|...Southend Punk.com - Ten Years - 2006 - 2016...|
As well as the 40th anniversary
of Punk, 2016 also sees the 10th Anniversary of Southend Punk.com! I had
the idea for the site for a while, but it took until January 2006 to get
the site online. Since then it has mushroomed beyond my original conception,
and continues to evolve as new content is added all the time.
I originally envisaged the site to be primarily aimed at covering the 1976-1986 era, but since its inception Southend Punk.com has received a lot of pertinent material that transcends this time frame, and contributions to the site have included some wonderful Pre-Punk material especially.
Indeed, it is the contributions and feedback from people now spread all over the world that have been one of the most rewarding aspects of continuing this site. It has also been fantastic to be able to include Southend Punk material to various books that have appeared on the era, eg Alex Ogg's 'No More Heroes', Ian Glasper's 'The Day The Country Died', Andi Harriman and Marloes Bontje's 'Some Wear Leather Some Wear Lace', Nina Manandhar's 'What We Wore', Gregory Bull and Mickey Penguin's 'Not Just Bits of Paper' & Sam Knee's 'The Bag I'm In'.
sections for those new to the site, or for those who haven't checked in
for a while include:
'Places of Punk Significance'
There are many other
parts of the site to explore, including the Live
Bands Photo Page, the In Memoriam section,
Southend Record Labels list and much more.
Since starting the site, I have also launched my Label 'Angels
in Exile Records', which has issued a Machines CD & a Vampire
Junkies Featuring Texas Terri CD. Future plans include the elusive Southend
Punk compilation CD, as well as other possible Southend Punk media such
as a possible book.