Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Never Mind The Boleros
I've just finished two excellent spiky top books on the bounce..
John Robb - 'Punk Rock: An Oral History'
Alan Parker - 'Sid Vicious,No One is Innocent'
Both map out the cultural earthquake shake up and chain reaction of cluster bomb bands that exploded following the big bang of punk - all documented from a ground zero perspective by bit part players and punk aristocrats.
So some contrast and compare, pre and post '77 tracks then...
An audience recording of the Sex Pistols (who were an unsigned band at the time) live in Burton on Trent from September 24th 1976 - check out Matlock's rubber ball basslines.
No Feelings - Live at the 76 Club
By 1978 the world really had turned dayglo, and a Spanish punk band calling themselves Los Punkrockers tried to rework NMTB blow for blow.
No Feelings - Los Punkrockers
To bring us up to date Mark Vidler's Cher at Seditionaries bootleg remix.
No Feelings 4 Cher
And as bonus from 'Party 'Til You Puke' here's the NMTB demo version of ...
No Feelings (demo)