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2 7Â²s clash, part 2 of an epic diary of the punk years – by Mick Middles"
Mick Middles (whose books on the Stone Roses and many others are well worth seeking out on Amazon) was the key documenter of Manchester music in the punk years. He watched as the city took punk and turned it into post punk. he was there for the growing pains of the Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks […]
Patti Smith on stage in conversation by John Robb (audio)"
John Robb In conversation with Patti Smith on stage in Sheffield…
Confessions of an Anglophile. am American explains his love for British pop culture – by Jason Pettigrew"
In the UK we always like to run ourselves down. maybe it’s got something to do with the weather. But for some people there is an endless fascination with our music culture. The editor of America’s Alternative Press magazine, Jason Pettigrew, grew up in Cleveland and is an anglophile which he explains here… A LOVE […]
X Factor final, notes from TV hell – by John Robb"
Wake Up! You’re Already Dead! X factor ÃÂ is flickering in the background with its avalanche of nothing, the boring bright lights of heavily edited emotional blips and desperation numbing the soul and crushing the spirit. Comfortably numb as someone once sung. Nothing making you feel anything. Like a blur of cathode ray heroin doping the […]
Part 2 of an epic account of the student uprising – by Efa Supertramp"
And so, as of around half past five yesterday evening the decision has been made. Tuition fees in English Universities will rise to up to nine thousand pounds a year. We were watching the news together in my house yesterday. It was pretty predictable really, but we still watched, with our fingers crossed, hoping for […]