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RIP Malcolm Owen – Vocalist of UK Punk Band The Ruts

Malcolm Owen born under the Sagittarian sun on 12 December 1953 sadly only enjoyed 26 full revolutions of our nearest star leaving this earthly realm during his 27th year on 14 July 1980. In 2010 John Robb penned an excellent article on Quietus  https://thequietus.com/articles/04432-the-ruts-malcolm-owen-30-year-anniversary covering Owen’s tragic exit and explaining why he thought Malcolm Owen …

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LITTERBUG : Abstract Melodies Saying Terrible Things (JSNTGM 40) 12” CD Download

New 16 track album (inclusing 4 bonus tracks from the Countdown to Sschadenfreude ep) available on limited edition 12” translucent green vinyl, CD and download. Excerpts from Reviews : Mark Cartwright – (loud hacker / the punksite) this album is by far their best yet, it feels as if everything before this was the cultivation …

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Blasted

What Is The Blasted Festival? The festival was the idea of Craig Halliday and ukNige on a cold winters night down at the SICK56 rehearsal room. Having decided we wanted to put Craig’s rather large band rehearsal PA to some better use we thought it would be a good idea to put on a small …

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Punk in Blackpool …. Rebellion Programme – Article 2015

I was recently doing an interview for the Punk Rock Show on ‘Halton Community Radio’ when the interviewer Peter Ridealgh remarked how, as an outsider, he always looked upon the town of Blackpool as a really significant location for punk, both past and present. After the interview his comment got me thinking and when I …

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