Kosmo Vinyl

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Kosmo Vinyl
Birth name Mark C. Dunk
Born 9 February 1957 (age 58)
Occupation(s) Record producer, manager
Years active 197? – present
Associated acts The Clash
Ian Dury & the Blockheads
The Jam

Kosmo Vinyl (born Mark C. Dunk, born 9 February 1957, England) was a longtime associate[1][2] and sometime manager[3] for The Clash, as well as being associated with Ian Dury & the Blockheads and The Jam, three seminal English bands of the 1970s and 1980s. He can be heard introducing The Clash at Shea Stadium on The Clash's live album, Live at Shea Stadium, as well as many bootlegged performances such as Kingston Advice. His impressionistic reading of one of character Travis Bickle's monologues from the film Taxi Driver can be heard on The Clash's "Red Angel Dragnet".

Prior to his association with the Clash, he had acted as MC on the Stiff Records tours, appearing on the 1978 LP Live Stiffs Live.

He later became a record producer, producing records by Jack Black, Jack Logan and Drivin N Cryin.[4]

In 1991, his first son, Jack Vinyl, was born.

He was a music consultant on Gus Van Sant's 1989 film, Drugstore Cowboy.[5]

In 2013, he helped produce a major retrospective exhibition of the art of Ian Dury, at The Royal College of Art in London. He also debuted his own punk/pop inspired artwork dedicated to his beloved West Ham United Football Club with a London exhibit, followed by a show in Somerset, England in 2014 during the FIFA World Cup.

In 2017 he designed the artwork for the Blockheads Single "Hold Up" and the album "Beyond the Call of Dury"[6]


  1. ^ "HARP Magazine". harpmagazine.com.
  2. ^ The Clash: Return of the Last Gang in Town.
  3. ^ "The Clash: London Calling 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition Record Review". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 2008-01-09.
  4. ^ "Allmusic Credits for Kosmo Vinyl". Retrieved February 4, 2009.
  5. ^ Kosmo Vinyl on IMDb
  6. ^ "Beyond the Call of Dury Archives - The Blockheads". The Blockheads.