It's (sort of) about the role the Lurkers played in my teenage life - Gray Reeves
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE – TRUE LIFE CONFESSION
was still at school when the Lurkers’ ‘Free Admission’
single came out.
There were four punks at our school.
There was Trebor, the brainiest and most mature young man in a school for boys, who, by this time had already been talking of his sexual adventures for what seemed like years. He came in one Monday, his front teeth badly chipped by a padlock, worn, ill-advisedly, on a chain round his neck whilst pogoing to the Stranglers at the Hope and Anchor.
There was Shah-Guy who worked on a stall in Soho market at the weekends, and got me my copy of ‘Anarchy In The UK’ “off some bloke on another stall”. He came in one Monday with what we all thought was his creation of a serious punk hairdo. We were wrong. Someone had set light to his hair the day before.
Then there was me. I just came in on Mondays.
there was John, who came in one Monday wearing a home-made badge.
He’d copied Savage Pencil’s ‘Freakshow’ cartoon.
school disco was special.
was my mate Ali’s sister and I used to bunk off school to go
round and watch telly with her.
got off with my best mate Tel.
I wasn’t going to school very much by this time, and on the day ‘Ain’t Got A Clue’ hit the shops, I was hassling Pete Stennet at Small Wonder, my adopted second home, to hurry up and open the morning’s vinyl deliveries.
Pete lights a Camel Filter……lowers the stylus……there’s a crackle……Stride’s guitar…….Esso’s drums……”So sad I’m always running around, looking for fun all over town"……
This is f***ing fantastic!! I swear my pulse-rate quickens – I’m having this!!
Better yet, there’s a free flexi – ‘Fulham Fallout Firty Free’
YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
how we attach significance to things, isn’t it?
To hell with “the ultimate in pre-packaged punk”(NME) and “second division, sub-Ramones”(Everybody Else). This kind of criticism had always struck me as lazy. It also seemed to miss the point.
were the Chaos Brothers, shouting it loud and proud.
free gift from the Lurkers – “Ner ner, ner ner ner”.
……YOU COULD DO THIS…AND IT’S FUN!