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Another year over … a new one just begun – WriteWyattUK’s live story of 2019

As December 30th became December 31st, we slipped into Ramones Night apparently, the seminal NYC punk outfit’s ’20-20-24 hours to go’ from 1978’s ‘I Wanna Be Sedated’ neatly reinterpreted. And that, subliminally – as is the case with a lot … Continue reading

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Buzzcocks / Shanghai Treason – Gorilla, Manchester

It made sense to start my final week of live shows in 2019 with the Buzzcocks, my first two having involved tributes to Pete Shelley, lost to the world a few weeks before. Back then, the headliners were the Skids … Continue reading

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Remembering Pete Shelley, and entering a new Buzzcocks era – back in touch with Steve Diggle

Punk idols Buzzcocks are back, a year after losing revered frontman Pete Shelley, with a new single to mark the occasion, officially released in mid-February but available during the band’s short run of December dates. And latest 45, ‘Gotta Get … Continue reading

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Penetration / The Mardigras Bombers / Vukovar – Preston, The Continental

After a slow start to the year, gig-wise, in the space of a fortnight I’ve witnessed two fine acknowledgements to the songwriting of Pete Shelley. First, a fitting rendition at Preston Guild Hall of the wondrous ‘What Do I Get’ … Continue reading

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Skids / Big Country – Preston Guild Hall

As the years pass, it’s natural to have doubts about what lies ahead. But seeing Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson work a stage, I’d like to think – as a rather prominent rock’n’roller once put it – we’ve all still … Continue reading

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If the Skids are United – the Mike Baillie interview

Mike Baillie was a Skids fan from the start, and as a drummer with fellow Fife outfit Insect Bites, he proved the perfect candidate to join the band when the opportunity arose in 1979. They formed two years earlier in … Continue reading

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Absolute game on – reconvening the Skids: the Richard Jobson interview

While there’s inevitably a sombre undertone bearing in mind guitarist Stuart Adamson’s sad passing 15 years ago, it’s fair to say Richard Jobson is relishing the chance to relive his youth while charting new territory with a reborn Skids outfit. … Continue reading

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Dreams stay with you – in conversation with Mark Brzezicki

Four shows into Big Country’s latest anniversary tour, Mark Brzezicki was back home this week, between dates at Holmfirth’s Picturedrome and The Warehouse, Falkirk. And three decades after his primary band’s commercial peak, he can confirm there’s still plenty of love … Continue reading

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