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Heartbreakers Badges

Posted on July 30, 2009
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Heartbreakers badges

Heartbreakers badges

Sometimes for me, the smaller discoveries are as interesting as the top end rarities. Recently I was lucky enough to get a few original Track Records 1" promo badges for the Heartbreakers from someone who used to work for the label. Having never seen either of them before it was certainly a pleasure to secure a few. I'll have them on the next update.

Our Generation:The Punk and Mod children of Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster 1976-1985 Book

Posted on July 21, 2009
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Our Generation book

Our Generation book

There's a new book called Our Generation that will interest many of you, especially if you're interested in the scene from the Sheffield era. Read on...

This is the unique and very first account of the Punk generation of Sheffield and its local region told by over 150 different and varied voices of the era. From the pre-Punk days all the way through Punk's summer of hate - 1977 and beyond, the story takes in the many classic gigs, the clothes worn and searches for identity, the groups formed and broken, the fans, the records, the violence and laughs along with many exclusive photos, flyers, tickets and memorabilia. It is a story of euphoric excitement and life changing experiences told from a time when being young and different was often a dangerous past time.

The Dickies 2009 European Tour

Posted on July 16, 2009
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The Dickies

The Dickies

The Dickies return for what will probably be their last visit. Saw them last year and they were as great as ever so this year I'll be going to the Edinburgh and Newcastle shows.

Spoke to Stan last year and he said they'd written some new material and there's probably going to be another album. Hope so.

See you down the front!

August 2009
1st BARCELONA, SPAIN Estraperlo
3rd STUTTGART, GERMANY Zwoelfzen
5th MILAN, ITALY Magnolia Summer
4th CH SCHAFFHAUSEN Fasskeller *NEW*
6th SAARBRUCKEN, GERMANY Garage
7th AUSTRIA Rankweil Kreuz *NEW*
8th SOUTHAMPTON, UK Talking Heads
9th BLACKPOOL, UK Winter Gardens @ Rebellion
10th BRIGHTON, UK ENGINE ROOM *NEW*
July 2009
22nd LONDON, UK Underworld
23rd NORWICH, UK Waterfront
24th DUMFRIES, UK Wickerman Festival
25th EDINBURGH, UK Bongo Club .... *VENUE CHANGE*
Liquid Rooms.... Studio 24
26th NEWCASTLE, UK O2 Academy 2
28th HAMBURG, GERMANY Hafenklang
29th DUSSELDORF, GERMANY Zakk
30th KIRCHEIM TECK, GERMANY Bastion *NEW*
31st MADRID, SPAIN Gruta 77
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