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Eric’s Club Liverpool – Punk’s Golden Years remembered in new book Bombed Out!

Eric’s Club Liverpool – Punk’s Golden Years remembered in new book Bombed Out!

3 days ago
Above Photo: Peter Lloyd (left) – author of Bombed Out! – playing with Pink Military in Eric’s, Liverpool at the age of 17 in the summer of 1979. Guitarist John Kirkham is on the right. The below is an edited version of an interview with Paddy Shennan of the Liverpool Echo. I have added photos into the text. By Paddy ... 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.

1 week 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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The Naked Truth – Vietnam War Protest and Propaganda Photography.

The Naked Truth – Vietnam War Protest and Propaganda Photography.

7 days ago
Above Photo: Storm in a D Cup. Apparently not an anti-Vietnam War protest, but a contemporary one and keenly watched nonetheless. (Click on all photos to enlarge) I was recently looking at some anti-Vietnam War protest and propaganda photographs and thought it would be interesting to put some together in an article. The one above is a bit specious, ... Read More
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The New York Connection: What do Blondie, Chic, the Clash and the Sugar Hill Gang Have in Common?

The New York Connection: What do Blondie, Chic, the Clash and the Sugar Hill Gang Have in Common?

4 days ago
The odd answer to that question is they all shared a stage in New York on a night that gave rise to the Sugar Hill Gang’s subsequent single, “Rapper’s Delight”. Blondie, Chic and the Clash were playing a couple of nights at the Palladium in New York in 1979, and when Chic played Good Times, some of the members of what became the Sugarhill Gang got up onstage and rapped with the band. Full article and photos here: http://www.bombedoutpunk.com/music/the-new-york-connection-what-do-blondie-chic-the-clash-and-the-sugarhill-gang-have-in-common/     www.bombedoutpunk.com © Peter Alan Lloyd
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French Backpackers Caught Out in the Jungle.

French Backpackers Caught Out in the Jungle.

4 days ago
Above Photo: Haew Suwat Waterfall, in Khao yai jungle. The waterfall depicted in the backpacker film, The Beach. We were driving through the middle of Khao Yai jungle recently, in a violent thunderstorm accompanied by pounding rain, which the windscreen wipers on my truck, even at full power, were inadequate to deal with. Imagine my surprise when we came across a ... Read More
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