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Chris Packham: Forever Punk

Discussion in 'music' started by Tony L, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

  2. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

  3. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Exactly - most of the first album. Kind of what @Tony L was saying up thread...
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  4. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Personally, I think Kick out the Jams is nothing like as good as their two studio albums, High Time and Back in the USA. But I may be alone in that. Back in the USA is a stone classic from start to finish.

    The Clash leave me absolutely cold. Give The Damned any day.
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  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I enjoyed the Chris Packham program. A really good personal account of the time and attitudes and how they remain with so many folk.
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  6. glenda

    glenda pfm Member

    Glad to see Alien Culture on the programme - I saw them at the LSE (as a visitor as I was too poor and thick to go there) in 1979(?) supporting the Au Pairs and the Leyton Buzzards (who later turned into Modern Romance). The evening did not end well for the Leyton Buzzards.
    Chris Packham -national treasure.


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  7. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    10 out of 10.
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  8. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    Tremendous programme.
  9. miktec

    miktec unissued

    Captain Beefheart
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  10. badlyread

    badlyread pfm Member

    It seems a very long time ago that Chris and I were walking our dogs and he mentioned that he was starting Springwatch on the Beeb. I really cannot remember how it all started but I think he wanted something to keep him amused during filming. I suggested that he try and get a Smiths title into each show (a colleague at my school - Chris's old school incidentally - used to do this at Friday briefing each week) as this might require some mental dexterity. And the rest is history as they say....

    Chris really is an original, he goes out of his way for people and really does require our support in these challenging times.

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  11. badlyread

    badlyread pfm Member

  12. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit


    Brilliant. I'm going out to buy a hat so I can take it off to CP and @badlyread

    I thought he'd be going nowhere fast with that idea, or oscillate wildly and end up with the joke not being funny anymore, but with a rush and a push the land was his.
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  13. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Those three were the Springwatch dream team.

    I couldn't believe how much personal stuff Chris still has from the Punk days. Aspergers maybe, but in a good way...wish I'd held on to some of my tickets etc from younger days. Though I still have a Nick Coleman top that I'll never get into again. Chris could still get that leather jacket on. :rolleyes: Actually I do have a leather jacket from 84 that still fits...loose fit.
  14. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    Good programme, really enjoyed it.

    I would class myself as a skate-punk, my first wife and I were punk/new wave kids and both had mohicans (pink and orange) but we enjoyed american punk as well, D.K. Black Flag stuff. I was waiting to see if the US punk scene would get a mention, but it was generally London/South viewpoint. (no surprise given Packhams teenage haunts)

    Loved the fact he had old clothes of his from the period.
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  15. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I was just that bit too young for punk my thirteenth birthday being mid-76. Too young to get to any gigs etc. For the next few years I was just devouring everything I could find music-wise so I had the Pistols, Devo, Television, Tom Robinson Band etc along with T. Rex, Yes, Hawkwind, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream etc. All stuff I found exploring other people’s record collections and then bought second-hand with money from my paper round, saved school dinner money etc. It wasn’t until the new-wave thing of 1980 when I started being able to get to late gigs in Liverpool (I was isolated way out in the ‘burbs of the Wirral) and really started to feel part of a ‘scene’.

    PS I remember having to hide my copy of NMTB, Pretty Vacant and God Save The Queen from my absurdly straight-laced Tory parents, I stashed them under the carpet in my room for a while.
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  16. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Just watched it, a person I admire.

  17. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Saw it when it was broadcast. Chris Packham is an interesting guy and there is much to admire about him, other than he didn't have a singalong with his old band in the pub.

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  18. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    or manage to achieve downsizing of possessions.

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  19. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London


  20. kevinrt

    kevinrt pfm Member

    Found a copy of the Penetration album with the track ’Shout Above the Noise’ in my local record shop today. Looking forward to playing that later.

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