On Thursday nights, hear Mickey Bradley of the Undertones, bring musical anarchy to the airwaves with his weekly music series dedicated to punk rock classics. Playing the Ramones to the Clash.
Read about Rochdale's contribution to punk history
The engineer's view on the Buzzcocks classic
Read Professor Norman Prinsky's account of his time in The Rumors.
Cramps singer dies
The singer announces from the stage 'We'd like to play you some new songs now'.The audience, from the floor, hears 'Run away, run away, the building is on fire!'.
Why Echo and The Bunnymen were not huge. By Alan McGee
It is with great sadness that I report the death of the black Ramones T-shirt.
Here's an article by Stuart Bailie from the Belfast Telegraph about Terri Hooley - surely a statue's on the way soon.
If you get a chance, listen to this documentary.
What if John Peel had fallen in love with other first lines ?
Good Vibrations records remembered (pt 1)
I first went into the Good Vibrations shop on Great Victoria Street in 1976, during a rare adventure up to Belfast to see Eddie & The Hot Rods, who were playing at Queens...
Mickey recalls the day he shared a stage with rock icon Ian Curtis.
Listen again to Owen McFadden's documentary about the punk movement in Northern Ireland in 1977.
Thursday 05 November 2009
Records tonight from The Mumps, The Jam, The Chesterfields and The Birthday Party. Band names are always much better when they're preceded by 'The'. Another reason to despise Genesis and Led Zeppelin while cherishing The Users and The Lurkers. (Of course Magazine and Captain Beefheart then come along and puncture my theory.)