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What songs feature on the new Trainspotting (T2) film

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:15:56 GMT

The sequel to Danny Boyle's acclaimed comedy drama Trainspotting will feature an eclectic mix of punk and new wave hits, including songs by Blondie and The Clash. The soundtrack also includes more recent rock and alternative tracks, by artists such as Fat White Family and Wolf Alice.

The sounds of 1977Elvis checks out, INXS born in 1977This was, of course, the year that punk broke.

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:58:49 GMT

Joe Strummer and the Clash were partly right when they sang 1977, the B-side of their debut single White Riot. The Beatles were done, although Paul McCartney scored one of the year's biggest hits with the god-awful Mull of Kintyre.

Beals: Make your own protest

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:50:33 GMT

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An exhibition celebrating everything punk will be held in Merthyr

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:02:50 GMT

Celebrating 40 years of anarchy and chaos, Punk Forever will see Merthyr artist and punk collector Gerrion Jones stage an exhibition of original artwork by Jamie Reid, James Cauty and Billy Childish at the Redhouse arts centre in the town centre. The exhibition, which runs from January 21 to February 21, features some of the most iconic imagery associated with the first wave of Punk in 1977, with original Jamie Reid artwork and posters for the Sex Pistols, The Clash and others who were shaking up the music and fashion establishment 40 years ago.

Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:53:13 GMT

Most music called punk today really isn't. Even Green Day, probably the foremost heir to the original punk movement, has broadened its musical base.

The Accidental Punk: Ex-Circle Jerk Zander Schloss Gets Back to His Roots

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:04:03 GMT

It was 1988 and I was yelling at Zander Schloss in particular, but hoping for any member of the Circle Jerks to hear me. The Jerks were playing a shithole in Phoenix called Rockers on the west side of town.

Remembering Joe Strummer: The Clash 'Audio Ammunition' Documentary

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:11:15 GMT

The Clash frontman Joe Strummer unexpectedly died following a heart attack on this date in 2002. A key player in the early development of what became known as punk rock, Strummer was sadly only 50 years old at the time of his untimely passing.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers tells all on playing Joe Strummer in Clash-inspired new film a London Towna

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:11:03 GMT

Today marks the anniversary of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer's death. Even 14 years after he left us, his legacy as a politically-engaged and galvanising musical force continues to grow and inspire new generations of musicians and music fans.

On this day: December 22

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:16:28 GMT

He is best known for covers of songs such as "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," the Grammy-winning duet "Up Where We Belong with Jennifer Warnes, and the 1989 song "When the Night Comes." 2010: The repeal of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, the 17-year-old policy banning homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.

A Beginner's Guide to Martin Scorsese's Bloody, Uncompromising Films

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:21:34 GMT

The reason that Martin Scorsese has remained the most important and unpredictable American filmmaker currently working is that he makes movies that feature varied, wise questioning of major subjects like faith and violence while also conveying why those subjects are so popular. In Shutter Island , it's clear that Leonardo DiCaprio 's nerve-wracked detective has lost connection to reality to erase painful memories, and Scorsese both shows the lengths of his madness and the unrelenting terror that those remembrances bring to him.

December 20, 1976 - the day the Sex Pistols came to Cleethorpes' Winter Gardens

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:13:13 GMT

It was December 20, 1976 - exactly 40 years ago today - and the international punk superstars were playing the Winter Gardens with The Clash. The original gig formed part of the Anarchy tour, which also featured Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers - descendents of the New York Dolls.

Should operators comply with rules that might never happen?

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:23:10 GMT

Mick Jones allegedly wrote "Should I stay or should I go" in 1981 while contemplating whether to leave The Clash. The context may be different this time, but many long-term care operators can well relate to the song's sentiment.