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Vice Squad – PowerPlay (UK) Magazine review 9/10

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Vice Squad have a long and distinguished history on the UK’s punk scene, with vocalist and rhythm guitarist Beki Bondage being a founder member for the band’s first incarnation in 1979. Beki later quit to front Ligotage and subsequently Beki And The Bombshells, and the remainder of the band split[…]

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Inside ‘West End Stars’

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Beki: ‘West End Stars’ was written way back in the nineties and is about the freaks and outcasts of society getting to shine for a few hours in the unending pursuit of the ‘Saturday night swindle’ i.e the hope that the weekend will bring the romance and glory so lacking[…]

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Battle of Britain Album

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‘Battle of Britain’ album CDs are now available to ship! The first rule of Punk is there are no rules and Vice Squad ably illustrate this with ‘Battle of Britain’. The 13 track album opens with the blistering ‘Ruination’ which cuts through the bullshit of small time promoters and blaggers[…]

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Inside ‘Water”

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‘Water’ was first released on our London Underground album in 2009 and was a fairly fast punchy song. We decided to change it completely so rather than just slowing the riff down and/or replacing electric guitars with acoustic we rearranged it for piano and added a Spanish guitar solo. The[…]

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Inside Antisocial Insecurity Lyrics

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‘Antisocial Insecurity’ was written back in the early 2000s and was featured on ‘Rich and Famous’ and ‘Defiant’. The song is about poverty and the drudgery of very low paid work and the humiliation of having to claim benefits. People with low socio-economic status have far less freedom than wealthier[…]

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When You Were 17 CD EP

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Beki talks with writer Jennifer Upton about writing the song and making the video. Walk me through the genesis of how you develop new songs. Lyrics first? Music first? Does one person handle all the lyrics or it is collaborative with both words and music? Usually one of us comes[…]

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Inside Sniffing Glue Lyrics

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’Sniffing Glue’ is the closest we’ve got to writing a love song and tells of taking speed and endeavouring to be ‘crusty’, which was considered to be very cool. I did actually wear a coke can ring on my finger but had no intention of getting married. Some of us[…]

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Inside Princess Paranoia Lyrics

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‘Princess Paranoia’ is slightly self-mocking and explores a woman’s reaction to rejections both real and imagined and her increasing isolation and desire to avoid people. It’s not about Princess Diana, though of course as with all songs/lyrics it’s up to the listener to decide what it means to them. The[…]

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The Beki and Lumpy Show

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Live stream featuring band videos, music related quizzes, meths cocktails and general stupidity! Join in the lock down fun and frolics every Saturday 8pm – 9pm . Click here

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