Hope Show 112 – the lowdown

Hope Show 112 the lowdown 1. The Specials - Racist Friend 2. The Men They Couldn't Hang - The Ghosts of cable Street 3. Chumbawamba - The Day The Nazi Died 4. New Model Army - Better Than Them 5. Steve ignorant - If this is the way things are 6. Four Letter Word - … Continue reading Hope Show 112 – the lowdown

Rebellion Festival 2015 Review Day 4

Rebellion Day 4 Another day of highlights New Model Army Probably the band that I have seen the most, as well as a band whose albums and songs I have looked to for inspiration for almost 30 years. At Rebellion a snippet of a documentary about the band as shown, followed by a Q&A with … Continue reading Rebellion Festival 2015 Review Day 4

Rebellion 2015 day 2 from the wildhearted outsider

Rebellion Day 2 Here's the thing...a few thousand punks gathered together in a Northeastern English Seaside town in August 2015...why would that matter? Is it all nostalgia? An attempt to recapture, relive, or even reimagine youth? The Q&A conversations provide an opportunity to hear first-hand reflections from some of the people who were there. Pioneers. … Continue reading Rebellion 2015 day 2 from the wildhearted outsider

New Model Army – Between Dog And Wolf

New Model Army played a huge part in my life. There I've said it. When Conflict had their only stupid Bastards sign to EMI t-shirt I was devastated. Here was my band, new Model Army, a band I had almost befriended. a band I had bought every record by, believed in and now they jumped … Continue reading New Model Army – Between Dog And Wolf

Rebellion 2013 day 1

So, 53 weeks (I know, whats's in a year?) after last years event the annual punk rock shindig returns to blackpool. The punk rock is on sale in the local rock shops as 5000 punks submerge on blackpool to keep this decaying seaside town going. Local hoteliers greet their spiky friends with open arms and … Continue reading Rebellion 2013 day 1

Bands that changed a life – New model army

  New model army It's almost impossible when thinking or reminiscing about the modellers not to look back on their top of the pops appearance.  Lead singer slade the leveller appeared dressed fashionably in his "only stupid b#####ds use heroin" t-shirt. Confrontational anarcho punks conflict then amended this slogan to proclaim that "only stupid b#####ds … Continue reading Bands that changed a life – New model army