Monday, 5 November 2018

Joe Strummer 001 - Photos From the Recent Exhibition of Joe's Personal Archive at the Fred Perry Store Covent Garden


To celebrate the release of the stunning limited edition deluxe box set "Joe Strummer 001" the Fred Perry store in Covent Garden put on an excellent free exhibition of memorabilia which ended on October 14th. The majority of the exhibition came from Joe's own personal collection, he left an archive of over 20,000 items including lyrics, set lists and notebooks, artwork, photographs and audio recordings; as well as instruments, clothing and studio equipment and many of these have never been seen before. It was quite moving to see a couple of my Retro Man Blog colleague Paul Slattery's photos were there among the collection too. Here are a few photos from the exhibition, you can see more at the Retro Man Blog Facebook page here.










All photos copyright Retro Man Blog
The "Joe Strummer 001" anthology is a comprehensive pick of the best of Joe's non-Clash related material from the 101ers to The Latino Rockabilly War and The Mescaleros taking in solo various releases and collaborations with other artists such as Jimmy Cliff and Johnny Cash along the way. For more info on the various options please check out the Joe Strummer web-site here.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Children with The Galileo 7 - Paul Slattery Photos from the Retro Man Blog Night at The Half Moon Putney October 13th

Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Childen at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
I'd like to say a huge thank you to all those that came along to our last Retro Man Blog Night at The Half Moon Putney on October 13th which saw the return of Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Children. Despite the usual engineering works that cripple our capital city on most weekends there was a really great turn-out and we really appreciate all the various trials and tribulations that went into getting to the venue. It was also great to see that so many people had travelled over from Sweden too including the original webmaster of The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Daniel, and fellow moderator Hans. Long-time TSOOL video crew Matz and Chicago were there along with photographer Katarina Hansson, who took the great photos for our gig poster. Thanks also to staff at The Half Moon and of course to our Special Guests The Galileo 7 who opened the show and treated us to a superb set which included some very promising new songs.

The Galileo 7 at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
The Galileo 7 at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
The Galileo 7 at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
The Galileo 7 at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
The Galileo 7 at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
Ebbot and a new-look Indigo Children, who included recent additions Alfred on bass, Stina on keyboards and Anton on drums along with Ebbot's regular guitarists Billy and Oskar, put in a mind-blowing performance that nearly took the roof off the packed out Half Moon. The set included "Golden Age" by Ebbot's first, and recently reunited band, Union Carbide Production and some Soundtrack of Our Lives favourites such as "Rest In Piece", a blistering "Galaxy Gramophone" and a rapturously received encore of the classic "Mantra Slider". A pick of songs from his debut Indigo Children album were also played alongside two new numbers, the atmospheric opener "Comfort Zone" and the raucous Punk Rock of "Planet Earth Through a Stethoscope". 

Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Childen at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Childen at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Childen at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Childen at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
Thanks to Ebbot, Billy and The Indigo Children, The Galileo 7, Nina and staff at The Half Moon, Katarina Hansson and all those who helped to promote the show and of course to Paul Slattery for the excellent photos. Union Carbide Productions will play three reunion shows in November, first of all at Malmo on the 7th, Stockholm on the 8th and Gothenburg on the 9th and for more information on ticket and venues check out the UCP Facebook page here. Retro Man Blog will be at the UCP Gothenburg show so expect a full report and photos to follow on our return. 

Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Childen at The Half Moon Putney - photo copyright Paul Slattery
For more info on Ebbot & The Indigo Children check out their web-site here. For more photos of the show please head on over to the Retro Man Blog Facebook page here and hit "Like" (if you are not already following) to access the photo album. Some videos filmed at the gig can also be found at our Retro Man Bog YouTube channel here.