Harry Sword

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The Guide to Getting into Electric Wizard

Gaze into the depths of the British stoner doom titans' hazy catalogue, and marvel at what awaits as you descend into the Crypt of the Wizard.
Harry Sword
3.20.18
Interviews

Jaguar Is Keeping the Spirit of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Alive

Guitarist Gary Peppard tells us all about Bristol band's wild early days, the joy of playing fast, and their new vinyl reissue of 'Power Games.'
Harry Sword
8.3.17
Photo

A Look at Alasdair McLellan's New Book About Palace Skateboards

The photographer spent seven years documenting the Palace Wayward Boys Choir skate team and just put all his photos into a book, 'The Palace.'
Harry Sword
7.25.16
Music

Retracing the Roots of British Sound System Culture

We spoke to reggae historian John Masouri ahead of a new photo exhibition looking back on ska, dub, calypso, and dancehall sound systems in the UK.
Harry Sword
1.4.16
Photo

Inside the Experimental 'Radical Discos' of 1960s Italy

In the late 1960s, radical Italian architects way ahead of their time built conceptual clubs that catered to the emerging counterculture movement in the country. Unfortunately, a decade after it started, the movement faded into obscurity.
Harry Sword
12.30.15
Film

Visionary Director Alex Cox on Joe Strummer, Punk, and Getting 'Blacklisted' by Hollywood

We spoke to the director of 'Repo Man' and 'Sid and Nancy' about his career and the new film he's crowdfunding.
Harry Sword
12.8.15
Stuff

How One of Britain's Most Notorious Drug Smugglers Became a Best-Selling Author

We talked to Howard Marks about the adrenaline rush of trafficking, the spiritual potential of ecstasy, and coming to terms with his cancer diagnosis.
Harry Sword
10.19.15
Stuff

Remembering Alan Clarke, the King of Bleak, Violent British Cinema

The auteur died 25 years ago, leaving behind films about borstal life, soccer hooliganism, and British skinheads, influencing the likes of Gus Van Sant and Harmony Korine in the process.
Harry Sword
8.3.15
Interviews

Author & Punisher Plunders the Crawl Space Between Metal and Industrial Music

One man band Tristan Shone talks about making his instruments and finding his audience.
Harry Sword
7.11.15
Objectively Correct Lists

Punk Rock, Nudity, and Lemmy (and Other Reasons Why We Should All Love Hawkwind)

They gave us Motorhead, punk rock, weird comics, and the ever-memorable Stacia...
Harry Sword
3.1.15
Stuff

Greased Quiffs and Switchblades: Growing Up Teddy Boy in 1970s England

Looking back at the most British of subcultures with Nidge, a long-time Ted and founder of the Edwardian Teddy Boy website.
Harry Sword
2.2.15
Stuff

The New English Library Was the Sleazy King of British Pulp Publishing

Punks, mods, Hells Angels, and corrupt cops all had their place in the cult 1970s publishing stable.
Harry Sword
12.16.14
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