Author Bio

phil-newall

Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

Hazard ‘Nothing Changes’ – album review

Hazard ‘Nothing Changes’ (Latent Lemon Audio) CD/DL Available now As far back as January 1977 it was said punk had died; the particular day being the 25th January when the Clash signed to CBS Records for £100,000. In 78’ SLF [...]

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Cassette Store Day – announces list of releases…

Cassette Store Day – announces list of releases… Cassette Store Day 27th September 2014 Ahead of the second annual Cassette Store Day on 27th September, the full list of shops taking part has been shared. The event has grown in [...]

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Win the Demented Are Go ‘Original Albums Boxset’ 3CD/DVD set…

Win the Demented Are Go ‘Original Albums Boxset’ 3CD/DVD set… Cherry Red Records have just released a rather tasty Demented Are Go boxset… One of THE great psychobilly bands, Demented Are Go blazed a furious trail through the 1980s with [...]

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The Kopek Millionaires ‘Dirty Beef Hands’ – EP review

‘The Kopek Millionaires ‘Dirty Beef Hands’ (JSK Records) CD/DL Available now Interestingly titled seven track EP from the prodigious Kopek Millionaires; this follows the debut full length album ‘Always At Never With’ album that burst forth in April, though for [...]

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Dragster: Dead Punk – album review

Dragster ‘Dead Punk’ (STP Records) CD/DL Out Now Long overdue second album from Coventry based Dragster, and the first material from the new line-up. Opening with a burst of radio interference before ‘Gatecrasher Hostage’ instantly pummels you to the wall, [...]

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