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DVD review: I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run

I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run

Cadiz Music [Release date 25.09.15] By 1985 the classic Clash line-up was over and Mark II had taken their place- they looked good and sounded good, but they were not The Clash. The pressure of this and the impending split … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CRUNCH – Brand New Brand

Cargo records [release date: 30.04.15] With this second outing, The Crunch has become a bit more than a side project for a bunch of seasoned punk stalwarts who only got together for a book launch. Headline tours, film premieres and … Continue reading

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Interview: THE CRUNCH (March 2015)

The Crunch play a compelling brand of punk-infused power rock and power pop, drawing on all their years of collective experience in bands such as The Clash, Cockney Rejects, Sham 69, Lords Of The New Church and Diamond Dogs. Sulo … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE CRUNCH & JOE STRUMMER TRIBUTE BAND – KOKO, London, 25 March 2015

This was part of Koko’s occasional Rock ‘n’ Roll Cinema series, tonight featuring the biopic of Joe Strummer’s Spanish sojourn in the mid-80’s: ‘I Need a Dodge – Joe Strummer on the Run’. And all the stops had been pulled … Continue reading

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DVD review: U.S. Festival 1983 Days 1-3

US Festival 1983 Days 1-3

Wienerworld [Release date 27.01.14] It’s weird how when you look back at this footage, just how young everyone looks, yet when you look in the mirror that same youthful young man looks back at you (well, maybe not). The U.S. … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE CRUNCH – Nambucca, London, 12 December 2013

The night didn’t start too well when we had to teach the barman how to pour a pint of real ale out of the hand pump. But the service, very much like the gig, improved dramatically over the next few … Continue reading

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Interview with bass icon NORMAN WATT-ROY (June 2013)

After a 46 year career that has made him a bass icon, Norman Watt-Roy finally has finally recorded his first ever solo album ‘Faith & Grace’ – cockney rhyming slang for bass. With a career that started with playing American … Continue reading

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Album review: THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE – Rare Gumbo

  Gypsy Hotel Records [Release date 20.05.13] Even the most riotous and irreverent of bands sometimes need a break. And ‘Rare Gumbo’ is compilation album that gathers together The Urban Voodoo Machine’s bits and pieces in the form of EP … Continue reading

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Album review: NORMAN WATT-ROY – Faith & Grace

Cadiz [Release date 17.06.13] The mission statement for this album comes in the middle of the autobiographical ‘Me My Bass And I’: ‘When I heard Jaco (Pastorius) and Weather Report that was basically it. I realised where I came from, … Continue reading

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TAURUS TRAKKER – Building Ten

Second album from this west London duo of Martin Muscatt (vocals/guitars) and Allison Phillips (drums/vocals). They even have a rather special guest in the Clash’s Mick Jones, who adds his guitar to the title track. Musically this reminded me of … Continue reading

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