Punk’s not dead

Back in the day in Belfast many people didn’t give a shit (language – ED) what ‘side’ or ‘community’ you were from.

If you had the attitude, could (kinda) sing, had a guitar or a drum-kit (or the means to get one on HP from Session Music) you were in the band.

The Stiffs for example:

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Last night the BBC broadcast two fantastic documentaries The Irish Rock Story:  A Tale of Two Cities and Irish Rock at the BBC (both available for those outside the UK by clicking the links).

Perhaps the great Terri Hooley (as portrayed by Richard Dormer in Good Vibrations) summed is up best:

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Get well soon Terri Hooley

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