Tale of the Third City

The true, yet untold story of the Ulster Punk scene, revealing the secrets of an era never spoken off, until now! It brings you facts few have ever heard. Finally .....

The 12th January 1978 – the Pound

the first time the Clash played the Ulster Hall was the second time they played Belfast which was actually the third time, in such a short period the band had visited the city.

What a Fucked up world

If the kids of today were to take a long hard look back at the 1970's, they could be easily forgiven for thinking that the world had gone just a little bit mad.

Make you want to spit

Me in the day.

The Tartan Armies

The four years that followed will unquestionably go down in history as being the worst years of the conflict in Northern Ireland. It was; without any shadow of doubt an era . .

Bands Won,t Play No More

This town; A……….ah, is coming like a ghost town; All the clubs have been closed down…..

The Viking

DJ Bill Moore at work at the Viking.

The Peel Show

There I was just turned fifteen years old; full of excitement and looking forward to my adolescence years to begin, when all of a sudden. I found myself faced with ...

Music of Northern Ireland

Northen Ireland Music

Terri has a story!

Terri Hooley merely hijacked the Punk Movement, he never created, nor was it he who imported it, but he has been holding it ransom, and living of the back of it ever since!

Which is a shame really, because Terri really has a story to tell, he just needs someone to untangle the web of lies. To remove the fantasy, and take away the bullshit, leaving just the truth visible. Why he can’t just let others tell, what he and the movie didn’t tell you; simply because he and the makers of the film didn’t know?

Facts; like when the Ramones were playing at C.B.G.Bs back in 75, and as the Sex Pistols were preparing to play for the first time at St Martins College, November of that very same year. Rudi; the first, of all the Ulster Punk bands were also preparing a gig of their own in Belfast, November 1975. Fast forward one year, they, were then followed, first by Stiff Little Fingers, then the Outcast to name all but a few. The new generation with new ideas and opinions, determent to pick up and supersede were the sixties left off, was now born!

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Did you get the chance to read 'the Bands don't play here no more' if you did, then you will have a rough idea as to what life was like in Belfast during the 1970s....

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Then; as we entered the 1970s it was all so obvious by then. The city’s night life had already started to deteriorate, part from fear, part from caution....

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Present Day
What followed next; was the era the Good Vibrations movie, and Hooligan the Book both spoke off, but thankfully that’s not how it all happened....

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