Video of the Day -Johnny Moped – Ain’t No Rock ‘n’ Roll Rookie


talking about my generation again, we were the kids who saw The Clash in concert and Ziggy, and The Replacements. We have been rocking for a few years okay, decades if you must but in our 50’s we have Sonny Vincent, Billy Childish , The Minus 5 and Johnny Moped to remind all of you , that we know rock ‘n’ roll when we hear it…

from Damaged Goods Records
Third single from their recent It’s A Real Cool Baby album! On neon yellow 7” vinyl! (Limited to 500 copies) With exclusive B-side featuring full non-album version of Post Apocalyptic Love Song! Now a history lesson… Johnny Moped are an English punk rock group from south London, who once had Chrissie Hynde (later of The Pretenders) and Captain Sensible (later of The Damned) within their ranks. Formed in Croydon in May 1974, the band were a proto-punk band. Initially calling themselves Johnny Moped and the 5 Arrogant Superstars, by August they changed their moniker to Assault and Buggery, then the Commercial Band, before reverting to just Johnny Moped by January 1975. Johnny Moped became one of the pioneering punk bands that played live in the first few months of London’s now-legendary Roxy Club. They played two gigs in February 1977, one supporting Eater and one backing The Damned. The following month they played two more, one supporting Slaughter & The Dogs and the other backing The Damned. In April, they were on a bill that included Wire, X-Ray Spex and the Buzzcocks. Johnny Moped’s “Hard Lovin’ Man” appeared on the hit various artists album Live at the Roxy WC2 (Harvest Records, 1977). The band signed with Chiswick Records and released three singles, including “Little Queenie” (a cover of the Chuck Berry song), and one album – Cycledelic – before splitting up. First single “No-One” later featured on the Chiswick various artists sampler album Long Shots, Dead Certs and Odds On Favourites in 1978, while b-side “Incendiary Device” made number 15 in BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel’s ‘Festive Fifty’, the so-called ‘lost list’ of 1977. Sixteen years after its release, the publishers of The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, named Cycledelic as one of the best fifty punk albums of all-time. Most of the band reformed to record a second album The Search For Xerxes in 1990. A documentary about the band Basically Johnny Moped, produced by Fred Burns, premiered in September 2013 TRACKLISTING 1. Everything Is You 2. Post Apocalyptic Love Song

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