Before Crass got themselves looking and sounding in the way we now ‘view’ or ‘hear’ them in our ‘minds eye’ the band played a few sporadic gigs in London. This is a snippet of one of the gigs filmed by Mike Duffield at Action Space Drill Hall in November 1977. Interestingly Crass are not all […]
Some background anecdotes and information surrounding the publication of Kill Your Pet Puppy fanzine issue 2, dated February and March 1980.
We have been alerted to the news of punk fiction relating to the nineteen eighties being released in ebook form, available for free. We have been alerted to this by the writer of said works. Marcus Blakeston, the author and self-proclaimed ‘shouting poet’, says the work is “Nine interlinked slice of life dramas set in […]
September went a bit mad for my old Ripped & Torn past, as two events dusted it down and included it in their various retrospectives of punk and DIY culture. The events were the launch of a book called ‘Fanzines’, authored by Teal Triggs and an exhibition of punk memorabilia – Loud Flash: British Punk […]
Kalashnikov Collective cover The Mob’s No Doves Fly Here with haunting turned up to eleven. From the Kalashnikov collective’s album “Living in a psycho-caos era” (DIY 2010). Kalashnikov were born in 1996 on the dirty floor of a squat in Milan, to give vent to the adolescent restlessness of three guys with their ears […]
Richard Kick has just put up some new clips on his youtube channel, rcabutx. This is the first of the six parts of Brigandage live at the Bull And Gate, 1986. Enjoy. Warning – there’s a lot of smoking going on in this clip.
Infamous punk squat Campbell Buildings was used as a location for the TV show, Hammer House of Horror episode Rude Awakening. Here are the clips from that show – some may enjoy the wrecking ball scene in Part 4. Arrival at the buildings Inside, possibly not filmed in Campbell Buildings On the roof The wrecking […]
Tony Puppy outside Netherwood, Hastings, 6th December 2008 On Saturday 6th December I was in Hastings, and decided to see the place where Aleister Crowley spent his last year, and indeed died. The place, Netherwood, was demolished some time ago and all that remains of the original building is this coach house and the East […]