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Re: Brian James
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2018, 12:58:25 PM »
http://theswindonian.co.uk/culture/brian-james-brian-james-album-review/
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It’s an album which reminds you that despite punk claiming a year zero status, its movers and shakers were heavily influenced by the rock and roll of the sixties and early seventies and in this wonderful collection you can hear the echoes of times past and just about catch the fleeting ghosts of its main musical perpetrators. It walks in the shoes of the likes of The Stooges, The MC5 and The Seeds, blues heroes, garage rock idols and rock and roll rebels and it links arms with fellow travellers such as Nikki Sudden and Johnny Thunders.

https://reservoirdroogs.blogspot.com/2018/06/brian-james-brian-james-re-release-easy.html
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Following this, James released this self-titled album with help from some musicians he’d played with in the past. It’s a mature record- the frenetic soloing of DDD and The Lords is replaced by a more mannered, blues-y style but the songs retain the spark of old. Originally released in 1990, this is a re-mastered and limited edition vinyl version of the album.
He’s a better guitarist than he is vocalist but don’t let that put you off; his languid voice on “The Twist” or “Cut Throat” sits well with the slithering, serpentine licks and the late-night feel of the rhythm section. “Ain’t That A Shame” makes a reappearance- it was originally a single with Stewart Copeland on drums- and a cover of R&R standard “Cut Across Shorty” slots in well with the rest of the album.
There’s a depth to the songs that repeated listening unearths; on the face of it, they are fairly standard garage rock fare but several times around, there is clearly more to them than meets the ear.
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Re: Brian James
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2018, 03:24:16 PM »
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Re: Brian James
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2019, 10:11:50 AM »
Aug 23rd at the 100 Club:

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Re: Brian James
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2019, 09:07:32 AM »
Found this on FB (from John Wombat - so far no other links for orders, requests etc.)
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BOOK RELEASE DATE: 8TH NOVEMBER 2019: ‘BASTARD, THE DAMNED, THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH & MORE: THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF BRIAN JAMES’.

I am delighted to announce details of a special event… The official book launch of ‘Bastard, The Damned, The Lords Of The New Church & More: The Authorised Biography Of Brian James’ will be taking place on the 8th of November 2019 at The Troubadour in London.
Complete with support from Kult 45, there will be a very special performance from Brian James and his Gang, and the opportunity to meet and greet with Brian and myself, in addition to being able to purchase signed copies of the book.
Ticket details for the event will be announced shortly. For all fans and followers of Brian James, this will be an event not to be missed.

This book includes exclusive interviews and content from dozens of contributors and many rare, previously unpublished, photographs.

Further to this, for those that cannot make the event, pre-orders of signed copies (signed by Brian and myself) can be placed now, simply drop me a message. Price: £25.00 + P & P.

A big thank you to all those that kindly offered their time and contributions... THANK YOU!
Ruth Moreira, Brian James, Minna Robertson, Carlton Sandercock, Rat Scabies, Stewart Copeland, Alan Clayton, Paul Clayton, Alan Ward, Nobby Goff, Andrew Czezowski, Gaye Black, Malcolm Mortimore, Lynn Mortimore, Mike Butcher, Robbie Kelman, Alan Lee Shaw, Andy Colquhoun, Lucas Fox, Dave Robinson, Yves Kengen, Nico Mansy, Adam Becvare, Ivor Wilkins, Ramona Wilkins Carlier, Vicki Sheppard, ReGina, Goldwood Images, Sandra Smith, Devorah Ostrov, Ian Dickson, Dave Treganna, Krissi Treganna, Mark Taylor, Graham Humphreys, John Retch, Sarah Libretto, Genevieve Schorr
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Re: Brian James
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2019, 03:59:12 PM »
It would be nice if Brian released the early 'Bastard' demos.

I know they exist 'cause he said so.