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