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PUNKS LISTEN is the third in a series of ‘benefit books’ from the Hope Collective, Dublin’s punk/Do-It-Yourself Collective. It is now available for pre-order, shipping week starting 9th October, direct from the Hope Collective, or here from Earth Island Books online store.

It is designed to raise funds for the Red Cross Ukraine Refugee appeal.


Inspired by the punk community, in 2017 the Hope Collective released a book to raise money for the Syrian refugees. Thanks to the people who wrote for the book, and the people who bought it, they were able to present €5,000 to the Red Cross Syrian Refugee appeal.

This was followed up in 2020 by a book to assist the NHS workers and patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. Again, thanks to the writers and the buyers, they were able to donate €10,000 to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 appeal.

The new book is a collection of pieces of writing from musicians, writers, actors and music fans. They were asked to write about a record (or a gig) that was particularly significant to them. The responses make for some very interesting reading.

The book includes over 200 contributions from people including: Craig Leon (producer Ramones, Blondie, etc.), John Robb (Membranes, Goldblade), Funkcutter (singer and trumpeter of Anarchistwood, VJ and film-maker of Punkvert VJs), Andy Moor (The Ex, Dog Faced Hermans), Eamon McCann (author: War and an Irish Town), Ted Carroll (Chiswick Records and Ace Records), Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow, Buñuel), Garry Bushell (writer), Dany Tort, (Blitzkrieg POP podcast, Shades Network Radio), Tav Falco (The Panther Burns), Handsome Dick Manitoba (The Dictators, Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom), Nicky Forbes, a.k.a. Rocky Rhythm (The Revillos), Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady, Mark Eitzel, Frank Turner, etc.), Marshall Keith (Slickee Boys), Danny Frankel (Urban Verbs, Lou Reed, etc.), Andrea Orlick (formerly A&R and Public Relations I.R.S. Records, Sonic Boom (Spectrum, E.A.R, Spacemen 3), Abaad Behram(Razz, The Howling Mad, Johnny Bombay and The Reactions), Hugo Burnham (Gang of Four), Barry Young (The Idiots), Derwood Andrews (Generation X, Empire, Westworld, Moondogg, Tone Poet), Ajay Sagaar (Dandelion Adventure, Donkey, Bhajan Boy),Tim Pope (film/video director: The Cure, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, etc.),Terry O’Neill (manager, Thin Lizzy; promoter, McGonagles, Dublin),Henry Rollins (Black Flag, Rollins Band),Steve Leckie (Viletones),Ferdia Mac Anna (author),Kim Clarke Champniss (Much Music, Canada; author: Skinheads,Fur Traders and DJs),Neville Farmer (musician, author: XTC, Song Story), Ian Wagner (writer/musician, founder of Shades Radio Network), Kevin Godley (10cc, Godley & Creme; video maker: Hozier, The Beatles, U2, Blur, Snow Patrol, etc.), Donal Greene (Radioactive International), Kaos (Chaos UK), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Nels Cline (guitarist/composer/improviser – Wilco, The Nels Cline Singers, CUP, Pillow Wand, Mike Watt & The Black Gang, Scarnella), Norman Westberg (Swans), Delia Sparrow (Mambo Taxi, Ye Nuns), Tim Quirk (Too Much Joy/Wonderlick), Danny Benair (The Quick), Jeffrey Lewis (Singer Songwriter), Dick Lucas (Subhumans, Citizen Fish, Culture Shock), Paul Hanley (The Fall, Brix and the Extricated), Stephen Travers (The Miami Showband), Ben Harding (Senseless Things, 3 Colours Red, The Charlemagnes), Matt Pinfield (MTV 120 Minutes), Justin Sullivan (New Model Army), Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, DYS, All, Down By Law), Tim Burgess (The Charlatans; broadcaster, Tim’s Twitter Listening Party), Bernie Furlong (The Golden Horde), Brian Young (RUDI, The Sabrejets), Stan Erraught (Stars of Heaven, The Sewing Room), Tesco Vee (The Meatmen), Jim “Daddy Kool” Schwada, Marc Burch (former DJ and Promoter, NYC Tenement Museum), Brian Foley (The Blades, The Vipers [IRL]), Eamon Carr (Horslips), Franz Valente (Buñuel), Jon Tiven (artist/producer: Alex Chilton, Mick Farren etc.), Ed Wenn (Sink, The Stupids, Dealing With Damage), Eamonn Dowd, (The Swinging Swine, The Racketeers), Garry O’Neill (author: Where Were You? Dublin Youth Culture & Street Style 1950-2000), Ted Carroll (Chiswick Records and Ace Records), Paul Simpson (Teardrop Explodes, Wild Swans, Skyray), Graham Fellows ( Jilted John), Michael (Conzo), Connerty (Female Hercules, Afterwardness), Joolz Denby (artist; author: Wild Thing, etc.),Lee McFadden (Alternative TV, Minny Pops, Swell Maps, C21, Cult Figures, Television Personalities), Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras), Pete Holidai (Radiators, Trouble Pilgrims), Chris Bald (Embrace, The Faith, Ignition), Pete Jones (PiL, Department S, Cowboys International, Brian Brain), The Shend (Anzahlung, The Cravats, Very Things), T.P. Burgess (Ruefrex), Al Quint (Suburban Voice), Jon Langford (The Three Johns, The Mekons, Waco Brothers, Skull Orchard), Post Punk Podge (Post Punk Podge and the Technohippies), Chris Haskett (Rollins Band), Vic Godard (Subway Sect), Suggs (Madness), Danbert Nobacon (Chumbawamba), David Newton, Guitarist/songwriter The Mighty Lemon Drops,Blue Aeroplanes, Starfish, Thee Mighty Angels), Beppo (Spermbirds), Emma Paulissen (musician, Moron; actor, Punk for Life), John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs), Nancy Barile (author: I’m Not Holding Your Coat: My Bruises and All Memoir of Punk Rock Rebellion), Steve Lindsay (Deaf School, The Planets), John Fleming (fictionalist, Irish Times journalist), Brian Seales (DC Nien, Tokyo Olympics), Tom Crossley (The Phobics, Bad Karma Beckons), John Fisher (Dandelion Market promoter),Aston Stephens (Boss Tuneage record label), Dunstan Bruce (Chumbawamba, Interrobang), Robin Wills (The Barracudas), Stano (The Threat, artist, musician), Fachtna O’Ceallaigh (artist manager, Boomtown Rats, Sinead O’Connor), Scrote, (solo artist, Double Bari Sax Attack!, Quadruple Bari Sax Attack!, scr011, The Extemporary Elites), Atilla the Stockbroker, Gaye Black (The Adverts), Peej (a young aging rocker), Rémi Pépin (Guernica and author), Bitzy Fitz (The Strougers, Lee Harveys), Greg Sowders (The Long Ryders, The Coal Porters), Jude Carr (Heat fanzine), Helen Fitzgerald (Vox fanzine, Melody Maker), Dave Clifford (Vox fanzine), Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, The Stooges, mssv), Mike Scott (The Waterboys), Belvy K (The Catatonics/7 Seconds/UK Subs/D Generation/Libertine), Herman de Tollenaere (Cheap ‘n’ Nasty, Pin zine, co-founder Rock Against

Racism, Netherlands), Sean Forbes (Wat Tyler, Hardskin), Jerry A. Lang (Poison Idea; author: Black Heart Fades Volumes 1-3), Jem Moore (Serious Drinking), Momus (The Happy Family, solo artist; author), Conor Ferguson (writer, photographer, filmmaker), Andrea Lombardini (Buñuel), Michelle Cruz Gonzales (musician, Bitch Fight, Spitboy, Kamala and the Karnivores; author: The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band), Buck (Defects),Sned (Generic, Boxed In, Health Hazard, One By One, Blood Robots, Mienakunaru), Ian Glasper (author: The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk,1980-1984), Nath (Armoured Flu Unit/Abrazos/Liberty/Haywire), Ruts, Grin & Bear It (1980), Ivor Hanson (S.O.A, Faith, Embrace, Manifesto, clear; author: Life on the Ledge: Reflections of a New York City Window Cleaner), Aidan Murtagh (Protex), Ricky McGuire (Desperate Measures), Graeme Mullan (music supporter), Wayne Elliott (DJ), Mike Magrann (Channel 3, CH3), Thor Harris (The Angels of Light, Swans), Steve Michener (Big Dipper, Volcano Suns), Micky Bones (musician/artist), Marcel Stol (musician: Neuroot (NL),; co-founder of punk squat venue Goudvishal in Arnhem; co-author: Goudvishal DIY or die! Punk in Arnhem 1977-1990), Tim Satchwell (author: Combat Ready; All the Peacemakers), Rob Moss (Artificial Peace, Government Issue, Rob Moss and Skin-Tight Skin), Macky (The Bobby Lees), Hugo Higgins (French promoter), Manda Rin (Bis), Roisin Dwyer (writer, Hot Press), Jeremy (Levellers), Joachim Hiller (Ox fanzine), Brendan Canty (Rites of Spring, Fugazi, The Messthetics), Peter Jones (Paranoid Visions, Lee Harveys), Bobby Sullivan (Soulside), Tosh Flood (The Divine Comedy), John Linger (Girls In Synthesis), Brendan Lynott (Trouble Pilgrims), Barry Cooke (Dead Fridge in the Road), Niall McGuirk (Hope Collective; musician, Not Our World), Michael Mary Murphy (author: ‘Punk’s not dead but its organs are being harvested in Ireland’), Alison Braun (photographer; author In The Pit: Photography by Alison Braun 1981-1990), Henrike Baliú (Singer for Brazilian punk bands Blind Pigs and Armada), Drew Stone (filmmaker; musician, Antidote, Incendiary Device), James Sherry (K-Line, Desperate Measures, Dealing With Damage; Division PR), Nicole Thomas (Fireparty), Jennifer Denitto (solo artist, Linus, Scarlet’s Well/The Monochrome Set), Ray Ahn (The Hard-Ons), Peter McCluskey (The Strougers), Jeff Pezzati (Naked Raygun, The Bomb), Helen McCookerybook (The Chefs, Helen and the Horns; author; lecturer), Matthew Worley (author: No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture 1976-1984), Scott McCloud (Soulside, Girls Against Boys, Paramount Styles), Cassie Fox (founder, LOUD WOMEN; bassist, I, Doris), Eoin Freeney (Chant! Chant! Chant!), Joyce Raskin (Scarce, author: Aching To Be), Leigh Arthur (Extravision), Korey Horn (Suedehead/The Aggrolites/Shuffle and Bang!), Pete Craven (Land of Treason distribution), Alexandos Anesiadis (author of We Can Be The New Wind), Ethan Minsker (author Rich Boy Cries for Momma; filmmaker, Anything Boys Can Do; Man in Camo), The Death Set (band), Tony St Ledger (Trouble Pilgrims), Roger Andreassen (Life,… But How To Live It?; Danger!Man), Dario Adamic (Goodwill Records/No Plan Records owner), James Domestic (Domestics, Pi$$er, Kibou Records), Jane McKeown (Lung Leg, Peter Parker, Spread Eagle), Beth Alice (photographer, @TheChickWhoClicks), Enrico (Los Fastidios), Mark Andersen (Positive Force DC collective; co-author: Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital), Chris Leo (The Van Pelt), Will Smyth (Dig BMX, Belfast Gig Collective), Michael Kopijn (musician, Bloedbad, Catweazle, PCP; writer, Bacteria, Nederpunk zines), Derek Philpott AKA (co-author: Grammar Free In the U.K:The Lockdown Letters), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), David Bason (War Orphan, Barfbag), Sam McGrath, (co-founder, Come Here To Me! history blog; occasional DJ), Carl Prenter (photographer), Mark Curran (artist and educator), Geraldine Quigley (author: Music Love Drugs War), Joe McRedmond (Hoover, Crownhate Ruin), Eugene Lee (music supporter), Rónán Hession (author: Leonard and Hungry Paul; musician), Colin Coulter (author; editor, Working for the Clampdown: The Clash, the Dawn of Neoliberalism and the Political Promise of Punk), Sinéad Gleeson (author Constellations; broadcaster), Russ Bestley (designer, writer, The Art of Punk), Mike Dines (co-editor, Tales from the Punkside; The Aesthetics of Our Anger: Anarcho-Punk, Politics, Music), Lolo Wood (The Wup Chow, Ye Nuns, The Fallen Women, Joanne Joanne), Aleksandr Mikitenko (underground singer-songwriter and non-fiction translator from Odessa, Ukraine), Segs (Ruts, Ruts DC), John Myers (Shane MacGowan and the Popes), Alex Johnson (Wonk Unit), Morgan Brown (Pardon Us), Frances Roe ( Jam Jar Jail; filmmaker; photographer), Kazu Onigiri (Waterslide Records), Padraic O’Sceachain (Cheapskate, Chimers), Saskia Holling (Fudd; Sally Skull), Sean Greene (painter and bassist, The Van Pelt, The Sin Eaters, Another Wall), Daragh McCarthy (The Mighty Avon Jnr), Brian Brannigan (A Lazarus Soul), Chris Snelgrove (The Last Mile/solo performer), Georgie Wilsher (Beverley Kills), Lorna Tiefholz (Hagar The Womb, Rabies Babies), Eileen Hogan (lecturer; author: Music in Ireland: Youth Cultures and Youth Identity), Carol Hodge (singer/songwriter, Slice of Life), Graham Sleightholme (Little Rocket Records), Josephine Wiggs (The Breeders, Dusty Trails), Scott Satterwhite (author: Mylxine), Kate Fleet (Beverley Kills), Trevor McGregor (Treble Charger, Josh Kastner, SNFU), Jason Farrell (Swiz, Bluetip, Retisonic, Red Hare), Allan McNaughton (Glue, Giant Haystacks, Airfix Kits, Neutrals), Tim Cundle (author: Mass Movement zine), Nabil Ayers (President, Beggars Group records; drummer; author My Life in the Sunshine), David Gedge (The Wedding Present; Cinerama), Stu Diggle (Litterbug), Gina Arnold (author: Half a Million Strong: Crowds and Power from Woodstock to Coachella and Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense), Lloyd Chambers (Misfortune Cookie, Bear Trade), Lisa Lathwell (The Ramonas), Elizabeth Nelson (Paranoid Style), Priscilla Wong (Werecats, Dinosaur Skull), David Gamage (Engineer Records, Earth Island Books, The Atlantic Union Project, Come The Spring, Rydell, Joeyfat, Couch Potatoes), Djordje (author: Thoughts Words Action blog), Kyle Hegel (Knucklehead, Territories), Stephen Rapid (The Radiators, Trouble Pilgrims), Michael Croland (author: Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk; Celtic Punk Superfan: Recaps & Reflections Chapbook, 2002–22), Larry Livermore (The Lookouts), Chris Wrenn (Bridge Nine Records), Mercy Harper (Football, etc.), Pete Bentham (Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies), Tom Dumarey (PunkRockTheory.com), Andy Pohl (Tsunami Bomb; Sell the Heart Records), Patrick Barrett (Arrivalists, Hedge Schools), Chris Harford (The Band of Changes, Rogue Oliphant), Molly (Vulpynes), Michael Terry (The Jukebox Romantics), Lev Naumov, (Russian writer), Suzi Moon (Civet, Suzi Moon), Maija Sofia (songwriter, Bath Time; artist), Andy Cairns (Therapy?), Shawna Potter (War On Women), Chiara Viale (film-maker), Vique Martin (Simba fanzine, Pirates Press Records), Michael Gaffney (Desperate Measures; Rich Ragany and the Digressions), Dom Brining (Bear Away), Michael Azerrad (author: Our Band Could Be Your Life; Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana), Chris Spaeth (Tidal, Belvès, Abermals, Memento Records), Millie Manders (Millie Manders and the Shut Up), Áine Mangaoang (author: I See Music: Beyoncé, YouTube, and the Question of Signed-Songs), Matt Oastler (3 dBs Down), James Hendicott (author: CONIFA: Football for the Forgotten: The Untold Story of Football’s Alternative World Cup), Alan Licht (musician; author: Common Tones: Selected Interviews with Artists and Musicians 1995–2020), Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls; author: The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help), Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls), Colm Olwill (DJ: PCP ina Shuí – Gramophone Disco), Karen Amsden (Hagar the Womb), Martin Moloney (Secretary-General IOSCO), Charles O’Connor (Horslips), Dave Dictor (MDC), Willem (Antillectual), Joey Keighley (D.O.A.), Roddy Doyle (author), Cathal Coughlan (Microdisney, The Fatima Mansions, Teilifís), Cilléin McEvoy (actor, Life Begins Now; The New Music), Todd Taylor (publisher Razorcake; Gorsky Press), Alek Browning, (Stubborn Will), Andries van den Broek (Bunch of Bastards, NL), Ben Pritchard (Side Project), Kynsy (musician), Aidan Gillen (actor, The Wire; Love/Hate; Bohemian Rhapsody), Devon Carson (Airstream Futures), Ken Stassen (Born Infected NL), Joe York (Petrol Girls), Barry Phillips (Demob, The Blitz Boys, et al; author: In Search of Tito’s Punks), Daryl Gussin (Razorcake zine), Ron Gallo (Heavy Meta; Stardust Birthday Party), Amalia Bloom, Leagues O’Toole (promoter; author: The Humours of Planxty), Patrick Freyne (Irish Times).

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