Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Howard Art

This great piece of Artwork was a Christmas present from my partner Cheryl.  




The artist that did it, Jennifer Crawford created it using torn up coloured paper and wax crayons.  Jennifer has a page on Facebook, here; Artwork

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Oh My God! Stunning - Magazine Live Paris 15.9.1978.(TV 3 Songs)


Footage as good as this is extremely hard to find so enjoy this with all you have - It is awesome.

1. Parade

2. Give Me Everything
3. Shot By Both Sides

Live in Paris 15 September 1978 for TV.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Howard Devoto Oddities.

Some Howard Devoto related pics I found online via Pinterest.


 A painting by an artist I know nothing about.


Devotion, a tribute project by someone called Butcher Billy Behance.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Buzzcocks 1976 versus the Misfits

There's an interesting Buzzcocks record review site here by Mark Prindle.  He highlights the early work with Howard Devoto and points out the sound on the Misfits album "Legacy Brutality." 


I am a fan of The Misfits and as both bands started around the same time you can't help but wonder if Mark has a point. The drumming is uncanny in places.

The Damned were very much influenced by the Misfits too.

Compare to the early Buzzcocks Demos.


Suddenly we are eating sandwiches. 

Alternate bites, I mind she purrs.
And exchanging endearments.
Lies a girl I bite she swallows.
My sweet boy she bites, I swallow.

We don't yet do with our gills full.

What about it, my memory. 
We're talking of my memory. 
Not much that it’s getting better that it’s getting worse.
That things are coming back to me. 
Nothing is coming back to me. But to conclude from that.

Suddenly we are eating sandwiches. 
Alternate bites, I mind she purrs.
And exchanging endearments, my sweet girl, I bite she swallows.
My sweet boy she bites, I swallow.
We don’t yet do with our gills full.