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New Cross Inn are proud to present LA punk legends The Weirdos. Doors 7pm
£10 ADV / £13 OTD The Weirdos An American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California. They formed in 1975 and broke up in 1981, were occasionally active in the 1980s, and recorded new material in the 1990s. Critic Mark Deming calls them “quite simply, one of the best and brightest American bands of punk’s first wave.” The band was formed in 1975 by singer John Denney and his guitarist brother Dix (sons of Hollywood actress Nora Denney), initially using the band names the Barbies and the Luxurious Adults. The Weirdos were originally a 1950s-inspired hard rock and roll band that, like the Ramones in New York City, predated the UK punk scene. While initially trying to distance themselves from the genre name “punk” that was created in New York, ultimately the band, in the words of John Denney, “just kinda became more like this punk ROCK N ROLL type thing and we kinda went with it because the fans wanted it. They wore us down and we just said ‘OK, fine! We’re punk rock, similar to the Ramones. Whatever you say.'” https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+weirdos
https://myspace.com/weirdos Desperate Measures
Punk/Post-Punk band from New Zealand originally formed in Christchurch.
Desperate Measures were the leading lights in Christchurch’s punk scene in the difficult days of the early 80s and made their debut supporting The Playthings at The Gladstone in August 1981.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=desperate+measures+nz The Bleach Boys
Formed in Hitchin in 1977 and originally called the Fur Coughs. The Bleach Boys are punks best kept secret. In their time, they have produced some of the most collectable punk records and to top it all, are still going.
Rockpunkrollyeah! Garage rock sounds with a punk twist.