Tuesday, 23 March 2010

cubesville radio broadcast: an audience with charlie harper

what do the Queen, Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones have in common? That's right, they all feature in the rich and varied life of UK Subs frontman Charlie Harper. Cubesville caught up with the sprightly sexagenarian to chew the fat on life, longevity and a love of rocknroll.

liked the show? get One Way Ticket to Cubesville 7 for the full interview. many thanks to Dave Uglypunk for the photography uglypunk1@hotmail.com

Friday, 19 March 2010

cubesville 5

The unique charms of Bradford can be summed up in one word, but I can't for the life of me remember what it is cos I was so blind drunk in the six years I spent there. Mindbendingly large quantities of cheap cider and headsplittingly long hangovers helped to produce the Sellafield Plantlife Issue. The fanzine's early political fervour is washed away in a sea of booze as folk punks Blyth Power and quirksters Useful Idiot are put under the spotlight. Anarcho legends Oi Polloi feature as cut out and keep action figures, which is fitting as they were also responsible for some of the more outlandish drinking sessions of the time, notably the 10-day Edinburgh City of Punk and those gigs when they kidnapped me and put me in the van for punk rock chaos across the country. Cool. This edition of Cubesville is dedicated to Mik, who was aslo responsible for some classic sessions around the time. Cheers. Enjoy.

Friday, 5 March 2010

cubesville 4

The manic scribblings of One Way Ticket to Cubesville fanzine can be attributed to the strength of homebrew produced at the time. The Selafield Pot Plant Issue was written and published circa 1991/92 when regular punk venue, the Planet X in Liverpool had moved to new premises in what is now some ghastly shopping centre in the city centre. The zine features two totally unique bands for the time - the Pleasant Valley Children and Stikky. Meanwhile, the zine's content became increasingly erratic and paranoid as its author succumbed to incredibly cheap alcohol. Enjoy.

Monday, 1 March 2010

cubesville 3

Here's how to make fanzines - no bands listed on the cover, backgrounds ripped out of your mum's Littlewoods catalogue and illustrations consisting of drunken self portraits by the bands on lined white paper. The An Extensive Look at Early 90s Crockery issue was published circa 1990 and distributed randomly while pissed at gigs in Liverpool and Wigan. The bands featured in the zine were the legendary Cowboy Killers and Birkenhead punks the GoHeads, featuring Hockey from Instant Agony.