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The Vibrators: Pure Mania

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, 11 June 1977

MMM. PSYCHO daisies. Hid her wid de axe/you better relax. More zoop bop cartoon funnies – this time the movie's speeded up. Laugh this one ...

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Parade Of The Punks

Report by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 2 October 1976

THE 600-STRONG line, which last Monday straggled across two blocks outside London's 100 Club in Oxford Street, waiting for the Punk Rock Festival to start, ...

The (?) Rock Special (#5): Other Bands

Profile by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 9 October 1976

"I don't understand why people think it's so difficult to learn to play the guitar. I found it incredibly easy. You just pick a chord ...

Roogalator/The Clash: Fulham Town Hall, London; The Vibrators: Nashville, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 6 November 1976

THIS ONE takes place in Fulham Town Hall and a glance tells you whoever designed this place had his sights firmly set on Cummerbund City. ...

Punk and the Sex Pistols

Essay by Ed Jones, The Spectator, 27 November 1976

BEWARE! WHEN Britain's biggest record company, EMI, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the citadel of the self-regarding avant-garde, unite behind a single idea within ...

Other Punk Bands

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 ...

Blind Date with Flo & Eddie

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, May 1977

A monthly blindfold test by those masters of Slander Rock, Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan ...

The Vibrators: Winning Post, Twickenham

Live Review by Tim Lott, Sounds, 28 May 1977

OUT IN Twickenham, they haven't really made up their mind. ...

The Vibrators: Marquee, London

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 6 August 1977

THE TWO-FINGER salute put in a surprise appearance at The Vibrators' gig on Sunday. Whether the dozen pairs of arms frantically waving V signs were ...

Punk: something Rotten in England

Report by Mick Brown, Rolling Stone, 11 August 1977

LONDON — British member of Parliament Marcus Lipton told his constituents that if punk rock was going to be used to destroy Britain's established institutions, ...

The Vibrators: The Punks Who Came In From The Cold

Report and Interview by Mick Brown, Sounds, 24 September 1977

"I think I ought to make it clear", says Knox, arms waving like flags in a stiff breeze, "that when we first started we were ...

The Vibrators: The New Yorker, Toronto

Live Review by Dave Schulps, Sounds, 26 November 1977

Vibrators victorious: Canucks crumble ...

New Albums: Best at the Theft — Suicide Outclasses Blondie

Review by Howard Wuelfing, Unicorn Times, March 1978

AMONG OUTSIDERS, the paramount issues of the punk/new wave movement revolve around stuff like clothing styles, politics, and the effect of massive success on a ...

The Vibrators: V2

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, July 1978

THE VIBRATORS' first album, over a year ago, was a great disposable album of lasting significance. The short songs contained all the elements of great ...

Have Guitar, Will Travel: Chris Spedding

Interview by Richard Grabel, New York Rocker, November 1978

CHRIS SPEDDING — the name that launched a thousand session credits. He's played guitar for everyone from John Cale to the Wombles, including Bryan Ferry, ...

The Vibrators live in Newcastle

Live Review by Ian Ravendale, Sounds, 15 March 1980

BACK WHEN the world was young, punk was an expression of individuality, rather than a life style followed by those who feel so insecure that ...

Urban Dogs: Doggie Doings

Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 13 November 1982

CHARLIE HARPER is late, Charlie's always late. Me and Knox sit in the office cracking the usual jokes about it being his pension day. Not ...

Punk File #1: The First Anarchic Year

Retrospective and Interview by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, June 2006

'76 WAS PRETTY hairy. The anniversary headlines might read "1976, The Year Of Punk", but for most kids flares and long hair (still a sign ...

see also Urban Dogs


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