Strange-Days in Strange-Ways (the story of James Coburn & the Rum Bastards)

Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story

You don’t get more rock and roll than a right bunch of rum bastards forming a punk band within the walls of a notorious Manchester Prison…these rum bastards did it…’James Coburn & the Rum Bastards’ to be exact.
After meeting in Strangeways prison in the 1980’s and led by Belfast lad James Coburn,  the ‘Rum Bastards’ would go on to bring a whole new meaning to chaos and confusion!
On their release from prison and signed to a dodgy independent label ‘VI-AGRO RECORDS’ (which was ran from a snide butchery in Ancoats by Welshman  Barry ‘the butcher’ Burton) these jail birds hit the road playing nothing but noise from their one and only album, ‘Strange-days in Strange-ways’.
This manic story of a band famed more for their antics as opposed to their music is told through the eyes of a Salford poet (JB BARRINGTON) who researches the band in order to perform a poem depicting their rise and self-inflicted decline into obscurity. He is accompanied by the thoughts, colourful quips, and memories of those who remember this gaggle of right rum bastards.  Featuring JOHN COOPER CLARKE, TERRY CHRISTIAN, SHAUN RYDER, BEZ, CLINT BOON, JOHN ROBB, RICK WITTER, TOM HINGLEY, MICK FERRY, DAVE SPIKEY, NEIL BELL, FAT NECK, THE BACKHANDERS, MIKE GARRY plus many more…
Check out the trailer below………


About JB Barrington

The words & verse of JB Barrington; performance poet from Salford. Lovely stuff, touches heart strings and the odd raw nerve - Johnny Vegas Great poems; great delivery - Terry Christian A warm charm, a rapier wit and a real appreciation of words - Louder Than War
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