Nice ‘n’ Wheezy T-Shirt

We finally have stock but we have changed the T-shirt to white, with a black image. Much more in line with the Stranglers don’t you think?

In celebration a video form Top of the Pops 1978……

 

New Design

I would appreciate any comments on this latest T-shirt idea….homage to the Stranglers Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. (Thanks Michelle) Should it be red?

I am also in the very long winded process of redesigning the Punk Grandad website hence my lack of posts etc.

Image below……

Nice 'n' Wheezy

 

Covers

Sat listening to my ipod and Helter Skelter by Souisxie kicked in and it just hit the spot. What a fantastic cover. It took a mediocre Beatles number and turned it into a Punk classic……bloody marvellous. This got me thinking and so I thought I’d post five of my favourites. Enjoy.

1. Helter Skelter – Souisxie and the Banshees

2. U2 and Green Day – The Saints are Coming. Brilliant song by the Skids made into a political statement by this version.

3. Police and Thieves – The Clash. Cover of a Junior Mervin song and the first time I’d really listened to a Reggae tune.I love the Clash for that.

4. White Christmas – Stiff Little Fingers. Great feel good song covered at 100mph….love it

5. Stranglers – Walk on By. Just for the bassline…..

Of course there are 100’s of covers that can be considered Punk, or covers of Punk….if you like something more let us know or post it……

Gig Guide – Feb 2010

Sham 69

Feb 4th – Cavern Club, Exeter

Buzzcocks

Feb 13th – Brickyard, Carlisle

Feb 14th – Central Uni, Preston

Feb 15th – Opera House, Buxton

Feb 16th – Duchess, York

Varukers

Jan 16 – Redhill FC, Surrey

Vice Squad

Feb 26th – Sawyers, Kettering

Stranglers

Feb 26th – O2 Academy, Glagow

Feb 27th – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Feb 28th – Forum, Aberdeen

Drongo’s For Europe

Feb 13th – Bridge House, London

Undertones

Feb 26th – Fat Sams, Dundee

Feb 27th – King Tuts, Glasgow

999

Feb 19th – Café Drummonds, Aberdeen

Sat 20th Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

Sun 21st 3 Tuns, Gateshead

Thu 25th Champions, Bournemouth

Fri 26th The Brass Monkey, Hastings

Sat 27th The Fire Station for Arts & Culture,

Anti Nowhere League

4th – Champions, Bournemouth

5th – Old bell, Derby

6th – Engine Rooms, Brighton

11th – Trillians, Newcastle

12th – Fibbers, York

13th – Citrus Club, Edinburgh

14th – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

Blitzkrieg

Feb 5th – Haygate, Telford

Geoffrey Oicott

Feb 25th – Fenton, Leeds

All Dayer (thanks Gilly)

INNER TERRESTRIALS,POUNDAFLESH,

SICK ON THE BUS,

CERTIFIED,PAUL CARTER,CRYO-GENICS,

ADDICTIVE PHILOSOPHY

THE OLD BELL

DERBY..20TH FEB..5PM START…3AM BAR….

Gig Guide – December 2009

UK Subs

Dec 03 – The Old Bell, Derby
Dec 04 – TBC, Hastings
Dec 05 – Garage, London
Dec 10 – Stafford Arms, Wakefield
Dec 11 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
Dec 12 – Studio 24, Edinburgh
Dec 13 – Barfly, Liverpool
Dec 17 – Engine Room, Brighton
Dec 18 – Talking Heads, Southampton
Dec 19 – The Shed, Leicester

Stranglers

Dec 18 – Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sham 69

Dec 21 – The Venue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Dec 22 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Dec 23 – H2O, Galashiels

Buzzcocks

Dec 02 – Sub89, Reading
Dec 11 – Manchester Central, Manchester

Lurkers

Dec 17 – Talking Heads, Southampton

 

Vice Squad

Dec 04 – Champions, Bournemouth
Dec 05 – Gaff Club, London
Dec 17 – Talking Heads, Southampton

Vibrators

Dec 17 – Talking Heads, Southampton

Splodgenessabounds

Dec 05 – Corporation, Sheffield
Dec 31 – Doghouse, Dundee

Peter and the Test Tube Babies

Dec 05 – The Crypt, Hastings

Subhumans

Dec 12 – Thatched House, Stockport
Dec 16 – Sawyers, Kettering
Dec 17 – Old Bell, Derby
Dec 18 – Casbah, Sheffield
Dec 19 – Luminaire, London

Restarts

Dec 05 – Garage, London
Dec 17 – Old Bell, Derby
Dec 18 – Casbah, Sheffield
Dec 19 – Prince Madocs, Colwyn Bay
Dec 27 – Asylum, Birmingham

Drongo’s for Europe

Dec 27 – Asylum, Birmingham

Anti Nowhere League

Dec 19 – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

Cockney Rejects

Dec 19 – Circus Tavern, Purfleet

Newtown Nuerotics

Dec 04 – Albany, Deptford

Punks Not Dad

Dec 17 – Hope and Anchor, London

The above are gigs as advertised by the bands themselves or sent to me by email. If you are in a band and want to be included in future gig guides please contact me at skull @ punkgrandad . com – but remove the spaces from the address, (its to stop spammers).