Thursday, 15 April 2010
The Ignerent's CD album, woodbines Tears & Jealousy, is back on sale via the Bored Teenagers website. Many thanks to Dizzy for making this happen.
The album, and many other punk albums and singles (including vinyl) can be found here
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
PUNK GIGGERY contains live reviews and 505 photographs, the majority previously unpublished, from my music journalist days. Bands include: Action Pact, Adam & The Ants, Adverts, Afghan Rebels, ATV, Another Pretty Face, Bernie Torme, Bette Bright, Blondie, Brian’s Brain, Carpettes, Chelsea, Clash, Cravats, Damned, Dead Man’s Shadow, Defects, Delta 5, Fatal Microbes, Gen X, Gloria Mundi, Heartbreakers, Homosexuals, Ignerents, Innocents, Jam, Johnny Moped, Johnny Thunders, Leopards, Lightning Strike, Milk, Mo-Dettes, Molesters, Naked Raygun, Neo, Outsiders, Pauline Murray & The Storm, Penetration, Phil Rambow, Pretenders, Punishment Of Luxury, Rezillos, Rich Kids, Riot Clone, Rubella Ballet, Ruts, Saints, Sect, Security Risk, Sham 69, Siouxsie & Banshees, Ski Patrol, Skids, Slits, Snatch, Snuff, Stupids, Temporary Title, Tenpole Tudor, Truth Club, TV Smith, UK Decay, Ultravox!, Undertones, Vibrators, The Visitors, Wayne County and Wimps.
Its £14.99 and you can buy the book here: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/punk-giggery-by-mick-mercer/7253268
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Saturday, 6 February 2010
The first photo was taken in the summer of 1977, and it looks like Stan's front room in Herne Bay in Kent at a rehearsal. The shot features (L-R) Chris Harris (bass), Mark Leighton (guitar), Stan Gretsch (drums), Ben Challis (vox) and Steve Harris (guitar/vox).
The second photo was taken at All Saints Hall in Whitstable in July 1977. It feature (L-R) Mark Leighton (guitar), Chris Harris (bass), Stan Gretsch (mostly hidden, on drums), Ben Challis (vox) and Steve Harris (Guitar/vox).
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Have a loook at http://www.punk77.co.uk. The Ignerent's gig at the Vortex is logged at http://www.punk77.co.uk/punkhistory/vortex_gigs.htm - the Vortex misspelt the band as The Ignerants! We supported Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, Local Operator and the Killjoys on September 6th 1977. The Ignerents supported a number of other punk bands at that time including 999 (Margate Dreamland), Chelsea (Marquee, August 10th 1977)and The Only Ones.
Paul at Punk77 has written a great page on the Ignerents at http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/ignerents.htm