Magazine clippings I used to cut out of newspapers and the music press back in my youth.
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Billy Bragg - Back to Basics

Billy Bragg runs into a bit of trouble with the advertising for his album Back to Basics (a collection of Billy Bragg 's first three releases).


John Lydon - Flowers Of Romance

John Lydon reflects on his time in the Sex Pistols and PiL release Flowers of Romance.

The Brisbane Courier Mail 1981.

Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs headline a gig for local Brizzie radio station 4zzz at Albert park.

Juke 1987.

Steve Kilby - Gold Afternoon Fix

Gold Afternoon Fix comes out in the stores so Steve Kilby tells us a bit of background info on the the release.

Time Off 1990.

Circle Jerks and Gang Green

The Circle Jerks and Gang Green whip up a storm in London.
The Circle Jerks turned into a heavy metal band in the end.. shame really

Record Mirror 1987.

Screaming Tribesmen

The Screaming Tribesmen's album "Bones and Flowers" is released with hopes of them hitting the bigtime.

The Brisbane Courier Mail 1987.

Madness Return

Madness return to the stage after a two year absence, playing at the Birmingham Odeon.

No1 Magazine 1985.

John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong

Blitz Magazine give John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong a 6 out of 10.... what the hell?


Jello Goes To Court

The beginning of a long line of court appearences for the Dead Kennedy's frontman, Jello Biafra.

NME 1987.

Do Re Mi

Sydney band Do Re Mi start to get a bit of recognition for their years of hard work.

Time Off 1986.

The Spliffs

They came all the way from sunny Townsville and produced a sound heavily influenced by the sixties.
Smash Hits Magazine gives them a rating out of ten.


The Hard Ons

The Hard Ons return from a successful US tour and get their Dick Cheese album out.

Time Off 1986.

Kim Salmon and the Surrealists

Kim Salmon and the Surrealists get chosen to support U2 at ANZ Stadium.

Rave 1993.


Suggs from Madness shrugs off the sex symbol persona and settles into a normal life.

No1 Magazine 1986.

Christmas On Earth

The Damned. U.K. Subs, The Exploited and more gear up for a Pre-Christmas show in Leeds.

NME 1981.

Captain Sensible

Captain Sensible... a man with style.

Rip It Up 1982.

Edmund Kuepper

Ed Kuepper tells us where he's headed with ten years in the music biz under his belt.
He must be up to 30 years by now I'd say.... far out that went quick.

RAM 1987.

Headless Chickens

The Headless Chickens belt out a few tunes at Coolangatta on Queensland's beautiful Gold Coast.

Time Off Magazine 1989.

Ian Dury

Ian Dury comes back for some dates at the Lyceum Ballroom.

NME 1982.

Robert Smith - This is your life !

A look at Robert Smith's life with some rare photographs from his childhood.

Smash Hits 1986.

The Birthday Party Live 1982

Are they the greatest Rock 'n' Roll band in the world ?
The Birthday Party - live and at their best.

NME 1982.

The Mustard Club

The Mustard Club were a band out of Sydney, they brought out a few of singles and appeared on Sound Of Sydney Volume 2.
Have a read to find out more.

Ram Magazine 1986.

Samurai Trash

They released a few singles in the mid 80s (the one I do remember was Samurai Stomp), appeared on JJJ's Live at the Wireless LP but never produced an album.

Juke Magazine 1984.

The Jam - Dig the New Breed

The last album by The Jam "Dig the New Breed" (a collection of live performances from 1977 to 1982) is released.

NME 1982.

Sellin' Out ?

Captain Sensible, Steve Strange and Lene Lovich sign up for some advertising dollars.

About 1982.

The Stems - Sad Girl

The Stems Sad Girl single gets pulled off the album for release and a tour to promote it is planned.


Ten Years in an Open Neck Shirt

The John Cooper Clarke documentary Ten Years in an Open Neck Shirt is released.

NME 1982.

The Redskins and Billy Bragg

The Redskins and Billy Bragg greet the new year with the release of two new LPs.

RAM January 1987.

Blue Ruin

Melbourne band Blue Ruin's album "Flame" is released but sadly ignored by the mainstream radio stations.
Personally I quite liked the album.

Juke Magazine 1987.

Hunting and Collecting.

After a long wait of almost a year in production Hunters and Collectors release their first full length LP.
Greg Perang gives us a rundown on the release.

Rip It Up Magazine 1982.

The Bamboos

Yet another Perth band take off for the east coast in search of fame and fortune (the same thing happened with all the Brisbane bands taking off for Sydney or Melbourne back in the day).
Catch up on the story in this interview with The Bamboos.

Juke Magazine 1987.

Hoodoo Gurus

Hoodoo Gurus comic strip from the pages of Countdown Magazine.
It doesn't make a great deal of sense but what the hell.


Jimmy and the Boys say goodbye

Jimmy and the Boys hit the road and disgust their audience for the very last time at a farewell gig at Selina's night club in Sydney.
A bit of an end of an era to say the least.

RAM Magazine 1982.

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Take a trip back in time with this four page Siouxsie flashback special.

Melody Maker 1986.

The Church at Sydney Uni

The Church play at Sydney Uni showing the audience how well they can "rock out".

Ram Magazine 1986.

No Nonsense

Melbourne ska band No Nonsense release their 12 inch ep "Around Tuit" and hit the road for an Australian tour.

Juke Magazine 1984.

Painters and Dockers

Melbourne band Painters and Dockers play a transvestite show, now that doesn't happen every day does it?
They were great to see live, I must admit I don't remember all of the gigs I saw (That means I must have had a great time) but I do remember seeing them every time they toured.

Smash Hits 1985.

Hunters and Collectors off to the USA

Hunters and Collectors hold a bit of a farewell gig in Melbourne before heading overseas to try their luck in the USA.

Ram Magazine 1986.

Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle

The Go-Betweens release Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express - a review from Melody Maker Magazine.


Furious Turtles - live photos

The Furious Turtles (Brisbane's first ska band) live at The Glen Hotel Ska-b-Que and Amyl's Nightspace.
They released one 12"ep but the recordings on it didn't even come close to how good they were live.
These were taken around 1984-1985.

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