Diary of Hope Week 2

I’m writing this listening to Bob Vylan’s 'we live here' record. A punk rock Benjamin Zephaniah with some amount of anger for society. Interesting in the week that England placed her faith in the Tory party once more. Sure they’ve been in power for 80 of the last 100 years so there should be no … Continue reading Diary of Hope Week 2

Hope Show 160 GabFest 10 1983 a year of punk

It's now 1983 and the door may have closed on the first wave of punk. There's bands like the Avengers and UK Subs from that wave still releasing music. Hardcore is speeding through the States. ohn Lydon is changing his ways where money applies. meanwhile Yorkshire and Germany are pushing boundaries

Hope Show 159 – the Lowdown

This weeks Hope Show is available to listen to here Joe Solo - The Revolution Will ComeAntidoto - PerderorBear Away - East CaostThe Radiators - Kitty RicketsSoft On Crime - RubyanneToodles and the hectic pity - Sugar LoafThe Armed - A Life so WonderfulWe Were promised Jetpacks - When I Know MoreThe Menstrual Cramps - … Continue reading Hope Show 159 – the Lowdown

Gabfest 9 Hope Show 158 the lowdown

So for tonight's Hope Show/Gabfest we chat punk rock 1982. Be it the amazing hardcore compilations that were starting to appear Stateside in the form of Not So Quiet on the Western Front with 47 bands or 'This is Boston Not LA' with 6 bands or Flex Your Head with 32 songs. Or the interesting music from Iceland by Purkkur Pillnik or Australia from The Birthday Party. Or the tuneful punk of the Neurotics or Stiff Little Fingers. 1982 sees UK82 really kicking off with GBH and the street punk of the Blitz. While bands like the subhumans were continuing with the tradition of DIY records and starting their own labels producing 7" records that were like education pamphlets

Hope Show 157 Gabfest 8 1981 a year in punk

Tonight's show sees us delve into 1981 as punk rock is starting to go down many roads - be that US or Post punk funk accompany the insanity and punk blasts What a year for music. Where is this punk rock juggernaut going?

Hope Show 156 Gabfest 7 Punk Rock 1980

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.

Hope Show 154 – the lowdown on 1979

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