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…where I put all my psychological overflow. It’s not a fashion blog, art blog or one of those po-faced, beige manbag meeting points. It’s whatever the fuck’s on my mind on a Sunday or Wednesday evening. But I’m appreciative and humbled by everyone who’s been nice about this rambling nonsense so far.

I have excellent news for the world. There is no such thing as new wave. It does not exist. It’s a figment of a lame cunt’s imagination. There was never any such thing as new wave. It was the polite thing to say when you were trying to explain you were not into the boring old rock ‘n’ roll but you didn’t dare to say punk because you were afraid to get kicked out of the fucking party and they wouldn’t give you coke anymore. There’s new music, there’s new underground sound, there’s noise, there’s punk, there’s power pop, there’s ska, there’s rockabilly. But new wave doesn’t mean shit.“ Claude Bessy, 1945-1999


7 Comments leave one →
  1. patrick abbey permalink
    May 2, 2011 11:49 am

    Thank you for this: “…If you’re still deluding yourself that a Supreme tee on your back and pristine boutique-bought Dunks make you part of an “in the know” secret society, you’re misguided. That look has blown the fuck up.”

  2. mark leventhal permalink
    January 21, 2013 2:01 am

    They use that above quote in the beginning of red tape by the Circle Jerks

  3. August 15, 2013 1:45 am

    Tell it how it is, it’s your blog! I love the quotes and brutal honesty! Ha…

  4. November 10, 2013 7:23 pm

    a very accurate recollection of the history of Life’s a Beach ! i enjoyed it and will share with others. Where did you get all your data from ? thanks, Jeff ‘Beaver’ Theodosakis

    • Gary Warnett permalink*
      November 11, 2013 12:22 am

      Thank you Jeff! Got that data from across the internet and from the LAB website…so I apologise if dates and details might be a little mixed. And salutes to you and the crew for your work over the years — a big inspiration to me and many more…

  5. December 28, 2014 1:56 pm

    Some interesting stuff on here – just read through the Bangers article – I seriously want some of those Nike Escape 1984 trainers! They look epic – keep up the good work :)

  6. Stan permalink
    March 28, 2015 8:29 pm

    Just having a little reminisce about old trainees, when I came across your website. I had a pair of blue adidas waterproof in the 80’s. Bought form the original Wade Smith shop off Bold Street in Liverpool. Just got back from one of the pre-season tours with Everton and went down with a few mates to sell him some trainees from Europe. Seen the waterproof and bought them straight away. Always keep an eye out for them in case they re-issue. Extremely comfortable, totally waterproof and they had a bellow tongue, plus they were blue for good measure. Started with Stan Smith, then onto Forest Hills, then Grand Slam. Can’t remember the price of the waterproof but must have been around the £50 mark.

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