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Book Excerpt by Caroline Coon, 1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion, 1977

"I want more bands like us. I want people to go out and start something, to see us and start something, or else I'm just ...

Life after punk?

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, July 1977

Alternative TV: The Roxy, London FROM A MOVEMENT to a fashion. Johnny Rotten said in a recent interview that "the whole idea of our band ...

Alternative TV: Sniffin' Glue…

Report and Interview by Jon Savage, Sounds, July 1977

NOW: THE ROXY these days is not what it was – whatever shrill camera-lens sense of event there was in the Andy Czezowski days has ...

ATV: Is As Wonderful

Profile and Interview by Danny Baker, ZigZag, December 1977

I WAS AT ONE of Steve Mick's bi-annual parties, (baffling, rambling affairs – you want to find your long-lost aunt? Come in and prowl around, ...

Alternative TV: The Image Has Cracked

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, June 1978

MARK PERRY has been a confused person and, through that, confusing. ...

Alternative TV: The Image Has Cracked

Review by Danny Baker, ZigZag, July 1978

YOU KNOW them "artists" and "reviewers", they ain't never gonna stop. ...

Alternative TV: The World At Once…Dateline: Stonehenge

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, July 1978

I FOUND myself re-reading Colin Wilsons' prodigal slice of philosophical mythmaking The Outsider the other week. During the time I spent submerging myself gleefully into ...

A Different Kettle of ATV

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, December 1978

WHEN I FIRST mooted that I'd be interested in scribbling out a feature on Alternative TV, the thinking man's all-purpose unpunkgroup, the band's hustler and ...

Alternative TV: Vibing Up The Senile Man (Deptford Fun City Records)

Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, March 1979

WHEN MARK Perry gave up editing Sniffin' Glue, he started a band that has turned out to be a logical extension of the famous punkzine. ...

Mark Perry: After The Storm

Interview by Richard Kick, ZigZag, October 1984

ONE SOMETIMES wonders what ever happened to the original punk rock generation of 1976? Obviously those who have managed to hold onto the limelight we ...

The iJamming! Chat: Mark Perry

Interview by Tony Fletcher, iJamming.net, January 2001

AS THE FIRST sentence of my mission statement makes clear, Mark Perry was a major factor in my deciding to write about music – though, ...

Post-Punk: Lubricate Your Living Room

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, December 2001

FORGET ABOUT THE NOSTALGIA-MONGERING AND KITSCH REVIVALISM – THE POST-PUNK PERIOD OF 1979-81 WAS AN ASTONISHINGLY FERTILE TIME FOR BRITISH MUSIC, WHEN INDIE LABELS FLOURISHED ...

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