Thursday Tunes – The Delinquents

Dundee Punk band The Delinquents are over in Dublin this Friday as part of the Excellent Dando Sessions series. In advance of their trip I ask them to give us 5 songs they are listening to this week Green Day - American Idiot. The simple reason. It's apt and without this band we wouldn't be … Continue reading Thursday Tunes – The Delinquents

Book of the week: Stealing all transmissions; A short history of the clash by Randal Doane

Stealing all transmissions A short history of the clash Randal Doane Pm press https://youtu.be/oGIFublvDes This book came out the year of the last World Cup and it’s been in my like to read since then. My delay was in thinking I know about the clash, love their music and have read tomes about them to … Continue reading Book of the week: Stealing all transmissions; A short history of the clash by Randal Doane

Thursday Tunes..Menace

This weeks Thursday tunes come from Noel Martin.  Like many more of his Irish generation Noel's family emigrated from Ireland in the early 70's to a London that was cosmopolitan, a world away from this island. He formed Menace in 1976, 41 years and many releases later the band are still going.  They were due … Continue reading Thursday Tunes..Menace

Hope Show 115 – the lowdown

Hope Show 115 - the lowdown   Hope Show 115 1. Black Bank Folk w/ Damien Dempsey - Aunt Jenny 2. The Clash - White Riot 3. Paranoid Visions - From Dublin With Love 4. Against Me - Pints of guinness makes you strong 5. The Three Johns - The World of the workers is … Continue reading Hope Show 115 – the lowdown

Everybody’s On Top of the Pops….except the people not on it!

One of the most interesting things about the TOTP documentary was talk of the Clash and their notorious boycott of the show. They refused to appear and I am sure their record sales suffered to some extent. BBC had their revenge though…and put their troupe of dancers on screen to cavort to Bank Robber when … Continue reading Everybody’s On Top of the Pops….except the people not on it!