New Release – Radicalised by Radio EP
Higgins + The Magic of the Marketplace – rADICALISED BY rADIO EP (JSNTGM 043) in recent years I’ve spent most of my time playing in bands, focusing on other peoples’ music. That said I do still scribble down a lot of my own ideas for new songs but rarely find time to record them let alone assemble like-minded musicians to play them. However I managed to do this in late 2021 with the help of James Routh at Rock Hard Studios in Blackpool. This EP features 4 of the 10 tracks we set out to record and maybe someday I
Interview with Blackpool Boy – JOHN ROBB …..
John grew up in Anchorsholme and attended Collegiate and Blackpool Sixth. After reading about the emerging punk rock scene in the music press in 1976 he was inspired to start his own band. He supports BFC stating in January 2013, “I was born in Blackpool and supporting your local team is one of those things that gets under your skin for life”. Robb writes for and runs the Louder Than War website and a monthly music magazine of the same name. He has written several books on music and occasionally makes media appearances as a music commentator. vocalist in Goldblade and bassist and vocalist
Another Day in Court …. courtesy of those Lovely Oystons !
Today it’s the Rolls Court in London …… As it turned out to be it was the start of the end ….. we had a few laughs a few beers and celebratory night with 2 great punk bands The Great St Louis and Dillinger 4 .. My Thoughts and Recollections from April 28th 2016 … Let’s start this article with Mexboro’s erudite summary which was posted on that sometimes toxic but always entertaining digital space for BFC mentalists AVFTT Mexboroseasider has since retired and lives a life of luxury in a place far away from TGC ….. He (or someone
The Robbie Whittaker Interview ……
This interview was conducted over Tim Berners Lee’s digital platform during January 2021 …… I first started getting to know Robbie as he was a regular poster on the BFC (Blackpool FC) supporters message board (A View From The Tower) AVFTT . Only in recent years have I got to know him better : firstly through his involvement in the BST (Blackpool Supporters Trust) 2015 General Election Campaign (I stood as an INDEPENDENT candidate in Blackpool South backed by BST to raise awareness of the civil war versus the Oystons’ mis-management of Blackpool Football Club) and secondly through his ongoing
Tired Radio – Patterns LP / CD
We are so pleased to play a very small part helping with this excellent release from Tired Radio. The original CD and download was released in August 2020 and this follow up 12” on pink vinyl is spearheaded by the relentless David from the excellent Engineer Records along with seven other labels Sinking Ship Records, Pyrrhic Victory, Wolfman, We Are Sharks, Sonic Slap and Shield Recordings. When I first heard Making Plans (track 2) I was hooked pretty much as soon as the second guitar kicked in with that great riff – like many good riffs, it’s simple but effective
Steve Scanner Interview – December 2020
This is an interview conducted with Steve over e-mail Oct / Nov 2020. You may be familiar with the excellent Hey Suburbia ! podcasts put together by Steve https://www.scannerzine.com/hey-suburbia-podcast if not please check them out you won’t be disappointed ….. Steve …. we were first in contact when you lived in Norwich back in the day (the nineties) producing the Scanner fanzine – then you moved to New Zealand and are now synonymous with the very excellent Hey Suburbia Podcasts. Slow down Andy… Are you baiting me, my friend?! I’m from the Pride of East Anglia – Ipswich! (of course
The Rebellion 2020 Compilation CD …..
Welcome to 2020’s Rebellion Compilation featuring bands from Italy, Brazil, USA, Chile, Mexico, South Korea, France, Indonesia, Norway, Russia, Israel and the four countries of the UK … thanks to Johnny Wah Wah for pulling together all the 51 bands, thanks to the bands for the eclectic mix of songs, sounds and ideas and providing a snapshot of the emerging global ‘punk scene’ in 2020. Order copies of the double CD from Rebellion Fetivals.com, from JSNTGM.COM and from our bandcamp page https://jsntgmrecords.bandcamp.com/music – band and track details below – enjoy !! Track 01 – PENELOPE TREE – Like It Was
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 was one of punk-rock’s great forgotten figures. I first heard The Ruts and Owen’s more guttural than dulcet tones on the John Peel show soon after the release of their debut single ‘In A Rut’ in January 1979. The song was slower, more brooding and
The Ugly Truth About Blackpool – Volume 3
Just Say No To Government are pulling together tracks for the next edition of The Ugly Truth About Blackpool – Volume 3. The previous releases in this series The Ugly Truth About Blackpool Volume 1 and Volume 2 featured bands / artists from 1977 up until 2006 so it’s about time to pull together a selection of what has been happening since then. Please send any digital submissions and information to ….. firstname.lastname@example.org : any tapes, CD’s or vinyl to ….. Rox Towers, 16 Windmill Close, Blackpool, FY3 0EB. The number and ‘quality’ of submissions will determine the timing of
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 and now you get the fruition. Mick Fletcher – (just song punk songs) this album is like a box of chocolates, open it up and choose from a selection of tasty treats … you’ll soon be sat there at the end of Waiting For Something
jsntgm 037 Punch Drunk – Sassy CD
Compilation – 15 bands CD Put together by Jon, Brian, Victoria and Jez for Rebellion 2019 this 17 track fundraiser for homeless charities Streetlife and CRISIS features music donated FOC by punk bands and artists from around the world.
jsntgm 039 Rebellion 2019 Introducing Bands – Compilation – 50 bands CD
jsntgm 039 Rebellion 2019 Introducing Bands – Compilation – 50 bands CD This is the third year of the JSNTGM Rebellion compilation. It’s a great introductory taster to get a feel for all the new bands before you see them live in Blackpool 2019. That said if you get it after the festival then this multi-functional CD device can now be utilised equally well as a retrospective document of the bands… CD1 The Outlines – Heres To You Fluffy Machine – Wigidiwho Abrakadabra – Heavy Hitters Shöck – La Fabritca De Los Suicidas Scandal – Pay Back Day Latte+ –
jsntgm 038 Kids on The Street – Compilation
jsntgm 038 Kids on The Street – Compilation – 15 bands CD Put together by Jon, Brian, Victoria and Jez for Rebellion 2019 this 17 track fundraiser for homeless charities Streetlife and CRISIS features music donated FOC by punk bands and artists from around the world. Angelic Upstarts – Kids On The Streets System Of Hate – Kiss The World Jello Biafra – Burgers of Wrath Jonny & The Mental Breakdowns – Let’s Raise A Beer Radical Dance Faction – RU1 Vice Squad – Cardboard County Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies – Controlled By Buildings The Awkwards – Being
jsntgm 034 Higgins + The Magic of the Marketplace – Dream Consumer Dream 12” vinyl (clear yellow) and CD
This is a record of 11 of 53 songs written and recorded by Andy Higgins in 2018 – will the other 42 ever see the light of day – – possibly not. So far it has received one review which summarises it below. Comes with poster and lyric sheet to help solve the puzzle on the album cover and rear. Andy Higgins is a doofer, he has his hands in many pies and is a ruddy amiable chap – I like that! He is primarily part of that advancing 3-piece known as Litterbug, a very underestimated band that are on
Jsntgm 032 In Dire Fucking Straits – January’s Kids 12” (tangerine)
In Dire Fucking Straits – January’s Kids on Tangerine vinyl. IDFS’s debut 10 track album is now available. for free streaming on our Bandcamp page ….. the vinyl will be shipped from early August. IDFS was originally created as a project to help raise money for Blackpool FC supporters sued at the hands of the Evil Oystons – hence the band’s name. One band member (Raggy – whose favourite band is the proper In Dire Straits) was an early victim in Blackpool’s ongoing civil war against the Oystons and was fined £40,000 in the civil courts https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-lancashire-34771007 To date the