Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bracknell Squat Party 1985

Red Rag was a radical newsletter published in Reading from around 1979 to the mid-1980s.  Somebody is currently doing a great service by gradually scanning in back issues, with a wealth of information not only about the Thames Valley area but also wider radical movements in that period.

Here, from May 26th 1985, is a report of a mainly anarcho-punk squat gig at Bracknell cinema which featured bands including No Defences, Slave Dance, Pro Patria Mori, Barcelona Bus Company and the Magic Mushroom Band.

2 comments:

intricate interconnectedness said...

Hey that's cool to hear about squatting in Bracknell in the 1980s! Here in Brighton, i've been trawling through the Voice archives [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton_Voice] looking for squatnews. They have the whole run in bound volumes at the Brighton Library, so that made it a lot easier than I thought it would be...

Anonymous said...

Hi I was at the first event with a few friends and remember watching Pro Patria Mori who were great had a great time,i Also remember some one eating rat poison by mistake
My Uncle was the projectionist at the cinema for 20 years