“The MC5 scared the crap out of us”. Karl Tsigdinos the Ramones zealot who championed the Pistols and the Clash.

Karl Tsigdinos doesn't sugar-coat the truth, nor does he hide his passion for the music he loves. Like Nick Kent, he isn't afraid to be unfashionable; he doesn't follow trends...he follows his own star and is an inspiring truth-teller. Unlike Nick Kent, Karl was penning his love letters to the musicians he admired from Dublin, … Continue reading “The MC5 scared the crap out of us”. Karl Tsigdinos the Ramones zealot who championed the Pistols and the Clash.

Jello Biafra and John Lydon…the punk jesters.

The punk jesters Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine came to Dublin this week and they entertained a large and receptive crowd in the Button Factory. When I say 'they came to Dublin' I actually mean that some promoter brought them over and make it happen....in this case, as Jello acknowledged from the … Continue reading Jello Biafra and John Lydon…the punk jesters.

The Sex Pistols at Christmas

Never Mind the Baubles The Julian Temple documentary on the Sex Pistols’ Christmas gig was such a joy. The footage of the band performing was incredible. I am assuming it was just one camera, and the room wasn’t exactly set up with fancy lights to help out. Yet it conveyed how great the band were, full on, … Continue reading The Sex Pistols at Christmas