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Paul Gilbert of The Jerks R.I.P.

Posted on April 3, 2012
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Paul Gilbert (left) with Pete Van Rental at Marquee, 1979

I'm very sad to report that on March 21st 2012 that Paul Gilbert guitartist with the wonderful 1977 punk band The Jerks has passed away aged 51 after suffering from haemochromatosis.

Paul was a founder member, main songwriter who wrote their wonderful 'Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me'. He also provided the sleeve notes to their two reissues on Overground Records the live album 'We Hate You' and the fantastic album of all their studio recordings 'Jerk Off'.

The band's version of 'California Sun' recently appeared in the Sundance Festival award winning documentary 'Shut Up Little Man'. A fitting tribute to a wondrous talent and a lovely person.

Exploited Newcastle 5th May 2012

Posted on April 2, 2012
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Great gig coming up in Newcastle on Saturday 5th May at the O2 Academy. It's a rare appearance these days by The Exploited with support from Crashed Out, Gimp Fist, The Fiend and Cryo-Genics.

Tickets are a just £15 and the gig is finished by 10pm so you can all get home no bother afterwards. So no excuses, pop over to Gigbox and get yourself some tickets.


Posted on March 31, 2012
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Sunday April 1st
Morden Tower, Back Stowell Street Newcastle upon Tyne 8PM, £6

Fucking Amateurs Records are releasing 3 lp's
MMXI - a tribute to funeral danceparty [one word the original group from 1980 pre the new blockaders]
              featuring xazzaz and funeral dance party [aka fdp - including their set at Morden Tower 2011]
BASILLICA 'casual curses' / POSSET 'ear sung of unfit eyes' split lp
F.D.P. - "Rest in Punk" includes a tribute to all NE Punk bands/zines/labels/venues 1976 - 80.
               Wrest set from Bridge Hotel / Under Stone and Trees [a wake for fdp/the black mallets]


NB beard sporters, surcharge is £1 or can of lcl

April Fools Day do, Morden Tower, full info link above, bring your own, miss work mon.

sounds +
new nihilist spasm band lp sound system+
the black mallets MT netty set (private show) +
'surprise guests' +
Free fuckin amateurs LP (special MT edition of 20)

3 lp's launched (skip filling set)

FA62    Tribute to NE Punk 76-80 (aye billy you get a mention in print)
FA68    Tribute to funeral danceparty (pre tnb lads)
FA6669 Basillica / Posset split (sound of ncle un/gnd about now)

in fancy editions of around 50 or less only £6

+ copies of the new KHUUNT lp (class)

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