Blank Generation 35 – Octonary EP Launch Party



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Blank Generation 35 - Octonary EP Launch Party
Blank Generation
Steve Green

This week on Blank Generation we celebrate the release of our first own label release. The Octonary EP features 4 previously unreleased tracks by the Automatics and is a limited edition release of 300 only on 7″ white vinyl, and comes housed in a luxury sleeve with 4 page lyrics and information booklet. The purpose of the EP is to promote the EIGHT albums of unreleased Automatics material that is now ready to download and stream on Apple, Amazon and Spotify etc. Two of the tracks on the EP feature Stiff Little Fingers’ guitarist Ian McCallum and the other two feature Steve Jones and Johnny Thunders (RIP) respectively. For more information email steve@blankgeneration.show

In the spirit of new releases I took the chance to play the latest singles by the Buzzcocks and Brian Chevette of Eater, who was my guest on last week’s show. Tracks from new albums by 999, The Vibrators and The Ramonas are also aired along with fairly recent recordings by U.K. Subs, Bad Religion, Duncan Reid and The Big Heads and Big Head Nick Hughes’ Middlenight Men, who’s two great singles to date are also featured.

Elsewhere, two tracks each by The Skids and Stiff Little Fingers are blasted out as well as eight incredible covers by Lasse Pop Experience. I would encourage listeners to check the latter out on You Tube to get the full impact of what they are all about.

The Stiffs’ Phil Hendriks closes the show with a David Philp (Automatics) composition that is simply incredible. I am hoping to get Phil on the show as a guest at some point, as his career in music is interesting to say the least. Apart from being frontman of the incredible Stiffs, his solo stuff is amazing, and he is also in current lineups of the Bay City Rollers and the Glitter Band. Did I forget to say his wife is the best Blondie tribute act out there as well?

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Playlist:

    Rule Britannia – Automatics
    Irish Blessing – Automatics
    Peace on Earth – Automatics
    Wild One – Automatics
    Gotta Get Better – Buzzcocks
    Destination Zero – Buzzcocks
    Rat Star – The Middlenight Men
    B.A. Baby – The Middlenight Men
    To Live Or Live Not – Duncan Reid & The Big Heads
    C’mon Josephine – Duncan Reid & The Big Heads
    Don’t Wanna Know – 999
    Shoot – 999
    I Want To Live In Outer Space – The Ramonas
    Our World – The Ramonas
    Broke – The Ramonas
    Take Me Home – The Ramonas
    Wasted – The Ramonas
    So Called This, So Called That – The Ramonas
    High On Life – The Ramonas
    Camp Cruel – The Ramonas
    The Sound Of The Suburbs – The Vibrators
    Baby Baby – The Vibrators
    Tired Of Waking Up Tired – U.K. Subs
    Rockin’ In The Free World – U.K. Subs
    I Live Off You – Lasse Pop Experience
    Young Savage – Lasse Pop Experience
    Bombers – Lasse Pop Experience
    Pack, Fair & Square – Lasse Pop Experience
    Male Model – Lasse Pop Experience
    Private Affair – Lasse Pop Experience
    Believe Me – Brian Chevette
    Room For One – Brian Chevette
    This Is Our World – The Skids
    Into The Void – The Skids
    My Dark Places – Stiff Little Fingers
    When We Were Young – Stiff Little Fingers
    Lose Your Head (Demo) – Bad Religion
    Faith Alone – Bad Religion
    The Profane Rights of Man – Bad Religion
    The Kids Are Alt-Right – Bad Religion
    Radio Blaring Out From A Burning Car – Phil Hendriks

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