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Jim Bob’s wake-up call, 2021 style – back in touch with the self-styled Poundland Bono

In 2019’s Jim Bob from Carter – In the Shadow of my Former Self, Jim Bob Morrison wrote, ‘I still haven’t written a new song since 2013. But now that I’ve nearly finished writing this, perhaps the songs will come … Continue reading

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Two Preston Nights to Remember, part two – Girls in Synthesis / Erskine Brown – Preston, The Ferret

You know you’re at an intimate gig when, stood by the bar with pint in hand, a manic bass player frantically threads his way past you, mid-song. I’d have happily paid the £3 on the door (three quid, I tell … Continue reading

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Blogging Like Wire

I’M NOT quite old enough to remember Wire’s first incarnation, their fabled 1976/80 period. They came to light a few years later for me, when I was about to turn 16 and – thanks to John Peel’s patronage – discovered … Continue reading

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Eardrums buzzing on a sweltering Preston night

Wire/Stranger Son – The New Continental, Preston THERE was a sense of life in the early 1980s on Friday night at happening Preston pub venue the New Continental. I’m not talking about some lame chart-busting tribute night, but the underground … Continue reading

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