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WE'VE HAD THE RACE ISSUE, WHAT ABOUT THE CLASS ISSUE?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darkness Unlimited* Jan 5, 2012. 7 Replies

hello afro-punkers, i'd like to raise the issue of class, in this discussion, if anyone is interested.in england, where punk took off as a worldwide phenomenon, the issue of class was an integral…Continue

THE SIGNIFYING MONKEY: EMBARRASSING MOMENTS TAKE#1

Started Mar 23, 2011 0 Replies

here's an anecdote for you!back in 199? in London i was roadying for a fabulous guitarist/songwriter/singer/producer from memphis called "JEROD", who had played with AL GREEN, and had played with the…Continue

Tags: rock'n'roll, daniels, jack, anecdotes, humour

LIKING ROCK AND DISSING BLACK CULTURE, AN OXYMORON?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darkness Unlimited* Mar 26, 2011. 4 Replies

 "MEAN PEOPLE SUCK"? O.K. that's true about RAP. but also punk; rockabilly; death metal; hardcore; oi; thrash; european ska...etc. in europe, guitar-orientated music is often linked with groups that…Continue

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AFRICAN ANIMIST CULTS THE ORIGINAL ROCK'N'ROLL?

Started this discussion. Last reply by DUKE COTTONHEAD Mar 4, 2011. 3 Replies

does this topic interest anyone out there?

 

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"Hey le Duc! Tu vas bien? alors quand es ce qu on se fait un concert ensemble à Nimes, Tours, Montpellier ou ailleurs? Un truc du genre les Dirty Beaches ou autre.Ce serait cool serieusement! T'embrasse <3 "
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"Living in the UK it feels like punk rock has been around for a lot longer and therefore the perceived time and the distance since punks emergence has enabled its spirit to be merged and reinterpreted in ways that Joe, Don and others perhaps…"
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Profile Information

Name
Duke Cottonhead
About Me
born in Trinidad,;grew up in London; living in France now
guitar/vox in "WASTED CONVERSATION"; i am a true rock'n roll survivor, used to play with soul singer WINSTON ROBERTS; played in "welfare heroine" with DELE FADELE; was asked to audition for OMAR but preferred to play rock; was presented to skin as a potential guitarist for SKUNK ANANSI, but thought "na, she can't really be into rock"....., you get the picture...."i coulda been a contendah...";)
Occupation:
photographer, musician, father, graphic novel author (it' ll be finished in a year or two, i hope!
Favorite bands:
link wray, guitarwolf, suicide, pil, neu, wilko johnson; leroy "sugarfoot" bonner, patti smith; last poets; bo diddley;hamell on trial; screamin jay hawkins; lou reed
Favorite movies:
stranger than paradise, drunken master, dumb and dumber, ghost world, mama roma, carmen(dorothy dandridge), punk attitude ( the Don Letts), afropunk( of course!); undercover brother; repo man(alex cox)
Favorite books:
"a wild rabbit chase" - Haruki Murakami
"white teeth" - Zadie Smith
"the magus" - John Fowles
"the water margin" - Shi Nai-An
Favorite Magazines:
mojo; mad magazine; the old melody maker; nme, uncut; technikart; les inrockuptibles; computer arts; various photography reviews; anything with vintage motorbikes in them !
Favorite TV shows:
"malcolm in the middle"," that 70's show", martin; sanders and son; the avengers; steptoe and son; robot chicken, champions league football.(or should i say soccer?) i don't watch tv that much.
Relationship status:
seperated.: my twin ninja dragon daughters would rip to shreds any female that was foolish/short-sighted enough to come within restraining order distance of me.......(sigh!)
Orientation:
Straight
Kids?:
adorable twin girls of 7
Smoke/Drink?
no/ no
Question For Bands: Genre?
rwanda-billy power duo, noise, post-punk, slam-punk, lo-fi
Band Question - Band Members:
"WASTED CONVERSATION"
guitar/vox: DUKE COTTONHEAD
drums: ROCKETT 808
Band Question - Sounds like:
cats being micro-waved? the inside of a washing machine?
we are so bad we make the RAMONES look like musicians!
we love music; we hate what mtv has become!
Band Question - Musical Influences:
guitarwolf; P.I.L.; suicide; sister rosetta sharp; dan sartain; joe strummer; hamell on trial; flat duo jets; curtis mayfield
Band Question - Record label:
DIY

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DUKE COTTONHEAD interviewed; talks about his lo-fi RWANDA-BILLY group "WASTED CONVERSATION".

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 3:14pm 0 Comments

JOURNALIST: do you have a "diktat" in the group, imposed rules?

DUKE: yes, we have to wear a "WASTED CONVERSATION" t-shirt to every rehearsal.

JOURNALIST: how did you meet and is there a leader, a sort of guru?

DUKE: we met at an "african dance party" function where i was the "official photographer"( i still haven't been paid-valery!) and ROCKETT 808(my drummer-we are a power-duo) was doing the security. he's hard you know! we found that we had a mutual interests in…

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At 8:46am on March 7, 2012, SlutyShop said…

Hey le Duc! Tu vas bien? alors quand es ce qu on se fait un concert ensemble à Nimes, Tours, Montpellier ou ailleurs? Un truc du genre les Dirty Beaches ou autre.Ce serait cool serieusement! T'embrasse <3

At 12:14pm on December 17, 2011, Rosenda said…
Why Yes I am on Facebook! Are you?
At 10:05pm on November 28, 2011, Rosenda said…
I'm doing okay. Seen some good shows this summer and fall. Yes including Big Sandy again, Fishbone, Untouchables, a huge hip hop show with WC Mack 10 and E40, Vicky and the Vengents, and that swing band show I told you about before with Ameera and the New Jump Blues. I'm gonna see Vicky again in a few weeks, and a couple punk shows in January. Music makes me happy, Duke. ;)
At 9:54pm on November 28, 2011, Rosenda said…
Duke. JD McPherson. WHAAAAAT!!!!!!! That is FUNKYYYYY!!!!! THANK YOU!! That song North Side Gal is awesome! Makes me want to jump up and dance off the couch and down the street in my pyjamas!!!!!!! Damn! What a good band and that man can SING!!
At 12:06am on November 28, 2011, Da' Bladewielder said…

Killer music & vid...especially using Ed Woods "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (this is my favorite "crappy' sci-fi horror movie to watch on a cold/snowy Saturday afternoon. Excellent editing job syncing the lyrics with the mouth movement...I could believe they were singing.

My sun was extremely impressed!!!

EXCELLENT!!!  Much Respect!!!

 

At 6:24pm on November 15, 2011, SlutyShop said…
Where are uuuu ??quand es ce qu on fait la fete ensemble ?!!! Bisouxx
At 11:34pm on November 7, 2011, Trysta_Ismene said…
Oh, is this your music? Wasted Conversation? I swear I'm not high...LOVE IT! Where can I get the album?
At 11:10pm on November 7, 2011, Trysta_Ismene said…
Oh and hi!
At 11:10pm on November 7, 2011, Trysta_Ismene said…
What is short Interview? Where is it from?
At 3:04pm on June 28, 2011, The Deacon said…
Short interview cracks me up.
 
 
 


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