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
Vaccinations are the dam against the corona virus wave. We look back at what happened last week and our soundtrack to accompany another bizarre 7 days in the world.
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
Gabfest 4 picks 10 singles from 1977 that have stood the test of time and have influenced a musical generation or 2
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.
Tonight’s show is one with a difference. I get to share some stories with Ed Wenn from Dealing With Damage. We each pick a song and then the next one needs to have some connection with the last. One way of publicizing Ed’s latest bands new release on vinyl. Their excellent album from last year which was originally on cd and download only is being made available soon from Little Rocket Records on vinyl.
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.
This weeks hope show with punk rock from all over Ireland, UK. France and the US of A