Tag Archives: Cock Sparrer

Beautifully Naive

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

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Wartime Cock Sparrer

Cor blimey! A cock sparrer record from 1940.
Classic music hall with words by Billy O’Brien and music by Billy O’Brien and Jack Martin.

Menace

The 1977 punk bands had a few working class kids in amongst the art schoolers. Some of ’em were popular with the resurgent skinheads. Bands like Cock Sparrer and Slaughter and the Dogs had more than a touch of glam rock about them and Sham 69 and Menace had a large football terrace following. This article from Hard As Nails, 3, 1984 looks back at London band Menace.

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