Garry Johnson’s poems find their way to Sounds, 7 February, 1981. Soon after he’d be a regular turn on the Oi albums. Phaze One ‘zine also gets a mention. An interview with Infa-Riot from their first issue can be found here. Advertisements
From the NME, 25 July, 1981 The Oi stood on the burning dreck . . . ? Mick Duff talks to Oi the poet Garry Johnson In the space of three short weeks, all the worst misgivings concerning Oi have been conformed. Firt, The 4-Skins, The Last Resort and The Business played a gig which […]
The Boy About Town The loyal royal boy about town Putting up posters on the underground His eyes are red white and blue His hair is blonde and he’s six foot two He’s a bully boy in bovver boots An Anglo-Saxon looking for his roots He’s a union jack with a flag on his back […]
The second part of a Sounds 2 page feature. Sounds, Jan 29th, 1983 Garry Bushell demands poetic justice for S.Wells, Little Brother and Garry Johnson. Garry Johnson understood, just like I knew anyone at all sussed would, that my already infamous and undebatably great ranting piss-take ‘This Punk Is No More, It Has Ceased To […]
It seems strange that a series of arse-kicking punk albums with a bevvy of ‘orrible ‘erbets on ’em should’ve had so much poetry on them. But they did. The Oi! albums weren’t what people now often assume them to be. Oi! music now is pretty much piss-poor heavy metal sung by bald blokes but in […]
Talk of a collection of poetry from punks, skinheads and herberts put together by Garry Johnson and Cock Sparrrer’s Gary Lammin in Sounds, 30 May, 1981. The book never got published and nor did me poem *sob*. Me gigging with Gary Lammin, Hackney in the 2000s
The second of the Oi compilations gets an interesting review in Sounds, 23 May, 1981. Alongside some decent punk from the likes of Cock Sparrer, The Strike and 4 Skins, and some grimmer gumby bands, there’s poetry from Barney Rubble and Garry Johnson.
Garry Johnson in Sounds 30 May, 1981.
As part of a series of 40 Years of Punk events, we did a poetry gig at The Roundhouse, scene of many a decent gig back when Her Majesty graced the cover of the Sex Pistols’ God Save The Queen. Proceedings kicked off at one in the afternoon with a discussion panel talking about what […]
On Saturday July 9th we’ve a do at the Roundhouse in Camden Town. We kick off at 1pm with a discussion on What Did Punk Ever Do For Us? There’s a lot of mythology that comes with punk these days and we’ve former Buzzcocks manager Richard Boon (and my local librarian); London reggae legend Dennis […]