I've got quite an eclectic taste in music but I'll always be a Punk at heart.
Got into it when my brother brought The Bollocks album home followed by The Clash album.
Never saw The Clash and only saw The Sex Pistols in '96 on The Filthy Lucre Tour - I was too young back in the day, I was 11 or 12 back in 76/77.
Soon got into SLF - seen them over a dozen times live - and loved The Angelic Upstarts who I've also seen quite few times.
Thoroughly enjoyed the Oi scene and have some big mates involved in it even now.
I even had a bit of time for the Anarcho bands like Crass, Zounds, Flux of Pink Indians etc.
Punk shaped my whole perspective and attitude to life in general.
Seen literally hundreds of punk bands of all types live.
I have quite a few mates who play in bands now and are getting a certain amount of recognition on the scene.
Some good mates of mine, formed in '77.
This recording is from about '81 and not the best sound quality but you get the raw feeling.
They still do one or two gigs a year.....great guys.
Got to finish with the two greatest songs of all time:
edit on 22/2/20 by Freeborn because: grammar, typo's
One of the greatest EP's ever includes Subvert; one of my all time favourite songs.
I remember when this was first released and about 10 or so of us going into a small record shop and it was playing, they all turned round and said
'what's this #e?'....except me and one other lad who looked at each other and said 'this is #ing brilliant!'.
Just to show that the old guard can still deliver, this was recorded just a few years ago.
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