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The purpose behind this space is to share obscure, out of print or otherwise commercially unavailable music, video and other media from a period in time in which music history revisionists have written out or downplayed the contributions of so many great bands, fanzine writers and others. And to entertain myself.  I don't own any of the material posted, so if  it belongs to you and you do not want it up here, get in touch with me and I will take it down. A lot of the material I will end up posting has been downloaded from other blogs or received through trades and may or may not be available elsewhere. I am extremely grateful for all the great stuff I have discovered through other people's blogs and their effort to share but please do not spit your dummy out for not receiving credit for your "ripping the vinyl" or whatever.I really cannot be bothered to keep track of where I found things. Keep in mind you probably do not own the rights for the music either and it is all about bringing the music to a wider audience (in my case likely the 3 or 4 people who bother to read this blog). I hope everyone discovers something new or something they have been searching for. All the best.

Monday, 3 March 2014

THE IDOLS



Steve Dior & Barry Jones got their head start in punk rock back in 1976 rehearsing under the name The Quickspurts with a revolving door of musicians such as Keith Levine & Chrissie Hynde. BY 1977 Barry Jones became occupied with the booking and management of the Roxy Club, however in late 1977 when Jerry Nolan left the Heartbreakers, he quickly joined forces with Dior and Jones, bringing former New York Dolls bass player Arthur Kane along. Between 1978-1979, the group played a load of shows particularly at Max's Kansas City (both on their own and as a backing band)  and released one single. A shame a full length was never recorded by this line up.

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1978-05-03 Max's Kansas City, NYC

1978-06-10 Max's Kansas City,NYC

1978-06-25 Max's Kansas City, NYC

Live With Judy Nylon (of Snatch)



1978-05-03 Max's Kansas City

Live With Sid Vicious (Mick Jones of The Clash on guest guitar)






1978-09-07 Max's Kansas City, NYC (Set One)

1978-09-07 Max's Kansas City, NYC (Set Two)


Sid Vicious died of a drug overdose Feb 2nd, 1979 thus recording sessions he had planned with the Idols never came to be. The band evolved into the London Cowboys in the 1980's with a continually rotating set of musicians including Terry Chimes, Tony James, Pete Farndon and Glen Matlock.

Jerry Nolan died in 1992 as a result of meningitis and pneumonia and Arthur Kane died of leukemia in 2004.

Steve Dior and Barry Jones still play in various musical projects and Judy Nylon is still active as a multi discipline artist.




















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