1978

Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody's Heroes - Single Cover - 1980

31/7/16 – Stiff Little Fingers – Nobody’s Heroes – 1980 / The Undertones – Teenage Kicks – 1978

Two bands from Northern Ireland that made lasting impressions. Originating in the Punk scene, Stiff Little Fingers were from Belfast, formerly a Deep Purple covers band called Highway Star, till they discovered Punk Rock and forming as Stiff Little Fingers in 1977. They sang about “The Troubles” and were an edgy, growling powerful four piece. […]

Ramones_-_Sheena_Is_a_Punk_Rocker_cover

30/6/16 – The Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker – Live TV – 1978ish

Leaving Nantucket island on a beautiful day, leaving the soft sound of whispering summer sand and the heavy thump of sacks of gold coins falling out of the back of Maserati SUV’s loosening the cobblestones and shaking the grey (gray) cedar tiles from the facades of multi-roomed mansions. Twelve hours later arriving at the Port […]

Lebne Lovich - Stateless - 1978 - Cover Art

30/3/16 – Lene Lovich – Stateless – 1978 / Lucky Number – 1979 / Nina Hagen – Wer Leben Immer… Noch – 1979

Anyone lucky enough to be 21 or thereabouts in 1979 will remember all the great New Wave hits between 1977 and 1980. One of them was Lucky Number by the inimitable Lene Lovich. She had the voice of an owl locked in a tree, the look of  a Dickensian 19th century doll dressed for a banquet […]