If you do not know and for some obscure reason you may not, Steve Jones is/was the Sex Pistols guitar hero. I know - cos Desmond Morris took photographs of Cutie Jones' black amp with the words: "Sex Pistols Guitar hero," painted on. Jonesy moved to Californiayyyy some 25 years ago I hazard and has been since February of 2004 on the radio. Thanks Stuart for the info. Not to say he hasn't done other things, The Professionals, Neurotic outsiders and other stuff to numerous to mention. Steve Jones is a much-respected guitarist.
Well the Internet being what it is now, there is no need to be in the California area, you can listen live to the radio
"He has been carving a name out for himself, as a US radio jock."
Quote from Colour Supplement of the Herald, a local Scottish newspaper, on a one time tad-anonymous scourge of England. Apparently it was all about having bog brush hair "spiky" and Jones could not coiffure his locks - unlike John and Sid - with his head up-side down in the oven Vish. Steve now happily spins the decks on the radio at Indie 103.1 on his own show. Indie is a great little US. independent radio station. Criticism: It does suffer badly from over-advertising, we Brits are spoiled I think. Jonesy refers to this advertising in his inimicable way as, "the Duke."
"We're gonna visit the Duke now." Duke of Kent = Rent.
Its a long way from:
"Big tits across America,."
Steve and Paul get busy at KSAN.
"I really hate to see my favourite radio station just taken down
with all this crap you're throwing out over the air."
An irate caller said this when Steve and Paul guested on the KSAN Jive 95 radio station in 1978 for a notorious phone-in. (real-player required). KSAN the laid back station on the top of your dial in San Francisco. You will hear pieces of an interview with John and Sid there too. Some of these interviews appeared on the record:
Some Product, Carri on Sex Pistols.
The Californians and now the Internet have taken Steve well and truly to their and its heart/s and no wonder, there is nothing else to compare. He truly is the man who can and our favourite British DJ. John Peel is smiling down on him from where he surely is in the great Suffolk small-holding in the sky. We remember fondly John Peel for promoting unsigned bands,his longevity in the business, his free-spirit.
We remember fondly his love for The Fall, his unique place at Radio 1
We of a certain generation.
But "Peelie" didn't strum his acoustic or make up (on the spot) surreal and insanely silly lyrics to well loved tunes and John didn't whistle either, or have his engineer, Shovel...and Mr. Shovel deserves a blog spot of his own...
Other differences? Peelie, did not drop his aitches...John Peel could,
never be asked like that treacherous anon
"Why can't you speak properly?"
Where else but on the blog to end all blogs, the madness and the love that is Jonesy's Blog.
Strange what some people will get upset about nowadays.
God save Steve Jones.