Having a paper round proved useful in obtaining music papers/ magazines and anything Punk related that took my fancy ended up on my wall. Due to my parents not allowing me to decorate my room the way I wanted it, they compromised by having the room white which I soon covered in cuttings. Not satisfied I painted my room red, which I soon got bored of and painted it all matt black. This was the last straw for my parents.
This is my ticket from The Jam concert in 1982, I was 16 years old at the time.
I remember going to the concert at Whitley Bay (ice cold) ice rink as the Jam were (and probably still are) my favourite group, When they played “Down in the tubestation at midnight” I remember there was a recording of tube trains played on the intro – just like the record.
Although I’ve seen Paul Weller many times since 1982 nothing will ever compare to The Jam gig, This is a memory I’ll never forget.
This is promotional give away for the vinyl album another music in a different kitchen released by Buzzcocks on United Artists Records. The actual date of release 10th of March 1978 however this clearly states that it was to have been released on the 18/12/77.
The above jacket was originally my Mum’s who was horrified when she returned from a shopping trip to see that me and my mate Tim had painted it for a Clash gig we were attending!
I wore it to see the Clash three times, Sham 69, Billy Idol/Generation X, The Damned, and many more although sadly my parents (perhaps as a punishment ) stopped me seeing The Sex Pistols in my home town of Huddersfield on Christmas Day 1977!
It is now framed and pride of place in my front room…