Blank Generation 14 – A Big Heads & Power Poppers Special

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Blank Generation 14 -Big Heads & Power Poppers Special
Blank Generation
Steve Green

Blank Generation premieres tracks from the new Duncan Reid and The Big Heads album “Don’t Blame Yourself” and in keeping with the spirit of Power Pop Punk includes a bundle of records from the genre. Some well known and some obscure.


News Of The World – The Jam
Don’t Blame Yourself – Duncan Reid & The Bigheads
Love You More – Buzzcocks
It’s All Up To You – Ambulance
When Wednesday Comes – Action Now
Teen City – Modernettes
Hanging On The Telephone – The Nerves
Stolen Love – Advertising
For All We Know – Duncan Reid & The Bigheads
I Love Susan – The 222’s
New Race – Radio Birdman
Here Comes The Night – The Rivals
I’m In Love With The Girl On The Manchester Virgin Megastore Checkout Desk – The Freshies
California – Simpletones
To Live Or Live Not – Duncan Reid & The Bigheads
I Don’t Wanna Cry – The Keys
Listen To Your Radio – The Donkeys
His Last Summer – The Barracudas
It Really Doesn’t Matter – The Starjets
Little Girl – The Banned
Common Truth – Amazorblades
Your Future Ex Wife – Duncan Reid & The Bigheads
Honolulu – Any Trouble
Apologies – Pointed Sticks
Billy’s Third – Undertones
Every Day I Make Another Mistake – Fast Cars
100 Punks – Generation X
I Need That Record – Tweeds
Whips And Furs – The Vibrators
Breaks My Heart – The Chords
While I’m Still Young – Autographs
Danny Says – Ramones
Shake Some Action – Flamin’ Groovies
No Substitute – The Speedies
Know What I Want – Split Screens
No Fear – The Squares
Run Forever – The Automatics

Don’t Blame Yourself – Duncan Reid & The Big Heads

After 2 years and 12,000 miles, breaking hearts the world over, the UK’s leading Power Pop Punk band return on May 15 with their 4th Studio album: “Don’t Blame Yourself”.
14 jolly little songs about Mortality, Mid Life Crisis, Mortality, First Summer Holidays, Mortality, Mid Life Crisis, Inter-Generational Love Affairs, Politicians, Mortality and Mid Life Crisis. A little something for all the family in these dangerous and confined times.
Musically harder than previously but with the same beguiling mixture of guitars, melody, harmony and drums, interspersed with the odd slower bit, tastefully decorated with strings, piano, organ and synth.

First single, “To Live or Live Not” contains the immortal lines: “Gonna Catch the First Plane to Caracas, Why Go Somewhere that’s far too Safe, Gonna Find a Girl who plays Maracas, Gonna ask her out with all her mates”. See what we mean about midlife crisis?
Formed by Duncan Reid, original bass player/singer with legendary UK Power Pop Punk band The Boys, the Big Heads are completed by the far younger trio of Sophie Powers (Guitar/Keys/BVs), Karen Jones (Drums/BVs) and Nick Hughes (Guitar/BVs/Trumpet/ Jack Daniel). Viruses permitting, they will continue to set the world alight, or at the very least administer a paracetamol at Concerts and Festivals from Norway’s, Odal Rock Fest, Sunderland’s Kubix and places far, far smaller. The only question is: in which year?
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