Tag Archives: The Smiths

2001 – Is This It – The Strokes

James was growing up. Having been in the nursery at Rawmarsh Ashwood Road because it was nearer for Auntie Mo to take and pick him him up, we took the decision to move him to a school that was nearer … Continue reading

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1988 – Viva Hate – Morrissey

Perhaps it is better to quit whilst you’re ahead, but I was still pretty devastated when The Smiths split up in 1987. Fortunately I didn’t have to wait long before Morrissey burst back into the limelight in February 1988 with … Continue reading

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1986 – The Queen Is Dead – The Smiths

When we first started in the clubs I bought a Hondo II H1030 DC electric guitar from a music shop on Commercial Street in Rotherham but had decided that if I was ever going to sound like Johnny Marr I … Continue reading

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1984 – The Age Of Consent – Bronski Beat

I was becoming increasingly interested in more electronic music having been drawn in by New Order’s album, “Power, Corruption And Lies” the previous year. ¬†Working independently of the club band, I’d managed to borrow a Boss DR-55 drum machine from … Continue reading

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1984 – The Smiths

Pretty much everyone accepts that there is a North / South divide in some aspects of life. House prices are obviously massively different, as are the types of industry – we have some farms around here but I grew up … Continue reading

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1983 – This Charming Man – The Smiths

I could talk about having to move back in with mum and dad for a couple of months while the house we’d bought on a new estate in Swinton, Rotherham was being built. Plot 282 was for a three bedroomed … Continue reading

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