swansea punk, post punk and other related bands, 1977 -1983 and on
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Updated history pages with a few more Pics and posters (including Circles Poster, notes and corrections kindly supplied by Gareth Brown) , also ammended and fixed some points and removed a couple of dead links - more to follow shortly
Added Adam and the Ants pics from Circles (- here) (-thanks to John Davies), 1979. Also additional tracks and more info about the Tunnelrunners
Added a few Shrapnel tunes which I'd inadvertently deleted by mistake (sorry Dai). Thanks to Chris Leek for the Skinny Bodies and Living Legends posters, piccies and articles
More Info about the progress of the film of Ian Bone's book, "Bash the Rich" can be found at filmmaker Greg Hall's blog here: bashtherichfilm.wordpress.com/
Chuck Warner's excellent "Hyped to Death" label has released the latest in the Messthetics series, featuring bands from the South Wales area. As Nuggets and Pebbles were to '60s garage-bands, the Messthetics series documents the essential bands of the DIY and the (very) indie postpunk generation ( '77-81) of the British Isles, Messthetics #104 features rarities by Tax Exiles, What To Wear, Crash Action Winners, and the 12- and 13-year-old splendor of the Autonomes amongst others.
"By the end of 1977, years of music industry neglect (and the abrupt departure for London of the few feckless punks who'd landed record-deals) had left South Wales' fertile ground for D.I.Y. The most basic instrumentation, one-take recordings and black and white graphics ruled the day, so it's no surprise that not one of the records here sold more than 1200 copies. Mindful of these feeble sales, a dozen alumni of Cardiff's Z-Block label (and various mates) gave up releasing records altogether, and busied themselves in a frenzy of increasingly-sophisticated home recording. Here's just the tip of that iceberg 23 songs on the CD, plus six bonus MP3 tracks. 24-page booklet, lovingly documented with histories & photos galore."
Get it from here- hypedtodeath.com
6th jan 2008 -
The Page 3/Autonomes/&etc &etc Re-union gig, originally planned for July, has had to be put back, firstly due to Ray Jones breaking a bone then because of Ian Bone's moving back to London. Whether it actually happens remains to be seen.
Talk is that film maker Greg Hall is intending to make a film of ‘Bash The Rich’, including a full-on LIVING LEGENDS/PAGE 3 soundtrack plus a recreation of some of the scenes from PAGE3’s glory years, according to Bones blog, "It should take about 6 weeks to film with mainly unknown actors/non- actors shot in Swansea and London and hopefully for general release in autumn 2009. Greg has ‘The Plague’ and ‘Kapital’ to his credits and is a top geezer so the film should be a chance to get the laughter and tears of contemporary anarchism into the mainstream for all to see!"
More to follow soon....