Blood and Roses
Blood & Roses, Blyth Power, the Astronauts, the Dynamics, 1985.
I hate to be one of those 21st century dorks shitting their pants about the line-ups on old flyers… but this one is so curiously far up my particular alley that I can’t resist.
Yes, it seems my blog has degenerated into proselytizing for Blood & Roses and Blyth Power, cheesecake shots of Paul Hampshire, and occasional rants against hardcore.
Blood & Roses at the Centro Iberico with Sex Gang Children and the “unexpected guest,” who is presumably UK Decay, 1982.
Blood & Roses, “Paradise,” Life After Death, 1983/4.
It’s been too long since I’ve posted Blood & Roses-related stuff. This is from their cassette of demos and live tracks recorded with the original line-up (R.I.P Jez James).
Synthetics, “Portrait,” Synthetics, 2012.
My bandmates have moved away, so yet another band has gone on hiatus. You should still listen to our demo, though.
This photo of Into a Circle includes two of my favorite things: improbably beautiful (though tragically lacking his long hair) Paul “Bee” Hampshire, and a Seditionaries parachute top.
Though that other guy looks like crap.
Under Two Flags, “Lest We Forget,” Lest We Forget, 1983.
Under Two Flags were clearly reading from Theatre of Hate’s playbook, combining the Clashy quiffs-and-creepers look with a spacious bass-driven sound.