Adrian Janes examines Swedish academic Per Nilsen's new book which provides a gig-by-gig account of The Stooges' chaotic career.
Adrian Janes reflects on two new books on 1970's punk, one on the legendary Roxy Club and the other on punk fanzines and writing
The reissue of Alison Moyet’s first four albums gives Adrian Janes the chance to reappraise a versatile singer whose initial embrace of blues and electronica grew to include many other influences
Adrian Janes finds that the thirtieth anniversary reissue of Alex Cox's film about the tortuous relationship of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen depresses as much as it compels
Adrian Janes finds that the Punk 1976-78 exhibition in the British Library, though by no means exhaustive, succeeds in conveying something of the fraught circumstances in which the punk movement arose in the UK and the excitement and great creative energy it unleashed
James Chance And The Contortions
Adrian Janes examines the early career of New York 'No Wave' musician nad sxaphonist James Chance, and his first two albums, the first 'Buy' with the Contortions, and the second 'Off White' as James White and the Blacks , both of which are about to be reissued with extra tracks
Adrian Janes examines ‘Ork Records; New York, New York’, a well-produced double CD package which tells the story of influential 1970’s punk/new wave label Ork Records
Adrian Janes examines Domenic Priore's book 'Riot on Sunset Strip', which tells the story of the creative explosion in the Los Angeles clubs during the 1960s which nurtured the Byrds, Doors, Love and many others and the greed and politics which shut them down.
Adrian Janes examines 'Redux - Anthology 1978-2015', a sumptuous new six CD box set of ex-PiL bassist Jah Wobble’s fascinating musical voyages
Adrian Janes enjoys Blondie guitarist Chris Stein's evocative recent exhibition at Somerset House in London, which documents the 70's New York punk/new wave scene and his band's forty year career
Roger Chapman & the Shortlist
Adrian Janes finds much to recommend in 'Live at Rockpalast - Markthalle Hamburg 1979' and 'Live at Grughalle Essen 1981', two recently reissued CDs/DVDs of heartfelt rock funk and soul from former Family vocalist Roger Chapman and his group at that time, the Shortlist
Richard Hell And The Voidoids
Adrian Janes examines 70's punk icon and Voidoids front man Richard Hell's new autobiography, 'I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp'
Adrian Janes looks at new Marc Bolan six CD box set 'Marc Bolan at the BBC: Radio Sessions and Broadcasts 1967-1977' which compiles together music from almost across his whole career
Honolulu Mountain Daffodils
The Honolulu Mountain Daffodils were a little known cult band, which included in their line-up the Sound's front man Adrian Borland who took on the pseudonym of Joachim Pimento for it. With the death in May of singer Lord Sulaco, Adrian Janes pays testimony to a lost group and their three albums