We snuggle up with Everett True to get his top 10 albums!
We snuggle up with Everett True to get his top 10 albums!

We snuggle up with Everett True to get his top 10 albums!
We snuggle up with Everett True to get his top 10 albums!

Me and Everett True go back a long way.

Way back to the early eighties where we were on the fanzine frontline.  I met him at gigs we used to play in my band, the Membranes, and we forged a common bond over dislocated post punk noise and the culture wars.

We had a parallel writing path in the music press when I was at Sounds and he was at Melody Maker. He was one of the writers I always trusted and took inspiration from and in the mid eighties we made up the ‘clique versus the bleak’ triumphate of fanzine editors, him with his fanzine, ‘The Legend’, me with the Rox and current Sabotage Times boss James Brown with his fanzine ‘Attack On Bzag’.

Everett or the legend as he was known then was the plastic bag full of fanzines wielding, skinny rake with a fierce passion for underground music who was never short of an opinion or great tip for a new band to chase round the country to see.
Oddly, years later, we are doing digital fanzines or blogs or music websites or whatever you want to call them and we all still know eachother.

At one point I suggested to Everett that we do a website together but he went on to do the excellent Collapseboard which makes more sense and creates more good portals on the Internet.

But we still work together and every now and then me and Everett are going to do a blog swop and this is the first in that series.

The blog I chose from his website is a great top 10, a top 10 of his personal faves and life changing albums. Each one comes with an impassioned write up in his own distinctive style. It’s an invigorating and inspiring read…

Click here for Everett True’s Top 10 albums

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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