the historification of “goth”

I’ve previously written about my teenage years hanging around with goths in St Albans: In mid eighties suburban Hertfordshire, goth was pretty good lowest common denominator “alternative” fodder. Black clothes were de rigeur anyway and we tended to huddle together with the other weirdos to avoid violence from people who took exception to our appearance. …

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September reading links

Who Makes The Nazis is a new blog which is “Keeping an eye on the neo-fascists currently burrowing their way into a subculture near you…” off to a good start with yet more on Tony Wakeford, but also some more general ruminations on the neofolk scene which are very well argued. I especially liked the …

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Saturday Night Pylon Exoticism: West Country Style

With characteristic good taste, Jonny Mugwump booked Ekoplekz and Hacker Farm for his Exotic Pylon show on Resonance FM last Saturday. Ekoplekz was formerly known as Gutterbreakz (my review of his debut CD here). Hacker Farm are also known as Kid Shirt and Farmer Glitch. They were accompanied by a bevvy of minders, including Low …

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Cybore: Box Set Go

Cybore / Box Set Go. Matt owns a lot more boxsets than me: These Trojan sets, compiled by Steve Barrow, were the most accessible way to get into Black Ark stuff in the late eighties. They foreshadowed Barrow’s later work with the Blood & Fire label – incorporating great selection, sound quality and design. And …

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Doing it in your earhole

Pressure Beat Volume 1 – Jogib & Pressure Beat Labels by Coldsweat on Mixcloud (Nice bit of early reggae including some alternate versions of anthems. Good for hungover mornings) Why Delila’s HDD Mix by Hipsters Dont Dance (Big Bashy bashment throwdown. Good for housework / getting ready to go out / pounding the mean streets). …

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Minds Locked Together…

…is a short film by photographer Shaun Bloodworth. It was commissioned by Mary Ann Hobbs for Sonar, and has a soundtrack by my man Grievous Angel. All three protagonists live in Sheffield as do the various clubs featured. It’s good – some nice energetic positive vibes. Click the link to have a look.

the twenty third 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”. I got a “D” in my Psychology ‘A’ Level, and an “E” in Maths. I also completely fucked up Chemistry, again. My parents were both at work whilst I stared at the slip of paper which …

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The twenty first 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”. 21. Skinny Puppy plus comedian. Fulham Greyhound, 21st May 1988. This was a really sunny day, so a bit of drinking outside the venue was called for. I can’t remember much about the Greyhound  except it was …

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Agit Disco 20 by Neil Transpontine « A G I T D I S C O

Agit Disco 20 by Neil Transpontine « A G I T D I S C O Neil is involved with the Transpontine and History Is Made At Night blogs. Agit Disco is Stefan Szczelkun’s collaborative series where people make a compilation of their favourite political music and then write a commentary. Neil’s contribution is great: …

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