Ahead of the new Shel Talmy retrospective ( http://acerecords.co.uk/making-time-a-shel-talmy-production ) Record Collector magazine ran a retrospective on his productions through the years. Bizarrely whilst including Talmy’s work with the Who, the Kinks and David Bowie they missed out his work with Trash! A letter has now been published in the June edition of Record Collector to redress the balance. Here it is:
So here is what Clinton Heylin has written about the night that the Sex Pistols played St. George’s Hill, Weybridge!
If you can’t read the scans below, find them here
Clinton Heylin’s new magnum opus is being published by leading independent publisher Route – more details here https://anarchyyearzero.wordpress.com/
Jane and Simon were both interviewed by Clinton about seeing the Sex Pistols at Weybridge
Here is the press release:
Posted: 18 Apr 2016 12:59 PM PDT
COLLECTOR’S EDITION: ANARCHY IN THE YEAR ZERO: THE SEX PISTOLS, THE CLASH AND THE CLASS OF ‘76
‘For those who weren’t there, but swear they were, now you are.’
Be amongst the first to read Clinton Heylin’s account of the birth of Punk. A special signed and numbered collector’s edition is available to order now and will be despatched one month prior to general release. At standard cover price, the collector’s edition comes with a set of original postcards. First come first served. Click here to order.
Anarchy in the Year Zero: Sex Pistols, The Clash and the Class of ’76 by Clinton Heylin is an account of a movement that not only changed the face of British music, but had a profound and lasting effect on the course of British culture as a whole. This is a forensic, passionate and breathtaking chronicle by one of the world’s leading rock historians, who was there in 1976 at the Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, when the course of popular music changed forever.
Published to coincide with Year Zero’s 40th anniversary, the book reconstructs the narrative of ‘Punk ’76’ – the real Year Zero – authoritatively, if not dispassionately; to connect the dots not only literally (providing, for the first time, an accurate chronology), but laterally – by showing how many of the characters that circle the Sex Pistols spin off into new vistas of music, fashion and pop culture. Heylin’s distinctive approach of using multiple eye-witness accounts of all the key players in the story skillfully combines the objective rigor of a biography with the personal immediacy of a memoir. The result is that the reader feels as though they are there, on the inside, as the drama of this truly transformative year for British culture unfolds before us.
Clinton Heylin is one of the leading rock historians in the world, with over two dozen books to his name. These include biographies of Bob Dylan (Behind The Shades), Van Morrison (Can You Feel The Silence?), Bruce Springsteen (E Street Shuffle) and Sandy Denny (No More Sad Refrains), as well as his acclaimed pre-punk history, From The Velvets To The Voidoids, the one and only history of rock bootlegs, Bootleg, and, most recently, the highly acclaimed It’s One For The Money: The Song Snatchers Who Carved Up A Century of Pop, nominated for the 2016 Penderyn Book Award. He lives in Somerset.
‘Heylin has done a masterful job of mapping the when, where and who’s who in the Pistols pied piper saga.’
Last Saturday (November 15) Simon was interviewed for an article about seeing the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club at the Punk Rock Festival of 1976. The article also mentions legendary Trash co-vocalist Jane Wimble (as was) and is illustrated with a fine Barry Plummer photograph
See it here
Don’t bother with the comments that follow the article. Online commentators might not be so unpleasant if they had to post under their real names….
Jane @ Punky Gibbon has completely updated her entry on Trash, for which many thanks. It’s here:
We have also done a brand new Q + A which you can find here:
I popped into Record & Tape Exchange in Notting Hill Gate on Saturday afternoon (Record Store Day) and found a hardback book entitled ’77 – The Year of Punk & New Wave’ by Henrik Bech Poulsen (Helter Skelter, 2005). It is a ludicrously detailed look at the music of 1977 and devotes half a page to Trash, and here it is:
Thanks to eagle-eyed David Key for pointing out that Trash appear in the third instalment of this excellent BBC4 documentary. There’s a shot of the Priorities sleeve on the wall of Rough Trade Records! It comes about halfway through, blink and you’ll miss it.
See it here on iPlayer (if you’re quick) www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01jv7f2/Punk_Britannia_Postpunk_(19781981)/