the twelfth gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 12. Siouxsie and The Banshees, The Fall, Wire, Psychic TV, Gaye Bykers On Acid. Saturday 25th July 1987, Finsbury Park Supertent. My ears were still ringing from the Big Black gig the night before, but a …

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the tenth gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 10. Psychic TV with With Tiny Lights, Zoskia Meets Sugardog, English Boy On The Love Ranch, Webcore. Hackney Empire, July 3 1987 June 1987 was taken up with hay fever and sitting my ‘A’ levels. I …

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“It’s chipboard quality, easy installment scheme.”

“[The guitar] cost me £5 from a guy in another squat, which was cheap even then,” he admits, “and I replaced the missing bridge with a door handle.” Great retrospective piece on squat punk dubbers World Domination Enterprises over at The Quietus. Ages ago I used to exchange tapes with a bloke who now runs …

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NURSE WITH WOUND WITH CRICKET FLANNELS

I AM NOT THE REAL KID SHIRT: NURSE WITH WOUND WITH CRICKET FLANNELS. nice take on Professor Stapleton over at Kek’s. The cartoon suggestion reminds me of all those great pieces by the Runciter Corporation in Gneurosis (for example Boyd Rice as Dennis The Mennis getting a slippering off his Dad for “throwing out christ …

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gigs seven and eight

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 7. Test Dept, Hackney Empire, 23/1/87 We’d come down to London to go to a Julian Cope gig in Westminster but it was sold out (perhaps unsurprisingly as it was around the time of “World Shut …

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Credit Crunchin’

A guide to the language of economics and recession as it relates to workers, as opposed to abstract mystifying jargon. – by the UK based Wildcat group, from the last time around (early 1990s) Credit crunch whacks Industrial in the wallet. – Beyond The Implode, in tribute to my latest ebay auctions (which finish Tuesday …

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all sorts of badness

Stewart Home has updated his website to include yet more information about the fascist inclinations and associations of neofolk “musician” Tony Wakeford. Also featured are some rebuttals of the ridiculous criticisms leveled at Home by the pseudo-academic “Industrialised Culture Research Network” blog.

on being less of a wanker

portrait of the author as an intense young man Somebody with a dysfunctional email address writes: What happened to you John? You used to be so vitriolic and teacher like. Now you’re all fluffy. Did having a kid make you less of a wanker? Good on you if did. I remember you being a full …

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