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Here’s a classic example of country music’s breakaway Bakersfield Sound by Buck Rogers from 1965. (more…)

Buzzcocks began 1977 with the release of their landmark Spiral Scratch EP – opening the door for a wave of indie punk labels. (more…)

Hank Locklin was a huge country star, notching numerous hits with countless smooth songs showcasing his sweet and warm tenor and romantic sentiments. This old-timey number is an exception.

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MC5 – Kick Out The Jams

17th January 2022 · 1960s, 1969, Music, Punk

The night I saw the legendary bass man from the legendary MC5 – and he didn’t play their legendary song, Kick Out The Jams. (more…)

Johnny Horton walked the line between country music and rockabilly but had his biggest success with a pair of folk-flavoured “saga songs” before dying an early death in a car crash in 1960. (more…)

Richard Hell’s debut single is one of the first examples of New York punk. It also defines the sound of what would later become known as post-punk… even though, strictly speaking, it’s more pre-punk. (more…)

Television produced one of the foundation stones of punk with their debut single Little Johnny Jewel, released in 1976. (more…)

Raymond Hill was the sax man who got a shout-out from Ike Turner for his solo on Rocket 88 – and the man who fathered Tina Turner’s first child. (more…)

Three Billboards

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Directed & written by: Martin McDonagh 

Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell (more…)

The Stranglers – Grip

12th January 2022 · 1970s, 1977, Music, Punk

It’s the beginning of 1977 and punk is going overground. The Stranglers start the year with a bang, releasing their debut single Grip / London Lady. (more…)