anyway. So dig the crazy scene and don't...

Yellow Submarine (1968)

The Beatles come to the rescue when the evil Blue Meanies try to drive all the music and fun from Pepperland in the third...

Genesis II (1973)

Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry failed to strike similar gold with this contrived tale involving Alex Cord as macho moustachioed NASA scientist Dylan Hunt...

Satanic Rites of Dracula, The (1973)

Following Dracula AD 1972 came Hammer’s modern-dress entry in the Dracula series. The Satanic Rites of Dracula is a science fiction/horror/thriller hybrid lacking in Hammer’s usual Gothic flavour...

To Catch A Thief (1955)

A retired cat burglar becomes the prime suspect for a series of robberies carried out in his own distinctive style and sets out to clear...