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

Play of the day – Anna’s Anchor singing Limericks praises

Annas Anchor A Glorious Ruction Ooal records https://annasanchor.bandcamp.com/album/a-glorious-ruction Music is so much better when it means something. That can hold true for the listener or the creator. Holding this piece of vinyl you can feel the love and creativity behind it.With record shops being closed to the public my purchases are all being done online … Continue reading Play of the day – Anna’s Anchor singing Limericks praises

Play of the day – The Radiators TV Tube Heart

This record, when it was initially released 44 years ago, was a sharp snotty and brash calling to like minded people. "I've got to make contact with you out there" they sag. They did and the contact evolved into the colour that eventually spread into the city. Punk rock and The radiators helped give young people a sense of freedom of expression and belonging and I for one am proud of its existence.

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?