Tag Archives: Owen House

1981 – Heaven Up Here – Echo and The Bunnymen

Echo and The Bunnymen and The Teardrop Explodes were undoubtedly cut from the same cloth but the Bunnymen were harder. Julian Cope appeared to have the kind of shaky self-belief that posh kids seem to have because they know their … Continue reading

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1980 – Sandinista! – The Clash

Over the summer of 1980 I managed to get a job for a couple of weeks in a brewery again. This time it was at Bass Charring ton on Claywheels Lane. I had to start around six every morning so … Continue reading

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1980 – It’s Alive – Ramones

Third year students at Ripon who wanted to live in college were given their own room and, of course, mine was back in the chaos that was Owen House. The only disadvantage was that I no longer had a record … Continue reading

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1978 – I Want Your Love – Chic

We started back at college in September and, like all second year students who hadn’t found their own accommodation, Robert and I went into digs. The house we lived in was up along College Road, just a couple of minutes … Continue reading

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1977 – Rocket To Russia – Ramones

“Rocket To Russia” blew everything out of the water! I’d been engrossed in the intricate nuances of progressive rock for too long. The Sex Pistols had kindled a spark and Talking Heads had fanned the flames but, as the back … Continue reading

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