Via Dazed Digital/Text Cassidy George The four-piece lived with the New York Dolls and played with Sid Vicious, but they’ve been largely written out of cultural history An essential part of learning history is questioning it, asking what has become part of our cultural memory and what might have been
When a band has the word “leather” in their name, usually you either think of something like Judas Priest or you go the Velvet Underground route. Well, Cold Leather sound like neither. In fact, they probably sound as if no punk band had existed from ’74 on. They play those
I was late on The Adverts. They somehow got lost in my initial exploration of the 70’s punk era. Bad move. They existed in such a small window of time. They did all the regular punk rock stuff. They did Top of the Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test. They
Rock Against Racism was a UK-based organization that used music to fight the fascists by putting together showcases where punk and reggae bands shared the stage. The idea was to bring people together, to get to know each other and each other’s music culture, and it was a big success.