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Third World War
Terry Stamp
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Bootlace Johnnie & the 99s
Howling for the Highway Home

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The Cognac Blues Festival
See the video footage of Terry Stamp singing “Tobacco Ash Sunday” (recently covered by Paul Weller) at the Cognac Blues Festival July 2007. View the footage

The clip is a taster of footage shot by the filmmaker Marc Oriel, who is working on afilm about Terry's Music and career.

Read an article about Terry's appearance at the Cognac Blues Festival, written by Marc Oriel

‘Howling for the Highway Home’
Howling for the Highway Home’, the new album from Terry Stamp is available here, Produced by Alistair Murphy itis the eagerly awaited follow up to ‘BootlaceJohnnie and the Ninety Nines!

Marc Almond to cover ‘Stardom Road’

Martin Aston reports in Mojo (July 2006) that Marc Almond has recorded a new version of Third World War's ‘Stardom Road’ with producer Marius de Vries toinclude on his latest album, currently entitled ‘Me, My Life And I (but it may be renamed Stardom Road after the centrepiece track).

“Those that have heard the record say that it sounds phenomenal and fee! that itis a very special record, one of Marc’s very best”, reports Marc’s official website.

The Mojo article goes on to say that the songs on the album were “the things that led me to performing and singing, and musically inspired me”, and the lyrics of ‘Stardom Road’ reflect Marc’s “earliest experiences in the music industry”.

The article incorrectly stated that the release date was September 2006: although this has unfortunately been put back due to Marc’s continuing recovery from his motorcycle crash in 2004, we have it on good authority that the CD will be available in February/March 2007.

Review of Terry’s album Fatsticks in the Guardian Friday 6th October 2006

Jonathon More (Early adopter of dance music technology with Coldcut)

Terry Stamp - Fatsticks (1975)

| found this record in a junk shop a long time ago and just liked the look of it. He was in a band called Third World War, who I thought were quite influential on punk. They had a political philosophy that was similar in some respect to Coldcut's. This isn't as political as Third World War. It's quite an affectionate, friendly record; it has that amiable quality lan Dury had. I's a rock record but it's very funky and it's got some wonderful songs. Honky Honda's one of my favourites; anyone who writes song about Honda motorbikes has to be decent.

‘Bootlace Johnnie and the Ninety-Nines’, is still available for purchase here

It is produced by Alistair Murphy of Cromerzone, and features 11 songs written by Terry Stamp and Jim Avery.

Nearly 30 years after ‘Fatsticks’, these eleven songs tell of Terry's time playing bass in his teens at the Wimbledon Palais, fronting Third World War in his twenties, and his adventures ever since in the New World

And so eleven years run into twenty
Twenty run to thirty and thirty run to forty
And alter forty I hear you're a dinosaur fright
But | still use old Johnnie for that guiding light

‘And the skylight boys are mainly in incarceration
None of us ever thought to stop at any station
And so we leave a few pointers for some future generation
Saying, 'That's how we were, we were born that way’

Bootlace Johnnie and the Ninety-Nines