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Team Uber, Author at Über Röck

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – HOLDING ABSENCE

We continue to receive a veritable tsunami of video clips – another 150+ of them in the past week alone – being sent our way in a bid to be the latest recipient of the coveted title and virtual gong of being named our favourite… Believe us, we do watch all of the submissions, and, apart from those which don’t meet our criteria – i.e., no lyric videos, no straight performance clips and no “playthroughs” – most of them are of an extremely high quality, but there can only ever be one winner… And, to that end, this week’s selection sees us returning to our geographical roots…

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‘1-2 Cut Your Hair – The Story of Johnny Moped’ – Simon Williams (Damaged Goods Books)

One of the best kept secrets of the early days of ÜK punk is Croydon’s misfits Johnny Moped – the man, the band, the punk myth, the none-hit-wonder, the absent singer, the comeback (and back, and back again) king. Both Chrissie Hynde and Ray Burns (aka Captain Sensible) featured in their ranks at one point, and they counted one Lemmy Kilmister among their gang of ardent admirers.

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Ithaca/Pupil Slicer/Lure In – Manchester, Deaf Institute – 3 August 2022

It must be a day that ends in ‘-y’, as Jase W is at another gig already this week and this time in Manchester’s Deaf Institute! Ithaca wasted no time getting touring in support of their latest, and absolutely bloody fantastic album, ‘They Fear Us’. Bringing with them mathcore and general noisy band, Pupil Slicer for the ride and for tonight’s stop, Manchester lads, Lure In.

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