General Admission is Closed

I wanted to start a thing that would’ve given me a chance to give back to a scene that I care for deeply. I wanted to expose stuff to people, and …

Gag – Still Laughing LP

Hey, so the thing that I hate about a lot of recent hardcore bands is that they almost to a single band, drench their vocals in reverb, making them a unintelligible …

Gag – Killing For Both Realities 3 ’92 LP

A collection of releases all in one place and serves as a pretty good introduction to the band – starting off with a wail of feedback and off and running with …

What Not To Buy on Record Store Day 2020 (August)

I try to every Record Store Day, sift through the absolute dreck of releases and list what you should and shouldn’t buy – of course my tastes lead me to only …


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Songs Played on the Podcast:

Carol Grimes & London Boogie Band

Matumbi — Bluebeat and Ska

Tom Robinson Band — Up Against The Wall

The Clash — White Riot (live…)

X-Ray Spex — Identity

Steel Pulse — Rock Against Racism

Patrik Fitzgerald — Irrelevant Battles

The Members — Fear In The Streets

Misty In Roots — Man Kind

Elvis Costello — Night Rally

Aswad — Can’t Stand The Pressure

Misty In Roots — Ghetto In the City

Stiff Little Fingers — Law and Order

Sham 69 — Cockney kids Are Innocent

On the podcast I made a brief passing reference to the design sense of the RAR team so here’s a couple of examples:

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On the podcast I mentioned The Clash was on a City TV program, an independent TV station until it was bought by a media conglomorate in the 1990’s. That station had a show called The New Music that ran from 1979 to 2008, but the shows in the mid to late 80’s exposed me to all sorts of new wave acts and then gave me live footage of Black Flag. The clip I referenced is below:

Finally, if you were at any of the Rock Against Racism shows in the 70’s or early 80’s in the UK, or in the US in the mid 80’s or in Canada in the 90’s get in touch at and let me know more about those events. Memorable band? Interesting side story? I want to know.

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