Halloween Flash: The Stamp Of A Vamp

Alison Day was a mousy woman who had barely been scuffed by the wear and tear of life until the day she met Lulu, the effect of which was like lightning hitting a plane. The Autumn night draped itself over the city, and the moon bit into the sky as Alison rushed home from her […]

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CLIP: Cold London Blues by Paul D. Brazill

Cold London Blues (CLB) is a blackly comic slice of pulp fiction (or Punk Fiction, if you fancy!) published by indie publisher Caffeine Nights Publishing.  CLB is a follow up to my book Guns Of Brixton (GOB) – a violent gangster romp, a sweary Ealing Comedy. With GOB, I used the titles of Clash songs […]

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5 Overlooked Punk/Post-punk Singles.

I regularly listen to Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave Show on Soho Radio. A recent show was about overlooked or ignored singles, and these favourites came to mind. My Place – The Adverts. As much as I liked The Clash and the Pistols, they were never one of MY bands. The Adverts, however, were […]

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Cold London Blues Around The World

Cold London Blues with me (and my other books) here in Poland. Ronnie Burke in the Boro. Jeff Munday in London. Micheal Haskins in Florida. Peter Ord in Hartlepool. Marky Hewitt in Hartlepool. Denise Sparowhawk in Hartlepool. K A Laity in Dundee. Mark Hammonds in the Boro. Vic Godard in Surrey.

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Punk Fiction!

There has been a long and varied tradition of songwriters taking their song titles from books: Venus In Furs – The Velvet Underground, Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush, Lost Weekend – Lloyd Cole, 1984- David Bowie, Absolute Beginners- David Bowie. And, of course, it goes the other way too. My book Guns Of Brixton took […]

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Recommended Read: A Moment Worth Waiting For by Kevin Pearce.

Kevin Pearce’s brilliant music memoir A Moment Worth Waiting For opens with the release of Vic Godard’s What’s The Matter Boy? LP in 1980. Pearce tells the story of how Everything But The Girl’s Ben Watt and Tracey Thorne first bonded over the record, with Ben later lending her his John Martyn records and Tracey lending […]

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Out Now ! Cold London Blues by Paul D. Brazill

COLD LONDON BLUES is currently available to buy in the UK , the US and all around the world. The blurb: ‘A killer priest is on the rampage across London and an egotistical Hollywood action movie star is out for revenge when is his precious comic book collection is stolen.Meanwhile, gangster Marty Cook’s dreams of going legit swiftly […]

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Short, Sharp Interview: Vic Godard

PDB: Can you pitch your latest release in 25 words or less? Live and Rare Volume 1 is an extraordinary trawl through 35 years of the Subway Sect. Also forthcoming are a single on Edwyn Collins’ AED Records and a single with Mates Mates on Famelic Records [of Vic Catalonia] PDB: What music, books, films […]

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