This has to be the most surreal show to date. With my two main interests being football and punk rock, playing my favourite records in the hope of changing just one person’s perception of punk rock was initially more than enough. To then get to interview some of my punk rock heroes and play their chosen tracks is a continuing series of dreams coming true.
So imagine how I felt when out of the blue (Via Kieran from Resistance 77, via Mark from Captain Oi!), I get a call from football legend and punk rock fanatic, Stuart Pearce MBE. I was a nervous wreck for a whole week leading up to the show. We are talking England football legend Stuart “Psycho” Pearce. I’m new to this media lark and he is a seasoned pro (football AND media). What if the recording didn’t work? I needn’t have worried, we were on the same level when it came to punk rock knowledge and got on like a house on fire (I hate that expression).
I promise you, if you like football you will love this show. If you like football AND punk rock you will LOVE this show even more.
I just wish I’d asked him more about when the Stranglers granted him his request to smash up their dressing room!!
Gareth Southgate, Psycho and me at The Sex Pistols first reunion in 1996 at Finsbury Park. This photo was taken a couple of days before this iconic moment in time.
It would be wrong to not jot down his bio before moving on to his playlist.
Stuart Pearce, MBE (1999)
Born 24th April 1962 in Hammersmith, London
1978 – 1983 Wealdstone
1983 – 1985 Coventry City
1985 – 1997 Notts Forest
1997 – 1999 Newcastle United
1999 – 2001 West Ham United
2001 – 2002 Manchester City
1987 – 1999 – England – 78 appearances (5 goals) NOT INCLUDING THIS ONE
1996 – 1997 Notts Forest (Caretaker)
2005 – 2007 Manchester City
2007 – 2013 Manager England U21
2012 – GB Olympic Team Manager
2014 – 2015 Notts Forest
Southgate (wearing a Pistols T-shirt) and Psycho introducing the Sex Pistols to 30,000 punks
Dave Bowie – Drive-In Saturday
Dave Bowie – Starman
Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile(Come Up And See Me)
Cockney Rebel – Judy Teen
The Who – Substitute
The Lurkers – Ain’t Got A Clue
Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
The Vibrators – Sulphate
Skids – Into The Valley
The Jam – In The City
The Rezillos – Destination Venus
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Suburban Studs – I Hate School
The Stranglers – Dagenham Dave
The Clash – Complete Control
The Damned – New Rose
Sex pistols – God Save The Queen
Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster
Buzzcocks – Harmony In My Head
The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning
Sham 69 – Borstal Breakout
Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device
Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
The Clash – White Riot
The Stranglers – No More Heroes
UK Subs – C.I.D.
Siouxsie & The Banshees Hong Kong Garden
The Idles – Danny Nedelko
Green Day – Basket Case
Carter USM – The Only Living Boy In New Cross
Spear Of Destiny – World Service
The Vaccines – Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)
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