Friday, March 6, 2009

Funky Friday - Kiss Me Quick


It's a new look you on the Mondo blog, as my cyberspace scrapbook's been given a fancy new header thanks to the ever Dee-Lightful Chocolate Girl 64(a fellow Southender). Choco' 64 has snapped and snipped every letter from an assortment of Arcades that line Southend's Golden Mile - you can see C64's Flickr portfolio right here..

So in the spirit of Awaydays, Novelty Rock Emporioums, sand in your sarneys and Peter Pan's Playground - how about two seaside specials..

Lee Moses - Day Tripper




Herbie Goins & The Nightimers - Cruisin'



Not strictly Southenders - more swamp-dwellers really , Canvey's Eddie and The Hot Rods were co-stars to a couple of key punk moments..

12th February '76
Support for Eddie and The Hot Rods Marquee gig, comes from the Sex Pistols who trash the main band's PA and fire off the "We're not into music, we're into chaos" quote to Journalist Neil Spencer

21st August '76
EATHR play the first Punk Rock Festival - at the Mont De Marsan bullring, France along with The Damned. Hot Rod bassist (and Southender) Paul Grey later joins The Damned for two albums - while Damned keyboard player Roman Jugg relocates to Southend after leaving the band in the late eighties

Eddie & The Hot Rods - Do The Monkey Man



The Beatles, the Stones, The Who and Hendrix all gigged in and around Southend - sadly the Pistols had their Southend/Kursall date - 18th December '76 - pulled after the explosive 'The Filth and The Fury' Bill Grundy interview

19 comments:

Davy H said...

Gorgeousness abounds PM.

Planet Mondo said...
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Planet Mondo said...

Thank you Davy - Have you ever made the Southend run - your two tots would love it..

How about the King's Road run, there's so - much pop-culture history?

Davy H said...

Me and my mate Fat Paul went to Margate once when we were students. Does that count?

Planet Mondo said...

I've been to Ramsgate
*shudders*

Keith said...

Wow! I really dig the new header. That's awesome. Love the tunes this week. You always post such cool tracks. Have a great weekend. Cheers!

Planet Mondo said...

Thanks Keith raise a glass and shake a leg yourself this weekend..

Mr Double Down said...

Top Stuff as always!!

Mr DD

Devil Dick said...

dig the new look tiger!

BLTP said...

Nice one PM: I'm liking what you've done with the old place. Tip top tunes to as usual, if anyone fancies a 99 there's ooh 181 of them here at least
http://www.flickr.com/groups/plastic_ice_cream_cones/

have a good weekend

Planet Mondo said...

Thanks double DD funkateers, Lee Moses is a sizzler isn't it?

Forgot you were a giant ice cream cone fan BL - I'll be right over..

bleecher said...

Who is this Dee you speak of??

spanking post as ever PM ...

Planet Mondo said...

Who's D - you'd got on like a beach hut on fire Bleech ;)

Piley said...

Hi Mondo - a lovely little bunch there fella... nice new header too!

Funny you should mention Eddie and the Hot Rods, as just last week I interviewed lead singer Barrie Masters for my 19 Questions series!! Weird eh?? Keep an eye back on the ranch, it'll be up in a week or two.

Your Pal...

Piley

Furtheron said...

Eddie and the Hot Rods - memories!

Furtheron said...

Ramsgate? I did much of my drinking in the bad old days there... I'm so classy :-)

Planet Mondo said...

Looking forward to the Barry post P, have you checked out ver 'Rods' when they do the Riga run? I haven't (yet).

I only went to Ramsgate once but it seemed a bit creepy F-Ron, but some bods might possibly say that about Southend though.

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