History of Belfast punk now online…

I’VE just stumbled upon this online radio documentary Beyond the Wire about punk in Belfast from 1975-83, which seems to have appeared within the last week. Radio Ulster’s Stuart Bailie and my occasional drinking partner Terri Hooley are interviewed, as well as band members from the time. You can hear the programme here (give it a minute). Rudi and Ruefrex were before my time, but some of you older punks may feel a nostalgic twinge as you listen to stories from the Harp and elsewhere. When punk died, Giro’s carried the DIY tradition forward right through to the acid techno scene a few years ago, though I’m not sure who carries the flame now.

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