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Re: Punk London
« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2017, 11:30:58 PM »
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« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2017, 11:05:44 AM »
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Formed at the height of the London Punk explosion in 1977, The Rings original line-up consisted of Twink (ex-Pretty Things and ex-Pink Fairies) on vocals, Alan Lee Shaw on guitar, Rod Latter on drums and Dennis Stow on bass. Having hitched their Punk Rock / Garage sound onto the beast that was the Punk Rock phenomenon, The Rings recorded a seminal one-off ‘77 single on Chiswick Records, the much applauded I Wanna Be Free and Automobile. Sadly, the band was short-lived and this single became all the world ever heard of The Rings. Until now. Celebrating the 40th year anniversary of the band’s original single, this 2017 10” release, eponymously titled The Rings, features 6 tracks recorded on a Philips hand held microphone cassette recorder in May of 1977 at a rehearsal space in Saltram Crescent London W9 by Alan Lee Shaw, guitarist / songwriter of The Rings and exclusively owned by him, Copyright Control. 1977. None of these recordings have ever been released before. They serve as a very rare document to add to legacy of The Rings, What the sound may lack in quality, the tight frenetic energy of the live delivery beautifully conveys the spirit of 1977 Punk. Due to musical differences The Rings were to split shortly after the release of the Chiswick single, leaving Twink to follow solo projects and Alan Lee Shaw to form the punk band The Maniacs in the summer of 1977 taking with him Rod Latter and at the time newly acquired Rings bass player Robert Crash.
https://www.roughtrade.com/music/the-rings
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Re: Punk London
« Reply #62 on: March 21, 2017, 07:37:05 PM »
They used to play 'I Wanna Be Free' on Capital Radio quite a lot back in '77.

Liked it but not enough to buy it.

Never knew what happened to The Rings, just assumed that it was curtains for them they'd split...
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Re: Punk London
« Reply #63 on: March 22, 2017, 11:13:05 AM »
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« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2017, 12:49:13 AM »
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Re: Punk London
« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2017, 09:10:20 AM »
Glad you liked it - I feared the brush off!
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« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2017, 09:17:01 AM »
Didn't have time to listen (yet), features Gaye Advert:

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/gary-crowleys-punk-new-wave-show-21032017/
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Re: Punk London
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2017, 04:32:59 PM »
http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/punk-history-the-roxy-nightclub

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...a free punk exhibition, "Fear And Loathing At The Roxy", will run for two weeks from 26 April to 10 May at 10-35 Neal Street.
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Re: Punk London
« Reply #68 on: May 08, 2017, 01:51:16 PM »
Whizzer..  I am in London on Wednesday, so will have a look.
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« Reply #69 on: May 09, 2017, 03:44:09 PM »
Cool, let us know how it looked.
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« Reply #70 on: May 11, 2017, 12:55:38 PM »
A very interesting small exhibition, just a few door away from the site of The Roxy.

Very nice lady on "reception", who was the archivisit of the exhibition, but she dissapeared for a coffee, so no time to chat.

The exhibition was of photos taken from various years, mainly of "audiences", but a few of bands/band members.

Damned, Slits, Penetration, Polystyrene, Sid, Gaye, Tim were all represented.  Ian Woodcock (Eater) was also walking around looking at the exhibition.

The exhibition has now been extended by at least a week, deffo until May 17th, but check for after that date.

I then walked up to the Roxy "site", the club is now "Speedo's", I did venture in and chatted with a sales assistant, who had done a "paper" on Punk Rock at Uni and was surprised to working in Speedo's and it's former heritage.


Took a few photos, but alas they are "too big" to attach.
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« Reply #71 on: May 11, 2017, 03:43:02 PM »
Took a few photos, but alas they are "too big" to attach.

Do you still have my email addy? Send some along and I'll try and make 'em smaller (or upload them to Fb or some other site to share them here then).
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Re: Punk London
« Reply #73 on: May 14, 2017, 02:14:42 PM »
Some great photos there...

...and some scary links below them!
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« Reply #74 on: May 14, 2017, 04:21:12 PM »
Took a few photos, but alas they are "too big" to attach.

Do you still have my email addy? Send some along and I'll try and make 'em smaller (or upload them to Fb or some other site to share them here then).


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