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40 years ago: Stiff Tour ‘Hits’ Manchester

October 1977 and my own group, the Kursaal Flyers, are midway through a UK tour with loveable punk rockers The Cortinas in support. It is a turbulent period – ‘Punk Rock’, as in ‘God Save The Queen’, has invaded the TV living room and is a top ticket on the gig circuit, but [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Nick Lowe, Popular Music, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Van Morrison – Beauty and The Beast

‘Sleeve designers’ are a mixed bunch. Their remit is to make the product look as attractive as possible to its intended market to help shift more units in an increasingly commercialised world. They often fail, and sometimes the musician is to blame for exerting undue influence, but I doubt that is the case [...]

By | September 17th, 2017|Popular Music|0 Comments