If you need a record to cut through the fug of a hangover then this is the one – just as well, I had quite a few hangovers in the 80’s – only saw them live once – they toured with Blur and MBV possibly the loudest concert I have ever been to.
It was a chance encounter that introduced me to Magazine – I was 5 minutes late for my first lecture at Uni and the tutor wouldn’t let me in and I was told to wait outside. 3 minutes later another young lad rushes by, army greatcoat, DM’s and a gets the same treatment. We say … Continue reading 10 albums in 10 days – Album #3 – Real Life – Magazine
I missed punk, post punk was my ‘scene’, going to university in Sept 1980 at the height of the Manchester (not Madchester)/Liverpool axis that, arguably, started with the ‘legendary’ Sex Pistols concert at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester that gave us the Buzzcocks, Joy Division and many more. So I arrived at … Continue reading 10 albums in 10 days – Album 1 – Crocodiles – Echo & the Bunnymen