Our Generation: The Out-takes
Here are some photos from various collections including my own that did not make it into the book due to space.
Above: Rotherham Punk girl Fiona Palmer Rotherham Punkers Dave Spencer, Dominic Wood
outside her Punk shop 'B.A.D' a good few years and Fiona Palmer
before Mick Jones came up with the name for his
Above: Mexborough Punks 'The Diks' in 1978
Right: Doncaster Punk group vocalist Phil Tasker in 1978
Left: Joe Strummer at the Sheffield Leadmill
Above: Ian Deakin on drums, me singing and guitar Above: Chesterfield Punks
in 'Reaction' pre-The Way
Left: A surviving page from my fanzine 'Ghetto' from 1981 with a review of Angelic Upstarts at Rotherham Clifton Hall
Left and above: Rotherham Advertiser's
New Wave features of 1978.
Right: Punk Rock Populist Blues fanzine Special from October 1986 celebrating ten years since the start of the Punk explosion. The special contained clippings from my 1977 Punk Rock scrapbooks - which I have since sold to Henry Rollins of Black Flag on ebay.
Left: The Clash 'White Riot' tour shirt of mine that was worn at some point by both Joe Strummer and Mick Jones in 1977. Read the story surrounding the shirt and how it came to South Yorkshire and into the local Punk fraternities hands within the pages of the book 'Our Generation'
Left: When The Jam released their 'Strange Town' single in March 1979 I released this painting from a school Art lesson - not exactly Pop Art eh?
Right: Sheffield Mod and Northern soulie
Steve Haythorne's 'Clifton Hall' patch.
Above: Rotherham Punkette Fiona Palmer goes 50's film starlette in Glam pose!
Above: My Damned autographed sleeve from a Sheffield Top Rank gig...the Captain drew a moustache on my face and Rat told us to Fuck off...but did sign it along with 70's vampire Dave Vanian....Right - a Rare poster for the short-lived Sheffield Dingwalls venue
Above: Rotherham Punks John Vernon, unknown Above: Sheffield Lyceum gig schedule ad 1982
and Phil Morley and a pint without crisp!
Left: my nephew Stephen with his Uncle's Punk influence clearly visible and above with myself ... us both wearing some of my own made Clash zip shirts. Below - later on in 1983 (whilst Stephen now our youth club roadie) here he is seen here showing a more Mod influence...who says teenage cool doesn't run in the family ha ha!
Above: me at the very end of my Punk days thinking
'No I am not gonna go and see 'The Exploited' tonight!
Right: A blurred but rare photo of me during my fringey phase and local legend Barney Rubble...
Barney got some old Airfix soldiers and buildings out and after reaping all out war on my Mother's back garden, in true Punk style, he set everything alight...including some (now) very collectable Airfix pieces and tanks etc. Well, we didn't have ebay back then did we!
Left: The Clash onstage Sheffield Top Rank 1978
Left: The pure Punk cheek schoolboy grin of Eater drummer Dee Generate (Roger Bullin) in early 1977..how many of us younger Punk kids looked like this back then? It could have been my school photo circa 1978.
Eater - during a Roxy interview with Andy Blade by Sheffield fanzine 'Gun-Rubber's Paul Bower are featured in the early chapters of the book 'Our Generation'. Paul Bower went down to London in early 1977 to check out the London Punk scene at the famous Roxy club but returned more than a little dissilutioned by the whole London Punk scene.