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…)
All together now: “Rrrrright…. nowwww… Hahahaaaa!”
One night in late November 1976 I was at the Marquee Club watching a short fat Frenchman called Little Bob who played amphetamine-fuelled RnB when Malcolm McLaren walked in with a bag under his arm.
I’m not sure The Runaways were ever really a punk group, but they made their mark at the right time to be part of our world and they were punky enough to play CBGBs alongside Blondie and Television and The Ramones.