Latest book from Hope Collective is a collection of great gig memories from Punks and friends
This book speaks of a time when communists were taking over Hungary and China, when places called Israel and Republic of Ireland were only beginning. It’s an historic tale of how Henry Smart helped shape events. Or not as the case more likely was
Myself and Michael choose 5 songs each that meant something in our punk rock history tour. Tonight it's 1980 but we have managed to sneak in an extra one from the Clash as their London Calling album was released in the States in February of this year.
This book is a beautiful read interspersing thorns diaries and her memories of growing up outside London. It paints a vivid picture of her discos at the weekends, her shopping trips and subsequent interest in music. It is a woman talking about her life growing up as a girl
Hope Show 155 with punk rock and hardore sounds from the 21st Century
Three releases coming soon on Kibou - available NOW for pre-order. These 3 are all raging full on classic releases.
So for Gabfest *6 myself and Michael have handpicked 10 songs from 1979 that inspired a further generation or 2 of musicians. We see punk evolving in different directions. Post punk, synth and raw guitars coming through in the UK whilst in the States there's a new menace appearing
Harding had a heart attack, received a stent and has vowed from that day to give thanks. To sing gratitude to the world. To the doctors and nurses. To the paramedics who got to him within 9 minutes of dialling 999.
For Gab Fest 5 we have picked our top 10 songs from 1978. The third year of punk, a sound evolving and ready to explode and inspire
Deep down it is a story of some hope. I have opinions on foreign policy and neo liberalism. I feel a torch needs to be shone on human rights abuses and Power is helping to shine a dim light. Hopefully it is one that never fades.
Hope Show 152 with punk rock, electronic but always a passion for music and change