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Rip it up and start again – Simon Reynolds (2005)

In “Rip it up and start again” Simon Reynold’s book on post-punk music (78-84), the author writes the following on the Virgin Prunes in the chapter “Dark Things: Goth and the return of rock”: ‘Release the Bats’ was produced by Nick Launay, who had worked on PiL’s tribal-sounding ‘Flowers of Romance’ and later produced another […]

Mick Mercer publishes Virgin Prunes photo book

Legendary rock photographer Mick Mercer has released a book with more than 500 Virgin Prunes photos from his archives. The photos were taken by Linda Rowell at various shows: Brixton Ace 6.4.83, Electric Ballroom 11.8.83, Lyceum 27.11.83, Electric Ballroom 10.12.85, Croydon Underground (including a Gavin Friday posed session) 12.12.85. The book is only available online […]