The BGN News Archive
August 3, 2015
When I heard the Damned doc, The Damned-Don't You Wish We Were Dead was
premiering at SXSW earlier this year I was super interested in seeing it but
it didn't seem like it would be coming to the Boston area...lo and behold it DID!
It made its way to the Regent Theater - awesome!
Captain Sensible and Miss Lyn
We saw the Damned when they first came to the U.S. for somewhat of a surprise
gig at The Rat in April 1977. We got to interview them too and it's our most
well known and infamous interview! It certainly was a, ahem, memorable event.
can read it here). We've seen the Damned in various incarnations throughout
the years and always loved them.
The film covered the whole Damned career and there are lots of ups and downs
and twists along the way. There's also lots of live concert footage which is
a real highlight throughout. You have to love the early years with the crazy
antics and the music from that first LP. No matter what the problems, and boy
are there problems, they are always delivering the goods on stage.
You get lots of backstage conversations where lots of grievances are aired.
Guitarist Brian James, who wrote everything on the first album except one song,
quits. Then Captain Sensible goes off on his own doing his solo Happy Talk material.
Rat Scabies seems to come and go a few times till finally he's gone for good.
Meanwhile the Captain is back and the Damned roll on. Lemmy was even playing
bass for a while. David Vanian is the one constant.
This films sweeps through the earliest of the Damned history to the current.
Shown in later years some of the guys look beaten down with ruddy faces and
the famous English bad, and very prominently missing, teeth. This is not a light
feel good promo for the Damned but there's laughs as well as the serious notes....and
the bickering and infighting and complaining......and of course there's the money
problems. I want to see all of that though, it's interesting, and I do feel
like I have a grasp of their situation now.
Captain Sensible at the Paradise
Another note of interest is that there's a short bit of footage
of Erin from Rocker
magazine interviewing The Captain at The Middle East Restaurant was
a short interview with the Captain in the Middle East restaurant bar. that they
must have done on
their last tour through
Before the Damned film The Regent started with a trailer
for Cheryl Eagan Donovan's film about the Real Kids: All
Kindsa Girls. It's playing there on September 17th!! Don't miss
that one, its great!! Here's
our write up You can buy
And in other news.......
We have a new David Minehan Interview posted. David Minehan Interview.
Here's a great doc about Marc Bolan...Marc
Bolan Ride On - it was made in 2005 but I just found out about it.
T. Rex had The Damned tour with them in 1977! Captain Sensible is interviewed
in the film.
Here 's a cool book you can download for free! Punk
Rock So What? -The Cultural Legacy of Punk
The Boston Tattoo Convention is coming up in August 21 & 22 and lots
of local bands like Diablogato, OC45, The Sprained Ankles and The
Beantown Boozehounds are playing, you can buy
tix and check the skedge here.
Boston Fuzztival is happening this week- Thursday through Saturday,
at the Middle East. See each days listings below. Their 3 day passes aree sold
out but individual day tix are still available. Here's the
Listings are below
Here are some shows that are happening this week....
August 3 (Monday)
Tsunami of Sound and The Vista Cruisers are at Opus Underground,
August 6 (Thursday) Boston Fuzzstival 2015
at The Middle East Up- starts at 6PM!! Ghost Box Orchestra, The Migs,
Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!, The Mystery Lights, Herbcraft, Mini
Dresses, Bong Wish and Soft Eyes
August 7 (Friday) Boston Fuzzstival 2015
at The Middle East Up- Starts at 6PM! The Monsieurs, The New Highway
The Barbazons, Bloodshot Bill, Littlefoot, Blinders, Boom Said Thunder and
August 8 (Saturday) - Head over to Store
54 to help Bob Colby celebrate his birthday (two days early) with
The Rationales and My Own Worst Enemy!
August 8 (Saturday) Boston Fuzzstival
2015 at The Middle East Down- Early show- doors at 3PM! - DrugRug,
Quilt, Creaturos, Doug Tuttle, Vundabar, The TeleVibes, Adveta, Earthquake Party!,
Nice Guys, Black Beach, Atlantic Thrills, Zip-Tie Handcuffs, Gymshorts, Magic
Shoppe, Wakes, Fleabite, Midriffs, and Feral Jenny.
August 8 (Saturday) - The Bush Tetras
and headlining at The Sinclair and also on the bill are E, Gene Dante
& The Future Starlets and DJ Gang of One (Gang of Four's Hugo Burnham)
get tix here.
August 8 (Saturday) The Memphis Rockabilly
Band are doing an early show at Johnny D's (FB
August 8 (Saturday) at Firebrand Saints
there The Bent Shapes, Hard Left, Didi and Fleabite.
August 8 (Saturday) at The Spotlight
Tavern in Beverly The Charms, The Knock Ups, and Mary Lou Lord
August 9 (Sunday) The Billy Borgioli
Tribute Memorial Show at Cuisine en Locale. Doors are at 2:30 PM.
Oedipus will be DJ extraordinaire for the event. Also playing will be
The Nervous Eaters doing an All Star Jam, Classic Ruins with Pete
Taylor on drums , GLiDER , Richie Parsons Band, The New
Frustrations and Fox Pass and Cheryl Eagan-Donovan film -
interview with Billy. For times and updating info as more bands are added
see the FB page
And after that we have.....
August 14 (Friday)
at The Midway are The Connection, The Above, Fireking & Special
guest to be announced...watch for updates on the FB
August 22 (Saturday) Memphis Rockabilly
Band is at the Marshfield Fair. check
out the particulars here
August 22 (Saturday) White Pages, Far
Corners, TRiPLE THiCK Life Partners and Andy California are at The
August 23 (Sunday) Night Slice is
having a party at The Midway 4-8 PM...It's a CD Release, Moving and Birthday
party all rolled into one great afternoon! Check the FB
event page here.
August 29 (Saturday) The Ten Foot Polecats
are gonna be on A Crash Course for the Ravers with Brian Young
and Mike Stewart on WMFO 91.5 - that's 1PM- 4PM.
August 31 (Monday) The Fake Boys, Petty
Morals, BDSX, Spectre Hawk and The broken glass kids at Opus Underground
and of course The New England Shake-Up! September
25,26,27 2015! Keep yourself updated at their
September 3 (Thursday) Wormwood
(mem of Doomriders), Mountain God (NY), Conclave (ex Warhorse),
and Livver are at O'Briens
September 12 (Saturday)
Real Kids at The Midway along with State of the Union and
Stop Calling Me Frank.
12 (Saturday) Lyres
are at The Middle East up along with Little War Twins and
September 12 (Saturday)
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages are at the Brighton Music Hall
September 17 (Thursday) at The Oberon
this should be an amazing experience: Endation has put together a special
show "The Chimera" explores musical and artistic dichotomies.
Act I features the raw, intense, melodic force of two-piece Endation accompanied
by movement and dance. Act II brings the audience into the dreamy, experimental
world of Bent Knee as visual artists create pieces inspired by the band in real
time. The Chimera invites the audience to seek their own interpretations in
the disparate pieces that form one singular evening of performance. Buy tix
here. Get more info on the
FB event page.
September 12 (Saturday) Sham 69
and The Welsh Boys are at Middle East up.
September 18 (Friday) Livver, Tenafly Vipers,
Dead Cats Dead Rats and Profit Margin are at Koto in Salem,
September 18 (Friday)- 21 (Sunday) Mark
Lind has his annual Boston's Burning shows lined up at The Midway for these
days so far they have Duck & Cover The Drax, The Warning Shots, Warn
The Duke, The Skeleton Beats, Iron Chin ....more to come!!
September 19 (Saturday) Pop Gun
along with Fireking, Classic Ruins and 138 are at Koto in
September 26 (Saturday) Continental
(ft. Rick Barton), The Nervous Eaters, and The Charms are
doing a Matinee show (doors at 1) at the Middle east Up.
October 17 (Saturday) As
part of Crash Safely
2015 a Benefit for MS at The Midway are The Sprained Ankles,
The Dents, Muck & the Mires, Phil Aiken Army, Gymnasium
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