香港金属明信片唱片公司(Metal Postcard Records)创始人兼所有人Sean Hocking在半个世纪前出生在澳大利亚。他的青葱岁月是在金属乐队和斯卡音乐浸泡的西印度群岛度过的。七十年代初，迁居至英国，最初的音乐记忆之一是Roxy Music 在“Top of the Pops”节目上所演奏的Virginia Plain，接着是 Marc Bloan的T-REX，还有David Bowie的Space Oddity，从此他便深陷其中。在12岁时，Sex Pistols, Clash & The Damned通过John Peel的广播节目出现在他卧室的录音机上。十几岁的时候，追随着Siouxisie & the Banshees，the Cure还有全国其它乐队。十几岁时最难忘的演出无疑时Black Flag在英国的首演。在1983年是来到澳大利亚，引荐了了一些包括the Scientists from Perth在内的天才乐团，也成为了Kurt Cobain最大的影响之一……绝对是邋遢摇滚的表率。
Sean Hocking founder and owner of Hong Kong based record label Metal Postcard Records was born half a century ago in Australia. He spent his younger years running around barefoot in the West Indies soaking up steel bands & ska music. Moving to the UK in the early seventies, one of his first musical memories was seeing Roxy Music playing Virginia Plain on the ‘Top Of The Pops’ show, then Marc Bloan’s T-Rex, and David Bowie’s Space Oddity. He was hooked. At the age of 12 the Sex Pistols, Clash & The Damned came into his living room and onto his record player via the genius of John Peel’s radio show. Teenage times involved following Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure and other bands around the country. Greatest teenage gig moment was without doubt seeing Black Flag play their first ever UK gig. A visit to Australia in 1983, introduced incredible bands including the Scientists from Perth, who later went on to become one of Kurt Cobain’s main influences…definitely the grungiest band ever. Pt.1.
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Subway Sect – Chain Smoking
Subway Sect大约活跃于1976年，并没有像同时期的其他乐团那样出名。他们在“后朋克”风格上却领先了整整两年，当别人想都没想过用吉他演奏非摇滚乐的东西时候。年轻的Vic Goddard痴迷于法国新浪潮电影以及英国工人阶级的文化。这首歌令我想起了关于七十年代演出中的一切事物。香烟的弥漫的场所，进击性，文化程度，没有智能手机或数码相机的年代…有的只是音乐和廉价啤酒。
The Subway Sect were around in 1976 but weren’t as hip as all the other bands. Their sound was “post-punk” 2 years before anybody else had even thought about non-rock n’ roll guitars. The young Vic Goddard was obsessed by French new wave films and British working class culture. This song reminds me of all the things that were great about going to gigs in the seventies. The smog of cigarette smoke, the aggression, the literacy and no smart phones or cameras.. just the music and cheap beer.