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Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
Ace punk elegy as heard in The Suicide Squad - which absolutely rocks and rules. See it on the biggest screen you can, kids!
“They were all my friends… and they died!”
mom i AM the friend that jumps off the bridge
Got a touch like a thorn
'Cause the girl, she's hiding horns
( they/them + ze/hir )
Saw that $50 "Poets and punks" print and said fine, I'll do it myself.
New Youth (issue #6) YEAR: 1985 CREATED BY: Swift Nick and his mates LOCATION: Hull SIZE: A4 WHAT'S INSIDE.... As well as publishing New Youth fanzine, Swift Nick was a ranting poet who also promoted gigs in Hull through the Unity Club. Issue #6 proclaims that "youth is an attitude not an age" and "you can be youthful at the age of 60", but I wonder if he still felt the same way a few decades later.... Nick and the rest of the New Youth crew (which included Gary Hock from Hull band 3-Action and Gagz from Cardiff band No Choice) put the zine together with a geat deal of passion and commitment. Their hearts were certainly in the right place, but sadly their heads were full of political cliches and platitudes straight from the school of Tony Cliff, which means that they do sometimes come across as northern versions of Wolfie Smith. Worthy causes featured in this issue include "the Irish question", "the black struggle" and animal rights. There's also a slightly nutty take on Christianity and a scathing attack on Live Aid.... Live Aid was a benefit concert that took place on Saturday 13th July 1985 and its stated aim was to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. However, there did seem to be another agenda, ie the desire of a sizeable number of old fart rock stars to use the event to trot out their greatest hits to a global audience in the hope of resurrecting their careers. It was particularly galling to see artists like Status Quo, Elton John and Queen, who had made lots of money by breaking the United Nations cultural boycott of South Africa's apartheid regime - and racists like Eric Clapton - suddenly pretending to be ever-so-concerned about starving Africans (needless to say that no African artists were invited to perform at Live Aid). Musically, the event was pretty dire, but it did manage to raise over £120M for famine relief and led to an immediate increase in record sales for most of the participants. People who supported the concert were also able to feel good about the fact that they'd given a little money to a worthy cause, even if they didn't really concern themselves with the underlying problems that caused the famine (or the first world's role in keeping the third world poor). Anarcho-punk ensemble Chumbawamba reacted to Live Aid by releasing an album called "Pictures Of Starving Children Sell Records" in 1986 (which paradoxically meant that they were also cashing in on it).... The zine contains two pages of ranting verse and a cartoon about Porky The Poet (AKA Phill Jupitus). Local indie heroes The Housemartins also make an appearance (a year before they achieved commercial success with their third single "Happy Hour", the promo video for which featured a cameo from Porky The Poet, who also toured with the group). Other bands featured include The Three Johns, Guana Batz, The Godfathers, The Neurotics, The Redskins, Bogshed, Vee VV, The Shout and Verdun (the article about the latter mentions a French organisation called SOS Racisme, which had similar aims to Rock Against Racism in the UK). New music reviews include an excellent cassette compilation called "Skin & Bone", which I ended up buying. There's also a lot of humour in the zine - Nick and his mates take the piss out of students, Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock and fellow fanzine writer James Brown, as well as including numerous jokes and cartoons (some of which were recycled from Viz comic). The first issue of Ivor The Anarchist comic also gets a mention, and there are plenty of plugs for other fanzines. New Youth was one of the fanzines that appeared in Miki Berenyi's Gutterpress. It looks a bit messy but is still an interesting read, and it even contains a short but sweet contribution from yours truly. Click on the title above to see scans of all the zine's pages.... my box of 1980s fanzines flickr
22JUL21 Creepy Kids Club is love, love above all.
Love being apart of an inclusive theater company that takes amazing promo pics!
Photos by Erin Banta
Image 1: A white androgynous person in front of a purple background. They are wearing a crown, a shirt covered in roses, round red glasses, and wrist braces. They are holding the hands under their chin with their elbows our to the side and smiling.
Image 2: The same person in front of the purple background. In this photo they are leaning back in their chair and holding a small pink, white, and blue trans flag above their head.
Image 3: The same person in front of the purple background, looking at the camera and smiling.
14 is like prime edgy teenager age. sophie walten could’ve been like 5 months into a goth phase when her whole family was murdered can we talk about that
Of course Heat will be there too! <3 Mechanic at the VP Garage next to the Café. Kid’s second busuiness! He also helps out in the café every now and then