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The Bermondsey Joyriders

The Bermondsey Joyriders’ front man, Gary Lammin can claim a curious and colourful career. Having joined punk standards Cock Sparrer when they were still a prog-blues band by the name of Janus

he strove to shape them into a London New York Dolls before the Oi direction which made the group (in)famous prevailed; when Lammin [...]

Independence Days – The Story of UK Independent Record Labels By Alex Ogg

Published by:  Cherry Red Records

Even by the standards of Alex Ogg’s previous work (The Hip Hop Years, No More Heroes etc), Independence Days is an exhaustive undertaking. Collating more than 150 interviews, it traces the story of the UK independent record label boom from the late 70s to the mid-80s, a period which saw a [...]