Tag Archives: Stiff Little Fingers

Celebrating Shellshock Rock, four decades down the line

Seeing as our TV sets were seemingly full of depressing images from the aftermath of bomb damage and troops patrolling streets at the time, it’s good to have a celluloid reminder of something more positive going on in late-1970s Northern … Continue reading

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Perfecting The Professionals’ approach – in conversation with Paul Cook

Paul Cook was at home in West London when I called, ‘gearing up, getting ready for the tour’. As it turned out though, The Professionals managed just three of 13 dates supporting Northern Irish punk legends Stiff Little Fingers before … Continue reading

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The healing power of music – talking Trouble Songs with Stuart Bailie

Stuart Bailie was chasing invoices when I called him in Belfast, facing up to one of the less glamorous facets of life as a freelance writer, yet part of the job he reckons takes up most of his time. And … Continue reading

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Renewable Power in the Darkness – back in touch with Tom Robinson

As I may have mentioned on these pages before, few TV shows of yore hold as much magic as Top of the Pops re-runs for this nostalgic, and recently I was digging among the online archives for the October 1977 … Continue reading

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Back (on the phone) with Bruce Foxton – the writewyattuk interview

Before I begin, let’s go back in time. I’m not talking about the day Paul Weller and Steve Brookes first stepped on to a stage at Woking’s Working Men’s Club in November 1972, nor the May 1974 milestone (yes, 39 … Continue reading

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