It was the 70s and all the punks would hang out on the Kings Road. I had the works: tartan bondage pants, the original ‘god save’ t-shirt (printed inside out), a chain from my ear to my nose and a tall orange mohawk. We kept them stiff with soap, no one had hair gel back then.

All the tourists knew where to find us, we were like Buck House or some shit. They would take photos of us and we would then demand a pound from them. We weren’t violent, if a tourist refused to pay, my mate Oaf would threaten to vomit on them.

20 responses

  1. I’d pay up at the threat of vomit… eww.

    12.04.23 at 15.59

    • haha – he never had to, they always paid. shame though because he could vomit at will

      12.04.23 at 16.01

      • One of my foster brothers could do that too… so eww lol

        12.04.23 at 16.01

  2. I had a feeling you were a really nice boy back then… I was right 😉

    12.04.21 at 08.12

    • hahaha nearly right

      12.04.21 at 10.41

  3. Early money maker’s, yes? Good job!

    12.04.21 at 00.02

    • but we saw ourselves as anarchists lol

      12.04.21 at 00.04

  4. Ah… the days of soaping my mohawk. Thank you for the wonderful memory. =0)
    Mine was purple and blue. ♥
    Veggiewitch ♥

    12.04.20 at 23.21

    • i wonder if we ever met?

      12.04.20 at 23.25

      • Sadly, not likely… I was a shabby Canadian Punk Rock Babe ♥
        VW ♥

        12.04.20 at 23.28

  5. I fucking love it!!!

    12.04.20 at 19.33

    • and i fucking love you too
      thank you

      12.04.20 at 20.43

  6. Ha! I bet they paid then 😕

    12.04.20 at 16.36

    • oaf never had to carry out the threat, not once, which was a shame because he could vomit at will

      12.04.20 at 16.46

  7. TheOthers1

    I like it when you reminisce. Those are some of my favorite posts by the way.

    12.04.20 at 13.02

    • aw thanks – more on the way then

      12.04.20 at 14.29

  8. Haha I would love to see you guys down kings road. All posh totty now!

    12.04.20 at 11.58

    • i know – how times change

      12.04.20 at 12.03

  9. good morning, your post is the first I’ve read this morning and put a smile to my face. Just the visual of you guys brings back memories. I may have been only two and a mere Canadian, actually, my parents were immigrants at the time, and anyone with a mohawk “was to stay as far away as possible” (only in Greek it didn’t sound as respectful!)

    12.04.20 at 11.55

    • glad i made you smile chrissy – haha yes people thought we were scary but we weren’t really.

      12.04.20 at 12.00

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