SOUNDS OF GLORY - VOLUME 1 - ROCKING ALL OVER THE WORLD
Sounds of Glory Volume One is packed with brilliant stories from the biggest names in rock and metal. The New Wave of British Heavy Metal erupted in the late 70s. Iron Maiden conquered the world, Def Leppard conquered the USA… and alongside them rock gods like Ozzy Osbourne and Ritchie Blackmore enjoyed unexpected revivals.
At the heart of this rock 'n' roll tsunami was Britain's SOUNDS magazine. And at the heart of SOUNDS was Garry Bushell. Like his idols, Garry lived every day as if it was his last. Which it nearly was. Fed heroin in India by Hanoi Rocks, being raided by the C.I.D. in a Motörhead related incident, getting his eyebrows shaved off by Ozzy…Garry recalls it all in this funny, fast-moving memoir which also takes in Thin Lizzy, UFO, Gary Moore, Status Quo, Twisted Sister, Rose Tattoo, ZZ Top and more.
All raw, exciting, world-beating talents whose heritage endures to this day.
This is a laugh-out-loud road trip through the glory years of Sounds and the golden years of rock music… when Rock Gods ruled the earth.
SOUNDS OF GLORY - VOLUME 2 - THE PUNK AND SKA YEARS
This book chronicles the most exciting generation of British music the world has ever seen. After 1976, the subversive firestorm of punk rock kicked open the door for hosts of other scenes. In rapid succession came Ska, New Mod, New Wave, anarcho-punk and Oi/street-punk. It was an explosion of madcap musical energy as incendiary as it was inspirational, created and performed by both geniuses and madmen.
At the heart of this rock 'n' roll tsunami was SOUNDS magazine. And at the heart of SOUNDS was your narrator, Garry Bushell.Like his idols, Garry lived every day as if it was his last. Which it nearly was. Going to prison with the Angelic Upstarts, tripping into paranoid West Berlin with the Exploited before The Wall came down, fighting a world champion boxer… all in a day's work for our Garry.
These were truly days of glory. Bushell joined The Specials and The Selecter as they toured the US for the first time. He hung out with Debbie Harry, feuded with Crass, skanked away with Madness, championed Secret Affair and managed the Cockney Rejects. From John Cooper Clarke to Right to Work marches, from Squeeze in South London to seedy German brothels, this volume is a unique record of raw and exciting bands, giant characters and radical ideas – all told with a twinkle in the eyes and a smile on the lip.Sounds Of Glory is a brilliant new memoir from one of Britain's most daring and controversial rock journalists. It's a must-read for anyone who loved Sounds and lived through the golden years of British rock and pop.
I Lost My Love To A UK Sub & Other Punk Rock Sob Stories – collected Gonads lyrics Volume One
£4.99 plus p&p
UK total £6.49 including postage
Non UK £9.85 including postage
THE GONADS - ALL THE LOON STOMPERS
16-track CD compilation of our very best Ska & rude reggae numbers. Oi Mate : Getting Pissed : The Revenge of World Cup Willie : Threes Up : Cheeky Chappy: Beer Can : South London Aggro Girl : It's Getting Harder : Long Ska Summer : Lotto : Badly Done : What's Happening Now : Charlton Tel's Stag Weekend : Southend Rhapsody : Avoid The Vexation of Women : Rude Boys On The Rise
£12.90 inc p&p in the UK, £13.90 inc p&p to Europe, £15.90 inc p&p to everywhere else.
THE FACE - £4.99 + p&p
If you liked Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels... or Snatch... or The Guv'nor... then you'll love this fast-talking gangster novel. Harry Tyler, undercover cop, is the best in his field. Sharp-witted, and cool-headed, he always nails his man. Johnny Too, a South London gangland villain, is handsome, cunning and dangerous and always gets what he wants. So when Harry's next job is to infiltrate Johnny's firm and bring the chaps to book, the results are inevitably explosive and exciting. Determined as ever to get a result, Harry goes deep undercover and immerses himself in the gangland life of women, cars, drugs and guns. A fast-moving and fiery novel, the story blazes a trail through the street-life of London, culminating in a pacey and thrilling finale.
TWO FACED - £5.99 + p&p
Undercover cop Harry Tyler is back, doing what he does best - infiltrating the most dangerous gangs in the country. Then his ex-wife becomes involved when she is the victim of a brutal attack. It's not long before Harry decides to take the law into his own hands and administer some rough justice.
FACE DOWN - £4.99 + p&p
Garry Bushell's third Harry Tyler novel, Face Down, is out now. Face Down is hard-hitting, sexy pulp fiction that rattles along like a Japanese bullet train. When a vigilante starts assassinating criminals he believes have been treated too leniently by the courts, Kent police are stumped - until they spot a possible link to the shootings and an outspoken rightwing newspaper columnist.
Jailed South London crime lord Johnny Baker, known as Johnny Too, agrees to be the bait to lure the killer into the open. There's just one problem – he wants retired undercover detective Harry Tyler, the man who put him away, to be part of the plot. And Harry's supposed to be dead...
Face Down is the third part of Garry's controversial Harry Tyler trilogy following the successful debut novel, The Face and it sequel, Two Faced, but can be read as a stand-alone novel.
Praise for Face Down: 'Mickey Spillane with a pinch of Micky Flannagan' – South County magazine. 'An absolute triumph, even tougher and raunchier than the first two books' – Jeff Turner, Cockney Rejects.
RIFF-RAFF, REBELS & ROCK GODS
OUT NOW! My new book Riff-Raff, Rebels and Rock Gods - a chaotic journey through the glory years of Sounds in the company of Iron Maiden, The Specials, Ozzy Osbourne, UFO, The Exploited, Twisted Sister, the Selecter, Rose Tattoo, the Angelic Upstarts, Judge Dread, Ritchie Blackmore, the Cockney Rejects, ZZ Top and more... From Hanoi Rocks in India to Max Splodge in Texas, Riff-Raff resurrects a time when rock music was wild, exciting and often genuinely dangerous...
Also available as a six-hour audio book or an eBook from here.
DANCE CRAZE - RUDE BOYS ON THE ROAD!
"How the Specials, Madness, Selecter, The Beat and co conquered the world"
Price £9.99 (+ p&p)
(Very) limited numbers of '30 YEARS OF OI!... NEVER SURRENDER'
An amazing double CD in a deluxe DigiPak with a booklet covering all 42 featured bands.
Who doesn't know the legendary classic albums compiled by Gal in the early 80s? It kicked off with Oi! The Album (1980), followed by Strength Thru Oi! (1981), Carry On Oi! (1981) and Oi! Oi! That's Yer Lot (1982). Most of the bands featured on those albums for the first time are world famous now. Three decades after those milestones of working class punk , Oi! Never Surrender updates the story. And the godfather of Oi! has done it again! Gal Gonad, in cooperation with Contra Records and Longshot Music, proudly mixes old favourites with up-and-coming bands – the new breed meets the old bastards! And Oi! is not just a British phenomenon anymore, it's a worldwide movement! This is what this incredible compilation represents: bands from all over the world – from the backstreets of Berlin, to the rehearsal rooms of Boston, to the beaches of Australia and the pubs of London town – Oi! Ain't Dead!
This is not just 1 CD, it is a double CD release featuring songs from: THE AGITATORS / ARGY BARGY / THE BLADES / BOMBARDIERS / BOOZE & GLORY / BOVVER BOYS / THE BUSINESS / THE COCKNEY REJECTS / COCK SPARRER / CONTROL / DARKBUSTER / EAST END BADOES / EVIL CONDUCT / FOREIGN LEGION / GEOFFREY OI! COTT / THE GONADS / HAMMER & THE NAILS / IRON CROSS / LAST RESORT / MANINBLACK / MARCHING ORDERS / THE MASONS / THE MISOGYNES / MOUTHGUARD / NABAT / NOI!SE/ OI! OI! ALLSTARS / THE OLD FIRM CASUALS / ON THE JOB / PATRIOT / PERKELE / RESISTANCE 77 / THE RUCKERS / RUNNIN RIOT / SAB GREY / STOMPER 98 / TOMMY & THE TERRORS / THE TRADITIONALS / THE VEROS / VOLXSTURM
Price: £15 plus £2 postage and packing (UK), £3 (non-UK)
JUST THE FILTH
This run of the 15-track opus is limited to just 100 hand-numbered copies.
The CD is how it comes, in a humble plastic wallet; nothing fancy.
Price £5 (+ p&p)
TIME FOR ACTION
The Mod Revival of 1978-81 put life and laughs into an increasingly grim post-punk UK scene. Snobby music press hacks tried to write it off as a hype manufactured by the film industry to plug Quadrophenia.
Not true. The roots of "New Mod" were actually in The Jam and their All Mod Cons album which inspired a generation of teenagers to embrace the joys of Fred Perrys, Harrington jackets, Vespas - and powerful songs with more hooks than Abu Hamza. Garry Bushell was the first rock writer to cover the scene, reviewing the Purple Hearts, the Jolt, the Chords and Secret Affair in rapid succession between 1978 and 1980. He was also the only one who gave the young backstreet bands a fair hearing.
This is his funny, informative and affectionate history of the rise and fall, rebirth and lasting influence of the Mod Revival as it happened. Including all the major bands and most of the minor ones. Available for the first time ever in book form, includes never before seen photographs. 224 pages with unseen photographs of The Chords, The Jam, The Purple Hearts and Secret Affair.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARRY BUSHELL
Sometimes outrageous, always courageous, The World According to Garry Bushell is a broadside aimed squarely at Britain's self-serving elites. Garry writes with feeling and humour about the causes closest to his heart.He is for England, for the working class, and for democracy. He's against the EU - 'the greatest stitch-up since the Bayeux Tapestry' - unfettered immigration and the nanny state with its smoking bans and booze lectures.
Garry challenges every aspect of the modern world from throw-away 'celebrity' culture to the self-loathing Guardian mentality. From Live Earth to wind turbines, from pop politicians to the PC police, all manner of fashionable nonsense is judged and found wanting as Garry declares war on New Labour and the Cameron Tories.Wearing middle class disdain as a badge of honour, Garry stands up for Joe Public as he demands more freedom and less bureaucracy, and champions the everyday people who make Britain great. And all with the same blend of killer one-liners and politically incorrect wit that makes his TV column such an essential read.Garry's comments will surprise and amuse, but above all provoke. You have been warned!
£12.00 inc p&p in the UK, £16.50 inc p&p outside the UK
BUSHELL ON THE RAMPAGE - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GARRY BUSHELL
As well as singing with the world's greatest (and only) Oi-Tone band, Garry Bushell has carved out a 35 year career as a rock writer, columnist, author and TV personality. This funny, moving book gives you the low-down on his colourful life and times. The 'Godfather of Oi' has been befriended by Benny Hill, fed heroin by Hanoi Rocks and propositioned by... Frankie Howerd!
He has appeared on more than 2,000 TV shows, fought Lloyd Honeyghan, been investigated by MI5, and has upset everyone from the Guardian to psychopathic neo-Nazis.
His autobiography follows his extraordinary journey from the backstreets of South London via punk, 2-Tone, Mod, rock and Oi to the superficial world of full-on celebrity, with a cast of thousands including Barbara Windsor, Freddie Starr, Ozzy Osbourne, Page 3 girls, groupies, stalkers, villains, revolutionaries, Dale Winton, Iron Maiden and of course the Cockney Rejects.
For a signed copy, order here.
by Jeff Turner & Garry Bushell
Jeff Turner's true story of bravado, triumph, tears, betrayal and despair. From having the world in your hands at 15, to staring down a barrel at 17 and going from the TV screen to the Labour Exchange in two years. "Hold on to your hat... because I never held on to mine!" This is a music biography like no other you will ever read.
1001 REASONS WHY EASTENDERS IS PONY!
On sale for only £6 + p&p
"If life was like EastEnders there wouldn't be a lamp-post left to hang yourself from," says Bushell of our most melodramatic soap. Is it any wonder that they once stuck his photo to the dartboard of the Queen Vic - or that the man who slates the show is probably the nation's biggest authority on it?
NOW THIS IS A VERY TRUE STORY
The Autobiography Of Comedy Legend Jimmy Jones, by Jimmy Jones with Garry Bushell.
Normal price £14.99; our price £9.99 plus p&p
A laugh-packed DVD celebrating the hit ITV series BUSHELL ON THE BOX includes all the sketches ITV banned, the St George's Day speech, the Bushell babes, Jo Guest as the Alien Barmaid, Gonads performing 'Oi Mate' and 'Infected' and Garry interviewed by Tash Monie.
Guests: Francine Lewis, Peter Dean, Dave Courtney, Dave Lee, Zoe Anderson and Vikki Thomas.
THE BOOK OF OUTRAGEOUS TV GOOFS
In this good-natured/dirty-minded compendium, we chortle along at the unconscious double entendres uttered by such national treasures as Ulrika, Chris Tarrant, Nigella Lawson, John McCririck, Noel Edmonds, Tim Rice, Judy Finnigan, Lennox Lewis, Michael Parkinson, David Coleman, Harry Carpenter and Mariella Frostrup.
KHAN: REFLECTIONS OF AN ASIAN FOOTBALL CASUAL
Riaz Khan gives his colourful account of growing up in multicultural Britain. The son of traditional Pakistani parents in Leicester, he found his own identity in the early 1980s, when he adopted football's Casual culture. Riaz describes the era when the British-born children of Asian immigrants began to cross-pollinate with working-class English kids.
At odds with the strict Muslim values of his parents, he adopts the soul-boy look of the 80s and joins Leicester City FC's hooligan Baby Squad. Introduced to new Asian gangs such as the Wongs, the Razz and the Riffs, Riaz founded his own firm (the YTS), as he, his brother Suf and their peers confounded the old stereotype of Asians as passive and studious. In the environs of their multiracial football firm, they are truly at home; outside the tiny world of kick-offs and punch-ups, the author still sometimes finds himself labelled an alien - not only by BNP members but also by his own family.
As Riaz Khan says: 'We were proud to be British and not Pakistani. I did not want to have an arranged marriage or go to weddings or religious ceremonies. But the community used to shun us for not being 'ethnic' enough...' This is his story. This is a portrait of melting-pot Britain in the making.
Price £7.99 (+ p&p)
To purchase Gonads albums and singles please go(nad) to www.the-gonads.co.uk/shop.htm
Other books - all available from the Shop page, except where mentioned:
Bushell On The Rampage - The Autobiography
The World According To Garry Bushell
1,001 Reasons Why EastEnders Is 'Pony'
Hoolies: The History Of British Youth Cults - only available as an eBook
Running Free – The Official Story of Iron Maiden - only available as an eBook
Cockney Reject – with Jeff Turner
Now This Is A Very True Story – The Autobiography of Jimmy Jones
Twisted Sister - The First Official Book - out of print
Ozzy Osbourne: Diary Of A Madman (with Mick Wall) - out of print
The Book of Outrageous TV Goofs
King Of Telly - The Best Of Bushell On The Box (foreword by Bob Monkhouse)
Gonads albums since 1999 :
Back & Barking
New Boots, No Panties
Live Free, Die Free
Greater Hits Vol One: Plums
Greater Hits Vol Two: The Mutt's Nuts
Built For Destruction - 2014
Full-Time Result, Live & Loud – The Official Bootleg, Punk Rock Will Never Die
Compilation Albums compiled by Garry Bushell:
Oi The Album
Strength Thru Oi
Carry On Oi
Oi Oi That's Yer Lot
The Beerdrop Explodes
Oi Never Surrender – 30 Years Of Oi