19.4.12

The Nips n Nipple Erectors- Bops, Babes, Booze & Bovver (1987- recorded 1978-1980)



 I keep referring back to Jon Savage's England's Dreaming- a truly marvelous study of punk. In it Shanne Bradley (who was known as Shanne Hasler when Savage interviewed her) is described as being one of the Sex Pistols' earliest fans. A disillusioned art student who saw the band play at St Albans, Bradley took the D.I.Y ethos of early punk to heart, and in 1976 she formed her own band- The Nipple Erectors.  The singer was an Irishman called Shane O'Hooligan , who, as if you didn't know, was none other than Shane MacGowan.

MacGowan, to quote Wikipedia- 'got his first taste of fame in 1976 at a concert by English punk band The Clash, when his earlobe was damaged by Jane Crockford, later to be a member of The Mo-dettes'. He also created the fanzine Bondage.

Bradley went on to form The Men They Couldn't Hang, a 'folk punk' outfit who were often compared to the Pogues...

http://d01.megashares.com/dl/PNmp8dW/Nipple Erectors.rar

1 comment:

  1. HA! Still got all my Nips vinyl :)
    Regards/

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