Psychobilly – Misfits We are 138
Old classics: Madness by Prince Buster, The Liquidator – Harry J All Stars, Long Shot Kick De Bucket – The Pioneers, My Boy Lollipop by Millie, Al Capone – Prince Buster, Guns of Navarone – The Skatalites, Johnny Too Bad – The Slickers, 54-46 – The Maytals, Monkey Man – The Maytals, Return of Django – The Upsetters, It Mek – Desmond Dekker, Double Barrel and Monkey Spanner – Dave & Ansell Collins, The Tide Is High – The Paragons, Pressure Drop – Toots & The Maytals, Wet Dream – Max Romeo, Big Six – Judge Dread, Love of the Common People – Nicky Thomas, Tighten Up – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Kingston Town – Lord Creator, Ali Barber – John Holt, Whine & Grine – Prince Buster, Train To Skaville – The Ethiopians…
Wonderful World, Beautiful People – Jimmy Cliff, Rivers of Babylon – The Melodians, Young Gifted & Black – Bob & Marcia, Black Pearl – Horace Face, Montego Bay – Freddie Notes, Ire Feelings – Rupie Edwards, Hurt So Good – Susan Cadogan, Let Your Yeah Be Yeah – The Pioneers, Fatty Bum Bum – Carl Malcolm, Fire Corner – King Stitt…
Mirror In The Bathroom – The Beat, Hands Off She’s Mine – The Beat, Missing Words – The Selecter, Enjoy Yourself – The Specials, Skinhead Love Affair – Bad Manners, Oh! – Case, Plastic Gangster – The 4-Skins, South London Aggro Girl – The Gonads, Sea Cruise – Rico, Celebrate The Bullet – The Selecter, Tom Hark – The Piranhas….
Sandie West top song picks
Need a list of 50 iconic songs.
Prince One Step Beyond ……Madness
Too Much Too Young ……Specials
Message to Rudy
3 minute hero …..Selector
On my Radio
Tears of a Clown ….The Beat
Ranking Full Stop
Twist and Crawl
Lets do Rocksteady ……Body Snatchers
Lip up Fatty
Special Brew……..Bad Manners
Desmond Dekker – Israelites
Roy Ellis – Skinhead Moonstomp
Skinhead Love Affair,
Too Much Pressure,
You’re Wondering Now,
Stand Down Margaret
by Steve Piper
November 1979. The lines are clear. Things so black and white, at least to the eyes and ears of Britain’s youth. The ragged edges of punk rock had been smoothed in to the sound of new wave and inner city housing estates had yet to decompose in to the crumbling and neglected smack and crack saturated slums of the ‘90s. Britain’s tribes were defined by differences in attitude, attire, musical allegiance, philosophies, territories and behaviour. Mods were mods, punks were punks. The Labour party was the Labour party and the Conservatives, Conservatives. The workers kept working and the bosses planned their retirement.
That November on BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops’ three bands performed. Conceived by different mothers; the Midlands of England and its capital, and yet intrinsically linked by the same sire; ska music imported from the West Indies, they signal in a new era and the arrival of the 2 Tone records gravy train.
Championing a stable of fresh fledgling upstarts pumping out a punchy hybrid of ska-punk tunes, 2 Tone records grabbed the pop charts by the throat. The nation tired and tested after two terms of turbulent Labour government voted in a Conservative administration; at its head Britain’s first ever female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
And she was out to spoil the party…
Now in its 5th Edition!
Psychobilly by Craig Brakenridge
Stevenage. 1986. The Psychobilly disease is spreading across the UK and Harry Powell and his mates have got it bad. They are followers of the brutal blend of Rockabilly & Punk that is seeping across Britain’s musical underground and from the Klub Foot to Morecambe Bay, they will go anywhere for wrecking and rumpo.
Along with the booze, brawls and bunk-ups, Harry finds something even more special but a dark secret within the crew threatens to tear them apart. However, no matter what they face, their lives revolve around the adrenalin-fuelled, pounding beat of Psychobilly.
Craig Brackenridge has been writing about cinematic sleaze and demented Rock ‘n’ Roll since 1995 and his first novel ‘Psychobilly’ is solid slab of youth culture pulp soaked in knee-trembling smut. The book you can read with one hand!
Pete McKenna – Who the Hell is Frank Wilson
WHERE QUADROPHENIA MEETS THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY Spring 1982. Italian banker Roberto Calvi known as “Gods Banker” was found hanging under a London bridge with a pocket full of bricks and nearly £20,000 in cash. It has been hinted that Mr Calvi had connections with the Mafia, The Freemasons and the Vatican itself. And this morning hundreds of northern soul fans woke up to the shock news that Wigan Casino was gutted by a mysterious fire in the early hours of the morning. Following the grim discovery of a man’s badly charred body in the ruins, speculation is rife that the fire was the work of an arsonist. And the question on many people’s lips is just Who The Hell Is Frank Wilson? Now in its 1st Edition after a sold out Limited Edition