Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Thankyou all for your kind comments and to all of you who supported us over the last 2 years.As Andrew said,i will be continuing KYP in much the same way as i was before we opened the shop.So will be putting together a printed catalogue & updating the website when i've sorted the stock out.So also expect to see me popping up at gigs with a stall and hassling you to part with ya hard earned cash !!!!
Any gift vouchers will of course be honoured,so get in touch.Anyone wanting tickets for The Adicts or SLF get in touch via the website or the various contacts i have put up in the shop window.
In the 2+ years of the shop we had some truly great moments.As well as the social aspect & seeing faces both old and new.We had visits from many local bands & became an outlet for local releases (If you had any cds in the shop get in touch for them to be returned please) Other visitors included UK Subs,The Grit,Vince Ray,Kevin Beattie,Members of Extreme Noise Terror,The Adicts,Dutch,German,French,Polish and American punks,several film crews,including me getting on sky sports news talking about the Town ! We helped various college projects,took on 2 trainees via the YMCA,got burgled twice,Andrew even arranged a couple of instore gigs and probably loads more i can't remember now.So in all a bloody good time was had.Over and out - Cheers Rikki
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Please take a moment (and it really will only take a moment) to fill in our online survey here -
http://knowyourproduct.net/survey It doesn't matter if you've bought something from us or not!
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Andrew has just published a wee story zine about a recent 'adventure' of his. You can grab a copy for 50p in the shop, or on Andrew's site here - http://corndog.co.uk/zine-distro/product_info.php/products_id/323
We've just gotten the new RANCID album in stock, full details (and I mean really full!) are here -
Well possibly a slightly misleading title, but Rikki is off on tour at the moment with Red Flag 77, here's the dates -
Tuesday 29th April 2008
HOLLAND – Cafe "De Vinger" The Hague,
With Gewapend Beton and The Jesters
Wednesday 30th April 2008
HOLLAND – Cafe "Little Devil" Tilburg
Thursday 1st May 2008
HOLLAND - Cafe "Zinniz" Oud-Beljerland
Friday 2nd May 2008
GERMANY – Hamburg, Lobusch with Disturbance
Saturday 3rd May 2008
GERMANY – Erfurt – AJZ
With The Smelly Caps and Sick of Society
Sunday 4th May 2008
GERMANY – Berlin, Wild at Heart
Friday 16th May 2008
FRANCE – Lille - Le visiteur / Resto soleil
Saturday 17th May 2008
FRANCE – Normandy
Sunday 18th May 2008
FRANCE – Lorient
Grab 'em if you get the chance, more info on their site here - http://redflag77.co.uk/gigs.html
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
For my full gushing review go here - http://knowyourproduct.net/punk-shop/product_info.php/products_id/904
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Here's a selection of what's available...
Meathook Seed -B.I.B.L.E cd Napalm Death Carcass
The CUFFS - Bottoms up cd Hardcore Skinhead Punk Oi!
ARISE & RUIN -Final Dawn cd Hardcore Death Metal punk
Nights Like These - Sunlight at cd Metal Hardcore Punk
Count the Stars -Never taken alive cd Hardcore Punk Emo
The Boys - Sick On You PUNK clash buzzcocks harry may
Angelic Upstarts - The EMI Punk Years PUNK oi uk subs
Chelsea - Live And Well PUNK OI
Angelic Upstarts - Rarities PUNK OI buzzcocks clash
Angelic Upstarts - The BBC Punk Sessions OI BUZZCOCKS
Stephen Brodsky's Octave Museum HYDRA HEAD Cave In
Steve Miller Band - Book of Dreams
The Stranglers - Friday The Thirteenth LIVE ALBUM
Supergrass - In It For The Money (CD 1997)
Isis - Oceanic | Pelican Cave In Hydra Head Godflesh
The Replacements - Don't You Know Who I Think I Was ...
Red Sparowes- Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red Sun
These Arms are Snakes - Easter
We've also dropped the price of our Jim'll Fix It medals to just £3.99!
"Oooh, you don't wanna do that"
I slurred, and told the sorry tale of when I destroyed a previous bosses CD player by accidently snapping the tray off when reaching for something. Rikki took heed and closed the CD player to avoid a similar incident. When I spoke to the Rikki the next day it transpired that he had only followed my advice for a short while, and a few minutes after I had left his house he had been reaching for something and snapped the CD tray clean off his nice CD player!
This tale makes the fact he did the same thing to the shop CD player a few days ago even funnier! If my calculations are correct (and including computers used to play CDs) that makes this new casualty the fifth CD we’ve gone through in the last two years! Fortunately I found a couple of CD players under a bench at the Steamboat Tavern here in Ipswich, and the wonderful landlady Val said I was welcome to them. So our new CD player is a five draw behemoth, in fact it’s so big Rikki would probably break his leg instead of snapping off the tray!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Tuesday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Wednesday - executive rest day (CLOSED)
Thursday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Friday - 11.00am till 5.30pm
Saturday - 10.30am till 5.30pm
Sunday - Closed
Bank Holidays - Closed
Christmas - yeah right!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
New studio album "The Feel Good Record of the Year" out March, 28th 2008
04/03/08 Birmingham, United Kingdom – Academy 2
04/04/08 Bristol, United Kingdom – Academy 2
04/05/08 Liverpool, United Kingdom – Academy 2
04/06/08 London, United Kingdom – Islington Academy
04/07/08 Oxford, United Kingdom – The Zodiac
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
We should be back open today, please come in and buy something instead of sticking your head through the door to ask if we're closing down! Loads of people have had a look around at all the new fittings and asked us if we're closing down, now I know we're generous folk but we wouldn't be fitting out the place for the next tennants would we?!?!?!
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Lookie, the counter has gone! And good Jeebus were we hiding a ton of stuff behind it!
It was a bit like an archelogical dig, we uncovered the old zine rack! Remember that? We stopped using it because when someone picked up a zine it dumped every single other zine over the CD racks!
Bye bye stinking horrid old pissy shite carpet! In the background is the very useful and helpful Rupert, from Staunch just down the road.
Arg, the entire contents of the shop are now in the back room!
Rupert doing the hoovering, he said, "you'd better not be taking my photo!," then posed nicely for the camera!
What a happy shop keeper
Me doing some work, a rare sight I know.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Steeped in raw emotion, pure adrenaline and brute force No Heroes - the follow up to 2004's You Fail Me - was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou and brilliantly combines the textural sonics of You Fail Me with the brutal assault of Jane Doe;
Praising the esteemed foursome, hard rock bible Kerrang! wrote, “There is no other band quite like Converge. Their music is possessed of a clawing desperation, a sense that any moment it can overwhelm the musicians and erupt into all-consuming chaos”
And Big Cheese championed the group’s “almost mesmeric power and raw, unbridled oh-my-god-this-is-amazing-ness they imbue in pretty much everyone watching them”.
Here are Converge's upcoming tour dates with Integrity and Coliseum:
13-Jul London Underworld UK
14-Jul Nottingham Rock City UK
15-Jul Glasgow Ivory Blacks UK
16-Jul Southampton The Brook UK
17-Jul Sheffield Corporation UK
18-Jul London Underworld UK
Friday, February 22, 2008
CRIME IN STEREO with guests The Don Ramos Players
fri 16 may LEEDS JOSEPHS WELL
sat 17 may NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
sun 18 may GLASGOW IVORY BLACKS
mon 19 may NEWCASTLE TRILLIANS
tue 20 may EXETER CAVERN CLUB
weds 21 may KINGSTON THE PEEL
thu 22 may SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
fri 23 may LONDON GARAGE (UPSTAIRS)
sat 24 may NEWPORT LE PUB
I'm gonna be a the Garage show without a doubt, that room is tiny and PERFECT for seeing Crime in Stereo!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Dropkick Murphys, Mad Caddies & The Briggs
06/02/08 Norwich UEA
16/02/08 Brixton Academy
No Use For A Name
03/04/08 Carling Academy, Islington
Well that's about it for now! Let's hope we get a decent largish venue in Ipswich some day so these bands can come HERE
Saturday, December 22, 2007
It turned out we knew the chap who fixed it, as his kids have been in Ipswich bands Whisky Chaser and The Wankers! They requested some accompaniment while they were working, so Rikki braved the winter chill and blasted out some Ramones through the open door!
One problem though, the wee ska man that a mystery person sprayed on our wall now has no legs!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd
10.30am to 5.30pm (normal opening times)
10.30am to 3pm
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th
10.30am to 5pm
Then it's back to usual from Wednesday 2nd January.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The actual reason is far more mundane. It turns out some magazine somewhere ran an article about some Priests that are coming to the UK on tour and need places to stay. I don't know if it's a sign that Polish Priests are particularly hardcore party animals on tour like The Who or Guns and Roses, but nobody appears all that keen to put them up for the night as they trek around the country. So in a apparently desperate bid to find floors for these party animals to kip on they published the Know Your Product phone number and pointed anyone wanting to indulge in Clergical Hospitality to give us a call. Well it would have been nice if they had asked!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Have you missed us? Have you been sat on the crapper counting the tiles around the bath in leui of something entertaining to read?
Click here to buy Beat Motel Issue 7...
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Well, I'll let this poorly written and badly constructed blog die now, and you can have a look at the photo we just took by shoving a camera down the hole!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
A mate of ours was checking out the Wiki over at www.punktastic.com and found this -
The picture associated with this post has nowt to do with it, I just thought it was cool!
Monday, May 21, 2007
After discovering a flood under our shop we also discovered that we have a basement! Apparently there is a trapdoor somewhere in the shop, so Rikki has been doing his best Tony Robinson/ Scooby Doo impression trying to find it!
A rather grim discovery was made when Rikki was forraging around the crapper giving it it's annual clean, a great big hole in the floor! So if you want to use our crapper now you really are taking your life in your hands!
Monday, May 07, 2007
Yesterday we packed up KYP and took it just down the road to the Annual Trade Union Workers day at Alexandra Park here in Ipswich. After much confusion trying to constuct the cheapest gazeebo money can buy and a rediculous amount of pitch shifting (no not the musical kind) we were ready to rock! We had a great view of the stage and were amused greatly by the occasional call of 'can we have our ball back' from the footy tournement happening behind us! Cheers to everyone that came and said hello, cheers to Mitch and Molly for be a bloody fantastic help, and most of all thanks to the weather gods who held the rain off until the exact moment we had to pack it all up!
Now all that remains is for me to practically rebuild the shop when we reopen on Tuesday! Rikki will be sunning himself somewhere down south, so you've all got to put up with my pretty face for a week!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Just one week after the last burglary we are GUTTED to report that we've been burgled again. This time they took the replacement computer that had only been in the shop for three days, even although it was bolted to the counter with a security device. They also took a fair bit of stock and needless to say caused plenty of damage. So appauled were the local BBC by this they interviewed me on air about it!
Rikki and I are both pretty fed up at the moment so I don't feel inspired to write a great long blog, so I'll leave you with a few images from our security cameras. The main camera was destroyed by the thieves.