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Bombed Out! Press Interview: Punk rocker’s memories of a life-changing scene.

Bombed Out! Press Interview: Punk rocker’s memories of a life-changing scene.

1 week ago
Above Photo: Peter Alan Lloyd (left) and John Kirkham (right) onstage at Eric’s in 1979 with Pink Military Stand Alone. Some of the old dock walls along Liverpool’s Dock Road, along which I spent many nights walking the seven miles home from Eric’s when I was in the bands. Last week I talked to a journalist called Jamie Bowman at my ... Read More
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Who Knew? 1980s Liverpool Bands and Hanging Around The City Centre.

Who Knew? 1980s Liverpool Bands and Hanging Around The City Centre.

14 hours ago
St George’s Hall, Liverpool, in the 1890s. I love the above photograph, posted on Inacityliving’s Facebook page. At first sight you may not see why, but take a closer look: Close-up of the steps. Taken over 100 years ago, it shows people hanging around and sunbathing on the steps of the magnificent St George’s Hall, in Liverpool’s city centre, ... Read More
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BACK: Murder and Bombs in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia.

BACK: Murder and Bombs in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia.

2 days ago
Above Photo: Yeak Lom Lake, in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia. When I was travelling in Ratanakiri Province on my BACK research trip, I was always surprised by how relaxed locals were about the threat of UXO (unexploded ordnance). Ratanakiri, which borders Vietnam and Laos, hosted a busy stretch of the Ho Chi Minh Trail (or Sihanouk Trail) during the Vietnam War, ... Read More
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More New York Punk Images.

More New York Punk Images.

2 days ago
Search and Destroy on St Mark’s Place, in New York’s East Village. On my recent trip to New York I was having Punk images and references thrown at me wherever I went (see links at the end of this article, for example). One evening, a friend parked his car in a random street and I was surprised to find it ... Read More
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A Weird Sight on the Dirt Roads of Andong Meas, Cambodia.

A Weird Sight on the Dirt Roads of Andong Meas, Cambodia.

5 days ago
I saw some odd sights on my recent BACK-related research trip to Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia. I had gone to look at Khmer Rouge former strongholds close to the Vietnamese border, and as I travelled to the small town of Andong Meas, a beat-up motorbike flashed past. Is that a….? I thought I saw a pig on the back of a motorbike, as ... Read More
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