Tonight's show is a celebration once more to the Spotify playlists of our youth - the compilation album. Bands with roots in Italy, England, Wales, Australia, Ireland and the States are all featured
Week 3 of a diary of hope sees important music from Loud Women Collective, covid re-opening, hope show and some truly tragic scenes throughout the world
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
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?
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.
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
For Gab Fest 5 we have picked our top 10 songs from 1978. The third year of punk, a sound evolving and ready to explode and inspire
So for GabFest *3 myself and Michael have decided to start where music started for us 1976. We chat about the times and the influence many of these bands had.
So we are back – finishing off our chat with Michael Murphy about Futurama 1981. 2 young Dublin Punks venture to England for the first time to see a 2 day festival of punk and post punk acts. Challenging their visions of music and opening up the world of punk rock ingredients as they were amazed by the sounds and vision of the festival.
A slightly different Hope Show this week. We are going with a spin off - called Gab Fest for now. The idea is to chat to people about gigs or bands that meant something to them. Of course where would I turn to first but to Michael Murphy to talk about his early introduction to … Continue reading Gab Fest – a new Hope Show Spin off