George Berger’s “The Story of Crass”

I have just finished the book about Crass called “The Story of Crass” by George Berger. I saw Crass twice in the 80s. The first ..

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Red Aligatorz Reunion

“I was hanging around the market street…” isn’t that how the Clash song goes, from “All the Young Punks”. ..

1 year ago
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Carlisle

Carlisle were a five-piece screamo band from Orlando, Florida that were initially around from 1996-1999 (approximately, not 100% sure on that). ..

2 years ago
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The Wishing Chair

Nick Scott – vocals / guitar Dunoe – vocals Liz – bass Simon Blackshaw – Drums I knew of the Wishing Chair when ..

2 years ago
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Sid (D.O.S.) R.I.P.

A few days ago I read the news of the death of Sid, the singer in the Carlisle band ‘D.O.S.’ (see ‘D.O.S. page’ ..

3 years ago
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“No Thrills” in concert

It has been ages since I was at a punk gig, I can’t even remember when it was? The other week I went to see 3 punk bands in Carlisle’s ..

3 years ago
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The Red Aligatorz

An update on the Red Aligatorz page: I recently met Swanny again after many years, the last time I saw him he was in London, now back in Carlisle ..

3 years ago
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The Ironing Boards

Jeff Deaf – vocals Norman Fright – guitar Morbid Electrician – bass guitar Paul Pimms – drums One of the early Carlisle ..

3 years ago
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Within the Walls (Sunday)

Sunday session of “Within the Walls” with local groups of Carlisle, was equally as good as Saturday. Here are some photos of the bands ..

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Within the Walls (Saturday)

Saturday 28th May, 2016. Carlisle city center had an assortment of local bands playing free for the general public. Organized by the city ..

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Every Smile’s A Lie

Dung – vocals Dung – acoustic guitar Dung – electric guitar Dung – keyboards Dung – drums Dung – bass ..

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Social Scum

Peter Ostell – ? Ozzy – drums Kenyon – bass Tony Styles – guitar Wigy – Vocals Social Scum, in my mind, was a rival ..

3 years ago
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Whitehouse Blue

John Ferguson: guitar, vocals Pete Smith: bass, vocals Jeremy Robinson: drums, backing vocals Tony Styles: lead guitar I was interested ..

3 years ago
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A Nightmare’s Poster

An original poster publicizing a Nightmares gig at Stars and Stripes on the 16th October 1985. I think it was Johnny who made this poster, ..

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Punks

Here are some more photos from Carlisle, many thanks to all those who sent them, keep them coming…get in your attic! The majority ..

3 years ago
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Punks

When I started I thought just to cover the bands in and around Carlisle, but it seems to me as I progress with this social history of Punk ..

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The Pedestrians

Bass, Vocals – Scog Misfit Drums, Vocals, Written-By – Keir Husband Guitar – Paul Henshaw Keyboards – Simon Horobin ..

3 years ago
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D.O.S. / I.B.S.

Nigel touched upon the history of D.O.S. in Carlisle giving mp3’s and photos. I would like to include an additional posting about ..

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The Exiles New Single

A new release from the Carlisle punk band “The Exiles – From Nowhere to Nowhere”, some great music here with a cleaver ..

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Havana Affair’s Last Gig

I found these video recordings recently of the last gig done by the Carlisle punk group “Havana Affair”. I got the video of Johnny ..

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Cold Angels

I don´t know much about this band either! (O’dear, not much I do know, waiting to hear from you to educate me!) Duncan Todhunter ..

3 years ago
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The Beguiled

Pod and I copied The Beguiled’s demo cassette “Clowns” (1985) onto my computer the other day, as well as another Live ..

3 years ago
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Every Smile’s a Lie CD

I uploaded to the page (Carlisle bands) a CD I was given by Dung many years ago, from his band “Every Smiles a Lie”. Being a friend ..

3 years ago
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John’s “Masters Of Middle Earth”

John (guitarist and vocalist of Masters of Middle Earth) wrote an account of the formation of the band and his entrance into the Carlisle ..

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Stiff Little Fingers ’79 Photos

Here are some photos I took from the gig at Carlisle’s Market Hall in 1979 of Stiff Little Fingers. It was an excellent gig. More ..

3 years ago
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Frenzy’s Mp3’s

I uploaded some mp3s of my band “Frenzy”, which I will insert in that page. A rough cassette recording possibly in 1983, done ..

3 years ago
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Grebos’ and Punks

Today I had a pleasant meeting with an old friend from Crofton. Today, Fib and I are “musical neighbours” but back in the 80s I guess ..

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Carlisle & Bandcamp

I was browsing through the bands in Bancamp and I typed in “tag Carlisle” lots of bands came on-screen. After browsing through ..

3 years ago
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