Like buses you wait ages and then two come along at once. I’m referring to self published books about Rik Mayall. Mark Searby in early 2020 released …Early Rik: Thoughts of a Clown. Rik Mayall in the Early Eighties – Book by Chris Shields
I first met the famous British Performance Art duo in 1993 when I worked at a Tecno Camera store in Moorgate East London. They would come in quite regularly to process film and the odd camera. I was always impressed by their immaculate bespoke dress sense.
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After absorbing their style, I add it to my own way of creating new images
After painting Tim Burton’s Ursula, I had the idea of using those prominent cheek bones for my original reimagining of Queen’s Gambit
Artwork by Mark Young
Johnny Rotten –
The single “Anarchy in the U.K.,” the Sex Pistols established punk as a national style that combined confrontational fashions with sped-up hard rock and allusive, socially aware lyrics that addressed the reduced expectations of 1970s teens. Armed with a critique of the music industry and consumerism—embodied in songs such as the Sex Pistols’ “EMI” and X-Ray Spex’s “Identity”—early British punk spawned a resurgence of interest in rock. Mirroring social upheaval with a series of visionary songs couched in black humour, groups such as the Buzzcocks (“Orgasm Addict”), the Clash (“Complete Control”), and Siouxsie and the Banshees (“Hong Kong Garden”) scored hits in 1977–78. Anarchist, decentralizing, and libertarian, U.K. punk was drawn into the polarized politics of British society and by 1979 had self-destructed as a pop style.
Punk, also called punk rock, aggressive form of rock music that coalesced into an international (though predominantly Anglo-American) movement in 1975–80. Often politicized and full of vital energy beneath a sarcastic, hostile facade, punk spread as an ideology and an aesthetic approach, becoming an archetype of teen rebellion and alienation.
Damon Albarn talks Gorillaz, the future of the music biz (and Blur)
Gorillaz broke the pop mould as early adopters of featured artists. Now they’re doing it again with their star-studded Song Machine ‘season’ of monthly track ‘episodes’. Music Week catches up with Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, Eleven Mgmt & Parlophone Records and finds them on a mission to change the way the music biz works…
Damon Albarn left the studio with a spring in his step. He’d been down in Devon during lockdown – spending time at the “valley” he bought for a snip in the 90’s when the first cheque came through – “beavering away” in a converted barn on the new Gorillaz project.
“I don’t really work at night in the studio”, he says. “But one night, we’d been drinking. I came out of the studio and I slipped and banged my head on one of the…
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By Jacob Jones of Reconciled Affection
This is my Son Jacob’s Debut album
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