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Ian Johnson

Theres a nice article in about Access to Music – or Access Creative College as its known now – in the August/September issue of Outline Norwich. The magazine interviews Ian Johnson who, pre-war, was a member of Stranger Still.

TRIGGER WARNING – The article contains a picture of Ian with Ed Sheeran

 

The online edition of Outline magazine can be found here.

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Fanzines

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Tox (Steve Harnett) produced Trees and Flowers fanzine.
One entire issue and bits of another are reproduced here - more to be added.
The Covers of Final Straw, an Ipswich area fanzine are also included.

Click here to see the fanzines.

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Best of the rest Volume 1 – Catman Boogie Records 1984

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In 1984, Catman Boogie records put together a Compilation LP of South East Essex bands which was to be recorded at Indigo Blue Studios, in Boreham, nr Chelmsford, Essex.
Obviously, coming from West Norfolk, the Sea Cadets had to be involved !
If you are a member of one of the other bands included on the LP we'd love to link to your page/music.

Click here to see the page

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The Nuclear Socketts

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The Nuclear Socketts were a punk band from the Kings Lynn area who released a couple of singles and, recently, two compilation albums. They were a favourite of Lynn Punk royalty, Toxin (Steve Harnett)

Notable for playing a John Peel Roadshow in Lowestoft (with the Needles, who played with the Exploding Hamsters at West Runton) and winning the £20 first prize at the NORCAT Talent Contest.

The Socketts had their own label, Subversive Records - which also released singles by Section A and Reality - see their page here.

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The Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadets were originally formed in 1980 when the Exploding Hamsters imploded.

Demo recordings and a single gig preceded a 30 year hiatus when Gary was sent into Exile (Essex)

New recording in 2014 led to BBC 6Music plays followed by a single (Chameleon) and Album (Sail Away) which sold in almost negative numbers but proved Spotify favourites in Scandinavia and the USA.

Singles in 2016 and 2018 led to more airplay on BBC 6Music and Radio Norfolk Introducing (cool, considering we are both over 200 years old) and led to an appearance on the 2017 Emotional Response Christmas Compilation CD.

An EP is planned for Autumn 2018.

Click here to see the history of the Sea Cadets

Click here to play or buy Sea Cadets music