December 23rd 1978
Early interview with the just signed Siouxsie And The Banshees who had just released their atmospheric debut 'The Scream'. Their calculated icyness is still intact despite one particular reviewer who tested Siouxsie's cool!!!
Punk pranksters The Damned hit the road in late '77 and give the boring Melody Makers Allan Jones a tourtured nightmare journey to the Northern outpost of Middlesborough. Where chewing gum, fire and other ordeals await the reporter.
Whoever thought Green Day were happy go lucky punks with great tunes and not an ounce of malice in em, well think again! This no holds barred interview cuts out the bullshit as they rip apart some of the guru's of the punk scene without no mercy!!!
Pete Silverton explores the Clash as they change from Westway guttersnipes into worldwise philosophers. Conducted during the recording of their second album during the summer of 1978!
July 31st 1982
While reading the highly recommended 'Burning Britain' book covering the early 80's UK scene I noticed the highly underrated Infa Riot got barely a mention. Well check this out if you wanna know more!!!
Nick Kents rivetting and sometimes side splitting expose on the Sex Pistols bassplayer, Sid Vicious. Conducted in the Winter of 1977, this classic heart to heart is a 'must read' for any discerning punk!
An hilarious ride through the rat infested slums of West Berlin on the Exploited's first Euro tour. The wall is still up and the Exploited are still hooligans. Garry Bushell of Sounds wirtnessed the carnage!
This is the first UK press the Dead Boys ever got and they made the front page of Sounds. Cheetah Chrome wasn't and still ain't impressed with how Mary Harron portrayed the band, so read for yourself.
|Vintage Punk interviews from outta the Don't Care archives. Hope they enlighten and maybe give some of the bland bands masquarading at punk an idea of what real attitude is all about!!!|
|MORE VINTAGE PUNK INTERVIEWS from the last 30 years! Coming soon...
Including: SEX PISTOLS/ DEAD KENNEDYS/ CLASH/ RAMONES/ FEAR/ IGGY POP /SHAM 69/ STRANGLERS/ SID AND NANCY/ RANCID/ DAMNED/ ADVERTS/ CONFLICT/ THE RUTS .....ETC.
|January 22nd 1983
By 1983 The Subhumans were making front pages of the UK National music press and with the release of their highly acclaimed debut album 'The Day The Country Died' we are given the background story on how it came about!!!
|May 28th 1977
As The Heartbreakers embark on their first major Tour of Europe promoting their debut 45 'Chinese Rocks'. Tony Parsons catches up with them and gives us a fans perspective of one of the hottest bands around.
|May 13th 1978
Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex in 1978 was one of the biggest pulls in the UK punk scene. She talks candidly here about fame, plastic society and her own sexuality. Great insight into this legendary female punk vocalist!
|May 31st 1980
Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics and managing guru Ron Swenson talk to the British music press about orgasms, blowing up auditoriums and cracking jokes about putting frogs in food blenders!
Johnny Rotten answers all the questions you ever wanted to ask here in this compulsive insight into the punk legend by Dick Vain of Soap And Spikes infamy!
|March 1983/ March 1986
Two blasts from the most obnoxious and piss takingly hilarious punk band that came outta the 80's or staggered through the streets of Macc. Real British Humour!
|March 6th 1982
Prime time Killing Joke being awkward towards the music press makes this all the more enthralling considering they're still making great records! He who laughs last...!
|June 16th 1979
Malcolm Owen of the Ruts bleeds with Anxiety on stage in Exeter in this prime time interview as the band are hitting their peak in mid 1979 with the release of Babylons Burning!
|June 3rd 1978
Jean Jaques Burnel of The Stranglers slags off Americans, Swedes and puts the frighteners on journalists in general in this highly entertaining confrontation piece!
The Cramps have just released 'Stay Sick' so it was time for Sounds to visit their LA abode in the Hollywood Hills. Plus we get 5 rockin' classics from the Cramps jukebox!
Crass explain their beginnings, why they wear black and defend their blasphemous issues alongside the impressive selling hysteria amidst virtually no publicity what so ever!
|October 25th 1977
Barry Cain goes on the road with the less than happy Heartbreakers who had just released their classic L.A.M.F album. But all was not well in Heartbrealk city!
|March 31st 1979
Former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones spills the beans on what lifes been like following the immediate implosion of the worlds biggest punk band and life after the controversy!
|February 5th 1983
Abbo of the recently demised UK Decay explains his reasons for disbanding a band at the height of their popularity and also gives a good insight into his views on punk and Goth!
|August 11th 1979
Being as I've just watched the 'Control' movie on Ian Curtis's life in Joy Division. I thought it would be good to put up a vintage Joy Division interview not otherwise available online!
|November 20th 1982
Second major UK press interview for Californias Black Flag. The Band were starting to make international inroads despite record label hassle and the fashion punks!
|June 29th 1980
First major UK press interview for California's X. Silvie Simmons gives us UK punks the first glimpse inside probably the most endearing of all the early LA punk bands!