More Midnight and the Lemon Boys Brighton Photos

For all you patient people waiting to see the full set of super rare and distressingly vintage Midnight and the Lemon Boys photos here’s the slide show. If you feel the urge share the link and/or leave me a message.

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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10 Responses

  1. Paul Hazel says:

    So familiar, and yet so strange…

    • You are not wrong Paul. There’s a shot of our good selves on the Punk Brighton web pages. I expect it made a kind of sense at the time. Chris Anderson (the bass player) has been fretting about the espadrilles he’s wearing; in fact their footwear is the most bizarre part about the whole shoot. Sayer seems to be wearing something knitted by a Yak Herder’s mother…
      anyway’s thanks for the visit; I’m always looking for good reliable WordPress Plugins to try out so let me know what you find…

  2. Bob says:

    How unmistakeably 80s they all look, and it ain’t just the ‘drilles. .

    Regarding your own potted biog, not to be picky but shouldn’t that be Brighton’s 256th *best* punk band?

    • Re the Lemonboys; the footwear is surprisingly execrable. How familiar and unremarkable it must have seemed at the time. When did it become horrible?
      And re the ‘garage; I thought the key components were occassionally meshing nicely at your place. Jolly good fun I thought. And Ian, his committment to, and faith in, his craft amazes me.

  3. Maxine Collins says:

    Thank you for putting this slideshow up. I was a huge Lemonboys fan back in the day and remember this photoshoot well as I think one of the pics was published in The Argus for reasons that escape me now. I will always be in love with Chris!! Such amazing memories 😀

  4. Well, hi Maxine!
    Good to hear from another fan; I love the boys and remember that time fondly too. I’m assuming you’ve been to http://www.punkbrighton.co.uk/mlb.html?

  5. Maxine Collins says:

    Hey Paul! Yes, have visited punkbrighton many times and come away misty eyed! 😀

  6. Maxine Collins says:

    Hi again, Paul. How about putting up a Facebook page for the Lemon Boys with some of your pictures and see who turns up? Just a thought? 😀 x

  7. Maxine Collins says:

    Done so!! 😀

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