PEEPING DREXELS – Spend Some Bad Time With A New Fat White Family

3 November 2021

Band: PEEPING DREXELS
Who: Post-punk misfits from South London who announced their past UK gigs with this message: “Come through to the show of your liking to witness the degradation of our already poor physical and mental health in musical form.” Say no more.

EP: BAD TIME

This amazeballs extended play came out back in April, but before last Saturday night, I had never heard of this London gang of outcasts. But seeing them turning up the heat in the historic Paradiso Club in Amsterdam as part of the yearly (actually 2 editions per year) London Calling Festival, a showcase for up and coming bands (mostly from the UK), was pretty fucktastic and made them the talk of the night.

Why? If you start with some early Talking Heads‘ mania, followed by crashing Apocalypse drones, then you switch to some casual piano touches and 60s echoing guitars, and you end in a depressive lullaby way and you do all of this in one song with a flabbergasting resonance you’ll understand why the whole venue went apeshit and left their sweat on
the beer-drained floor for the whole wall-of-barbwire-sledgehammer-beats and post-punk orgasms filled gig.

Need a reference? Last Saturday Peeping Drexels made me feel what I felt so many times when seeing their mates Fat White Family slash and trash stages. You know, that feeling of pumped-up confidence to go out in the street and kick some fascists’ asses. Hell bloody hell yeah!

Enough talking. Do your miserable post-lockdown state of
mind a favour and buy yourself some more BAD TIME.

Right here, right now…


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PEEPING DREXELS: Facebook


Well, my camera went apeshit too, last Saturday night

THE CLASH Released Their Double Masterpiece Album ‘LONDON CALLING’ 40 Years Ago Today…

14 December 2019

Legends THE CLASH released LONDON CALLING, their best album – a double one – on
14 December 1979, 40 years ago today. A monumental record with the band mixing a
lot of different musical genres such as reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop and lounge jazz. Lyrically, the songs were about social issues like inequality, unemployment, racial conflicts, drug abuse and our climate’s ugly future. The final result was a bold, multi-faceted and overall astonishing achievement. The double longplayer scored big time, worldwide, with sales of over five million copies.

Three of the many highlights

– LONDON CALLING –

– GUNS OF BRIXTON –

– CLAMPDOWN –
(Live version)…

THE CLASH: Facebook

Album in full…

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THE CLASH: Facebook


Back sleeve

THE CLASH Released Classic Single ‘LONDON CALLING’ 40 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

7 December 2019

40 years ago today, on 7 December 1979, iconic punk rockers THE CLASH released
their classic single ‘LONDON CALLING‘, the title track from their double masterpiece
LP that appeared a week later. It was an electrical stomper about Doomsday, about the world melting down, with Joe Strummer spitting and sneering as never before. Sounds like The Clash were climate activists avant la lettre speaking out about our endangered environment with a hellish uppercut of a song, and an equally apocalyptic B-side, the
bass loaded dub reggae cracker Armagideon Time. The single peaked at #11 in the UK.

“The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
Meltdown expected, the wheat is growin’ thin
Engines stop running, but I have no fear ’cause
London is drowning, and I, I live by the river

Here’s the ominous power stroke…

THE CLASH: Facebook

The handwritten lyrics by the late great Joe Strummer