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Punk Music - a brief history of early punk and beyond
A brief history of early Punk and beyond, with stories and punk reviews charting the rise of British /Anglo/ American punk rock from 1976, to new-Wave and others, based on the biography and Discography of JJ Johnson (aka John (JJ) Johnson.)

Then, Drummer, percussionist and later keyboard player, singer/songwriter, producer, filmmaker and co-founder and ex-member of The Electric Chairs who was also part of, or performed with, The Mystere Five, The Flying Lizards, The Skids, Thomas Dolby, Gardening by Moonlight, Coochies Bream and others.

GBM is John(JJ) Johnson's current musical and film project. GBM Media is the releasing label.

Gardening by Moonlight release Method in the Madness Album Oct 2022

GBM release EP, Paradise Lost and Rough Justice


Sherwood at the controlsGardening by Moonlight "Strange Clues"re-release on Sherwood At The Controls Volume 1: 1979 - 1984

Compilation of early tracks produced or remixed by the legendary Adrian Sherwood; a pioneering blend of post-punk, mutant disco, dub, funk and electro.

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GBM Film Screenings

'Can it be? Unconditional' selected for the Cannes Independent Film Festival

British Film Festival LA


Wayne County and The Electric Chairs - Live at The RockpalastWayne County & The Electric Chairs - Live at The Rockpalast release.

Restored live concert on DVD and CD. Recorded for The Rockpalast,Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, 9th December, 1978

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Wayne County &The Electric ChairsLPs Re-released in Japan

The Electric Chairs LPThe three Albums by the the band have been re-released in Japan.

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Val Haller RIPR.I.P Val Haller, musician



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Gardening by Moonlight album Method in the Madness Album re-released, (originally released 1983), now exclusively avaialble on Digital platforms

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Coochies Bream NEWS

Coochie’s Bream release on stream and download

Coochie's Bream album release on stream and download released 20 June 2022

Five track and seven track CDs available from alienpiers.org



Dead Sea Scrolls News

Bruce Springsteen introduces and plays a Bill Carter and The Screaming Blue Messiah’s Track, “Jesus Chrysler Drives A Dodge”, ´┐Żon his BBC radio show, “From my home to yours”

The Dead Sea Scrolls release

Some Bluesy,"Beef hearty" Experimental Rock recorded at ALASKA STUDIOS in London in 1993. With, ex Screaming Blue Messiahs frontman BILL CARTER. Bass player SARAH CORINA, of the The Mekons and Striplight etc. and GBM founder member JOHN(JJ)JOHNSON.

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GBM Releases New Tracks

The Official downloads of unheard GBM tracks were released on 29th March 2019, through CDBaby. The GBM tracks from the late 1980's, the "Cave Studio sessions", will be part of an album that will also feature new tracks by GBM. The EP features two tracks, Paradise Lost and Rough Justice.

All instruments with vocals performed by John (JJ) Johnson
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Wayne County and The Electric Chairs Boxset CD release

Cherry Red Records have released a 4 CD boxset of the three LPs the group recorded with Safari records between 1977-1979.

Chunk of Punk Exhibition

chunk of Punk exhibitionThe original line up of THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS was one of the Bands featured in the ROCKARCHIVE'S, "A CHUNK OF PUNK" Exhibition at the BARBICAN MUSIC LIBRARY, LONDON. The Exhibition was part of PUNK.LONDON: 40 YEARS OF SUBVERSIVE CULTURE. @ http://www.punk.london

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