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A definitive guide to Punk; celebrating pioneers, debunking myths and identifying inspirations.

A definitive guide to Punk; celebrating pioneers, debunking myths and identifying inspirations.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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A definitive guide to Punk; celebrating pioneers, debunking myths and identifying inspirations.

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English


Episodes

D is for Damned Damned Damned

10/24/2017
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Find out how Chrissie Hynde was very nearly in The Damned and what Dave Vanian did before he became lead singer of the band.

Duration: 00:19:00


E is for EMI, Eater and the Electric Chairs

10/24/2017
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Ever wondered who Eddie was in Eddie and the Hot Rods? Wonder no more. Plus learn all about Erics, Liverpool's Punk rock answer to the Cavern.

Duration: 00:19:47


F is for Falling Out, Fire Engines and Factory

10/24/2017
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Tales of The Fall with its 66 members, the phenomenon of fanzines including the bible of the punk movement, ‘Sniffing Glue’ fanzine plus the ubiquitous record label Factory Records, set up in 1978 by Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus.

Duration: 00:21:41


G is for Grundy, Goading and Gobbing

10/24/2017
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The story of the provocative Bill Grundy interview with Sex Pistols and the furore that followed. Plus, the story behind why Glenn Matlock wasn’t in the film ‘The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle’, a film accounting the rise and fall of the Sex Pistols.

Duration: 00:22:00


H is for Heroin, Heartbreakers and Hynde

10/24/2017
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Marc and Rob take a look at the introduction of Heroin into the Punk scene. H is also a tribute to Buzzcocks frontman Howard Devoto, the influence of the 100 Club, plus Marc reads some special memories from Vic Godard of Subway Sect.

Duration: 00:22:14


I is for Idol, Iggy and Influences

10/24/2017
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Marc proposes that 1930's band leader Louis Jordan is the godfather of Punk Rock and in some shocking news, reveals Sid Vicious was named after a hamster - true fact.

Duration: 00:21:27


J is for Jam, Jelly and Jordan (not that one)

10/24/2017
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Marc and Rob discuss how Jello Biafra was influenced by the assassination of JFK and went on to form ‘Dead Kennedys’ with East Bay Ray, plus some of the exploits of Jordan including how she worked for Vivian Westwood and was married to an Ant. Also (spoiler alert) J is for The Jam.

Duration: 00:21:55


K is for Killers and Kaos

10/24/2017
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Hear stories about Killing Joke including their manifesto and connection with Kurt Cobain. K is also for Nick Kent and Kevin Rowland, who formed The Killjoys and later, Dexy’s

Duration: 00:22:36


L is for Lux Interior, Lydia Lunch and Lesser Free Trade Hall

10/24/2017
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Marc and Rob champion the letter L including Lux Interior of the Cramps, who was once described as "a cross between Iggy Pop and Lurch". Lydia Lunch meets Brian Eno in New York and No Wave is born. Also tales about the Lesser Free Trade Hall, the venue famous for the Sex Pistols concert credited for the start of the punk rock movement.

Duration: 00:23:45


M is for two Malcolms and a Marquee

10/24/2017
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Marc and Rob bring you tales of The Ruts singer Malcolm Owen and music promoter and manager, amongst many things Malcolm McLaren. Also, Marquee Moon, a contender for the best debut album by Television.

Duration: 00:21:20


N is Nipples and No Future

10/24/2017
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Marc and Rob have No Future...on their minds at least. They also dip into Northern Ireland's punk rock scene and investigate the punk pasts of Nick Cave and Shane McGowan.

Duration: 00:21:59


P is for Punk and Post Punk (obviously)

10/24/2017
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P can only be for Punk and its close relative Post Punk. It's also for Pere Ubu, Public Image and the Prefects. Plus we discover just who invented the Pogo and why.

Duration: 00:22:49


O is for Outrage and Osterberg

10/24/2017
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The A to Z of Punk reaches O for outrage, so be warned. It's also for Gene October, Terry Ork and James Newell Osterberg.

Duration: 00:22:50


Q is for Queen, the Queen and Queensland

10/24/2017
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Discover how Freddy Mercury's teeth played a pivotal role in punk and how the Sex Pistols celebrated the Silver Jubilee.

Duration: 00:19:52


R is for Ramones, Raincoats and Rough Trade

10/24/2017
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Discover the secret history of the brothers Ramone before they actually became brothers and learn just how John Lydon turned into Johnny Rotten. Plus Rough Trade Records and Rock Against Racism feature.

Duration: 00:22:43


S is for Stranglers, Suicide and Spitting. Part 1

10/24/2017
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The Punk A-Z reaches S for the Stranglers, Suicide, Sham 69 and Swell Maps. Plus Marc and Rob investigate the murky question - just who invented spitting? Nice

Duration: 00:21:34


S is for Siouxsie, Strummer and Stiff. Part 2.

10/24/2017
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The second instalment of the letter S, with stories featuring Siouxsie and the Banshees, Patti Smith and the Skids. Learn how Woody Mellor became Joe Strummer and the story of Stiff, "the World's Most Flexible Record Label"

Duration: 00:20:18


T is for Talking Heads, TV Personalities and Throbbing Gristle. Part 1.

10/24/2017
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David Byrne's journey from Dumbarton to Talking Heads, "Part Time Punks" TV Personalities, plus The Producers - a whistle stop tour of the men behind punk's finest records. There's so much to fit in there will be more T in the next episode.

Duration: 00:21:49


T is also for Transmissions, Thau and TRB. Part 2.

10/24/2017
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A guide to the TV and radio transmissions that brought punk to the nation (or in some cases, didn't) including The Old Grey Whistle Test and Top of the Pops. T is also for Marty Thau, the Boy Looks at Johnny and 6 Music's Tom Robinson.

Duration: 00:22:49


U & V are for Undertones, Upstarts and Vibrators

10/24/2017
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The A-Z of Punk brings you two letters for the price of one with U and V, for Undertones, Upstarts and Vivienne Westwood. Learn how Sid Vicious was named after a hamster (yes, really) and how Charlie Harper went from hairdresser to punk hero.

Duration: 00:22:33

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