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               JEREMY GLUCK FEATURES

For 30 years now Jeremy Gluck has been involved in rock'n'roll music and writing. Singer of The Barracudas, maverick solo collaborator with everybody from Nikki Sudden to Mick Harvey to Marty Thau, his insatiable creative appetite continues to this day to devour ideas and spit them out as new work.

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CANADIAN MEMORIES

Read Jeremy's treasured memories of growing up in Canada, including an interview with Liz Worth (Author of 'Treat Me Like Dirt') and five quick fire questions with Paul Robinson (The Diodes).

"Has Canada produced any great rock music? Certainly, as with The Viletones and The Diodes and many of their pocket-sized predecessors. Way back in the Sixties day there was The Ugly Ducklings, a poor man’s Stones whose single “Nothin’” is a putatively towering achievement in garage punk (students of The Barracudas will be gladdened to know that I lifted “Somewhere Outside”, the title of the Ducklings’ first album, for a song on the ‘cudas’ debut)." - read more

HARBOUR KINGS REMINISCING

"One of the great Northern bands and one of a few British bands in the last two decades to do something interesting and real with their fixation on America, The Harbour Kings warrant not just investigation but revival. I remember with affection Ian Eric’s excitement in the big build-up to the release of “The Big Kahuna” that promised a break so deserved and elusive and which in the end never came" - read more

PROMISES, PROMISES: PUNK, POP AND THE SAWN- OFF SIXTIES OF GENERATION X

Jeremy reminisces on his passion for Generation X, including an exclusive interview for Mudkiss with Tony James.

"Of course just like any student of Punk I knew about Generation X and their precocious, precious pop punk artistry. Not long before decamping to The Smoke I had heard for the first time their hit single “Wild Youth” at a party thrown by Toronto’s Diodes, loving at once its faux boot boy bovver, Nu-Slade sheen and managed rowdy punk. My love affair with them hadn’t begun in earnest, but a crush there was and hanging out with one of their minions made me feel pretty cool." read more

THE BEST YEARS II

Continuing Jeremy's journey through his rock n' roll years

"Let’s jump. It’s 1979 or 80, and a green Earls Court kebab the worse for it, I am shakily negotiating Kings Cross en route to one of the futile meetings that at the time characterised my daily round. I am Day Four of puking but determined to do “career”. It’s unreal now, because at the time The Barracudas signed to EMI (the biggest record company in the world yada yada and the photo on the “Beatles balcony” and tequila in the afternoon with large-breasted secretaries the whole nine no make that ten yards) I wrote my brother telling him so and he logically thought it was a joke but was deadly serious: a few years before I was still kicking my heels in Ridgemont High, drunk in the exams, wasting my life in advance." ...read more

 THE BEST YEARS

One Barracudas Pilgrimage to Punk - Jeremy weaves tales of the best years of his life, between London & Ottawa

"Although by 1978 the basis and best of punk had already come and gone, for me London was a magical place. We rehearsed in dumps – one of which, a squat off Edgeware Road, in Daventry Street, for a time housed Joe Strummer – and played in dumpy pubs. Strummer asked me for some speed, sauntering down a peeling hallway. Strummer was the British Springsteen, an Orwell rather than Guthrie, middle class crash, with a heart of ideological gold. The politics, the passion: when Citizen Joe bellows “This is Joe Public speaking!” he owns and absorbs a micro-century of tradition."...read more

BLACK AND WHITE TECHNICOLOUR: A FANZINE LOVE AFFAIR

Jeremy talks about the history of fanzines & his long love affair with them

"At about fifteen I started writing for a few fanzines. I can’t remember how I found out about them. One was called “Big Star”, from northern New York State; the other, “Teenage News”, was edited by a guy in Montreal named Yves". Read more..."read more