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).
"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
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
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
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
: 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