Tag Archive | British Punk Rock

Happy Birthday, Captain Sensible!

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Captain Sensible (Born Raymond Burns), sometimes bassist, sometimes lead guitarist for original British Punk Rockers The Damned, was born on this day, April 23rd, in 1955. Favorite Captain Sensible solo single: “There are More Snakes than Ladders.” Please enjoy my hilarious interview with The Captain from 2001 at This Link.

Gail's Interview with Sex Pistols/Manraze Drummer Paul Cook Now Online!


Phil Collen, Paul Cook & Simon Laffy are Manraze

Drummer Paul Cook talks about the Old School Punk Rock, his amazing new band, Manraze (featuring Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen) and their new album, PunkFunkRootsRock in this simply smashing New Interview with Gail up now at Ink19.com!

Sex Pistols Release Never Mind The Bollocks!

On This Date, October 28th in 1977: Sex Pistols released their only album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, which featured the singles “Anarchy In The UK,” “God Save The Queen,” “Pretty Vacant” and “Holidays In The Sun.”  In spite of a ban that kept the album out of  many record stores and prevented some of their songs from getting radio play, Never Mind the Bollocks managed to reach the #1 spot on the UK albums chart. In other news, watch for my rad interview with Sex Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook coming VERY soon!

Happy Birthday, Steve Jones Of The Sex Pistols!

Former Sex Pistols’ Guitarist and Radio Show Host, Steve Jones, was born on this day, September 3rd, in 1955! It is a bummer that Steve’s awesome radio show, Jonesy’s Jukebox (formerly brodcast on KROQ 106.7 FM radio in Los Angeles) is no longer on the air, but if you ever heard it you know why Jones is fucking legend! Happy Birthday, Steve!

Classic Punk Single of The Day: The Clash, "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais"

On This Date in 1978: The Clash released its fifth single, “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais.”  This song contains my very favorite Clash lyrics, ever: “Turning Rebellion Into Money.” If that isn’t a concise  manifesto for Punk Rock – and Rock & Roll in general – I don’t know what is.

RIP Punk Legend Poly Styrene

British punk rock pioneer Poly Styrene (born Marianne Elliott-Said) passed away Monday evening (April 25th) after a brief fight with Breast cancer.  The distinctive vocalist, best known for fronting the seminal British Punk band X-Ray Spex, whose debut album, Germ Free Adolescents, came out in 1978, was 53 years old. Ironically, her latest album, Generation Indigo, is released just today in the US.  Rip Poly.

Post Punk Single of The Day: The Stranglers’ “Golden Brown”


“Never a Frown With Golden Brown”

On This Date in 1982: The Stranglers released their nineteenth single, “Golden Brown” from their sixth studio album, La Folie. “Golden Brown,” which reached the #2 spot on the U.K. singles chart, is pretty obviously a love song about the pleasurable effects of heroin, if you bother to read the lyrics even casually.

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