The Associates: KYPP 4: 1981
Serious readers please ignore first image - Throbbing Gristle and Tesco...
The other images are for Simon. In Rip it Up and Start Again, he rates The Associates very highly. Not quite finished reading the book, just up to the Goth pages. Which are/is confusing. I tend to see Kill Your Pet Puppy as being in the 'anarcho-punk' camp, yet we featured far more proto- goth groups than anarcho ones - Bauhaus, Sex Gang Children, Southern Death Cult, Alien Sex Fiend... and were Rubella Ballet AP or goth? Hmmm. And both Brigandage and Blood and Roses played Centro Iberico. Blood and Roses played one of their first gigs at the Wapping Autonomy Centre.
How about ABC/ Lexicon of Love- must have been one of Pinki's absolute fave records- played it to death/ scratched to hell. A Greenham sound track album? But then she did say that one time she and the other women were given a van load of cocktail dresses and danced around in the mud singing 'The Look of Love"... allegedly.
Anyway, anyhow, anywhere... Billy Mackenzie did once stay over night at Puppy Mansions and so the wildest shores of our version punk as a situationist/ surrealist continuation/ evocation of an eternal revolution and Simon's inspirational advocacy of The Associates as post-punk musical revolutionaries cross over an overlap with this article by our Iggy.