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1992 – Magic And Loss – Lou Reed

“Magic And Loss”, Lou Reed’s new album was advertised on Radio Hallam early in the year. The song featured in the ads was ‘What’s Good’ and it certainly did the job, I was hooked immediately. I’d not heard much from … Continue reading

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1991 – Peggy Suicide – Julian Cope

  I was absolutely convinced that “The Day The Earth Stood Still” was a good song but knew something was missing. The bass line, the piano part and the hook were great, it just didn’t have the energy I wanted. … Continue reading

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1990 – Pills ‘N’ Thrills And Bellyaches – Happy Mondays

Going under the name of The Holy Rollers, we managed to secure our first gig at the beginning of February at the New Lonsdale WMC in Whiston. Fran, the new music teacher at Wingfield School, had recently played the drums … Continue reading

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1985 – The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psycho Candy

As usual, it was a Saturday afternoon and I was laying on the floor with my head on a huge scatter cushion, eyes closed and headphones on, completely lost in music. The music in question was “Psycho Candy” by The … Continue reading

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1981 – October – U2

In July I’d seen U2 on Top of The Pops for the first time playing “Fire”. The appeal was instant. They were similar, in a way, to Echo and The Bunnymen, but more anthemic featuring a big, wide sound with … Continue reading

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1981 – The Only Fun In Town – Josef K

It was a real culture shock for me to be back at home. Apart from the holidays, for the best part of four years I’d been out drinking every single night, gone where I wanted to go and with whom … Continue reading

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1978 – This Year’s Model – Elvis Costello

The college year at Ripon was divided into two semesters, something I’d never heard of before. Basically it meant that after the Christmas holidays, we went back for a few weeks then had exams to finish off the first courses. … Continue reading

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