Sorry for the delay in updating – the Black Dog took up residence in ‘Rox Towers’ for a few months but now thankfully seems to be on its way.
The ‘Saturday Morning Punk Rock Show’ (SMPRS …)
The ‘Saturday Morning Punk Rock Show’ (SMPRS) is our latest DIY offering – recorded on an I-Phone every Saturday morning strangely enugh. The Ghost of the North West Coast (GOTNWC) pretty much runs the show and is always happy to take requests ….
SMPRS 1 – Shake it Off (Taylor Swift)
SMPRS 2 – Holiday in Cambodia, Moon Over Marin, Police Truck (Dead Kennedys)
SMPRS 3 – Boys of Summer (Don Henley)
SMPRS 4 – Titanium (David Guetta)
SMPRS 5 – Garage-man-land (The Clash)
SMPRS 6 – England Belongs to Me (Cock Sparrer)
SMPRS 7 – Captain (Biffy Clyro)
SMPRS 8 – Martin (Snuff)
SMPRS 9 – Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)
SMPRS 9 – Nickels and Dimes (Social Distortion)
SMPRS 10 – Are we Mormon$ or Karsten Janckers$ (Killers / Fillers)
SMPRS 12 – Sunshine Every Day
SMPRS 13 – A Song for Jeremy (it came to me in a dream)
SMPRS 14 – The Most Dangerous Place is Inside Your Head
SMPRS 15 – Movie Star
SMPRS 16 – An Xmas Song
SMPRS 17 – Know Your Enemy (Tory Corner)
SMPRS 18 – Ghosts of the North West Coast
SMPRS 19 – Poison in Your Veins (Sick56)
Blackpool Rox Fanzine – issue 11
The latest edition of Blackpool Rox fanzine is available for FOC download or buy a copy via snail-mail for £2.00 plus £1.00 postage (use paypal – firstname.lastname@example.org)
New Releases for 2017
Music from SICK56, Stay Clean Jolene and Litterbug are all in the offing – CD or vinyl who knows as yet ?
News Update April 2016
Apologies for the lack of information lately, things have been moving slowly but hopefully they are now clicking back into place. FYI we raised £250 for Streetlife from the last issue of Blackpool Rox. We are starting to work on the next issue, if you have anything you would like to submit please get in touch here.
Stay Clean Jolene – have a new drummer whose first outing will be supporting Dillinger 4 at the Dome on the 28th April.
SICK56 – The boys will be playing with Anti-Pasti, Cosmic Slop, The Drop Out Wives, Alpha State of Mind and Litterbug at Brian Reddington’s 50th Birthday Party bash at The Waterloo (Blackpool) this weekend (April 23rd) – as well as being St George’s and Shakespeare’s big day it’s also UK Nige’s birthday, so come along and celebrate with all of us – should be fun. www.facebook.com/events/435510723312377/
Litterbug – New CD / EP ‘Artistic Harrasment’– check out what Soundshark have to say. www.thesoundshark.com/2016/04/18/litterbug . You can order the CD for £3.75 including P&P by PayPal or snail-mail cash to Rox Towers.
Andy Higgins –A brief 1 min 22 seconds rendition of a new one which got a few more likes than normal on Facebook. Possibly a new song for SICK56, unlikely it will ever be a Litterbug song, maybe a post-Erase Today or Higgins++ song or forever just a work in progress .. who knows ? www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sTfctbdG3I .
Blackpool FC – THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES. As the despicable owners continue to pursue fans through the civil courts for the crime of ‘speaking out’ please support our Justice for Fans sponsored walk this Saturday (www.crowdfunding.justgiving.com/BSTJ4F) – they will not silence us.
We also have a community march (Judgement Day 2) on April 30th at 10.30 am setting off from the Blue Room along the promenade to Bloomfield Road. Fans of all clubs are welcome to join us along with the scooter out-riders, a brass band and thousands of local people in sticking two fingers up at the owners who seem intent on teaching the supporters a lesson by running it into the ground. First they ignored us, then they mocked us, then they fought us – then we won ! Oyston Out ! www.facebook.com/tangerineknightssupport
The new issue (number 10) of Blackpool Rox II fanzine is absolutely dribbling out J - possibly 1 or 2 a week ! It’s £2 a copy with £1 from each copy also going to local charity Streetlife (www.justgiving.com/streetlife and www.wearestreetlife.org) get them at local gigs or via PayPal (email@example.com) – please add £1 for postage - or by snail mail c/o the usual ROX TOWERS, FY3 etc. address. This issue includes interviews with Stay Clean Jolene, Epic Problem, Pete Walsh from Milo books, Punk Football …..
Blackpool Music Festival is coming around next month with over 200 bands playing across the weekend of 3rd / 4th October – blackpoolmusicfestival.com. We are involved on the Saturday night at the Cedar Tavern – Andy Higgins is playing 3 shows in 3 hours – a solo slot at 7.30, then with the North Korea’s finest ‘Litterbug’, finally with the greatest come-back since Lazarus ‘SICK56’ – so please come along and support us. You can get a copy of the fanzine and our latest JSNTGM releases (if you are really brave).
This year Rebellion is supporting the local Blackpool charity Streetlife - the charity is being badly affected by the austerity cuts so it is a worthwhile cause ‘providing support, help, and direction to vulnerable young people’.
You can also order copies by post via PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and please don’t forget to add £1 for postage.
News Update 09-04-15
JSNTGM News Update – April 2014
Things have been extremely busy at Rox Towers lately – it’s all reviews, releases, gigs, a new issue of Blackpool Rox and our General Election campaign in Blackpool South – read on.
Our two latest releases are both doing really well. All the reviews for The Stay Clean Jolene’s album have been terrific – even Razorcake liked it FFS ! The boys are busy writing material for their follow up album and will be playing the Scene Better Days Fest in Leeds on July 11th the Summer Monster Mash Fest Stamford Lincolnshire June 20th. Soon after their sojourn to some delightful venues in the North East with the wonderful Bear Trade, Holiday are heading south with gigs in Bristol, Brighton, Norwich and that there London in May – they are looking to fill a few more dates so get in touch with them via their FB page if you can help. SICK56 are back out and gigging and writing new material after a 5 year hiatus– their next slot is with Peter and The Test Tube Babies at The Layton, Blackpool on Sunday 3rd May.
Amongst other notables such as SCJ, our friends and fellow disc / label mates of Holiday Epic Problem have an interview in the upcoming issue of Blackpool Rox (10) which should be out later this month. It is a politics, football and election issue with pieces from John Bentham, Steve Rowlands, John Robb Jenni Russell Smith, Johnny Wah Wah and local Blackpool boy Peter Walsh from the very excellent Milo Books plus all the usual irreverent reviews, chatter and blogs. There are also some previously unpublished old-school photos courtesy of Steve Farmery of Black and White Pool entitled ‘Football in the Community’. You will be able to order copies via the jsntgm website very soon ….
We have also been busy adding to the good disease and have had a few reviews published in the likes of Maximum Rock and Roll – see the Afro-Punk review elsewhere on the site, an upcoming (almost completed) interview with the wonderful Alex Ogg about all things Dead Kennedys after his ‘Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables the early years’ published on PM last year, and articles in Tangerine News and soon (hopefully) Stand AMF.
Other news is that Andy Higgins is standing as an INDEPENDENT candidate in the upcoming General Election of May 2015. We have a website (vote4andy), Facebook and Twitter accounts so if you can visit them to help us get some wider publicity that would be great. We are campaigning for change and standing against the very business and political elites that have left this town to spin into a vicious cycle of decline. If elected Andy will be giving 50% of his Parliamentary income to community based initiatives in the most deprived wards in the constituency of Blackpool South – when he challenged his fellow candidates at a recent hustings event to do the same, the responses were not forthcoming. The campaign was kicked of the local football supporters trust (BST) which has more members in the local area than all 4 major political parties added together. Feel free to attend our campaign events, stunts, canvassing days and the weekly riots / protests at Bloomfield Road against the heavily protected Oyston Family (for what they are doing to our local community) ….. Watch out for us on the evening of May 7th #expectus. You can also catch Andy for a post-election de-brief when he plays the acoustic stage at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival on Saturday 8th August.
News Update 24-09-14
Upcoming releases include Stay Clean Jolene’s S/T album (JSNTGM 028) – will be released on CD in conjunction with Bombed Our Records from Leeds, and the vinyl will be released courtesy of Drunken Sailor (UK) and Dead Broke (US). The delay is purely down to the backlog at the pressing plant but I can assure you that it will be worth the wait as it is a great record. Really looking forward to getting it out. SCJ are playing this Friday 26th September at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge with Snuff and Mr Shiraz- should be a cracker.
After their first appearance at this summer’s Rebellion Festival Blackpool’s Dinosaurs are Shit Dragons are planning a new release on the label. Similarly expect to see vinyl releases by Scouts and Allofusondrugs who have just concluded a joint UK tour and hopefully an upcoming split with Epic Problem and Holiday which is somewhere in the pipeline. Some late but good local news is that old JSNTGM stable mates SICK56 are back in full training and will hopefully be getting some new material out in early 2015. Keep an eye on www.jsntgm.com for updates n gigs and activities.
As part of the Blackpool Music Festival 2014 Andy Higgins (yes that’s me) will be doing an afternoon slot at HMV Blackpool and then a solo show at Blackpool Cricket Club on Saturday 11th October – there are over 100 bands and artists involved over the weekend which runs across 20 participating venues – see John Bamborough’s www.blackpoolmusicfestival.com for up to date information and listings …
News Update 20-02-13
The latest interview in the ‘Never Mind the Politics, Here’s the Music’ with Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys – Lard – Guantanamo School of Medicine) is available on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1XGj8R3Usw – two x 10 minute videos covering everything from the politics of the counterculture and the emergence of punk ……. to its corporatisation during the 90’s and beyond. All Jello’s answers were unrehearsed first takes straight off the bat – pretty amazing really.
The debut 7” single by Stay Clean Jolene (jsntgm 026) is available …. 3 track e.p. is released in conjunction with our friends at Drunken Sailor (UK), Eager Beaver (Japan) and Rad Girlfriend (USA) features members of Great St Louis and Leif Ericsson.
The debut 7” single by Holiday (jsntgm 027) should be available March/April 2013 …. 4 track e.p. on green vinyl will be released in conjunction with the good people at Pumpkin Records (UK), Lost Cat (USA), Brassneck (UK), Anti-Korper Export (Germany) featuring members of Great St Louis, Autonomads, Black Star Dub Collective and Dead Subverts.
Blackpool’s quirky alternative trio Litterbug are recording new material which will hopefully be out in time for Rebellion (this will be a belated but welcomed follow up to their ‘Speaking Through the Gaps’ release – jsntgm 019) and we also hope to have some debut material from the rather clandestine ‘We Are Mormon$’.
Thanks once again for paying attention – and remember your doubts are the real traitors !
News Update 10-09-12
Keeping you all posted in what is going on in the world of justsaynotogovernmentmusic records.
We are filming a series of interviews for our documentary project ‘Never Mind the Politics – Here’s The Music’. First up is Tim Smith (The Adverts, Cheap, TV Smith and the Valentines) - and we are currently editing interviews with Jello Biafra, Dick Lucas, Steve Drewett, John Robb and they should be on line soon.
With people asking 'where are the modern protest songs ?' and 'what has happened to political music?’ is politics disappearing from popular music culture ? Check out the links below and decide if politics really is being bleached out of music culture ... or is just operating in different and less obvious ways.
Our next scheduled release (jsntgm 026) is the debut 7” single from Stay Clean Jolene. It’s a cracking 3 track e.p. featuring members of Great St Louis and Leif Ericsson. We are releasing this in conjunction with our friends at Drunken Sailor, Eager Beaver and Rad Girlfriend – should be out in October 2012.
Keep warm, keep in touch and keep paying attention …..
News Update 16-08-12
Never Mind the Politics – Here’s The Music’ on-line video documentary
This the first in a series of interviews with influential musicians filmed by Andy Higgins and Steve Pennington.
First up is TV Smith – (The Adverts, Cheap, TV Smith and the Valentines) filmed at Rebellion Festival Blackpool ….
soon to be followed by interviews with Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, Lard, Guantanamo School of Medicine), Dick Lucas (Subhumans, Culture Shock, Citizen Smith), Steve Drewett (Newtown Neurotics), John Robb (Membranes, Goldblade) and lots more.
The Project - With questions such as, 'where are the modern protest songs ?' and 'what has happened to political music?' becoming increasingly common, there is a growing realisation that politics is gradually disappearing from popular music culture. By interviewing figures from across a variety of musical genres, we want to hear their views and to learn if politics really is being bleached out of music culture ... or is just operating in different and less obvious ways.
'Never Mind the Politics .... Here's the Music' seeks to understand if popular music still offers hope for nurturing and recovering the 'political' in an increasingly 'anti-political age'.
News Update 03-04-12
We are pleased to announce that Zounds are re-visiting the little homestead of Blackpool on Sunday April 29th 2012.
Zounds last reformed played Blackpool in August 1996 at the inaugural Holidays in the Sun festival.
Releasing records from the late 1970’s on the Crass label, Rough Trade and more recently on Over-ground Records Zounds are one of the most interesting and original bands to have emerged from the UK anarchist punk scene.
Zounds are playing at the Talbot Club on Sunday 29th April with support from Litterbug (Blackpool), Hated Til Proven (Manchester) and Privileged Word (Blackpool).
The Magnificent are a punk rock trio from West Yorkshire, England. We sing about stuff that affect our lives. Important things like coal mining, Royal Weddings, the decline of modern civilisation, cutting down trees, playing squash and being in love.
Our new album 'Bad Lucky' is our second full LP. There is a lot of global unrest at the moment, and people of our generation don't know what to do with their lives. The album is about how a generation struggles to emulate the feats of their parents, ‘the baby boomers’. Everyone is poor these days and everyone struggles to meet the cost of living. The album is about being born into a world ruled by economics that no-one truly understands or has control of.
'The Mags' started in 2007 and the current line-up is Matt (guitar, vocals), Jimmy (bass, vocals) and Charlie (drums). Our first LP 'Pay The Crimes' came out on Boss Tuneage in 2009. Since then, we have had the pleasure of playing with some of our favourite bands; Leatherface, Hot Water Music, D4, The Bomb, Snuff, Chuck Ragan, Noise By Numbers, Bangers, to name a few. We get compared to The Clash, Rancid, Pinhead Gunpowder, Stiff Little Fingers, Billy Bragg and Social Distortion. We like this.
We are a DIY band and do all of our touring in our spare time, in our holidays and we manage ourselves. We even wrote this press release.
2. Foreign Legion
3. Song For Lauren
4. Working Men’s Club (Part 3)
5. Hold My Drink Up High
6. BBQ & Grasshoppers
8. Buy More Crap
9. Walk A Mile In My Jeans
10. King Of The Denim Jackets
Jimmy Islip: Vocals / Bass Guitar
Matt Colmer: Vocals / Guitar
Charlie Batten: Drums
Backing vocals on track 2 and 9 by Mark Magill from Down & Outs
Vocals on track 3 by Lauren LoPiccolo
Vocals on track 4 by Denis Buckley, formely of 88 Fingers Louie
Backing vocals on track 5 by Jeff Pezzati and Jeff Dean of Naked Raygun and The Bomb
Hammond Organ on track 3 by Rob Taylor.
Recorded and mixed at Million Yen Studios, Chicago by Jeff Dean in October 2010 / January 2011, with additional recording at Whitewood Studios, Liverpool with Robert Whiteley. Mastered by Joe Osborne. Artwork by Ben Whittington.
The first update for a while friends - apologies for our academically enforced absence - however we are back with sharpened intellectual knives and critcal faculties to rejoin the war on government music - if you want to be removed from the list please hit the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the page.
The jsntgm.com website has been revamped with a new Blackpool Rox III database which we have been busy updating with reviews stretching back over 30 years with loads more to be added. We also have a John Robb interview and if you are interested in becoming a reviewer of the many items we get mailed please get in touch.
Gigwise we have All Eyes West (Chicago) (The Bomb and Noise by Numbers) playing a free gig in Blackpool on June 21st with Jimmy from (Magnificent) and local art-punkers Litterbug. The Magnificent's video of 1981 of their upcoming album is well worth a listen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfsWQHe6aSk.
On July 23rd the Great St Louis are welcoming Leatherface to the Dog and Partridge in Bolton - one not to be missed. Duncan from the original Forever Now (available for FOC download on thegreatstlouis.bandcamp.com) line-up has rejoined and the band are currently working on material for their third album as excellent reviews are still rolling in for last year's 'In Your Own Time'. A great video of SAFE is now available on YouTube courtesy of the good people at sitcom soldiers www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJpVb5s46ls.
Have A Nice Day
News Update 10-09-10
This is the new look justsaynotogovernmentmusic site and the lauch of Blackpool Rox III.
This is the third incarnation of our local zine and will in time be populated with all the written words from Blackpool Rox I and Blackpool Rox II.
The Summedaze section has the history of Blackpool's longest running local DIY festival and details of how to get involved for next year.
The video section features footage fo the Great St Louis - we have some new ones in the pipeline too. We also have Great St Louis and JSNTGM merch available in the store.
News Update 30-03-10
Great St Louis - New Album - In Your Own Time - The second album from Bolton's finest sons is an absolute belter. Released in conjunction with Boss Tuneage records the follow up to their amazing amazing Forever Now has songs which range from freight-trains to mid paced eulogies, yet all are drenched in the beauty of the heartfelt every-day.
Their last album has recently been described as 'one of the releases of the last decade – but also probably one of the best kept secrets too outside of the punk community' so when the band start gigging again in spring you better check them out.
Great St Louis - Vinyl Picture Disc - The Great St Louis debut album Forever Now + 3 new bonus tracks is now available on a limited edition picture disc 12" run of 300. They are available for £7.00 from the STORE thru PAYPAL (please remember to add p&p). The boys are busy recording their 2nd album in deepest darkest Horwich.
News Update 01-06-09
Summer Daze 6 - What are we gonna do when the money runs out ? Blackpool council have confirmed that they will not have sufficient funds to contribute towards the running of this year's free Stanley Park Summer Daze festival. In the previous two years a big chunk of the costs of the PA and staff has been covered by Blackpool Council (for which we have been very grateful) however this year a council spokesperson has confirmed that there is 'a very tight constraint as [the council] has a number of strategic to support out of the core budget' this means 'our small grants programme has been seriously reduced and is to be frank miniscule' and unfortunately no money is available for the annual Summer Daze festival. This is obviously a blow to the organisres as the event has consistently attracted 500+ locals of all ages who have enjoyed the opportunity to enjoy best of Blackpool's underground scene for free. Every year all of the on stage equipment, staff, organising, flyering, publicity, post gig cleaning up sessions, photography and marketing is done for free by ourselves, the friends of Stranley Park and those good souls who give their time for free. We will be trying our best to get some money from somewhere to finance the project so stay tuned for details. It has always taken place on August Bank Holiday Sunday at the Stanley Park Bandstand - hopefully it will continue.
News Update 12-09-08
Apologies that things have been quiet at JSNTGM HQ lately. Blackpool Rox II fanzine is having a temporary break and our regular e-mail communiques are currently hibernated. The main reason for this is that I am in the middle of writing a book - which has been taking every waking hour for over 12 months ... hopefully this will be completed in mid 2009 so things will then be back on track. However in between voluminous doses of politics and teaching we have managed to keep certain projects giong forward. In August 2008 upto 500 people came along to the 5th free annual Summer Daze festival in Stanley Park Blackpool - and it was one of the best yet. Pictures of the performing bands are available under the Photos section, with more to be added courtesy of Aidy Neal - and there a few good reviews of the day on the www.blackpoolbands.co.uk website. The other good news is that The Great St Louis are busy writing and recording their follow up album to the well received 'Forever Now' (JSNTGM 023). You can get a sneaky listen to some of the material on their MySpace page which is http://www.myspace.com/thegreatstlouis and keep track on their gigs. We have also uploaded many of the best tracks to the JSNTGM radio player onhttp://www.myspace.com/justsaynotogovernmentmusic so you can listen to JSNTGM releases 'all day long' by setting the player to random - this is about half way down the page and not the default MySpace player which needs to be paused.
News Update 07-02-07
A bunch of local musicians and promoters are scheduling a 2 day BLASTED festival taking place on Friday and Saturday 16th/17th of March 2007 at the No.1 Club on Bloomfield Road.
All the bands playing at BLASTED will be recorded through the desk and then mixed down to provide what should hopefully be a ‘good live recording’ which they are then free to use as they see fit. Any bands keen to play (particularly the younger bands) need to contact Andy Higgins on email@example.com or send through a demo to ROX TOWERS – PO BOX 1025 – BLACKPOOL – FY3 0FA asap, as the organisers want to finalise the line up in the next two weeks.
Bands confirmed so far include Erase Today, SICK56, The Pink Torpedoes, Swallow, Pink Hearse and The Locals, and hopefully there will be a chance to see Bolton based band ‘The Great St Louis’ who have just released their excellent debut album ‘Forever Now’.
We are also seeking local sponsors to step forward to provide some financial assistance for the event, which if a success might see BLASTED becoming a more regular event showcasing the best of local talent right across the age spectrum.
Electric Avenue has already kindly offered to supply and maintain the drum kit for the 2 day event. Any individuals, organisations or companies want to assist with BLASTED either now or in the future please contact Andy Higgins via the e-mail or postal address detailed above.
News Update 16-01-07
Check out the Blackpool Rox section for an updated article on the Blackpool scene published in Maximum Rock & Roll fanzine.
News Update 21-12-06
Here at last!!!!!!!!!, the brand new album from The Great St. Louis entitled Forever Now
Follow the STORE menu link on the left to order your copy now.
News Update 24-08-06
News Update 24th August- Summer Daze 3 and Blackpool Rox II issue 9 .... Sunday 27th August Stanley Park Blackpool is the venue for the 3rd Summer Daze festival. This year there are 18 bands playing between midday and 8.00pm. Issue 9 of Blackpool Rox will be available on the day with a chance to get hold of the 'Ugly Truth about Blackpool Volume 2' CD
Sorry for the lack of on screen activity but we have been busy as hell. SICK56's 2nd album 'Punishmnent' , When People Become Numbers debut album 'Convenience', and the 'Ugly Truth about Blackpool Volume 2' CD will all be released in early August. Launch events for these releases will be held over the H.I.T.S. weekend. A vastly improved Blackpool Rox will also be out in August inclusing a free copy of UTAB2. Erase Today, WPBN and Under The Pavement Radio are doing a UTAB2 fundraiser on Saturday August 12th. We will soon start arranging the line up for the Summer Daze 3 all day free festival in Stanley Park Blackpool on August 27th. If you use Rupert Murdoch's MySpace please check out myspace.com/erasetodayblackpool and myspace.com/higginsplusplus where you will find more up to date info about all these events.
ERASE TODAY - click HERE to visit the new Myspace site!
News Update 20-03-06
Here is the latest release from JSNTGM Records - Litterbug "Speaking Through The Gaps"
Read the press release here - download doc
News Update 25-11-05
Read Andy’s “Punk and Philosophy Article” Part 1 which on-line at www.scannerzine.com and www.trakmarx.com which offers some introspective ramblings against a background of famous ‘punk rock¹ lyrics. Listen to the 'Ugly truth About Blackpool¹ 4 hour Radio Show broadcast throughout November on seasidersradio.co.uk web radio. Watch a free pre-release MP3 of HIGGINS++ live in Fleetwood – with Tommy of One Way System guesting on drums on http://strummermag.info/ live videos
Click here http://www.fedge.net/emi/ to see why you should FUCK EMI and SONY/BMG just like they are trying to FUCK you. Don’t buy their shit ! Pirate it while you still can and distribute it for free. Don’t fall for their lies that they support artists – they support themselves, their shareholders and their corporate media-entertainmant-business complex. Oh and while I am at it get that fuckin shit MTV2 ‘commercial free’ bollocks of the air – NOW !
News Update 22-10-05 - Compilation CD
UGLY TRUTH ABOUT BLACKPOOL
“The Ugly Truth about Blackpool” – CD’s going fast, check out the UGLY TRUTH link and get one quick. Band biographies of all 27 bands now added to BANDS section, leave us your thoughts in the FORUM. Also Litterbug “Speaking Through the Gaps” CD (JSNTGM 019) to be released 1st November – order and listen by clicking here www.litterbug.jsntgm.com
News Update 08-08-05
SUMMER DAZE 2 FESTIVAL, STANLEY PARK. BLACKPOOL. 25-05-08
The Ugly Truth About Blackpool Vol 1
Blackpool’s annual alternative music festival Summer Daze (2) took place on Stanley Park (28th August 2005). 13 local bands played to a 300 strong audience who grabbed complementary copies of the very-excellent “The Ugly Truth about Blackpool” CD. Click on the pictures tab to see photographs of the bands.
Check out the UGLY TRUTH link to read more about the project and read / download the Unim-Press Release
News Update 31-01-05 - Compilation CD
UGLY TRUTH ABOUT BLACKPOOL
In September 2004 we applied to The Arts Council for a grant to finance a CD of Blackpool music entitled "The Ugly Truth About Blackpool". Thanks to the assistance and hard work of all involved we recently received notification that the application had been successful. Blackpool (like many towns) has a long history of producing creative underground music. The bands and their songs contrast starkly, in both style and intent, with the picture postcard images for which the town is most famous.
The "Ugly Truth About Blackpool" is the working title because it neatly reflects that 'remainder', that non-mainstream element, which will hopefully continue to persist in an increasingly mainstream world. We have been collecting local records, tapes, CD's for a few years and have built up an arsenal of material on over 1,000 Blackpool bands. The Arts Council funds will obviously not stretch to the reproduction of the vast bulk of this material, so this project is focused on producing a free CD of bands from the mid 70's onwards.This project will hopefully lead to other local initiatives to spread the good music to the good people of Blackpool, so get in touch if you think you can help us in anyway.If you have material you want to send us please do (see contact section). Watch local press for details.
News Update 16-09-04 - Website Updated
The website is being totally re-developed with new features being added (such as free MP3 downloads) and we hope to have the job finished in the very near future (apologies for any inconvenience).
Blackpool Rox issue 8 is already under way so if you want to submit a gig review or a record review, please send them in over asap - email firstname.lastname@example.org . Also do check out www.blackpoolbands.co.uk which is a good place to keep in touch with what is happening locally.
JSNTGM are always looking for new material to review for release on the label, if you are a band looking for help in getting your songs heard - we may be able to help. Send your band details and demo’s through to our corporate HQ (see contacts section) .
News Update 25-08-04 - Cool Briannia Uber Alles
Left is Christian socialist Bilderberger Tony Blair doing “that old Satan thing”, announcing the release of his new single Cool Briannia Uber Alles on which he collaborated with Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condaleeza Rice and George ll . Annuit Coeptis – Novus Ordo Seclorum !!!
Available now from all good stockists.
News Update 24-08-04 - Blackpool Rox 7 Out Now
ISSUE 7 of BLACKPOOL ROX II is now available from …. Cobweb (Poulton) Records and Relics (Blackpool) Millenium Travel (Blackpool) Frets (Cleveleys) Or send SAE and £1 to JSNTGM PO BOX 1025 BLACKPOOL FY3 0FA
News Update 21-08-04 - Summer Daze Festival St. Annes
The inaugural Summer Daze Festival took place in Ashton Gardens St. Annes on Sunday 15th August 2004. Goldblade headlined supported by One Way System, Sedated, Tunnel Vision, Outl4w, HIGGINS++ and a host of other local bands. Click here for more photos.