Tuesday, November 09, 2004

RIP: Roger Johnston (The Monks).
It occurred tae me that you folks from far-flung places might be inclined toward investigating the world of Scottish Pop. A wee root aboot JOCKROCK! should hit the spot then...


"A confrontational oral history of New York punk through the dark, sinister world of Suicide. An explosive docu-biography of New York's most subversive punk band Suicide, who along with the New York Dolls, the Ramones, Blondie, Television and Talking Heads defined the US punk scene centered around Max's Kansas City and CBGB's. Suicide came to prominence in the UK as special guests of The Clash on their first British tour. Their synthesizer-based, energy-laden performance was not well received: they were bottled off every night, Vega often sustaining serious injury.

The book features new interview material with many of the leading lights of the NY punk scene, including Alan Vega and Martin Rev from the band, as well as Debbie Harry and Chris Stein from Blondie, Moby, Henry Rollins, Marc Almond, Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), Jim Reid (Jesus & Mary Chain), Lydia Lunch, Jane County amongst others. A high quality, illustrated hardback with over 100 photos and memorabilia from Vega and Rev's own archives, Nobakht's penetrating biography graphically recreates the world of '70s New York City.

Hardback ISBN: 0 946719 71 3 Publication: November 2004.

Signed copies will be available for early orders - 224 pages (illustrated).

Welcome to the wonderful world of
PIPEDOWN. Thanks to Ms Karen McB of Goofenhaus Industries for the info...
Yesterday's "sermon" was one of those "better out than in" type situations. Thanks to all of yer who e-mailed in concern for my well being. It's how I feel folks, what can I tell ya!? My Christmas vitriol is percolating nicely.

Anyways, today it seems like we'll break the 80,000 visitors mark. We're rackin' 'em up here... more, um... later.