❉ We celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Damned’s New Rose – the first UK punk single.
❉ Stranger Things meets The Owl Service, with this latest long player from the Ghost Box stable.
❉ ‘Superstars In Concert’, Peter Clifton’s capsule of the rock era, arrives on DVD. But is time on its side?
❉ Fifty years ago today, SF series ‘Out of the Unknown’ returned with The Machine Stops – “one of the most cult things ever shown on mainstream TV.”
✻ We look at David Bowie’s recently unearthed, ‘lost’ soul album ‘The Gouster’ , which evolved into ‘Young Americans’.
❉ Matt Berry’s sixth album reviewed: “the sound of Roy Budd and Ronnie Hazlehurst going on an Absinthe bender in Soho”
❉ Martin Ruddock presents an indepth look at proto-punk miscreants The Pretty Things’ moonlighting activities as Electric Banana