Punk Episodes

Sept. 13, 2020 Punk

79: The one with UK Subs' Charlie Harper

Charlie Harper is an absolute one-off. Back in the seventies this former hairdresser took the UK Subs from London’s punk clubs to…

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Aug. 14, 2020 Punk

77: The one with the UK Subs' Steve Straughan

As a young boy growing up listening to The Sex Pistols and The Damned, Steve Straughan could only dream of being a member of his …

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July 12, 2020 Punk

73: The one with UK Sub's Alvin Gibbs

In this show, I call France to chat with one of punk’s true originals. He’s the bassist who toured with Iggy Pop, played in Cheap…

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May 21, 2020 Alternative Punk

60: The one with Toyah Willcox

My guest today really needs no introduction. She’s appeared in the 1978 film Jubilee, and Quadrophenia the following year. Her…

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Sept. 12, 2018 Punk

49: The other one with The Members’ Nigel Bennett

True punks don’t age gracefully and Nigel Bennett, former Members member and current guitarist for the Vibrators, couldn’t care l…

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July 25, 2018 Punk

45: The one with The Prodigy’s Gizz Butt

Gizz Butt became a household name in 1996 when he became lead guitarist with The Prodigy just as The Fat of The Land album became…

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July 21, 2017 Punk Rock

35: The one with The Philistine’s David Donley

I’m joined by multi-instrumentalist and punk aficionado David Donley. He’s played with almost everyone who’s anyone as well as be…

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July 12, 2017 Punk

34: The one with No Direction’s Pete Honkamaki

The Vibrators bassist, Pete Honkamaki, joined the band in 2003 having previously played in Finnish three-piece No Direction and s…

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July 6, 2017 Punk

33: The one with The Members’ Nigel Bennett

Guitarist Nigel Bennett ripped up the rule book of the 70s London music scene auditioning for major bands including the Sex Pisto…

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July 5, 2017 Punk

32: The one with The Vibrators' John 'Eddie' Edwards

Amongst those bands at the forefront of the #punk movement of the 70s was The Vibrators’ with their seminal album Pure Mania infl…

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March 14, 2017 Punk

29: The one with Stiff Little Fingers' Jake Burns

When the punk revolution took hold in the 70s, Stiff little Fingers were at the forefront of the movement along with the likes of…

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Sept. 21, 2013 Punk

14: The one with The Sex Pistol’s Glen Matlock

From Sex Pistol to Philistine The backwaters of North-Norfolk is not usually the place where you would expect to see an ex-mem…

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