The world famous 100 Club in Oxford Street
will close it's doors by Xmas unless WE can save it.!
Performing down-under It seem's coincidence has crossed our path once again, in the same week the SEX PISTOLS have officially licensed their music to a TV ad for the first time, with 'Pretty Vacant' to be used on a William Hill ad' for betting on football.. the Sex pistols Experience have re-recorded a 45 second take of the Sex Pistols (Experience) version of the Stooges song “No Fun” to be used as a backing track on a commercial for a bank, however our version will only air in Australia, but at least we finaly get to play in Oz!
'The Great Rock'n'Roll Tribute' Live at The 100 Club, London, Sunbday 28th November
Studs & Punks
Channel 4 T.V
Our good friend, & sometime special guest 'Ed Tudor Pole' continues with his quest to make the World hear his music, & has now unleashed a new wepon in his arsenal -
his new website:-
Those strange folks over in Thailand seem to have produced a new T-shirt which has appeared at a few shows recently, & is for sale on various on-line stores around the World. Its kind of a blend of the Sex pistols & the Sex pistols Experience, very strange & nothing to do with either of the bands, & we have no idea how this company keep on coming up with these whacky ideas - we mailed & told them several times, its of no benefit to us (or the Sex pistols) if you buy one, but hay-ho - if you like em, there you go..
We made a pilgrimage to Cookes pie and mash shop whilst in London recently, the best plate full of grub a working band could wish for! The shop, which has been there since 1900, was a regular haunt of Cook'n'Jones back in the day, featured on their Dvd 'There'll always be an England', & was also a setting for the cult film 'Quadrophenia' & has served the same food ever since. Here you can choose from eels – which are available hot or jellied for £2.50, or live at market prices – and beef or vegetarian pies, served with mashed spuds and liquor, which is a fresh parsley gravy made from the stock those eels were boiled up in - Yum-Yum..!
Cookes can be found at
48 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush, London.
Get yourself down there if your in london!
Malcolm MacLaren was buried today in Highgate cemetary London following a horse drawn funeral procession through Camden town. His coffin had been stencilled with the words "Too fast to live - Too young to die", Hundreds of fans gathered along the route by Camden Lock to pay their last respects as a green double decker bus filled with members of the funeral party travelled through Camden, which played Sid Vicious's version of My Way at high volume with an 'A' Anarchy sign of flowers hung on the back. Amongst the funeral party we're Vivienne Westwood, Adam Ant, Bob Geldoff & Tenpole Tudor amongst many others. The bus was also draped with many 'Cash from Chaos' T-shirts, & on the back a banner which read "Malcolm was here 1946-2010". - Rest in Peace Malc'.
For a charity fund raising Mclaren T-shirt visit:- http://www.humanade.org.uk/
We had a great time down the World famous 100 Club, London, 15th April, always good to catch-up with so many people in one night as 'fans' travelled from far & wide to relive the heady days of Punk rock with the Pistols & the Clash in the iconic (& our favorite) venue. The Duel had warmed up proceedings getting the crowd ready for the Clash boys 'Rebel Truce' to take to the stage doing all their best stuff from the first 2 albums in-keeping with the 70s spirit. Then closely followed by our good-selves, we kept the set short & to the point leaving just enough time at the end of the night for a quick costume change as we launched into 'Public Imitation Ltd', after the first song 'This is not a love song' we brought on our special guest for the night ' Mr Keith Levene' then followed half an hour early 'Public Image Ltd' classics.! It was a real privelege for us to share the stage with such an influential guitarist & he was on good form as we ran through 'P.i.L', 'Annalisa', ,Low life', 'Death Disco', 'Memories', & 'Poptones', with one more run through of P.i.L just for good measure.. For those who missed out on the 100 Club gig, here's a review from Music-News.com :- LINK & some video shot down the 100 club is on youtube, here's one of them.:-
Italy turned out to be starved of some Punk rock, our recent visit to the northern cities of Turin & Milan brought the fans out in droves, we teamed-up with Italian tribute band 'Green Ade' & spent three days traveling about, guzzling beers, & performing at three great venues. Further plans for a return to Italy are on-going now & we expect to be back later this year. Here's a clip from Milan on April 10th:-
It was sad news to hear the reports on the death of Malcom McLaren over the weekend. The band were busy on tour in Northern Italy so we were unable to reply back to all the (literally) hundreds of texts & emails we recived as a result.
I don't know that there is much we can say to Pistols fans out there on the matter, as despite a few near misses, we never actually met the guy,
but our sympathies of course go to the family & friends. One thing is for certain, had it not been for the efforts & imagination of Malcolm 35yrs ago the face of popular music, art, fashion & culture in general - all around the World - would be vastly different than it is today.
Without doubt it is thanks to Malcolm that the Sex Pistols became probably the Worlds most iconic band of modern times.
Despite the bitter-sweet relations with the band at the time, had he not manouvered them, & manipulated the media the way he did, furnished them with his clothing designs, & booked shows around the U.K, Europe & U.S.A, the the Pistols might well of sunk without trace or further mention outside of London, & we'd probably be doing some shitty office job or working on a building site instead of performing the shows we do today.
With this unfortunate & untimely news in mind we'll be having a re-think over plans for this Thursdays 100 Club show (15th April), which is seemingly becoming a focus of attention for many, & will hopefully be, in our own small way,
a fitting tribute to more than just the band.
Malcolm McLaren 1946 – 2010 - R.i.p
" No Future -A Tribute to the Sex Pistols, The Clash, & The Damned"
Sex Pistols Experience + The Clash (by Rebel Truce) + The Duel + a guest or 2??
Doors: 7.30pm - 11pm