terça-feira, abril 21, 2020

Clay Records - 'They made Sex Pistols sound like Take That': the fury of Midlands punk`

O site do The Guardian publicou uma interessante reportagem sobre a editora Clay Records, mas especialmente sobre a cena e o ambiente vivido naquela altura em Stoke-on.Trent e Birmingham e bandas que impulsionaram a segunda vaga do punk no Reino Unido...

Discharge, GBH and other scrappy bands rose up out of a scene where gigs were like wars. Clay Records’ leading lights recall how technique came second to ‘going 100mph’

In the late 1970s, Mike Stone changed punk for ever from the boot of a BMW. He had started Clay Records from a tiny record shop in Stoke-on-Trent, and after initially distributing the releases from the back of his car, Clay’s hardcore punk bands Discharge and GBH made the UK charts and are now considered pivotal influences on numerous metal styles from thrash metal to black metal, grindcore to an entire genre named after Discharge, D-beat.

Podem ler a reportagem na íntegra acedendo aqui!