In this 3 part series called 'No Flares On Me' we'll hear Tony tell the story of the seventies heyday of British punk. This noisy and inspired radio period piece recalls the time when punk was at its maximum velocity.
By the mid to late seventies, pop music had more or less exhausted itself, bloated on a diet of artrock, glitter and general excess. People were waiting for the Next Big Thing and it came in the form of promoter Malcolm McLaren and four lads calling themselves The Sex Pistols.
We hear the voices of John Lydon, Malcolm McLaren, Siouxsie Sioux, Joe Strummer, Jamie Reid, Simon Frith, John Savage and Norman Tebbit.
Producers: Chris Norris, Graeme Bartlett and Tony Barrell
First Broadcast: 1987
Duration: 57:49, 31:35, 1:05:13
Network: Triple J