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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The Small Faces – Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am
今年是我来到这颗星球上的第50个年头，同时，也是我发现了最佳乐队的一年，我指的是最佳没有之一，那就是The Small Faces。其他人不是模仿他们就是为自己乐队成员取上他们的绰号。我第一次听到The Small Faces是1977年一个周六下午在Annie Nightingale 广播电台（英国）上的演出。她表演了Itchychoo Park，我仍清晰地记得当时天空的颜色，空气中的味道，与那个片刻时光…那是下午的2点43分。同年我还了解到，Sex Pistols只翻唱过Small Faces的歌曲。原因很简单，因为那是最棒的。
This year was my 50th on the planet and it was also the year that I realized the the best band ever, and I mean ever, were the Small Faces. Everybody either copied them or nicked their members for their own bands. I first heard the Small Faces in 1977, on the, Annie Nightingale Radio One (UK) Saturday afternoon show. She played Itchycoo Park and I remember the color of the sky, the scent of the air, the time… it was 2.43 pm. In the same year, I also learnt that the only band the Sex Pistols would cover were The Small Faces. Quite simply it doesn’t get better than this.