Toxic Waste wore their hearts in their sleeves and warzone eventually ended. So did the open conflict but the underlying reasons haven’t changed that much. The streets of Dublin and Belfast have more colours now. Things have progressed but still we look to Capital for direction when maybe there could be a better way.
Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times In 1977 Punk Rock was shaking up the world of music while an angry & defiant youth culture was born . But while the Sex Pistols predicted "Anarchy in the U.K." they did so from the comfort of Carnaby Street in London , while for some the … Continue reading Punk Rock and Teenage kicks in troubled times
Rebellion 2017 Day 3 My introduction to los Fastidios came a few years ago. They had just finished an Irish tour that I missed out on. Their background is in oi music. They proudly proclaim football as an interest but also are anti fascist and animal rights exponents. Sure what's not to like. Sing along … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 – Day 3
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March 21 1992 Spiny Norman Quartet+ Sweet Mary Jane Barnstormers 2 days after getting 140 people to see the Spermbirds, 24 turned up to witness 2 Belfast bands. They were doing an Irish tour and asked to play Dublin. The people in Spiny Norman Quartet helped out with Warzone Collective in Belfast and in turn … Continue reading Spiny Norman Quartet, Sweet Mary Jane – Dublin 1992