Johnny Moped – The return of Johnny Moped has been one of the least expected but most rewarding surprises of this daft and dark era of Trumping Johnsons. Still playing kickass British standard rock and roll with the joyous insouciance of Johnny to the fore, the new beefed up Mopeds are still incendiary. With the reassuring moustachio’d presence of one Slimy Toad, still upfront on lead guitar and the figurehead looking lean and keen there’s something afoot with this fizza ( that’s a period reference to the Yamaha FS1E motrcycle for you younger tom cats).
Now that new Damaged Goods long player ‘Lurigate Your Mind’ is wowing em in the aisles, well wowing em somewhere anyway, Bugbear are very pleased to bring Johnny Moped to The Water Rats this evening, ‘Cyceldelic’ being an essential touchstone of avant punk fun for all us confused, bruised and barely used young punks back in 1978. “Johnny Moped had all three ingredients necessary for maximum rock ‘n’ roll: amateurism, mayhem and humour… Essential punk rock!” – Billy Childish.
Jordan : Defying Gravity. Rock N Roll Book Club Extra- Julie Hamill will be popping the questions tonight as Jordan Mooney, the undisputed Queen Of The Ants and SEX symbol supreme discusses her incredible story at the vanguard of what we now know as ‘punk’. Her amazing memoir ‘Defying Gravity’, written with Cathi Unsworth, is a must read, and if you haven’t read it yet come along tonight and get a signed copy. RNR Book Club bespoke DJ set by Tony Bugbear. In rubber pants.