Trust me, it was before the punk scene was even in its infancy.
Must have been about 75 or 76. Bright green massive Mohican and a black leather studded bikers jacket, he was like a creature from another world.
The squat was in Hampstead, Streatly flats, now gentrified, it was saved from being pulled down as it was apparently the first social housing ever built.
An absolute shithole at the time with multiple flats sharing one bathroom.
Edit, In those days there used to be a communal bathouse and launderette at the bottom of the road so everyone used that. Now million pound flats.
Really sorry to hear that, not my favourite band tbf, but they were an influence.
Christ, all these people dying, I must be getting old, its depressing.
Not a lot on here at the moment.
Cant be assed to go to Xmas Punk at Leeds next weekend nor can the missus, so its been a year of not a lot tbh, I hope for better next year.
Saw Fiend at the Black Bull last night, and Crashed Out at Trillians on Friday. Both gigs well attended. Back in the West Midlands, GBH and the Drongos did their usual Xmas gig together. Unfortunately, the gig was at a venue cupla miles out of the city centre, and the last train to Wolvo leaves at 2335hrs, so that's that gig out of the window for me and my mates, and anyone more than 6 miles away. I have heard many horror stories about people being left stranded overnight in Birmingham, due to the bands not playing til well gone eleven.
You sometimes see a campaign to save a well loved local venue from the property developers, but this is not one I shall lift a finger to help. The sooner it is turned into a gastropub, yuppie flats, or a mosque the better.
Sorry to say that Mick Coyle from the Dead Wretched was found dead yesterday. For the last few years, he stood in for Ross on bass at some GBH gigs. He even put up with the abuse on stage, being called Shakin Stevens.
That's two of em down now, with drummer, Des dying in June 2016. Mick was meant to play bass for GBH at London 100 Club and Coventry Arches this weekend. Out of respect to Mick and his family, both gigs are postponed.
Tommy Drongo texted me to say he thinks it was a flu virus, and that he had been ill over Xmas. Even only managing half the set during the GBH gig in Brum December 28th.
RIP Mick and Des.
Although the song title is a bit inappropriate, this was always one of my favourite Dead Wretched songs.