Archive Feb 2000
|Down and out in the rotten 70's|
|Headline from Brighton & Hove Gazette, Aug 12, 1977
"Everything about punk rock is controversial, even offensive. Punks wear safety pins through their ears, noses and even their cheeks. They wear ripped and daubed denim clothes, sometimes held together with safety pins. They cut their hair short and often dye it.
The music, also known as 'new wave', consists of drums and electric guitar played crudely without any frills. The lyrics can be offensive and so can the names of the groups. One nationally known group is called The Stranglers and local bands have names like The Depressions, The Piranhas, Flesh and Wrist Action."
|The Depressions give it their usual welly|