Let’s Go! again

Yesterday was the second episode of Let’s Go! our brand new 2 hour monthly radio show on Totally Wired Radio (a collaboration between Acid Jazz Records and Fred Perry Subculture).

You can hear the full show here –

Playlist:
Cyanide Pills – I Don’t Remember
Bad Nerves – Palace
Mash – Having A Ball
Lucy And The Rats – Dark Clouds
The Cavemen – Euthanise Me
The Gaggers – Sharp Lies
The Fame-Beats – Watford Stomp
The Len Price 3 – Got To Be Together
The Detroit Cobras – Stay Down
The Revellions – Ain’t No Fool
Kurt Baker – New Direction
Starcrawler – Hollywood Ending
Baby Shakes – Really Really
Chinese Junk – Best Before Date
Continental Lovers – Tape Deck
The Scaners – X-Ray Glasses: On
Sheer Mag – The Killer 
Muck And The Mires Interview – Part 1
Muck And The Mires – I’m Your Man
Muck And The Mires Interview – Part 2
Muck And The Mires – Too Soon To Fall In Love
Muck And The Mires Interview – Part 3
Muck And The Mires – Hashtag Loneliness
Chords UK – Listen To The Radio
British Jets – Another Day in the City
Nerve Button – Thirty Days
The Triggers – Clones 
The Schizophonics – Black to Comm
Black Mambas – Be Bad Too
Benny Trokan – Too Far Gone 
Dimorphodons – Searching for Dimorphodons
The BellRays – Fire On The Moon
Radiohearts – My Heart Has an Obituary
The About Blanks – She’s A Nosebleed
Poison Boys – Mean Queen
The Shanghais – Sick of You
The Hives – Good Samaritan

Let’s Go! Episode 1!

Yesterday we launched ‘Let’s Go!’ a brand new 2 hour monthly radio show on Totally Wired Radio (a collaboration between Acid Jazz Records and Fred Perry Subculture).

You can hear the full show here –

Playlist:
Los Pepes – Let’s Go!
Chinese Junk – Cheaper Than You
Vacuum – Fixated
Appaloosa – No Hope For The Kids
The Number Ones – Breaking Loose
The Briefs – Poor And Weird
Witchdoktors – Voodoo Eye
The Freaks Of Nature – Want Me!
The Mystery Lights – I’m So Tired (Of Living In The City)
Paul Collins – Come Back And Stay (Live in Europe)
The Nerves – Give Me Some Time
Faz Waltz – Rock N Roll Is Tough
Zac – The King Is Dead
The Speedways – Daydreaming
Smalltown Tigers – Five Things
The Veras – Paper Cup Telephones
The Hurricanes – Take A Ride Tonight
Chubby & The Gang – All Along The Uxbridge Road
Duncan Reid – Interview Part 1
Duncan Reid And The Big Heads – Your Future Ex Wife
Duncan Reid – Interview Part 2
Duncan Reid And The Big Heads – To Live Or Live Not
Prima Donna – Sing To Death
Hard Action – Yours Truly 
Capitol 1212 ft. Earl 16 – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Knuckledust – Life Struggle 
Young Francis – I Wanna Hold You Tight (Tonite)
Tommy And The Commies – Hurtin’ 4 Certain
Nasty Rumours – Barbwire Heart
Amyl And The Sniffers – Control
Martin Savage And The Jiggerz – Between The Lines
T. Benny and the Buzz Brothers – Gimme A Buzz
Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts – Is Vic There?

Newtown Neurotics – Kick Out screening and gig.

Black Wax and Vive Le Rock present:

KICK OUT – The Newtown Neurotics Story

Documentary Screening with live performances from Newtown Neurotics, Attila the Stockbroker and more, hosted by Steve Lamacq.

Saturday 25th April 2020 Leytonstone Ballroom, The Red Lion, Leytonstone High Road, E11 3AA Doors 7pm

On sale Thursday 31st October 9am

Bored of new town life and inspired by the first wave of punk, Steve Drewett, Colin Dredd and Tiggy Barber (later Simon Lomond) formed the Newtown Neurotics.

Kick Out is the story of that journey, from the concrete slabs of Harlow, Essex, to the bombed-out streets of East Germany. Along with the likes of Billy Bragg and Attila the Stockbroker, the band became the voice of the disenfranchised and the social conscience of a country in flux.

The aim of Kick Out is to capture the essence of the time, explore the events which molded the band’s worldview and examine their place in British music history.

With the current backdrop of austerity and Brexit, The Neurotics are as relevant as ever. With their impending fortieth anniversary, now seems the perfect opportunity to both reflect and look forward.

Despite their initial run being relatively short, the band’s reach and influence are apparent, not just in the UK but across the globe. Like for so many bands of that era, the emergence of the internet has given a new lease of life to the words and music, striking a chord and inspiring a new and angry generation.

Like all good ideas, the premise of the film began at a bar, specifically The Square in Harlow. The Square, which closed in January 2017, was the cultural beacon of Harlow and was a second home to the town’s outcasts and creatives. The venue played a big part in the band’s history as well as Baker’s own creative endeavours so it’s highly fitting that the film’s seeds were sowed within the walls of The Square.

“What started as a simple video idea quickly grew into something much bigger. What struck me during our initial meetings was how relevant the lyrics Steve wrote over thirty years ago were still today.

While mainstream success alluded them, they have quite the pedigree in terms of their fan base, their historic shows behind the iron curtain and Steve’s solo shows in North Korea and Cuba. On one hand, you could say it’s a film about a band that has continuously evolved with the political and social changes around them. On the other, it’s a film about how many of the issues and problems tacked in the band’s lyrics still resonate today as much as they did back then.”

Kick Out! The Newtown Neurotics Story features contributions from: Billy Bragg – Singer, songwriter and left-wing activist. Attila The Stockbroker – Poet, musician and songwriter, long time associate of the band and Steve Drewett’s best friend. Phill Jupitus – Stand-up and improv comedian, actor, performance poet, cartoonist, and podcaster, also known as Porky the Poet. Steve Lamacq – English disc jockey, BBC Radio 6 Music. Garry Bushell – Newspaper columnist, music journalist, television presenter, author and political activist.


The film screening will be accompanied by a full bill of live music and poetry headlined by the Newtown Neurotics themselves. Performing a one off special set delving deep into the bands back catalogue, the Neurotics will be joined on the evening by some guests and friends to make this a must attend event for all punk rock fans.

The event, hosted by Steve Lamacq, will include a Q&A session with film maker Luke Baker, ranting poetry from Attila The Stockbroker and some special guest acoustic performances TBA.

This is a predominantly standing event with limited seated tickets available.

‘The Neurotics are back, and they’re angry… and they’re looking for ya!’ – B. Bragg.

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Black Wax Live! With Henri Herbert

The wait it over!

Here in all it’s glory is show number 28. It’s the usual mix of killer Rock & Roll, Punk and Soul, with regular features –

Classic Album – We hit the hit on Joe Jackson’s ‘Look Sharp’
Some Weird Song – Mauro introduces us to Oh! Gunquit who you can catch live at the SWS/Dirty Water Club Halloween Party
7 Minutes Of Soul – 2 tracks back to back this week from the Motown label
It’s Alive! – We’ve heard rumblings from Thee Hypnotics… could it be??

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Show 27 is up!

Show 27 is up! Ricci Ashoori sat in on Mic 2 as we paid tribute to Black Wax fave Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. We continued our exploration of Joe Jackson‘s debut LP ‘Look Sharp’, checked in with Mauro Some Weird Sin for this week’s Some Weird Song from Miscalculations. It’s Alive came curtesy of The Jam‘s ‘Dig The New Breed’ live album whilst Al Green and the Bar-Kays gave us our 7 Minutes Of Soul.
We let Ricci loose for ‘Ric’s Pick’ and spun a hefty mix of Rock N Roll, Punk and Soul from The Hives, Cyanide Pills, Squeeze Official, Cute Lepers, Thee Vicars, Ramones, Brandy Row and more!

Play it loud!

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Black Wax 25 is up!

Woah there! Someone’s been slacking big time. This show took place on 16th July and I’ve only just got round to posting it here. Sorry! This was my last show before a scheduled break for summer (summer!? Umbrella season) and it’s the landmark show 25! Even if I do say so myself, this show is great! I’d been absent for a couple of weeks previous and it was good to be back in spinning records.

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