The Recollections Of Josef Porter…

With full permission of Gary Hatcher, Kill Your Pet Puppy present an amusing journey into the early life of one Josef Porter, one time sticks man of The Entire Cosmos, Zounds, Null And Void, and The Mob, now of course still performing every now and again with Blyth Power.

From the pre-punk years, forward onto all the major events in the small localised Somerset community of bands and faces, onto the free festival scene, squatting in west London, Crass and the non appearance of Zounds at the 1980 Stonehenge free festival. All the recollections are here written with wit and gusto, and the good news is that there is much more to come.

A wonderfully written personal history, at times hilarious which should be printed chapter by chapter and placed in a folder to read.

The chapters, when chosen, will dump the reader onto the host site, which is the Blyth Power official site. Have a mooch about that site while you are visiting…

More chapters to be added when they become available from Gary Hatcher. Looking forward to those immensely.

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

To be continued…

  1. Val
    May 28, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Really enjoyed reading these. Its made me pick up Gormenghast again.

  2. smith3000
    June 9, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Fascinating, laugh out loud stuff from the legend that is Gary Hatcher, mead-snatcher. He’s got a knack for this kind of thing, hasn’t he?

    More please soon.

  3. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    June 7, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    A new chapter in the Josef Porta cronicles of them olde daze with Zounds added tonight. A real rib tickler! Go on you know you want to. Chapter Eleven.

  4. undeleted
    June 8, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Brilliant. Never been to Berlin myself .. think I’ve missed out there.

    Enjoying this series a lot.

  5. Colin marsh
    Colin marsh
    June 26, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Hi Gary, I feel my contribution to the success or otherwise is rather understated in your memoirs but what a great time we had ! And I still have some music and photos of our 15 minutes of fame as valley forge.

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