SEX DRUGS AND HIV – The Studio Sessions out now

SEX DRUGS AND HIV – The Studio Sessions out now

19th February 2021 0 By John Deaux

In 1995 Mat Sargent (Sham 69, Chelsea and Splodgenessabounds) decided to ask a few fellow musicians to help him put an album together to give something back to the charities that had helped him on his journey in life. Fast forward 25 years, over 200 guest musicians, 40 original songs and the Sex Drugs and HIV was finally born!  This 8 disk DVD includes out-takes, extras and bonus songs previously unreleased from the album. 

Mat decided to put the project together after was diagnosed with HIV in 1989

“I was diagnosed HIV+ in 1989 and the beneficary charities for the project were my first port of call at the time.  It was a scary time, I was just a teenager and was given between 3 – 5 years to live.  It was 1995 when I had the mad idea to record the album with many of my musician friends and people i’d met on the road”

“I wanted to give something back to the charities that helped me through my journey in life.  The Sex Drugs and HIV album was released in 2014, it took 16 years to finish all the recordings and I was happy with the mixes for all the songs.  The first release was the special edition 3 disk version (2xCD + DVD), this did very well so it was repressed as the 2CD version  The project has made thousands of pounds for the charities so i’m happy it continues to sell and make money for the charities”

 

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Taking 16 years to complete Mat was helped along the way by contributions from friends he’d met along his lengthy and illustrious career, some who sadly are no longer with us. Here’s but a few who feature

Adam Ant
Afrika Bambaataa
Beki Bondage
Brian Robertson
Captain Sensible
Charlie Harper
Jerry Dammers
Jimmy Pursey
Lee Thompson
Mark E. Smith
Mickey Fitz
Nicko McBrain
Paul Grey
Pauline Black
Poly Styrene
Sonja Kristina
Tony Hadley
TV Smith
Wurzel (Motorhead)

List of contributors

Mat Sargent – Sham 69 / Chelsea / Splodge / Rock n Roll Gypsies / The Last Rock n Roll Band
Darrell Bath – Dogs D’amour / UK Subs / Crybabys 
Honest John Plain – The Boys / Crybabys / The Last Rock n Roll Band
Max Splodge – Splodgenessabounds / Angelic Upstarts
Paul Fenech – Meteors
Boz Boorer – Polecats / Adam Ant / Morrissey
Stuart Osbourne – Guana Batz
Johnny Patto – Johnny Kidd & The Pirates 
Steve Whitehouse – Restless / Frenzy / Sharks 
Nicky Forbes – The Revillos / Pork Dukes
Micky Fitz – The Business
Alex Pym – Damidge / Dream Machine
Lydia Nwokedi – B. Bang Cider 
Katina Geck – B. Bang Cider
Henry Cullen – Back To The Planet / Dave The Drummer
Frankie Stubbs – Leatherface
Rocko Barker – Flesh For Lulu
Stan Harvard – Xentrix
Tom Spencer – Yoyo’s / Dogs D’amour / Loyalties 
Nelson – New Model Army
Andy ‘Bladz’ Selway – KMDFM / Big Boy Tomato / Sugar Snatch / Yoyo’s / The Dwarves 
Roly Wynne – Ozric Tentacles
Marie McCormack – The Popes / Northern Celts
John Sevink – The Levellers
Jeremy Cunningham – The Levellers
Matt Tweed – Space Goats
Krish Mael – Space Goats
Clive Ray – Space Goats
Chrissy Ortner – Space Goats
David Rubin – Stomp
Chris Black – Stomp / Tears Of Destruction 
Tony Domico – Thunderdogs
Peter Peter – Peter & The Test Tube Babies 
Del Strangefish – Peter & The Test Tube Babies / Flesh for Lulu
Jock Blyth- GBH
Paco Carreno – Conflict / Inner Terrestrials 
Steve Whale – The Business / The Masons
Alan Lee Shaw – The Damned
Seaweed – Ozric Tentacles / Thunderdogs
Nik Turner – Hawkwind / Inner City Unit
Andy Reid – Christian Death / RDF / Chelsea
Poly Styrene – X Ray Spex 
Gina Birch – The Raincoats
Miki Berenyi – Lush
John Mageoch – Magazine, Souxsie & Banshees, P.I.L.
Vinnie Lammie – Cocteau Twins / Supergrass / Take That / Mel C
Derwood Andrews – Generation X 
James Stevenson – Gene Loves Jezabel / Chelsea / The Alarm
Morgan Nickolls – Senseless Things / The Streets / Gorillaz / Muse
Stuart Soulsby – Chelsea / New Matics
Chris Bowsher – Military Surplus / RDF
Linda Goodman – RDF / DF118
Dave Cooke – New England / Wayward Angel 
Dave Kovacevic – Killing Joke / Cuddly Toys
Oz – RDF / PAIN
Ian Whitewood – Framed / Sham 69
Monique Maasen – B. Bang Cider / Beatlesons / Rock’n’Roll Gypsies 
Mary Ritchie – B. Bang Cider
Vom Ritchie – Dr & The Medics / B.B Cider/ Die Toten Hosen / The Boys
Kelly Johnson – Girlschool / Diamond Claw
Leo Smee – Cathedral / Trespass / Firebird / Chrome Hoof
Lee Dorrian – Napalm Death / Cathedral
Darren White – Blood Devine / Anathema
Paul Ryan – Cradle Of Filth / Blood Devine
Paul Samson – Samson
Craig Adams – The Mission / Sisters Of Mercy / The Cult / The Alarm / Spear of Destiny / Theatre of Hate
Neil Hutton – Benediction
Mike Summerland – Blodwyn Pig
Charlie Harper – UK Subs / Urban Dogs
Andy Hobson – The Primatives / The Pretenders 
Pauline Black – The Selecter
Paul Fox – The Ruts / Dirty Strangers
Dave Parsons – Sham 69 / Framed / The Wanderers
Pete Davies – UK Subs / Gong / The Straps
Afrika Bambaataa – Afrika Bambaattaa
Jerry Dammers – The Specials / Special AKA
Chilo Harlo – S Express
Loretta Heywood – Bomb The Bass
Kris Dollimore – Godfathers / Del Amitri / The Damned
Luke ‘Duke James’ Garwood – The Orb
Gizz Butt – Prodigy / English Dogs / Janus Stark
Tony James – Chelsea / Generation X / S.S Sputnik / Sisters of Mercy
Dick Lukas – Subhumans / Citizen Fish
Jez Bird – The Lambrettas
Jasper Pattison – Culture Shock / Citizen Fish
Nardo Bailey – Amazulu 
Josh Phillips – Big Country / Procol Harum
Jayne County – Jayne County & The Electric Chairs
Ronny Rocka – Splodgenessabounds / Crabs / Heavy Metal Kids / Godfathers / Angelic Upstarts
Dennis Greaves – The Truth / 9 Below Zero
Dick Crippen – Tenpole Tudor / King Kurt
Shane Baldwin – Vice Squad
Dave Goodman – Orange Rainbow / Polecat / New Age Radio
Min Plimpton – Splodgenessabounds / Hollywood Killers
Mike Spenser – Count Bishops / The Cannibals
Vic Godard – Subway Sect / The Long Decline
Eric Gouldon – Wreckless Eric
Paul Grey – UFO, The Damned, Eddie & The Hot Rods
Chris Townson – Johns Children / Hammersmith Gorillas /Radio Stars / Jet 
Jennie Matthias – The Bellestars / Big 5 / 1-Stop-Experience
Dangerous Dave – Punk Floyd
Alvin Gibbs – UK Subs / Cheap & Nasty / Iggy Pop
Clive Poole – ELO / The Earl Grey Band 
Georg Voros – E-Void / Snakeshed / Neil Solomon
Nat Lerner – Trojans / Top Cats 
Phil Walton – Atlantic Soul Machine
John ‘Basher’ Philips – Atlantic Soul Machine / Desmond Dekker
Pete Lamont – Atlantic Soul Machine / Desmond Dekker / Maxi Priest / Prince Buster / Geno Washington 
Campino – Die Toten Hosen
Mark Perry – ATV 
Damien O’Niell – Undertones / That Petrol Emotion 
Kirk Brandon – Spear Of Destiny / Theatre Of Hate / Dead Men Walking
Russell Webb – The Skids / P.I.L.
Mike Kid – The Adicts
Andy Ellison – Radio Stars / Johns Children
Warwick ‘Wally’ Nightingale – Swankers / Sex Pistols
John McKay – Siouxsie & The Banshees
Boss Fuelster – Anti Pasti
Kev Nixon – Anti Pasti
Captain Sensible – The Damned / Dead Men Walking
Steve Whalley – Slade
Del Bartle – Sid Presley Experience / Godfathers 
Brian Roe – Varrukas 
Mark Hewins – Soft Machine / Gong / Lou Reed
Dick Taylor – The Pretty Things / Rolling Stones / Hawkwind 
Neil Murrey – Whitesnake / Black Sabbath
Jim McCarty – The Yardbirds / Renaissance
Tony Hadley – Spandau Ballet 
Tony Frater – Red Alert / Cockney Rejects
John Ellis – The Stranglers / Vibrators
Nick Cash – 999 / Kilburn & The High Roads 
Arturo Brassic – 999 / The Lurkers 
Mark E Smith – The Fall
Phil Astronaut – RDF / PAIN / The Astronauts 
Steve Hanley – The Fall 
Martin ‘Marty’ Yule – Toy Dolls 
Roddy Byers – The Specials / Skabilly Rebels
Alex Hughs – Judge Dread
Nick Welsh – Bad Manners / Selecter / Big 5 / King Hammond
Martin Stewart – Selecter / Bad Manners
Everett Morton – The Beat / New Matics
Lee Thompson – Madness 
Paul Cooper – New Matics / Jasmine Minx
Animal – Anti Nowhere League
Brian Robertson – Thin Lizzy / Motorhead / Wild Horses
Wurzel – Motorhead
Nicko McBrain – Iron Maiden / Trust
Martin Connolly – Dumpys Rusty Nuts / Black Sabbath
Beki Bondage – Vice Squad
Barry Upton – Brotherhood Of Man
Suzi ‘Gutsy’ Webb – The Slits / Skin Flicks / Aupairs / Sadista Sisters / A.T.V.
Dee Generate – Eater
Robin Guy – All About Eve / Faith No More / Rachel Stamp / Bay City Rollers / Tiger Tailz
Ian Walsh – Tiger Tailz
Micky Billingham – Dexys Midnight Runners / The Beat / General Public
Paul Rooney – Vice Squad
Tony Castell – Krokus / Cobra
Mandy Mayer – Asia / Krokus / Katmandu / Cobra / Gotthard
Colin Graham – Jamiroquai / Misty & Roots / Wham / Bad Manners / The Jam / Tina Turner /UB40 
Matt Godwin – Bad Manners 
John O’Neill – New Matics / Bad Manners 
Jax Chambers – Girlschool / Blitzkrieg 
Denise Dufort – Girlschool / Skin Flicks / Aupairs / Sadista Sisters 
Richard Stone – Splodge / R&R Gypsies 
Noel Hendrick – Splodge / Streatham Hillbillys 
Nigel Millichamp – Splodge
Tara Rez – The Duel
Gary Lammin – Roosters / Cock Sparra / Bermondsey Joyriders
Casino Steel – The Boys / Hollywood Brats / The Last Rock n Roll Band 
Chris Wilson – Flaming Groovies / Barracudas
Tracey Lamb – Rock Goddess / Girlschool / R&R Gypsies 
Henry Padovani – The Police / Jayne County & The Electric Chairs / Flying Padovanis 
Fabian Kwest – Cuddly Toys / Raped 
Smeg – R&R Gypsies / Juicy Lucy 
Gemma Clarke – Babyshambles / The Krack / Suffrajets
Petter Baarli – Backstreet Girls / The Last Rock n Roll Band 
The Rev – Towers Of London / Prodigy / Day 21 / The Howling
Peo Thyren – Noice / Sha Boom 
Mike Joyce – The Smiths 
Mark Brzezicki – Big Country / The Cult / Ultravox / Procol Harum 
Doug Scarratt – Saxon 
Howard Marks (Mr Nice) 
Drew McConnell – Babyshambles / Libertines / Helsinki 
Shaun Ward – Simply Red 
Sonja Kristina – Curved Air / Mask 
Andy Prince – Magic Mushroom Band / Sham 69
Michael Herbage – Department S
Dave Ball – Soft Cell / The Grid 
Liam Genockey – Steeleye Span / Gillan 
Andy Anderson – The Cure / Iggy Pop / Steve Hillage / Jimmy Pursey 
Shanne Bradley – The Nipple Erecters / The Men They Couldn’t Hang 
Pam Galloway – Diamond Claw 
JC Carrol – The Members
TV Smith – The Adverts
Angie Bowie 
John Otway 
Adam Ant 
Terry Dene 
Andru Bourbon – Radio Dead Ones
Beverly Crime – Radio Dead Ones
Rhoda Dakar – The Bodysnatchers / The Special AKA 
Benoit Viellefon – The Trojans
Arthur Kitchener – Arthur Kay & The Originals / Balham Alligators / Judge Dread
Karl Morris – Exploited / GBH / UK Subs 
Terry ‘Tezz’ Roberts – Ministry / Discharge / Broken Bones 
Tony Barber – Buzzcocks / Chelsea / A.T.V. 
Marvin Ayres – Mask 
Steve Dior – London Cowboys 
Jimmy Pursey – Sham 69 
Shannon Sargent
Derek Forbes – Simple Minds / Propaganda / Oblivion Dust 

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EPISODES LIST

Disc 1
1. Sex Drugs And HIV / Who’s Laughing Now
2. No Fun Here / Arcadiun
3. This Modern World / Road To Morocco 
4. Hashish / Tortured Genius 

Disc 2
5. Spinning In Circles / Be Gentel
6. Nightmares / Subway 6 
7. Hours & Expenses 
8. Living With Death All Around Me 

Disc 3
9. Gone So Long / Heroin 
10. Getting Better 
11. Rich Girls 
12. XTC / Secrets

Disc 4
13. Private Agenda
14. She Don’t Care / Cigarette In The Ashtray
15. Easy Target / Sly Fox 
16. Live A Lie / Blow Up Muscles 

Disc 5
17. God Help Me
18. Helping Hand / Greek Street
19. 667 The Neighbour Of The Beast
20. Wedding Day / Fight The Disease / Euro Disney

Disc 6
21. Kids Of Today / Pills
22. Pain – Mercy
23. You Take Me Higher
24. Too Far From Me Tonight

Disc 7
25. Get A Grip
26. Only Myself To Blame
27. Why
28. Rock n Roll Gypsies (live)

Disc 8
Sex Drugs and HIV – complete album + extras

Proceeds from the sale of the album will go to Cancer Research, Rape Crisis, Release and Terrence Higgins Trust. For the full listing of musicians and more information on the project please visit www.sexdrugsandhiv.com 

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